The Kirkwood Call

Hoop dreams

Damien Loyd doing a crossover pose with a basketball.

Tom Mueller, features writer

May 1, 2019

It was judgement day and he was an hour late. With only 30 minutes left in tryouts, he hurried into the densely packed gym full of sweaty sixth graders. Damien Loyd, now senior, knew that he would have to set himself apart from all the other boys trying for roster spots on the sixth grade Pioneer Elit...

Which Pioneers basketball player are you?

Which Pioneers basketball player are you?

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

February 22, 2019

The varsity boys' and varsity girls' MSHSAA district basketball tournaments are coming up. Both teams square off against Parkway West in the first round, with the boys' team (16-9) playing Saturday, Feb. 23, and the girls' team (20-3) playing Tuesday, Feb. 26. In advance of districts, this quiz tells...

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs. Rockwood Summit

Left to right:  Maurice Massey, senior, Melvin Simmons, junior, Will Lee, sophomore, and Jaylen Phipps, sophomore, watch teammates from sideline.

Sophia Smith, staff artist

February 11, 2019

Kirkwood Varsity boys' basketball ended Friday night with a win against Rockwood Summit. The final score was 74-63. "The game started off kind of slow for us but towards the end of the 3rd quarter we started to share the ball more," Damien Loyd, senior point guard, said. "In the 4th quarter we took...

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

Jonah McDowell, senior, guards a Ladue player.

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. Ritenour

Travis Lien, senior, dribbles through the baseline

Christian Baker, photographer

February 26, 2018

The varsity boys' basketball team played Ritenour High on Friday, February 16. The boys' team picked up their first win in seven games, thanks to a lay-up by Damien Loyd with 1.7 seconds left in the fourth quarter, that gave Kirkwood 78 points, over Ritenour's 76 points. "It feels good, I’m stil...

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs. Parkway Central

Leondre Clay, senior, shoots the ball in the paint.

Christian Baker, photographer

February 20, 2018

The varsity boys' basketball team took on Parkway Central Tuesday, Feb 6. The game ended 68-43 as a loss for KHS. The boys' team has struggled in recent games, as they have not won their last five games. This losing streak could be in part to star point guard Damien Loyd, junior, facing shoulder injuries....

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs. Lindbergh

Alex Zirges, junior, shoots a three point shot from the corner of the court.

Christian Baker, photographer

January 18, 2018

The KHS boys' varsity basketball team defeated Lindbergh's team in a defensive battle by a score of 47-26. The team played without their point guard Damien Loyd, junior, who is out on injury, but will return in two weeks in time for the playoffs. Without Damien, Jonah McDowell, junior, led the team...

Photo gallery: boys’ varsity basketball take on Vianney

Isaac Moye, senior

Christian Baker, photographer

January 25, 2017

After a hard fought game, Vianney pulled away from Kirkwood with a final score of 66-48 Jan. 24. After a close first half, Vianney slowly built up their lead. "We did not play our best last night," Isaac Moye, senior, said. "This season has been up and down for us." Kirkwood's record this season is 7-7....

Boys’ basketball leaves for Chicago

Tahj Telfair, senior, powers up in the post against an opposing defender.

Abby Carpenter, news-features editor

December 2, 2016

For their first game of the 2016 season, KHS boys' varsity and JV basketball teams are playing against Reavis High School in Burbank, Ill. The two teams departed from KHS on a charter bus at 9 a.m. Dec. 2 and will return to KHS by 8 p.m. Dec. 3. JV plays at 5 p.m. and varsity plays at 6:30 p.m. Vars...

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball: Jan. 23

Kirkwood's Pep Nation, cheers for the Pioneers after they score.

Gabi Baker, photographer

February 2, 2015

  The varsity boys' basketball team beat Ritenour 78-53, Jan. 23,  in the David Holley Assembly Hall, . Kirkwood's Pep Nation student section was decked out in USA themed apparel. "The student section is a lot of fun. The energy makes you feel like your a part of the game," Sadie Wise, sop...

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