The Kirkwood Call

Football and other sports prohibited from competing

High and moderate frequency contact sports such as football are currently not allowed to compete.

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey

September 9, 2020

Football, soccer and other high and moderate frequency contact sports will not see competition for the near future. Student-athletes 14 years and older playing high and moderate frequency contact sports will not be able to compete in games of any kind, announced St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page a...

Dr. Havener’s advice for freshmen

Dr. Havener advises freshmen to get involved in extracurriculars at KHS.

Lily Bartin, web editor

August 25, 2020

The transition into high school can feel daunting, and with the shift to online learning the change may seem all the more overwhelming. But as bad as freshman year is made out to be, with a bit of guidance you’ll see how exciting your first year of highschool could be. After all, even KHS principal, ...

KHS 2019-2020 top memories

The Kirkwood Student Section participates in the iconic powder throw.

Ella Davies, photographer

April 30, 2020

Kirkwood has brought some amazing memories through out the year, from pep rally's to powder throws, we've proved ourselves as one of most enthusiastic schools in St. Louis. Mike Wade, 2022 class principal, described some of his favorite memories from this past year at Kirkwood. "One of my favorite...

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant said farewell to basketball in 2016 but his legacy on the court lives on

Jack Matousek, sports writer

February 4, 2020

Just before 10 a.m. PT on Jan. 26, 2020 a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter crashed near Calabasas, Calif. Former NBA player Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant were among nine killed Sunday morning. Bryant took the NBA by storm after being picked 13th overall straight out of high school by ...

Got Earplugs?: the trouble with modern sporting events

During the 2006 Stanley Cup finals, each crowd member experienced 8100% of their “daily allowable noise dose”.

Kate Schreiber, features writer

January 20, 2020

Thousands of fans flooded the entrances of the Enterprise Center. I, among them, wove through the congested crowds to find my seat. Inside, the lights went down and spotlights lit the arena. Music began to blare as the crowd screamed and clapped, leaving my ears ringing. The combination of the audio an...

Top five sports stories of 2019

From covering March Madness, to the Super Bowl or even to previewing the Cardinals’ season, we reported on everything throughout the year.

TKC Staff

December 29, 2019

2019 was an eventful year in sports, and TKC was there for it all. From covering March Madness, to the Super Bowl or even to previewing the Cardinals’ season, we reported on everything throughout the year. Our coverage wasn’t limited to professional or collegiate sports, though. TKC staffers covered to...

Photo Gallery: Unified Night Lights Oct. 16

Brady Nauman, sophomore, holds Myles Young after he scored a touchdown.

Annie George and Ben Rives

October 24, 2019

Unified Night Lights is an opportunity for kids with disabilities to play football with their peers.

No right way

The rules. I know they are part of Baseball and they shouldn’t be broken, but what about unwritten rules?

Henry Chappell, sports writer

October 22, 2019

The rules. I know they are part of Baseball and they shouldn’t be broken, but what about unwritten rules? To me, they ruin sports and make the games less fun to watch. Bat flips in baseball should not be frowned upon; instead, they should be seen as a positive that make baseball better. But that’s ...

Intramural inclusion

Intramurals are leagues that focus on the enjoyment and community of sports. These need to be implemented at KHS.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

September 25, 2019

Intramurals are less competitive leagues that focus on enjoying sports. KHS does not offer intramurals, but these leagues should be implemented.

cHEerleading

“You don’t have to be gay to do cheerleading,” Ahr says. “You can do cheerleading if you want; [people] should be like, ‘Oh, it’s a fun activity.’”

Maya Kim, features writer

September 17, 2019

David Ahr, sophomore, is the only male cheerleader on the junior varsity cheerleading team.

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