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No pain, no gain

No pain, no gain

Thomas Birmingham, in-depth editor

November 14, 2017

They don’t want to let their team down. They can’t. To Nina Naes, junior, two broken toes means nothing if she can score just a few more goals. To Abby Gunn, senior, seriously bruising the bone in her elbow means nothing if she can just lead her team to victory. These athletes are just two of...

Spring superstitions

Spring superstitions

Maisie Bradley, sports writer

March 12, 2017

TKC asked eight student-athletes about their off-the-field efforts to ensure a successful spring season. Below are their responses. art by Lizzie Stobbe...

Glendale boy goes global

Glendale boy goes global

Hannah Cohen, social media editor

October 21, 2016

Beginning his volleyball career in third grade, 8-year-old Murphy Troy, now a U.S. Volleyball Olympian, said he never imagined he would receive a bronze medal. Not just any medal, one that did not only represent his country, and more importantly, his home town. Troy grew up in Glendale, right by Kirk...

Photo gallery: freshman girls’ volleyball vs. Lindbergh

Photo gallery: freshman girls’ volleyball vs. Lindbergh

Audrey Berns, photographer

October 19, 2016

KHS’s freshman volleyball team played Lindbergh Monday, Oct. 10. After two sets, they lost 25-17. “After a loss we learn from it and figure out what we need to work on and do better at the next game,” Olivia Giardino, freshman, said.

Acing the deaflympics

Acing the deaflympics

Riley Arns, sports writer

October 7, 2016

The 6-foot-5 17-year-old junior by the name of Ethan Bell is already tearing apart the Deaflympic scene and might become an Olympian, according to Marcus Robinson, the assistant coach of the USA Deaflympic volleyball team. This is the first men’s team USA has had in 11 years.   “2001...

Update: Pink Out game

Update: Pink Out game

Maisie Bradley, sports writer

September 30, 2016

KHS girls’ varsity volleyball beat Rockwood Summit in the annual Pink Out game. After two sets, the score for both was 25-16. “This is a big game for us,” Julie Goodmann, head volleyball coach, said. “[Rockwood] Summit is a great team, they just beat Webster last week and we just lost to W...

Photo gallery: girls’ varsity volleyball vs. Hazelwood Central

Photo gallery: girls’ varsity volleyball vs. Hazelwood Central

Gabi Baker and Christian Baker

September 23, 2016

Wednesday, Sept. 21, the varsity girls' volleyball team played Hazelwood Central and won in two sets. We set out to capture some of the emotions that volleyball players express and feel during the game. "I do get nervous before every game, but once [the game] starts I tune it out," Abby Gunn, junior...

Above average

Above average

Quentin Stepp, sports writer

September 7, 2016

  With an average GPA of 3.95, the KHS girls’ volleyball team won the Art Stout Award,  given annually to the team with the highest team GPA, for the fifth year in a row. Coaches Julie Goodmann and Kara Wall said they both stress academics along with athletics, and their players said this ha...

The algorithm of Annie Bryan

The algorithm of Annie Bryan

Naomi Blair, news writer

April 27, 2016

Eight-year-old Annie Bryan sat next to her grandfather, writing multiplication problems on a yellow legal notepad. As a person suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, her grandfather lost the ability to talk. He communicated to Annie through mathematics. This was their secret language, spoken t...

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