This week in sports: 11/2/14-11/2/14

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Sam Balmer, web sports editor


Hockey fell 5-2 to De Smet. Mitchell Drexler and JP Postal, both juniors, accounted for KHS’ scoring, but a three goal Spartan second period proved too much for the Pioneers to handle, in addition to scores in the first and third periods.



Ryan Higginbotham (junior), Matt Barber (senior) and Ahmed Hassan (senior) were selected for first team all conference. Three Pioneers also made second team, them being John Beckerman (senior), Kyle Kraichely (senior) and Jakob Landes (junior).



Kirkwood Football


The football Pioneers, after an early 7-0 deficit, never looked back, defeating Lafayette 56-9. Reece Goddard, sophomore, scored three time on the ground in the first quarter, and another time in the fourth. Robert Columbus scored twice, on a run and with a reception, while Jerod Alton had 205 rushing yards at the half, setting a school record in the process with his 96 yard TD run. Amonte Mason, senior, also put up video game first half numbers, finishing the frame with three catches for 101 yards. Jamahl Scott, junior, tied Jeremy Maclin for second place in most interceptions in a single season in KHS history with his sixth. Wil Hadler eclipsed 4,000 career passing yards, while Mason moved into fourth place all-time in both single-season and career receiving yards. The Class 6 champs will play CBC next Friday at CBC, 7:00 pm

In prelims, boys’ swim and dive moved on in three events. The 200 medley relay placed tenth, the 200 free relay earned the 14 spot and freshman Jack Wever qualified for the backstroke, placing 11.



Dan Greene, sophomore, placed 12 in diving, kicking off finals for boys’ swim and dive. The 200 medley team finished tenth, while the 200 free squad, comprised of Maury, Hansen, Drury and Hoffmann, placed ninth, setting a KHS record in the process. Wever placed ninth in the backstroke, leading the Pioneers to 17 in the state.

Rebecca Shulte, Jack Jaeger and Trevor Rogan, all seniors, ran at the cross country state championships in Jefferson City. Shulte finished 27 overall, Rogan 93 and Jaeger 108.

photo courtesy of Wayne Baldwin

photo courtesy of Wayne Baldwin