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Athlete of the Week: Bridget Heartlein

Athlete of the Week: Bridget Heartlein

Ethan Cost, sports writer

January 27, 2015

Bridget Heartlein, freshman, managed to shave six seconds off her best time in the 500 meter freestyle event at the Parkway South Invite Jan. 16-17, but came just short of qualifying for state. But the Pioneers, who took fourth at the competition, are more important to her. “Even though it’s like...

Athlete of the week: Kara Steele

Athlete of the week: Kara Steele

John Drury, sports writer

November 12, 2014

Being an underclassmen playing sports at the varsity level is rare, especially in a sport such as volleyball, where the number of spots on the team are limited. Kara Steele, sophomore, has played varsity for two seasons in addition to playing club year-round and helped KHS girls’ volleyball to their...

Athlete of the Week: Rebecca Schulte

Athlete of the Week: Rebecca Schulte

Holden Foreman, sports writer

November 7, 2014

When the girls’ cross country team began this season, there were some new faces among the crowd, but head coach Gina Woodard said one stood above the rest in her discipline and consistency. Rebecca Schulte, a sophomore German exchange student, is the team’s only state qualifier this year. “She...

Athlete of the Week: Jake Heckman

Athlete of the Week: Jake Heckman

Holden Foreman, sports writer

October 29, 2014

Some injuries can be career-ending, and even if an injured player makes it back to the field lost talent can prevent them from recovering their skill. A torn ACL, however, failed to keep Jake Heckman, senior, from what he said has been a passion since first grade. “It was pretty rough bouncing back,...

Athlete Of The Week: Matt Maury

Athlete Of The Week: Matt Maury

Holden Foreman, sports writer

October 23, 2014

Swimming is a sport where individual athletes can qualify themselves for championships without, except for in relays, relying on other members of the team. However, Matt Beasley, boys’ swimming head coach, said Matt Maury, senior captain, excels at pushing his teammates as well as himself in his goal...

Athlete Of The Week: Elise McDonough

Athlete Of The Week: Elise McDonough

Christian Heutel, sports writer

October 22, 2014

Elise McDonough, senior, started her final year of high school on a high note by winning multiple tournaments individually and helping her team on the road to state in golf. “We had a really good season. The Lindbergh tournament especially, because the team won and I also won individually,” McDonough...

Athlete Of The Week: Vivian Kutheis

Athlete Of The Week: Vivian Kutheis

Christian Heutel, sports writer

October 14, 2014

During the fall sports season, Vivian Kutheis, sophomore, is busy dealing with hard classes and piles of school work along with tennis, something that has been a part of her life for nearly seven years. Kutheis has been on the varsity tennis team both years at KHS where she has been able to fit right...

Athlete Of The Week: Owen Kathriner

Athlete Of The Week: Owen Kathriner

Holden Foreman, sports writer

October 10, 2014

There are over 60 athletes on the boys’ cross country team, but according to head coach Wayne Baldwin, few have had to overcome the challenges Owen Kathriner, freshman, has. He is not on varsity and has yet to earn a medal, but his persistence and character have earned him a spot as TKC’s Athlet...

Athlete Of The Week: Robert Columbus

Athlete Of The Week: Robert Columbus

Jake Siegel, sports writer

October 3, 2014

One hundred sixty seven all-purpose yards and three touchdowns collected by running back Robert Columbus, senior, boosted the varsity football team past Rockwood Summit under the lights of Lyons Memorial Stadium Friday, Sept 26. Columbus said that practice days are key to the Pioneer’s success....

Athlete Of The Week: Jakob Landes

Athlete Of The Week: Jakob Landes

Ethan Cost, sports writer

September 26, 2014

Last year, Jakob Landes, junior, was brought up to play on the varsity soccer team but never scored a goal. This year on varsity, however, Landes scored twice Sept. 18 against McCluer North, earning him Athlete of the Week honors. The game started slow, according to Landes and head coach Chris Steinmetz,...

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