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Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Jimmy McKinney, KHS boys basketball head coach, coaches his team in practice prior to their first game against Mehlville.

Jimmy McKinney: Dedication

Kinley Bokermann, sports editor January 7, 2022

Intense. Passionate. Dedicated. These were the three words junior guard Kellen Rhimes used to describe his head coach, Jimmy McKinney. For McKinney, boys basketball head coach, his passion for basketball...

Winter sport athletes compete with hopes of bringing home state titles back to KHS.

Winter is coming

Kinley Bokermann, sports editor January 6, 2022

With temperatures dropping and fall sports in the past, KHS athletics' focus shifts to a new season: winter sports. After months of hard work, teams are ready to see how they can preform against some of...

Goalie Morgan Miller, sophomore, watches the play across the rink from the goalie box.

Photo Gallery: Kirkwood Varsity Hockey Game vs. Chaminade Dec. 4, 2021

Cassie Sprang, photographer December 10, 2021

The Kirkwood hockey team played at the Kirkwood Ice Rink, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 against Chaminade. Kirkwood won the game 4-2, with a large student section to cheer them on. "I love how every time our...

The banners with past titles hang on the wall of the Natitorium.

Meet the 2021 Girl’s Swim Team

Rachel Finan, web editor November 30, 2021

Last year, the Kirkwood Girls’ Swim and Dive Team brought home the first team state title in the history of Kirkwood. The banner hangs above the pool in the Walker Natatorium,  showing the history and...

Christian Hughes goes up for a shot in the boys varsity basketball game against Marquette.

Next level

Kinley Bokermann, sports writer February 9, 2021

For most competitive athletes, their dream is to get to the next level. According to the NCAA, almost 8 million high school athletes compete in sports each day, many of whom are looking to continue playing...

Bryce Simpson, senior, shoots a free throw in Kirkwoods Dec. 8 season opener against Mehlville.

Upcoming KHS winter sports schedule

Henry Chappell, sports editor February 8, 2021

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the KHS winter sports season continues on. Multiple sports are active at the moment, including girls swim and dive, boys and girls basketball (freshman, JV and varsity...

Angela Mostek, sophomore, looks to pass to an open teammate during team practice.

Photo gallery: Winter sports 2020-2021

Sophia Beckmann and Ella Davies November 20, 2020

Despite the drawbacks from COVID-19 this 2020-2021 school year, winter sports have started up and been thriving. With girls' and boys' basketball, girls' swim and wrestling going on this winter, KHS students...

photo by Megan Tate Van Buren

Photo gallery: girls’ swim and dive Kirkwood invite

Megan Tate Van Buren, photographer February 1, 2019

Kirkwood girls' swim and dive places second overall against Lafayette, Marquette, Parkway South, Villa Duchesne and Francis Howell in the second annual Kirkwood Invite on Friday Jan. 18. 2019. "[The...

Olivia Inion, freshman, does a reverse flip off the diving board. She has been diving on and off since the age of 5. [The hardest part about diving is] the mental barrier, its really hard to think about what youre doing, Inion said. When youve been working hard on a pretty difficult dive, the moment when you finally get it is a really good feeling.

Photo gallery: girls swim and dive vs. Marquette Dec. 11

Kelley Cochran, photographer December 18, 2018

Marquette won against Kirkwood with a score of 128-56. This is their 5th meet this season, and they have 6 more meets before heading into state. "The best part of my job is to work with all these awesome,...

Varsity wrestlers warm up by practicing stances and transitions.

Photo gallery: varsity wrestling practice Nov. 13

Kelley Cochran, photographer November 19, 2018

Kirkwood Varsity wrestling has practice on Nov. 13th, 2018 in the wrestling room. They've had no matches yet, but have been practicing a lot of different skills and techniques. Their first match is the...

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