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The seniors lead the rest of the team in a cheer before the meet starts.

Photo Gallery: Kirkwood girls’ varsity swim and dive meet vs Webster Dec. 1

Annie George, photographer December 2, 2020

The Kirkwood girls varsity swim team had their first meet of the season, Dec. 1 2020, against Webster. There were no spectators allowed due to COVID-19. Kirkwood won with a score of 128-58. "The meet...

Senior Profiles: Emilee Autry

Senior Profiles: Emilee Autry

Grace Murphy, features writer May 8, 2018

College: Quincy University Major: Nursing   She was in her sophomore honors English class when she asked Dr. Amy Barker, English teacher, if the strawberry patterned vest she was wearing...

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...

Why swimming isn't a sport

Why swimming isn’t a sport

Allie Hickenbotham, copy editor November 17, 2017

 *This piece is entirely satirical If I have to hear about how the Walker family donated a pool to KHS one more time, I swear I’m transferring to Webster. I don’t understand why the swim team needed...

The girls’ swim and dive team members line up on the blocks at tryouts. “I’ve learned a lot from swimming,” Maddie Clark, junior, said. “I learned how to be an individual in a group because swimming is a team sport.”

Photo gallery: girls’ swim and dive tryouts

Anna Poe, Photographer November 18, 2016

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...

The Truth About “Bikini” Season

The Truth About “Bikini” Season

Anna Mullendore, features writer April 26, 2015

As June draws near, articles congest magazines, describing how to get ready for summer. Images and ads of perfectly sculpted models plaster the internet, and coupon books for swimsuit sales flood women’s...

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...

Athlete of the Week: Bridget Heartlein

Athlete of the Week: Bridget Heartlein

Ethan Cost, sports writer January 27, 2015

Bridget Heartlein, freshman, managed to shave six seconds off her best time in the 500 meter freestyle event at the Parkway South Invite Jan. 16-17, but came just short of qualifying for state. But the...

Emma Gagliarducci, senior athlete who participates in swimming and cross country.

They got 99 problems but sports ain’t one

Katherine Hubbard, features writer October 1, 2014

For seven years, Emma Gagliarducci woke up at 4 a.m., headed to her club swim practice, which was followed by seven hours of school. After school she ran six to seven miles for cross country practice and...

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