The Kirkwood Call

Hoop dreams

Hoop dreams

Tom Mueller, features writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Damien Loyd has been the Kirkwood boys' basketball program's star for the past two seasons. This story profiles Loyd and his decision to play in college.

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs. Rockwood Summit

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs. Rockwood Summit

Sophia Smith, staff artist

February 11, 2019


Filed under Photo, Photo Galleries

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 started to share the ball more," Damien Loyd, senior point guard, said. "In the 4th quarter we took...

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs Ladue Jan. 8

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs Ladue Jan. 8

Christian Baker and Morgan Gindler

January 16, 2019


Filed under Photo Galleries, Sports in Photos

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 need to learn how to play with a lead," Jonah McDowell, senior, said. "The third quarter has been our...

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

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

Meg Murphy, photographer

January 14, 2019


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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 when they start playing, they really get into the game and it turns out to be a good game." ...

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs. Ritenour

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs. Ritenour

Christian Baker, photographer

February 26, 2018


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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 fourth quarter, that gave Kirkwood 78 points, over Ritenour's 76 points. "It feels good, I’m stil...

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs. Parkway Central

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs. Parkway Central

Christian Baker, photographer

February 20, 2018


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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. This losing streak could be in part to star point guard Damien Loyd, junior, facing shoulder injuries....

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


Filed under Sports

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 plays later, Vikings quarterback Case Keenum connected to Stefon Diggs for a miraculous 61-yard ...

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs. Lindbergh

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs. Lindbergh

Christian Baker, photographer

January 18, 2018


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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 return in two weeks in time for the playoffs. Without Damien, Jonah McDowell, junior, led the team...

Photo gallery: Varsity boys basketball vs SLUH

Photo gallery: Varsity boys basketball vs SLUH

Malayna Vines, photographer

December 30, 2017


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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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