The Kirkwood Call

Issues: The dangers of girls running

Photo by Meg Murphy

Jack Rintoul, editor-in-chief

October 20, 2018

It is always the same old routine. After school head to the locker room to change. Then meet outside the athletic building for new information and what the workout will be. Head to Chopin and make the trek to Essex or Dougherty Ferry to begin the run. For the KHS girls Cross Country team, the ...

Photo gallery: girls’ swim practice

Allie Hickenbotham, senior

Kara Rieger, photographer

November 17, 2017

TKC went to the girl's swim and dive practice Nov. 15. Bella Borbonus, junior, has been swimming since her freshman year. She says it's difficult to get back into swim shape, but she's optimistic about improving her 100 freestyle time this season to get a state cut. "I like the social aspect of it," Borbonus...

Photo gallery: girls’ varsity basketball state championship

The team poses with Monica Tritz, head coach and biology teacher, after the press conference.

Malayna Vines and Hannah Cohen

March 23, 2017

After defeating Rock Bridge High School in a double overtime game, KHS girls' varsity basketball played at state Saturday March 18. KHS beat Lee's Summit High School 43-36 in a well-deserved win, Makayla Wallace, junior and point guard, said. “It was amazing," Wallace said. "It was like a dream come ...

Photo gallery: girls’ varsity basketball semifinals

Abby Ludbrook, sophomore, Emily Kreidler, junior, Kate Jozwiakowski, freshman, and Ashley Anderson, junior, hold hands and cheer for their teammates in the first of two overtimes.

Hannah Cohen and Malayna Vines

March 23, 2017

KHS girls' varsity basketball team played Rock Bridge High School in the semifinal round of the Class 5 Show-Me Showdown and went into double overtime March 17. Kirkwood won with a score of 56-60 after two additional four minute overtimes. Makayla Wallace, junior, said that her coaches were a big part...

Photo gallery: varsity girls’ basketball game vs. Parkway North

Makayla Wallace, junior.

Malayna Vines, features writer

January 7, 2017

Kirkwood girls' varsity basketball team defeated Parkway North in the semifinal round of the Visitation Academy Christmas Basketball Tournament Dec. 28. Kirkwood won with a final score of 71-64 after they tied the score in the last seconds of the game, forcing overtime. Jayla Everett, junior, expressed...

Brandy Melville, one size fits all policy

Brandy Melville, one size fits all policy

Kate Hennessy, sports writer

October 14, 2016

  Brandy Melville has become one of the most popular clothing brands in United States this year, but it has also become one of the most exclusive. With their Instagram and website full of mainly skinny, white girls, this seems to be their main market. Most waist sizes on their bottoms are all extra small-s...

Above average

Above average

Quentin Stepp, sports writer

September 7, 2016

  With an average GPA of 3.95, the KHS girls’ volleyball team won the Art Stout Award,  given annually to the team with the highest team GPA, for the fifth year in a row. Coaches Julie Goodmann and Kara Wall said they both stress academics along with athletics, and their players said this ha...

Photo gallery: girl’s varsity volleyball vs. Parkway West

Photo gallery: girl's varsity volleyball vs. Parkway West

Michael Galakatos, photographer

September 14, 2015

KHS girls' varsity volleyball took on Parkway West on Sept. 8 in their fifth match of the season. The team won the game in two sets, 25-23 and 25-11. In the first set, Kirkwood came back from a 7 point deficit. "We knew we could come back, we had practiced scenarios like that a lot. We just had to keep...

Athlete of the Week: Madeline Myers

Athlete of the Week: Madeline Myers

Kate Hennessey, sports writer

September 10, 2015

Madeline Myers, senior, had a 7-6, 6-1 comeback win against Parkway South’s varsity tennis team in singles, August 24. “Since I’m a senior I’ve just tried to be a leader who can be positive, even when other people are negative about themselves”, Myers said. This year, Myers is a co-...

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