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2019 NBA All-Star Predictions

Chicago hosts the 69th NBA All-Star game on Feb. 16, 2020. Design courtesy of @NBAAllstar Twitter.

Tom Mueller, sports editor

January 23, 2020

Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, John Wall and Kyrie Irving are just a handful of elite NBA players who will miss this year’s All-Star game due to injuries — but, in a sad paradox, their injuries might actually be good for the sport. This year’s game will showcase many first time All-St...

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...

Sept. 13 Game Recap: Marquette 42, Kirkwood 23

Senior wide receiver Melvin Simmons (23) beats Marquette's defense to score a 43-yard touchdown to give KHS a 14-7 lead late in the first half. Photo by Natalie Sweesy/Pioneer Yearbook.

Tom Mueller and Hayden Davidson

September 16, 2019

KHS varsity football lost their home opener against Marquette 42-23 on Sept. 13. Find out how the game unfolded here.

Sept. 6 Game Recap: Francis Howell 24, Kirkwood 14

KHS varsity football fell to the Francis Howell Vikings by a score of 24-14 on Friday, Sept. 6

Hayden Davidson and Tom Mueller

September 8, 2019

KHS varsity football endured their first loss of the season at the hands of Francis Howell Sept. 6. Read about the biggest moments in this breakdown of the second game of the season.

10 teams, 10 stories: Fall Sports

A leader from each of KHS' 10 fall varsity sports teams; photos by Kelley Cochran, visual by Hayden Davidson

Hayden Davidson and Tom Mueller

August 22, 2019

TKC spoke with a leader from each of the 10 varsity fall sports teams. Read here to find out what they had to say about their upcoming seasons.

2019 Final Four preview

This March was a bit more predictable, with the majority of better seeds moving on.

Hayden Davidson and Tom Mueller

April 5, 2019

What, when and where: 1 Virginia vs. 5 Auburn, 5:09 p.m. CT 2 Michigan State vs. 3 Texas Tech, 7:49 p.m. CT Saturday, April 6 Minneapolis, MN   Last year’s March Madness did not disappoint, from Loyola-Chicago’s run to the Final Four to UMBC taking down Virginia for the first-ever 16-1 s...

Sexual misconduct in sports

It is acceptable for sports players to be physical with their opponents, but never with their partner.

Hayden Davidson and Tom Mueller

March 13, 2019

*Logos courtesy of sportslogos.net   Larry Nassar, Jerry Sandusky and Ray Rice. The legacies of these men will forever be tainted by their reckless actions toward innocent people. Sexual misconduct and domestic violence damage various sports, age ranges and athletic skill levels. It is ac...

Check your six: Fortnite’s newest season is here

Photo courtesy of Google under the Creative Commons license

Tom Mueller, features writer

October 8, 2018

Fortnite, the wildly popular, multi-platform, battle royale video game, just had its fifth major update with the start of its sixth season. Battle royale games have, over the past year, exploded in popularity; depending on the game, between ten and 100 players simultaneously drop onto a map, unarmed and unshielded. Players must then search treasure chests, supply drops, b...

Hats and hoods permitted in the updated dress code

Hats and hoods permitted in the updated dress code

Tom Mueller, features writer

October 3, 2018

KHS instituted a trial period in which the dress-code policy pertaining to the wearing of hats and hoods in school changed in January 2018. The change was the conclusion of ongoing discussions between administrators, and it allowed students to wear hats and hoods in school without reprimandations. As l...

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