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Photo Gallery: boys’ varsity basketball senior night vs. McCleur Feb. 22

Landon Evans, senior, runs to the applause of cheerleaders and his team before the game.

Jack Anderson, features + in-depth editor

March 3, 2020

Kirkwood boy's varsity basketball played McCleur Feb. 22 on their senior night. While they started with a lead, they ultimately fell to McCleur 47-53. "I feel like we're pretty good as a team," Landon Evans, senior, said. "The team is there for each other and the record doesn't speak for itself but...

Photo Gallery: boys’ varsity basketball vs. McCluer North Feb. 4

Will Lee, junior, attempts to reach pass his opponent during a jump ball.

Sophie Smith, photographer

February 11, 2020

Boys' varsity basketball played McCluer North Feb. 4 during the Block Out Cancer fundraiser. The team played an intense game, but KHS lost 71-62. Although Kirkwood lost, the game was an ultimate success for Jessie Hopper, senior, as all proceeds from the game were dedicated to cancer research in honor...

Photo Gallery: boys’ varsity basketball vs. Ladue Jan. 24

On Jan. 24th, boy's varsity basketball played against Ladue in an intense back and forth fight for the win, ultimately coming out on top with a score of 65-61.

Sophie Smith, Photographer

January 26, 2020

On Jan. 24, boys' varsity basketball played against Ladue in an intense back and forth fight for the win, ultimately coming out on top with a score of 65-61. "We definitely wanted to beat Ladue because last time they beat us," Bryce Simpson, junior, said. "So we wanted revenge. At first the game was...

Photo Gallery: boys’ varsity basketball vs. Jennings High School Jan. 16

Players of both teams compete to grab the ball.

Julia Knoll and Mia Alexander

January 22, 2020

Kirkwood boys' varsity basketball played against Jennings High School Thursday, Jan. 16 as a part of the losers bracket in the Denver Miller tournament. They led throughout the first half, but eventually lost 48-55. "[Our players] played really hard," Coach Mark Decker said. "There were so many turnovers...

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 ...

Aug. 31 Game Recap: Kirkwood 61, Jefferson City 35

Wide receiver Cole Johnson, junior, cuts across the field in motion as the Pioneers prepare for the snap.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

September 1, 2019

KHS's varsity football team traveled to Jefferson City for the first game of the year Aug. 31 and brought home a 61-35 victory. Read about the game's highlights and biggest contributors here.

Photo gallery: varsity boys’ basketball vs. Rockwood Summit

Left to right:  Maurice Massey, senior, Melvin Simmons, junior, Will Lee, sophomore, and Jaylen Phipps, sophomore, watch teammates from sideline.

Sophia Smith, staff artist

February 11, 2019

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

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 University City Jan. 10

Meg Murphy, photographer

January 14, 2019

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

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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