The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Jimmy McKinney, KHS boys basketball head coach, coaches his team in practice prior to their first game against Mehlville.

Jimmy McKinney: Dedication

Kinley Bokermann, sports editor January 7, 2022

Intense. Passionate. Dedicated. These were the three words junior guard Kellen Rhimes used to describe his head coach, Jimmy McKinney. For McKinney, boys basketball head coach, his passion for basketball...

Marissa Rhimes, sophomore and KHS varsity point guard, said she feels unstoppable when she has a basketball in her hands.

Dribbling past

Lila Shepard, news editor November 8, 2021

Dribbling down the court, sporting “23” on her Kirkwood jersey, Marissa Rhimes, sophomore and KHS varsity point guard, said she feels unstoppable when she has a basketball in her hands. That feeling...

Ever since his father introduced him to the sport at age 5, Poniewaz has stuck with his passion of basketball.

Court and classroom

Audrey Blaine, visual managing editor November 1, 2021

The first thing Jeremiah Poniewaz tells you about himself is that he’s on the basketball team at KHS. He’s a point guard, and devotes time every day to practicing his craft — a sport that’s been...

Lauryn Millers path of success from KHS to UCLA.

H squared podcast: Alumni alley feat. Lauryn Miller

Henry Chappell and Henry Joiner October 6, 2020

In this edition of the Call's H Squared sports podcast, Henry Chappell and Henry Joiner speak with Lauryn Miller, 2017 KHS graduate, about her life, basketball career and upcoming senior season at the...

The Kirkwood Student Section participates in the iconic powder throw.

KHS 2019-2020 top memories

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,...

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

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

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...

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

Profiting off of pain

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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.

From The Lou to the League

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...

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