The Kirkwood Call

Students opinions on the cancellation of moderate to high contact sport competitions

KHS students have actively voiced their conflicting opinions on social media regarding the cancellation of moderate to high contact sport competitions.

Maya Kim and Ava Duggin

20 hours ago

St. Louis county executive, announced that high and moderate frequency contact sports such as football, soccer and volleyball, would continue to practice, but would not be able to play in games. Since then, KHS students have actively voiced their opinions on social media.  While many students expressed frustrations with the decision, others say they do not see how a better solution could have been made to stop the spread of COVID-19 during athletic events. Both student-athletes and non-student...

Football and other sports prohibited from competing

High and moderate frequency contact sports such as football are currently not allowed to compete.

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey

September 9, 2020

Football, soccer and other high and moderate frequency contact sports will not see competition for the near future. Student-athletes 14 years and older playing high and moderate frequency contact sports will not be able to compete in games of any kind, announced St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page a...

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...

Nov. 28 Turkey Day Game Recap: Kirkwood 42, Webster Groves 28

“My mindset throughout the game was just win,” Lee said.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

November 30, 2019

Each year, many people in the Kirkwood and Webster communities wake up on Thanksgiving thankful for the upcoming Turkey Day Game. The seniors on both teams are thankful for the opportunity to play one last game in their high school football careers. But one specific group, Webster Groves’ defensive backs...

Photo Gallery: Unified Night Lights Oct. 16

Brady Nauman, sophomore, holds Myles Young after he scored a touchdown.

Annie George and Ben Rives

October 24, 2019

Unified Night Lights is an opportunity for kids with disabilities to play football with their peers.

JMac: Back to where it all started

Before all the fame, Jeremy Maclin, 2006 KHS graduate, walked the same halls KHS students do today.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

October 15, 2019

For the past decade, people across the country, especially Kirkwood residents, have turned on the TV every Sunday in the fall to see the name “Maclin” on their screen. But before all the fame, Jeremy Maclin, 2006 KHS graduate, walked the same halls KHS students do today. Now, he is back as a foo...

Sept. 27 Senior Night Game Recap: Kirkwood 38, Pattonville 17

KHS football's Senior Night ended in a 38-17 win for the Pioneers. Photos by Ella Davies; visual by Hayden Davidson.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

September 30, 2019

KHS varsity football delivered on its Senior Night, winning 38-17 over the Pattonville Pirates on Friday, Sept. 27. The Pioneers (now 3-2) lost to Pattonville (now 1-4) the past two years, but KHS played with high energy, especially once the second half rolled around. KHS displayed their best offensiv...

Sept. 20 Game Recap: Kirkwood 27, Rockwood Summit 13

Jackson Fortner looks to see what play the team is running.

Tom Mueller and Daniel Tobias

September 22, 2019

KHS varsity football beat Rockwood Summit 27-13. Find out how the game transpired here.

Sept. 13 Game Recap: Marquette 42, Kirkwood 23

Senior wide receiver Melvin Simmons (23) beats Marquette's defense to score a 43-yard touchdown to give KHS a 14-7 lead late in the first half. Photo by Natalie Sweesy/Pioneer Yearbook.

Tom Mueller and Hayden Davidson

September 16, 2019

KHS varsity football lost their home opener against Marquette 42-23 on Sept. 13. Find out how the game unfolded here.

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