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

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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...

TKC talks MLB: 2019 predictions

Benji Wilton and Hayden Davidson discuss in this podcast, as well as predict which players and MLB teams will make a splash in 2019.

Benji Wilton and Hayden Davidson

May 2, 2019

After three years of missing the postseason, the St. Louis Cardinals made major moves in the offseason in order to improve their roster and make a push for the postseason. In a crowded field of strong contenders, will they be able to pull off the success they have been waiting for? Benji Wilton and Hayden...

2019 St. Louis Cardinals preview

The Cardinals’ dominance for the past decade and a half led fans to both surprise and disappointment when the team missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season in 2018. Yeah, 88 wins leaves a lot to be desired.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

March 12, 2019

With the best Cardinals first baseman since Pujols and the best relief pitcher since Isringhausen, it’s a new era of baseball in St. Louis. Until 2018, the Birds on the Bat had not been excluded from the postseason three years in a row since the turn of the century. From 2004 to 2014, Cardinals fa...

Cardinals Christmas wishlist

Zack Deutschmann, features writer

December 11, 2018

The baseball season has come and gone, and for the fourth time in 15 years, the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series. Built upon the acquisition of free agent stars, as well as the development of promising young players, the Red Sox won 105 games to win the AL East, beating the Yankees in the AL...

Which St. Louis Cardinals player are you?

Which St. Louis Cardinals player are you?

Benji Wilton, features writer

December 7, 2017

Are you a home run hitter or a defensive star? Are you the first one to arrive to the game or the first one to leave? Take this quiz to find out which St. Louis Cardinals player you relate to. ...

Seven STL must-dos before you graduate

Seven STL must-dos before you graduate

Erin Kelly, managing editor

May 8, 2017

With only three days left in my high school career and about three months before I head to Middlebury College in Vermont, it’s impossible not to reminisce about my time here in Kirkwood. I’ve made some great memories, doing everything from organizing a recreational basketball team with TKC friends to visiting the Gateway Arch with family. Before I leave, I’d like ...

(For)give Sin City sports

(For)give Sin City sports

Holden Foreman, web editor

March 11, 2017

Stan “not the man” Kroenke called St. Louis a “two-sport city,” and we in Kirkwood felt the burn. How could he insult the business potential of our bustling (first in crime is still first in something, right?) metropolitan area? How will we survive without the validation that belonging to a ...

Scholastic Journalism Week: The best fans in baseball?

Fowler rounds the bases after he hits a home run against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium Sept. 13, 2016.

Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief

February 23, 2017

I've often considered myself to be the luckiest man on the face of the Earth. Born from blasts by McGwire and raised on roundtrippers by Pujols, I know nothing else than to worship the Birds on the Bat and everything they stand for. Talent isn't everything. It’s not over until it's over. An 83...

MLB Playoffs predictions

MLB Playoffs predictions

Brendan Davidson, designer

September 27, 2016

With the MLB Playoffs rapidly approaching, here are TKC's postseason predictions. All statistics and standings are updated as of the morning of Tues., Sept. 27. ...

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