The Kirkwood Call

Photo gallery: girls’ varsity soccer 4/12

Evie Borbonus, sophomore,  makes sure the opposing team doesn't get the ball.

Meg Murphy, photographer

April 19, 2019

The varsity girls soccer team played Francis Howell Central on Fri. April 12. The pioneers won the game 1-0 in penalty kicks. "I thought we played really well," Alex Chapman, junior, said. "We like to keep the intensity high in all of our games and put a lot of pressure. I was really excited [when we...

Photo gallery: varsity boys soccer vs Mehlville

Richard Ruiz, sophomore, pushes past a Mehlville player.

Malayna Vines, photographer

September 4, 2017

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....

Athlete of the Week: Jake Heckman

photo courtesy of Adaline Bray

Holden Foreman, sports writer

October 29, 2014

Some injuries can be career-ending, and even if an injured player makes it back to the field lost talent can prevent them from recovering their skill. A torn ACL, however, failed to keep Jake Heckman, senior, from what he said has been a passion since first grade. “It was pretty rough bouncing back,...

Today in sports: 10/27/14

photo courtesy of SoccerStl

Sam Balmer, web sports editor

October 27, 2014

Varsity boys’ soccer was the only Pioneer team to take the field, matching up against 2 seed Lafayette in the first round of districts. The contest was tied 0-0 at halftime, but a Lancer goal with 10:40 to go provided all they needed for the victory. Lafayette will move on to play the winner of Vianney...

Athlete Of The Week: Jakob Landes

Athlete Of The Week: Jakob Landes

Ethan Cost, sports writer

September 26, 2014

Last year, Jakob Landes, junior, was brought up to play on the varsity soccer team but never scored a goal. This year on varsity, however, Landes scored twice Sept. 18 against McCluer North, earning him Athlete of the Week honors. The game started slow, according to Landes and head coach Chris Steinmetz,...

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