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KHS announces athletics shutdown through July 24

KHS has shut down all fall sports practices through July 24, when the situation will be re-evaluated.

Kate Schreiber, features and in-depth editor

July 19, 2020

Update: KHS football workouts will resume Monday, July 27, according to a tweet by KHS football on Wednesday, July 22. Corey Nesslage, athletics director, said that the goal was to get further removed from the Fourth of July weekend, and Farrell Shelton, head football coach, made the decision to get...

Photo Gallery: athletic signing ceremony Feb. 7

Natalie Bruns, senior, smiles as she is introduced during the ceremony. Bruns  is committed to play basketball at New York University in the fall.

Julia Knoll and Charlotte Heinrich

February 11, 2020

The annual Kirkwood High School athletic signing ceremony took place in David Holley Assembly Hall Friday, Feb 7. There were a total of 15 seniors present at the signing, not including senior Jay Maclin, who has already begun his athletic career at University of Missouri at Columbia (Mizzou). "I'm...

Beasley wins Missouri Coach of the Year award

“[I let] them know that I want them to be a great swimmer, but I value them as a person even more,” Beasley said. “They trust me and they value our coach and athlete relationship.”

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

February 4, 2019

KHS boys’ and girls’ swim and dive head coach Matt Beasley received the Missouri Boys Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year award, given by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Beasley was nominated by MSHSAA for the Boys Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year for Missou...

No pain, no gain

No pain, no gain

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

November 14, 2017

They don’t want to let their team down. They can’t. To Nina Naes, junior, two broken toes means nothing if she can score just a few more goals. To Abby Gunn, senior, seriously bruising the bone in her elbow means nothing if she can just lead her team to victory. These athletes are just two of...

Photo gallery: Kirkwood community celebrates Class 6 football State Championship Victory

Farrell Shelton, head varsity football coach, smiles as he walks through a tunnel made by the pommies and cheerleaders, making his way to the podium.

Malayna Vines, writer

December 8, 2016

The Kirkwood varsity football, cheer and dance teams gathered with the rest of the Kirkwood community to celebrate KHS's Class 6 football State championship victory Dec. 3, 2016. Tim Griffin, Mayor of Kirkwood, Farrell Shelton, head varsity football coach, Tom Williams, Superintendent of the KSD, Dr. Michael Hav...

Thank you:

Dr. Michael Havener, principal

TKC staff

December 11, 2015

For most students and faculty members, our publications are nothing more than the daily morning announcements, a visit to, a newsmagazine every three weeks and a yearbook once a year. However, for us journalism nerds, it’s a lot more than that. For us, SJ is a second home, a ...

Farrell Shelton named head football coach

Corey Nesslage and Farrell Shelton shake hands.

Ben Cohen, web staff

April 15, 2015

Farrell Shelton has been announced as the KHS head football coach for the 2015-16 school year and will be joining the physical education department, pending school board approval. Shelton, current Eureka head football coach, assumes role as coach July 1. “We’re excited to have him join us as first...

Coach Irvin steps aside to seek doctorate

photo courtesy of Christian Gooden

Holden Foreman, sports writer

March 6, 2015

After five seasons with KHS’s `varsity football team, head coach Matt Irvin stepped down from his position Thursday afternoon to pursue an administration doctorate. In addition to leading the team to an undefeated 12-0 record and KHS’s first-ever state championship in 2012, Irvin has led KHS to a...

They got 99 problems but sports ain’t one

Emma Gagliarducci, senior athlete who participates in swimming and cross country.

Katherine Hubbard, features writer

October 1, 2014

For seven years, Emma Gagliarducci woke up at 4 a.m., headed to her club swim practice, which was followed by seven hours of school. After school she ran six to seven miles for cross country practice and after doing hours of homework, finally went to sleep. Then she repeated the entire process over again. Gagliarducci,...

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