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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 1, 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...

Running is for suckers

Running is for suckers

Hannah Cohen, social media editor

October 19, 2016

For more than 20 years, KHS boys’ cross country has been running in the annual Blow Pop Race at Kirkwood Park, formerly known as Slo Poke. Originally, Slo Poke caramel lollipops were given to the top 10 runners of both the JV and varsity races. “The joke was that if you were the first 10 acro...

Senior profile: Beau Bramlett

Senior profile: Beau Bramlett

Holden Foreman, entertainment editor

April 25, 2016

Two years ago, TKC published a profile on an unsuspecting student: short, scrawny, multi-sport sophomore Beau Bramlett. His combination of hockey and cross country careers made him an unusual athlete; rather than success, however, he said untapped potential came to define him. Both Wayne Baldwin, he...

Varsity boys’ cross country season review

Varsity boys’ cross country season review

Jane Stewart, social media

December 14, 2015

In the 2015 fall season, the boys’ varsity cross country team had three runners qualify for state including Beau Bramlett, senior, Holden Foreman, junior and Christian Baker, freshman. Coached by Wayne Baldwin, this was the first season that non-seniors have qualified for state since 1995. The varsity...

Photo Gallery: Girl’s Cross Country Districts

Photo Gallery: Girl’s Cross Country Districts

Gabi Baker, photographer

October 26, 2015

Girls varsity cross country had their district meet in Washington, MO on Saturday, October 24. The meet ended the season for the Kirkwood girls due to none of them placing in the top 30 which would have advanced them. Molly Hooks, junior, who placed 32nd in the race had mixed emotions afterwards. "I...

Bigger school, bigger team?

Bigger school, bigger team?

Allie Hickenbotham, features writer

September 23, 2015

Moving from a school of 300 to 1,800 and from a girls’ cross country team of one to 55, Shiloh Johnston, junior, did not know what to expect from KHS. “I was extremely nervous,” Johnston said. “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m going to get lost in this big new school and not make any new friends.’” Johnston...

This week in sports: 11/2/14-11/2/14

This week in sports: 11/2/14-11/2/14

Sam Balmer, web sports editor

November 9, 2014

11/3: Hockey fell 5-2 to De Smet. Mitchell Drexler and JP Postal, both juniors, accounted for KHS' scoring, but a three goal Spartan second period proved too much for the Pioneers to handle, in addition to scores in the first and third periods.   11/5: Ryan Higginbotham (junior), Matt...

Today in sports: 11/8/14

Today in sports: 11/8/14

Holden Foreman, sports writer

November 8, 2014

Three Kirkwood cross country runners ran in the state meet at Jefferson City this morning, and Rebecca Schulte, sophomore athlete of the week, earned a medal by finishing in 27th place with a time of 19:28. In the boys’ race, seniors Trevor Rogan and Jack Jaeger finished 93rd and 108th, respectively....

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