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Christian Baker is cross country state champion

Christian Baker is cross country state champion

Daniel Kim, sports editor

November 13, 2018

For the first time in 50 years, a Pioneer won the individual cross country state championship. Senior Christian Baker won the Missouri Class 4 State Cross Country Meet on at Oak Hills Golf Course in Jefferson City, Missouri Nov. 3. Baker was the first of 165 runners qualified for the meet to cross the...

Sports briefing week Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

Sports briefing week Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

Daniel Kim, sports writer

November 9, 2017

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...

State championship preview

State championship preview

Christian Heutel, sports writer

November 17, 2016

The KHS varsity football team will make its way back to the state championship game to take on Blue Springs (11-2) at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo., Friday, Nov. 18. The Pioneers advanced to state defeating Rockhurst 24-17 in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 11. The Pioneers have gone 11-1 overall in their 2016...

Senior profile: Abbie Jones

Senior profile: Abbie Jones

Justin Sweeney, features writer

May 12, 2016

All of the lights, sounds and transitions that happen during a KHS play or musical occur because of KH Players’ president and stage manager Abbie Jones. Every time the cast has rehearsal, Abbie is backstage creating props, choosing cues and taking detailed notes in the script. According to Abbie, st...

Senior profile: Claire Visnovske

Senior profile: Claire Visnovske

Justin Sweeney, features writer

May 12, 2016

Passing her love of theater to the next generation is the gift Claire Visnovske wants to give. Claire, who loves to work with children, has fallen in love with performing on stage. Although she’d love to work in professional theater right out of college, she hopes to teach drama long-term. Claire...

Girls’ varsity basketball final four games

Girls’ varsity basketball final four games

Gabi Baker and Julia Bailey

March 25, 2016

The girls' varsity basketball team made history in Kirkwood, traveling down to play in the Final Four state game at the Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO, March 17, 2016. They played Francis Howell North, winning 66-55, advancing to the state championship game vs. Kickapoo March 19 at 2:40pm. Kirkwood lost...

Girls’ state swimming and diving recap

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 personal goal for us was to be top 10, and we achieved that goal,” Matt Beasley, KHS sw...

Fast lane to state

Fast lane to state

Katie Judd, sports writer

February 8, 2016

She gets into her swimsuit, warms up with her team and begins to swim. Since third grade Victoria Coombs, freshman, has swum year-round and said she has learned many lessons she would not have learned without swimming. “[Swimming] pushes me to do to better not just in swimming but in [school],”...

Girls’ state swim final recap

Christian Heutel, sports writer

March 3, 2015

In the above video, The Kirkwood Call gives a behind-the-scenes look through a GoPro camera and a recap from the girls’ state swimming final at St. Peters Rec Plex on Feb. 21. The video features Kirkwood state swimmers Audrey Kelly and Erin Kelly, sophomores, Maggie Cox, senior, and Maddie Pearl, freshman,...

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

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

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...

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