The Kirkwood Call

Just walk it off

Just walk it off

Melanie Witt and Quentin Stepp

February 2, 2018


Filed under In Depth

Immediately after school, a long line of athletes from a variety of sports gather in her office waiting for assistance in treating their injuries. KHS athletic trainer Denise Grider’s office is constantly busy with students anxious to get back to playing their sport by practicing strengthening exercises...

Top five sports stories of 2017

Top five sports stories of 2017

TKC Staff

January 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

KHS hosts some of the best sports in the state of Missouri, and TKC’s sports staff makes sure to cover them all. Whether it’s a comeback story of the school’s quarterback or a humorous take on student-formed CYC basketball teams, the sports staff reorts a variety of topics. In 2017, sports cover...

Injuries: Beyond the stadium

Injuries: Beyond the stadium

Brendan Davidson, sports writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under In Depth

She walked across the soccer field on an early May day. She felt ready to play in one of the last games of the season. During the final minutes, however, she was nowhere near the field. That’s because she tore her ACL in the middle of a game and had not played since. Kate Jozwiakowski, sophomore, is o...

Photo Gallery: JV boys’ basketball vs. Lebanon

Photo Gallery: JV boys’ basketball vs. Lebanon

Christian Baker, photographer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Photo Galleries

The boys' junior varsity basketball team played Lebanon High School's basketball team on Friday, Dec 1. The Kirkwood junior varsity team defeated Lebanon's junior varsity team by a score of 69-28. KHS took an early lead over Lebanon and continue to dominate throughout the four quarters of the game. ...

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


Filed under News, Top Stories

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...

No pain, no gain

No pain, no gain

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under In Depth

They don’t want to let their team down. They can’t. To Nina Naes, junior, two broken toes means nothing if she can score just a few more goals. To Abby Gunn, senior, seriously bruising the bone in her elbow means nothing if she can just lead her team to victory. These athletes are just two of...

Sports briefing week Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

Sports briefing week Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

Daniel Kim, sports writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

Houston Astros win the World Series For the first time in franchise history, “The Stros” are the champions after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in World Series Game 7 on Nov. 1. This is not only a monumental moment for the Astros organization, but also for the Houston community. After H...

Photo gallery: varsity boys soccer vs Mehlville

Photo gallery: varsity boys soccer vs Mehlville

Malayna Vines, photographer

September 4, 2017


Filed under Photo, Photo Galleries, Sports

Kirkwood varsity boys soccer team beat Mehlville High School 3-2 at KHS on Aug. 23. After Mehlville tied the score 2-2, Theo Ruppert, freshman, scored Kirkwood's third goal, putting the Pioneers in the lead. Brad Lay, junior, said that it felt great to beat Mehlville, especially at their first home game....

Letting kids be kids

Letting kids be kids

Katie Woodruff, senior copy editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Brennan O’Neil, freshman at Bay Shore (NY) High School, committed to play college lacrosse in March of his eighth grade year for Penn State. But my case was different, I didn’t commit to play until July before my senior year. Yet, my journey of visiting and committing to play in college following junio...

The Full Court Press: face a real football field, Kroenke

The Full Court Press: face a real football field, Kroenke

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

March 17, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

A city once deemed “not a three team professional market” by Stan Kroenke, Los Angeles Rams owner, may be seeing the bright lights of Major League Soccer (MLS) as soon as 2020, according to statements released by MLS President and Deputy commissioner Mark Abbott. After grieving the loss of the Rams, ...

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