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Christian Baker is cross country state champion

Christian Baker is cross country state champion

Daniel Kim, sports editor

November 13, 2018

For the first time in 50 years, a Pioneer won the individual cross country state championship. Senior Christian Baker won the Missouri Class 4 State Cross Country Meet on at Oak Hills Golf Course in Jefferson City, Missouri Nov. 3. Baker was the first of 165 runners qualified for the meet to cross the...

Photo gallery: girls’ and boys’ cross country meet Oct. 20

Photo gallery: girls’ and boys’ cross country meet Oct. 20

Meg Murphy, Mary Ralston, and Morgan Gindler

October 20, 2018

Kirkwood cross country hosted the Class 4 District 2 Meet at Francis Park, Oct. 20. Christian Baker, running a 15:22 PR won the varsity boys' race. The boys had six out of their seven runners in the top 30 and came out as District Champions. The girls' team finished the meet in 5th place, just 18 poi...

Top 5 cross country courses

Top 5 cross country courses

Grace Murphy, copy editor

October 5, 2018

It’s race day. You think about the course and the race. How are you going to prepare yourself? What are your goals? What did you do last season that you can change today? Every race is different, and every course is different. I decided to rank my top five favorite cross country courses from my experiences...

Friendship takes first place

Friendship takes first place

Ryleigh Palmer, features writer

August 29, 2018

She sprints across the finish line and although she is tired, makes it to the end of the first cross-country race of the 2018 season. Olivia Matthews, sophomore, finishes strong, and gladly accepts praise from a couple teammates who had already completed the race. Out of breath, she goes to meet the team m...

Where are they now: Wayne Baldwin

Where are they now: Wayne Baldwin

Daniel Kim, features writer

November 28, 2017

At the 2017 Class 4 District 2 Cross Country Meet, a 5-foot-10 man in his 60s with a gray beard and tanned skin awaits as herds of cross country runners pass by. He sports cargo shorts and a red, polyester tank-top with “Kirkwood Cross Country” written across it. He hustles alongside the race cour...

Sports briefing week Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

Sports briefing week Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

Daniel Kim, sports writer

November 9, 2017

Houston Astros win the World Series For the first time in franchise history, “The Stros” are the champions after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in World Series Game 7 on Nov. 1. This is not only a monumental moment for the Astros organization, but also for the Houston community. After H...

Photo gallery: girls’ and boys’ cross country meet 9/30

Photo gallery: girls’ and boys’ cross country meet 9/30

Mary Ralston and Meg Murphy

October 12, 2017

Kirkwood girls' and boys' cross country team had a meet at Parkway West's home course at Living Word Church Sept. 30. The girls' varsity team and freshman-sophomore teams ranked 2nd overall. The boys' varsity team placed 3rd overall, the JV team placed 4th, sophomore finished 3rd and freshmen ended in 4th...

Senior Profile: Jack Tuchschmidt

Senior Profile: Jack Tuchschmidt

Will Drury, copy editor

April 25, 2017

The goal of the portrait of a Pioneer isn’t to be number one. Rather, it values honesty, diversity and the pursuit of excellence, and nobody better embodies those traits better than Jack Tuschmidt. Focused on always improving himself both mentally and physically, Jack said he understands that it doesn’t...

The race: 300 word features: Keyon Eversgerd

The race: 300 word features: Keyon Eversgerd

Thomas Birmingham, news writer

March 12, 2017

At the fire of a gun, he moves. The muscles he stretched moments before leap into action. He spots the front runners and rushes to meet them. Now Keyon Eversgerd, 16, is racing. His gaze turns to tunnel vision, focusing only on the runners, miles and finish line ahead. “I love to run,” he s...

Photo gallery: girls’ cross country conference meet

Photo gallery: girls’ cross country conference meet

Mary Ralston, photographer

November 2, 2016

Girls' cross country had its conference meet at McNair Park Oct. 8. Varsity placed 3rd overall and 1st in suburban 12, JV placed 7th in the JV - Gold race, and freshman placed 6th overall.  “My favorite part [of the conference meet] was running as a team,” Ally Gooden, freshman, said. “Claire...

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