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2019 NBA All-Star Predictions

2019 NBA All-Star Predictions

Tom Mueller, sports editor

January 23, 2020

Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, John Wall and Kyrie Irving are just a handful of elite NBA players who will miss this year’s All-Star game due to injuries — but, in a sad paradox, their injuries might actually be good for the sport. This year’s game will showcase many first time All-St...

Photo Gallery: boys’ varsity basketball vs. Jennings High School Jan. 16

Photo Gallery: boys’ varsity basketball vs. Jennings High School Jan. 16

Julia Knoll and Mia Alexander

January 22, 2020

Kirkwood boys' varsity basketball played against Jennings High School Thursday, Jan. 16 as a part of the losers bracket in the Denver Miller tournament. They led throughout the first half, but eventually lost 48-55. "[Our players] played really hard," Coach Mark Decker said. "There were so many turnovers...

Photo Gallery: girls’ varsity basketball game vs Marquette High School Jan. 15th

Photo Gallery: girls’ varsity basketball game vs Marquette High School Jan. 15th

Ella Davies, photographer

January 16, 2020

Girls varsity basketball won against Marquette on Wednesday Jan. 15 with a score of 59-47. “I was nervous going into the game because Marquette is always a tough opponent for us,” Tara Behnam, sophomore, said. "Once the game started I felt better. Our team found its rhythm in the third quarter...

From the court to the press booth: Gunn broadcasts on ESPN3

From the court to the press booth: Gunn broadcasts on ESPN3

Maddie Meyers, editor in chief

December 11, 2019

Broadcasting high school basketball was a dream come true for Bill Gunn, social studies teacher and former basketball coach. The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) held The Norm Stewart Classic event, which is 48 straight hours of basketball, to honor the Missouri Basketball Coach Norm Stewart. ...

Photo Gallery: girls’ varsity basketball game vs. Rock Bridge Nov. 29

Photo Gallery: girls’ varsity basketball game vs. Rock Bridge Nov. 29

Julia Knoll, photo editor

December 2, 2019

The girls' varsity basketball team started their 2019 season with a tournament at St. Joseph's Academy on Fri., Nov. 29th. They game was close, but they eventually lost to Rock Bridge 45-35. "I'm really excited for this season, we only lost one senior last year so our team's chemistry is still strong,"...

Shooting the crystal ball: NBA awards predictions

Shooting the crystal ball: NBA awards predictions

Tom Mueller, features writer

March 15, 2019

From game-winning shots in double overtime to freakish displays of athleticism, the NBA’s best players routinely captivate crowds with their dazzling displays of basketball ability. This season is different from previous ones, as there is a refreshing feeling of diversity among the candidates competing ...

Denver Miller basketball tournament debrief

Denver Miller basketball tournament debrief

Jack Matousek, features writer

January 19, 2019

After three seniors graduated from the previous year The Kirkwood Boys Varsity Basketball Team brought back the majority of the varsity team from last year. Bringing in a host of juniors coupled with some sophomores and returning senior leadership the boys are hoping for a strong season according to Jo...

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs Ladue Jan. 8

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs Ladue Jan. 8

Christian Baker and Morgan Gindler

January 16, 2019

The Kirkwood varsity boys' basketball team played against Ladue Jan. 8. Kirkwood had the lead through the first half of the game, but Ladue clipped Kirkwood in the end to win with a score of 64-61. "We need to learn how to play with a lead," Jonah McDowell, senior, said. "The third quarter has been our...

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs University City Jan. 10

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs University City Jan. 10

Meg Murphy, photographer

January 14, 2019

Kirkwood varsity boys' basketball defeated University City 80-68 in the Denver Miller Tournament Jan. 10. “I did think the Pioneers were going to win," Samaya Trawick, junior cheerleader, said. "I think when they start playing, they really get into the game and it turns out to be a good game." ...

Your political tweets are toxic to democracy

Your political tweets are toxic to democracy

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

December 11, 2018

If you back the second amendment, then you are a Republican. If you support proposition C, then you are a Democrat. If you just Google searched proposition C, or the second amendment, then you probably are the average American youth; one whose political informativeness never stretches outside the walls o...

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