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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.

Kirkwood football wins state championship

Kirkwood football wins state championship

Abbey Painter, photographer

November 21, 2016

For the first time since 2012, the KHS football team won the MSHSAA Football State Championship. KHS students traveled to Mizzou’s Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. on Nov. 18 to watch the Pioneers play against the Blue Springs Wildcats in the Class 6 11-Man Championship game. Sixty-five players loaded...

Photo gallery: varsity football practice

The varsity football team lines up for the national anthem as they do every morning practice.

Lauryn Miller, photographer

November 18, 2016

Every Thursday during the fall, KHS's varsity football team arrives at Lyons Stadium at 6 a.m. for practice. With great anticipation for the game the next day, the boys spend time going over various plays and final details for their upcoming opponent. Even as mornings grew colder, the boys continued ...

Coach Irvin steps aside to seek doctorate

photo courtesy of Christian Gooden

Holden Foreman, sports writer

March 6, 2015

After five seasons with KHS’s `varsity football team, head coach Matt Irvin stepped down from his position Thursday afternoon to pursue an administration doctorate. In addition to leading the team to an undefeated 12-0 record and KHS’s first-ever state championship in 2012, Irvin has led KHS to a...

KHS levels Lafayette in two day showdown

KHS levels Lafayette in two day showdown

Sam Balmer, web sports editor

September 6, 2014

Mother nature stole the show on the night of the inaugural game in the new and improved Lyons Memorial Field. The grand reopening became even grander with almost 15 hours separating the start and finish of KHS’s 48-21 victory over the Lafayette Lancers. As ominous storm clouds draped the night sky,...

Athlete of the Week: Jerod Alton

Athlete of the Week: Jerod Alton

Ethan Cost, sports writer

September 5, 2014

During KHS’s game against McCluer North Saturday, Aug. 30, Jerod Alton, junior, had a rough start, considering his football background. The son of a college football player and brother to KHS’s all time leading rusher, Ramon Alton, Jerod had already muffed a kick and dropped a pass early on in the...

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