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Christian Baker is cross country state champion

Christian Baker is cross country state champion

Daniel Kim, sports editor

November 13, 2018

For the first time in 50 years, a Pioneer won the individual cross country state championship. Senior Christian Baker won the Missouri Class 4 State Cross Country Meet on at Oak Hills Golf Course in Jefferson City, Missouri Nov. 3. Baker was the first of 165 runners qualified for the meet to cross the...

Where are they now: Wayne Baldwin

Where are they now: Wayne Baldwin

Daniel Kim, features writer

November 28, 2017

At the 2017 Class 4 District 2 Cross Country Meet, a 5-foot-10 man in his 60s with a gray beard and tanned skin awaits as herds of cross country runners pass by. He sports cargo shorts and a red, polyester tank-top with “Kirkwood Cross Country” written across it. He hustles alongside the race cour...

Photo gallery: Great Trails cross country meet 11/18

Photo gallery: Great Trails cross country meet 11/18

Mary Frizzell, photographer

November 19, 2017

Members of the Kirkwood Boys Cross Country team assembled their own race called the Great Trails Meet on Saturday, Nov. 4. Thirty-six boys divided into six teams participated in the 2.3 mile course that went through Kirkwood Park. The tradition began in 2016 when Christian Baker posed the idea to...

Dual threat

Dual threat

Daniel Kim, Sports writer

April 3, 2017

Wake up. Go to school. Practice. Dinner. Homework. Sleep. Repeat. For student athletes who strive for success in the classroom and on the field, there is no time to lounge around. In order to maintain a 4.0 GPA and be dedicated to sports in high school, the student athletes have to turn in lengthy as...

Without limits

Without limits

Daniel Kim, writer

May 10, 2016

For the KHS track team, everything revolves around running. Their legs tirelessly push and kick off the ground. Their lungs, deflated, gasp air, while the athletes sprint faster than the others. Nevertheless, running has brought many students to the track and field program. According to Austin Nico, junior, he enjoyed...

Varsity boys’ cross country season review

Varsity boys’ cross country season review

Jane Stewart, social media

December 14, 2015

In the 2015 fall season, the boys’ varsity cross country team had three runners qualify for state including Beau Bramlett, senior, Holden Foreman, junior and Christian Baker, freshman. Coached by Wayne Baldwin, this was the first season that non-seniors have qualified for state since 1995. The varsity...

Athlete of the Week: Tommy McGhee

Athlete of the Week: Tommy McGhee

Ryan Davidson, sports writer

September 12, 2014

Senior cross country runner Tommy McGhee had the best race of his life in Jackson, Missouri, as he won his first career medal, finishing 23rd out of over 100 runners on Saturday, Sept. 6. These performances are usually preluded with the blood, sweat and tears of hard work, but Tommy has rewritten the...

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