The Kirkwood Call

Top five current NBA teams this season that haven’t won a championship

Unlike the Clippers, this franchise has been to the NBA Finals once, in 1976.

Henry Chappell, sports writer

March 10, 2020

Los Angeles Clippers   This team made a huge splash in the 2019 off-season by signing two All Stars, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, with both averaging over 20 points per game (PPG) this season, with the help of  Lou Williams. Williams is a three time 6th Man of the Year and a leader on this ...

Kirkwood girls’ swim gets second in the Class 2 State Championship

At the end of the Class 2 State Championship on February 22, the KHS Girls Swim team finished in second place, tying their school record for the best finish at State since 1974.

Henry Chappell, sports writer

March 9, 2020

At the end of the Class 2 State Championship, the KHS Girls Swim team finished in second place, tying their school record for the best finish at State since 1974 Feb. 22. One swimmer that stood out for Kirkwood in this event was Ella Pearl, junior, who won the 200-meter Individual Medley and also go...

The NHL All Star Game comes to the Lou

The NHL is bringing their All-Star game to the Enterprise Center in St. Louis

Henry Chappell, Sports Writer

January 24, 2020

The NHL is bringing their All-Star game to the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, showcasing all of the players voted by the large mass of hockey fans across the league. The first two games of the event start on Friday and the finals start on Saturday, Jan. 26. It will involve the league’s four divisions (...

Review pains in full swing for the Algebra 1 EOC

With the Algebra 1 EOC exam coming up this Friday on January 17, the task for some KHS sophomores and juniors to remember old material from two to three years ago can be difficult.

Henry Chappell, sports writer

January 16, 2020

With the Algebra 1 EOC exam coming up this Friday on January 17, the task for some KHS sophomores and juniors to remember old material from two to three years ago can be difficult. With many students currently in Algebra 2 or Pre-Calc, the material from their 8th grade years can be very old, and somethin...

A season that won’t be forgotten

“We just had a togetherness and unity throughout the season,” Coronado said.

Henry Chappell, sports writer

January 12, 2020

This season in KHS boys’ varsity soccer is over. However, it wasn't just any other year for the program. This season, they went to the state quarterfinals for the first time in program history, improving from four wins last year to a dominating 21 wins this year.  “We just had the confidence when we steppe...

Garrett vs Rudolph and how the NFL should handle it

It’s Thursday Night Football, and the 11th such game of the 2019 season is almost over.

Henry Chappell, sports writer

December 13, 2019

It’s Thursday Night Football, and the 11th such game of the 2019 season is almost over. The Cleveland Browns are about to finally beat their rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and improve their sinking playoff hopes. Then, all heck breaks loose with eight seconds left. Steelers QB Mason Rudolph, who...

The dream team

Rebecca Friesen is in her second year as the head band director at KHS.

Henry Chappell, sports writer

December 4, 2019

Nathan Hopkins- Junior Nathan Hopkins has been in the Kirkwood band for four years. During that time Hopkins has won silver at the solo and ensemble state festival. Most importantly, however, he said he is loving his new role as a drum major at KHS. He said he noticed the change of energy from ...

No right way

The rules. I know they are part of Baseball and they shouldn’t be broken, but what about unwritten rules?

Henry Chappell, sports writer

October 22, 2019

The rules. I know they are part of Baseball and they shouldn’t be broken, but what about unwritten rules? To me, they ruin sports and make the games less fun to watch. Bat flips in baseball should not be frowned upon; instead, they should be seen as a positive that make baseball better. But that’s ...

The downfall of Antonio

Antonio Brown used to be one of the best wide receivers in football, but now he no longer plays in the NFL.

Henry Chappell, sports writer

October 21, 2019

Antonio Brown used to be viewed by me as the best wide receiver in football. On week 17 of the 2018 NFL season, the Steelers played a must-win game against the Cleveland Browns. This would decide if they made the postseason. Then, the news broke from Mike Tomlin, Steelers head coach, about Pittsburgh’...

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