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...

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...

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...

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs University City Jan. 10

Meg Murphy, photographer January 14, 2019

Kirkwood varsity boys' basketball defeated University City 80-68 in the Denver Miller Tournament Jan. 10. “I did think the Pioneers were going to win," Samaya Trawick, junior cheerleader, said. "I think...

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...

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....

Weekly sports briefing 1/15/17 – 1/21/17

Weekly sports briefing 1/15/17 - 1/21/17
Daniel Kim, features writer January 23, 2018

Global: Minnesota Vikings beat New Orleans Saints 26-24 with the last-second touchdown With 25 seconds left, Saints kicker Wil Lutz kicked a 43-yard field goal to give the Saints a 24-23 lead. Two...

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...

Photo gallery: Varsity boys basketball vs SLUH

Ryan Tyrrell, junior, dribbles around a SLUH player.
Malayna Vines, photographer December 30, 2017

KHS varsity boys' basketball team defeated Saint Louis University High School  with a final score of 45-44 in the Coaches vs Cancer Holiday Tournament at Meramec Community College Dec 28.

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