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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: football game Nov. 1

The football players raise their helmets for the national anthem.

Ella Davies and Annie George

November 7, 2019

Friday, Nov. 1, the Kirkwood varsity football team played against Northwest High School for the first game of the playoffs. Kirkwood beat Northwest 54-7. "It was a good game," Sam Linenbroker, sophomore, said. "Lots of things worked out really well and everyone did their job in order to get the win." &nbs...

Nov. 1 Game Recap: Kirkwood 54, Northwest 7

Juniors Mekhi Macklin (13) and Cole Johnson stand at the front of the line as the Pioneers raise their helmets at the end of the national anthem.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

November 2, 2019

“Stay focused,” juniors Will Lee, Kannon Nesslage and Jaylen Phipps each said after the game. These players, along with the rest of the Pioneers, keep this message in their heads to remind themselves that now it’s win or go home. And they don’t want to go home, advancing to the next round of ...

Oct. 25 Game Recap: Kirkwood 36, Ladue 35

The Kirkwood defense squares off against the Ladue offensive line.

Daniel Tobias and Tom Mueller

October 26, 2019

The Pioneers stumbled into the visitors’ locker room at halftime Friday, Oct. 25. Only a few players dared to look at the Ladue 28, Kirkwood 7 score on Ladue’s new, high-definition jumbotron as they jogged in. Most of the Kirkwood student section had cleared out. Only a few faithful alums sat throug...

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...

Jay Maclin commits to Mizzou

Jay Maclin catches the ball  during the 2018-19 football season. Photo courtesy of Jay Maclin.

Charlotte Heinrich, features + in-depth editor

April 19, 2019

Jay Maclin, junior, committed to play football at the University of Missouri Columbia (Mizzou) April 19, 2019.

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

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