The Kirkwood Call

Sexual misconduct in sports

It is acceptable for sports players to be physical with their opponents, but never with their partner.

Hayden Davidson and Tom Mueller

March 13, 2019

*Logos courtesy of   Larry Nassar, Jerry Sandusky and Ray Rice. The legacies of these men will forever be tainted by their reckless actions toward innocent people. Sexual misconduct and domestic violence damage various sports, age ranges and athletic skill levels. It is ac...

Go for gold in this Olympic quiz

Go for gold in this Olympic quiz

Kate Hennessey, sports editor

March 15, 2018

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, held in South Korea Feb. 9-25 have concluded. At the closing of every Olympics, history is made with old records smashed and boundaries broken. Take this quiz to test how much you know about the Olympics and its history. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getEl...

Weekly sports briefing 2/16/17 – 2/23/17

Weekly sports briefing 2/16/17 – 2/23/17

Daniel Kim, features writer

February 27, 2018

Pyeongchang Olympics Closing Ceremony The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea came to a close on Sunday, Feb. 25. The Olympics featured many new faces, like Chloe Kim, a 17-year-old snowboarder who won a gold medal in halfpipe and the Nigerian women’s bobsled team, which was the first bobs...

Weekly sports briefing 1/15/17 – 1/21/17

Weekly sports briefing 1/15/17 - 1/21/17

Daniel Kim, features writer

January 23, 2018

Global: Minnesota Vikings beat New Orleans Saints 26-24 with the last-second touchdown With 25 seconds left, Saints kicker Wil Lutz kicked a 43-yard field goal to give the Saints a 24-23 lead. Two plays later, Vikings quarterback Case Keenum connected to Stefon Diggs for a miraculous 61-yard ...

Russia banned from 2018 Olympic Games after evidence of state-backed doping

Russia banned from 2018 Olympic Games after evidence of state-backed doping

Kate Hennessy, sports editor

December 6, 2017

In a press conference on Dec. 5, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) decided to ban Russian athletes as well as the country’s officials from participating in or attending the 2018 Winter Olympics which will be held in which will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea. This decision comes after 17 months of investiga...

Glendale boy goes global

Murphy Troy makes a serve playing for the U.S. in Rio in Aug. 2016.

Hannah Cohen, social media editor

October 21, 2016

Beginning his volleyball career in third grade, 8-year-old Murphy Troy, now a U.S. Volleyball Olympian, said he never imagined he would receive a bronze medal. Not just any medal, one that did not only represent his country, and more importantly, his home town. Troy grew up in Glendale, right by Kirk...

Swimming in sexism

Swimming in sexism

Logan Crews, opinions writer

October 14, 2016

This past August, little girls across the country sat in front of their televisions with wide eyes and bright smiles. Their eyes were glued to swimmer Katie Ledecky as she broke her own world record in the 800-meter freestyle, and girls of color were inspired as Simone Manuel became the first African-American...

Acing the deaflympics

Acing the deaflympics

Riley Arns, sports writer

October 7, 2016

The 6-foot-5 17-year-old junior by the name of Ethan Bell is already tearing apart the Deaflympic scene and might become an Olympian, according to Marcus Robinson, the assistant coach of the USA Deaflympic volleyball team. This is the first men’s team USA has had in 11 years.   “2001...

Rio in review

Rio in review

Adele Baughman, Copy Editor

September 8, 2016

 Positive Michael Phelps earning six medals for swimming in Rio, five golds and one silver, making his Olympic medal count to 28 Phelps beating South Africa’s Chad le Clos, who stated in multiple interviews leading up to Rio that he would beat Phelps in the 200 butterfly   Ibtihaj Muhammad being the first Muslim-American to earn a medal by winning bronze in fencing Aly Ra...

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