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KHS 2019-2020 top memories

The Kirkwood Student Section participates in the iconic powder throw.

Ella Davies, photographer

April 30, 2020

Kirkwood has brought some amazing memories through out the year, from pep rally's to powder throws, we've proved ourselves as one of most enthusiastic schools in St. Louis. Mike Wade, 2022 class principal, described some of his favorite memories from this past year at Kirkwood. "One of my favorite...

Photo Gallery: boys’ varsity basketball senior night vs. McCleur Feb. 22

Landon Evans, senior, runs to the applause of cheerleaders and his team before the game.

Jack Anderson, features + in-depth editor

March 3, 2020

Kirkwood boy's varsity basketball played McCleur Feb. 22 on their senior night. While they started with a lead, they ultimately fell to McCleur 47-53. "I feel like we're pretty good as a team," Landon Evans, senior, said. "The team is there for each other and the record doesn't speak for itself but...

Profiting off of pain

Media companies like TMZ and individual journalists must be held accountable for what they report.

Benji Wilton, print editor

February 20, 2020

It still doesn’t feel real. You fall asleep Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, as LeBron James passes Kobe Bryant on the NBA all-time scoring list, ascending to third place behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone. As you wake up the next morning, this headline dominates your Twitter feed: “Kobe Bryan...

Photo Gallery: girls’ varsity basketball vs. Lindbergh Feb. 4

Jessie Hopper, senior, speaks about the fundraiser that will donate all profit to cancer research.

Sophie Smith, Photographer

February 11, 2020

The girls' varsity basketball team competed against Lindbergh Feb. 4, ultimately coming out on top, 63-27. The game, dedicated to senior Jessie Hopper and family, was a fundraiser for cancer research. "The game went pretty well, obviously it was a good win at home for a good cause," said Maddie Friar,...

Photo Gallery: boys’ varsity basketball vs. McCluer North Feb. 4

Will Lee, junior, attempts to reach pass his opponent during a jump ball.

Sophie Smith, photographer

February 11, 2020

Boys' varsity basketball played McCluer North Feb. 4 during the Block Out Cancer fundraiser. The team played an intense game, but KHS lost 71-62. Although Kirkwood lost, the game was an ultimate success for Jessie Hopper, senior, as all proceeds from the game were dedicated to cancer research in honor...

From The Lou to the League

With a combined 25 years of NBA experience (and counting) between the three of them, Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum and Larry Hughes have lived most of their professional lives under the scope of national attention. Art by Merry Schlarman.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

February 5, 2020

  TKC had exclusive interviews with three of the best basketball talents to ever come out of St. Louis. Here are their journeys from local high schools to the national spotlight.   Bradley Beal 2011 Chaminade College Preparatory School graduate College: University of Florida NBA career: 2012-pr...

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant said farewell to basketball in 2016 but his legacy on the court lives on

Jack Matousek, sports writer

February 4, 2020

Just before 10 a.m. PT on Jan. 26, 2020 a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter crashed near Calabasas, Calif. Former NBA player Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant were among nine killed Sunday morning. Bryant took the NBA by storm after being picked 13th overall straight out of high school by ...

From the Vault: Thank you, Kobe. Thank you, sports.

This photo is courtesy of Wikimedia under the Creative Commons License.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

January 31, 2020

Note: This story was originally written by Ryan Davidson and published in the May 18, 2017 print issue of The Kirkwood Call. See the digital print version here. The date was April 13, 2013. I sat on Manchester, where Lindbergh becomes Kirkwood Road, when an alert popped up on my phone. Kobe Bryant tore his lef...

Photo Gallery: boys’ varsity basketball vs. Ladue Jan. 24

On Jan. 24th, boy's varsity basketball played against Ladue in an intense back and forth fight for the win, ultimately coming out on top with a score of 65-61.

Sophie Smith, Photographer

January 26, 2020

On Jan. 24, boys' varsity basketball played against Ladue in an intense back and forth fight for the win, ultimately coming out on top with a score of 65-61. "We definitely wanted to beat Ladue because last time they beat us," Bryce Simpson, junior, said. "So we wanted revenge. At first the game was...

2019 NBA All-Star Predictions

Chicago hosts the 69th NBA All-Star game on Feb. 16, 2020. Design courtesy of @NBAAllstar Twitter.

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...

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