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KHS announces athletics shutdown through July 24

KHS has shut down all fall sports practices through July 24, when the situation will be re-evaluated.

Kate Schreiber, features and in-depth editor

July 19, 2020

Update: KHS football workouts will resume Monday, July 27, according to a tweet by KHS football on Wednesday, July 22. Corey Nesslage, athletics director, said that the goal was to get further removed from the Fourth of July weekend, and Farrell Shelton, head football coach, made the decision to get...

Photo Gallery: athletic signing ceremony Feb. 7

Natalie Bruns, senior, smiles as she is introduced during the ceremony. Bruns  is committed to play basketball at New York University in the fall.

Julia Knoll and Charlotte Heinrich

February 11, 2020

The annual Kirkwood High School athletic signing ceremony took place in David Holley Assembly Hall Friday, Feb 7. There were a total of 15 seniors present at the signing, not including senior Jay Maclin, who has already begun his athletic career at University of Missouri at Columbia (Mizzou). "I'm...

Never enough

Never enough

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

August 20, 2018

Once golden instruments are now rusted and out of tune. The four practice rooms never seem to be open. Some music stands are so old they can barely bend. Rebecca Friesen, KHS band director, said that in a perfect world, a student would never encounter situations like this. The music program would...

Just walk it off

Just walk it off

Melanie Witt and Quentin Stepp

February 2, 2018

Immediately after school, a long line of athletes from a variety of sports gather in her office waiting for assistance in treating their injuries. KHS athletic trainer Denise Grider’s office is constantly busy with students anxious to get back to playing their sport by practicing strengthening exercises...

Photo gallery: National Signing Day

Tyresse Norris, senior, commits to play football at Missouri Valley College.

Malayna Vines, features writer

February 15, 2017

19 KHS seniors participated in National Signing Day while officially committing to play a sport at their college or university Feb. 2. Sadie Wise, senior, committed to play Division 1 softball at Saint Louis University and is looking forward to spending the next four years as a Billiken. "Being able...

Behind the scenes of success

Denise Grider, KHS athletic trainer, tapes a student's foot before practice.

Kate Hennessey, sports writer

December 7, 2016

The office looks more like an after school hangout rather than a medical office, students lounge on cushioned benches chatting to others while casually waiting to be helped, some students help themselves to tape or ice bags. The environment’s loud and active with Denise Grider, KHS athletic trainer, and her staff hustling to help every athlete, yet it provides a bre...

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