The Kirkwood Call

My last 14 months have been nothing

Rethinking – Kinley Bokermann

Kinley Bokermann, sports writer May 13, 2021

Dear Corona,  Speaking for most of us, we didn't think you were going to be staying this long. And frankly, after causing 14 months of worldwide panic, you have exceeded your stay (as if we ever invited...

Art by Elena Sherwood. Seniors Jack Julian and Will Mastrantuono spend their time away from school hanging out, playing soccer, and working at Smoothie King. Art by Elena Sherwood.

Senior profile: Jack Julian and Will Mastrantuono

Kinley Bokermann and sports writer May 3, 2021

The boys pull into the parking lot on South Kirkwood Road and park their cars, prepared for another night of work. After asking for time off during their senior spring break, the threat of getting fired...

After the COVID-19 shutdown for the 2020 spring sports season, athletes are now able to compete with different precautions they have to follow for each event.

Spring sports spectator guidelines released

Kinley Bokermann, sports writer March 18, 2021

Spring sports athletes are now resuming play for the 2021 season, after the 2020 spring sports season was canceled due to COVID-19 lockdowns.  Beginning March 15, KHS will follow the guidelines set by...

With athletes training their physical strengths, often their mental health is overlooked.

The game beyond the game

Kinley Bokermann, sports writer March 2, 2021

*Opinion After making the number one ranked USC volleyball team as a walk on, Victoria Garrick was overjoyed to finally be on the path to play for her dream college. Although finally living her dream,...

Christian Hughes goes up for a shot in the boys varsity basketball game against Marquette.

Next level

Kinley Bokermann, sports writer February 9, 2021

For most competitive athletes, their dream is to get to the next level. According to the NCAA, almost 8 million high school athletes compete in sports each day, many of whom are looking to continue playing...

TKC's sports experts' predictions for the final three games of the NFL season. Each game has a predicted winner and score, as shown in the visual. Graphic designed by Hayden Davidson.

TKC predicts Super Bowl matchup and winner

Hayden Davidson, design editor January 22, 2021

After an NFL regular season riddled with quarantines and injured star players, there are just three playoff games remaining. TKC compiled predictions from 10 of its sports enthusiasts for the outcome of...

With 2020 being a year like no other in sports, our TKC staff made sure to capture all of the moments.

Top five sports stories of 2020

Henry Chappell, sports editor January 21, 2021

With 2020 being a year like no other in sports, our TKC staff made sure to capture all of the moments. From an inspirational story of former NFL lineman Jay Leeuwenberg, to professional athletes using...

Dr. Michael Havener follows contract tracing procedures by measuring 6 feet between desks after a positive test.

Behind the scenes of quarantine

Kinley Bokermann, sports writer January 13, 2021

Students anxiously wonder if they are going to get the call. Pulling up their mask, they step out of the car. With fear of a possible shutdown in mind, the students forget about the discomfort from the...

The St. Louis Cardinals, like the rest of the world, felt the numerous impacts of COVID-19 in their 2020 season.

COVID, Cardinals and their comeback

Kinley Bokermann, sports writer November 6, 2020

Another year and another short Red October for the city of St. Louis. The Cardinals’ 2020 season came to a rather disappointing end, losing to the San Diego Padres in the third game of the Wild Card...


Tiger king review

Kinley Bokermann, writer May 4, 2020

Netflix’s “Tiger King” has taken the world by storm during quarantine and it is clear why. Think of the craziest, most interesting story possible. Whatever imagined is nowhere near as fascinating...

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