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This week in sports: 11/30-12/7/14

This week in sports: 11/30-12/7/14

Sam Balmer, web sports editor

December 7, 2014

12/1: The hockey Pioneers fell 3-1 to CBC. Luke McNab, senior, netted KHS' sole goal.   12/2: Freshman boys’ hoops advanced in the Webster tournament against the host team, with a 51-26 W.   12/3: Freshman girls' basketball advanced to the consolation finals in the Lindbergh tournament after a 28-22 victory ove...

Today in sports: 11/14/14

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Sam Balmer, web sports editor

November 14, 2014

CBC put a halt to the Pioneers' 2014 campaign, pouring it on in the second half to win 55-10 and move on to the state championship. KHS drove down the field on their opening possession, capping it off with a Ryan Higginbotham 25 yard field goal. However, the Cadets, as they did all night, stayed true...

This week in sports: 11/2/14-11/2/14

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Sam Balmer, web sports editor

November 9, 2014

11/3: Hockey fell 5-2 to De Smet. Mitchell Drexler and JP Postal, both juniors, accounted for KHS' scoring, but a three goal Spartan second period proved too much for the Pioneers to handle, in addition to scores in the first and third periods.   11/5: Ryan Higginbotham (junior), Matt...

Today in sports: 10/31/14

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Holden Foreman, sports writer

November 2, 2014

Varsity football advanced to the district championship with their 35-7 win against Lindbergh tonight and will play Lafayette next week. Amonte Mason got things started late in the first quarter when he caught a touchdown for a 7-0 Pioneer lead. Then, with the help of multiple touchdowns by running back...

Athlete Of The Week: Robert Columbus

Athlete Of The Week: Robert Columbus

Jake Siegel, sports writer

October 3, 2014

One hundred sixty seven all-purpose yards and three touchdowns collected by running back Robert Columbus, senior, boosted the varsity football team past Rockwood Summit under the lights of Lyons Memorial Stadium Friday, Sept 26. Columbus said that practice days are key to the Pioneer’s success....

Kirkwood comes back and downs Summit 52-28

Wil Hadler, senior quarterback, takes a shot at the end zone during Kirkwood's 52-28 victory against Rockwood Summit.

Sam Balmer, web sports editor

September 30, 2014

After its four game absence, “Hey Baby” returned to Lyons Memorial Field. So did KHS’ second half dominance, en route to a 52-28 victory over Rockwood Summit on a picturesque evening. The Pioneers marched down the field to the 9-yard line on their opening drive, eventually settling for a Ryan...

KHS levels Lafayette in two day showdown

KHS levels Lafayette in two day showdown

Sam Balmer, web sports editor

September 6, 2014

Mother nature stole the show on the night of the inaugural game in the new and improved Lyons Memorial Field. The grand reopening became even grander with almost 15 hours separating the start and finish of KHS’s 48-21 victory over the Lafayette Lancers. As ominous storm clouds draped the night sky,...

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