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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.

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

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...

Elizabeth Green, sophomore, turns for a breath during her 200 freestyle.

Photo Gallery: swim and dive conference meet Feb. 4 and 6

Annie George, photographer February 11, 2020

KHS hosted the girls' swim and dive Conference meet Feb. 4 and 6. Kirkwood, Parkway South, Parkway West, Parkway Central, Eureka, Marquette, Lafayette and Lindbergh attended. Marquette placed first, and...

Wyatt Harris, sophomore, swims backstroke during a varsity swimming race.

Photo Gallery: boys’ varsity swim meet Oct. 29

Annie George , photographer November 7, 2019

The boys' varsity swim team raced Parkway South High School for Senior Night Oct.29. Each senior walked across the bulkhead and was greeted by their parents to honor their last season swimming for the...

“[I let] them know that I want them to be a great swimmer, but I value them as a person even more,” Beasley said. “They trust me and they value our coach and athlete relationship.”

Beasley wins Missouri Coach of the Year award

Hayden Davidson, sports writer February 4, 2019

KHS boys’ and girls’ swim and dive head coach Matt Beasley received the Missouri Boys Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year award, given by the National Federation of State High School Associations...

Mia Chitwood, sophomore, pushes off the wall out of a flip turn.

Photo gallery: girls’ swim and dive practice 1/25

Mary Frizzell, photographer February 1, 2018

"The sport is challenging because everyday no matter what's happened we all have to try our hardest, but everyone wants each other to get their best times and we all have each other's backs," Molly Sheridan,...

Photo gallery: photo spread issue 3

Photo gallery: photo spread issue 3

TKC's Issue 3 photo spread, "Teacher Tunes", showcased many KHS teachers recreating popular album covers.

Allie Hickenbotham, senior, swims butterfly.

Photo gallery: girls’ swim and dive tryouts

Mary Ralston, photographer November 27, 2017

Girls' swim and dive began tryouts to start preparing for the 2017 season Nov. 6. After having a few girls make it to state last year, they have big plans for the upcoming season. "[Coach Beasley] expects...

Photo gallery: boys' swim conference

Photo gallery: boys’ swim conference

Kara Rieger, photographer November 15, 2017

The Kirkwood boys' swim and dive team competes in the boys swim conference at Pattonville High school Oct. 25.

Katie Brodersen, senior

Senior Profile: Katie Brodersen

Megan Van Buren, photographer April 22, 2017

While the winter air crept itself through her clothes, Katie Brodersen sat atop her roof looking at the supermoon. Although the view was not as super as she originally expected, Katie still found inspiration...

Maddie Pearl, sophomore, swam the fifth lap of the 200 IM breaststroke.

Girls’ state swimming and diving recap

Allie Hickenbotham, features writer March 1, 2016

After stretching caps over their heads, pushing goggles over their eyes and compressing their bodies into kneeskins, the girls’ swim and dive team was ready for state, which took place Feb. 19-20. “My...

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