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The empty football field at the District Activities Center on the evening of Sept. 16.

‘Heartbreaking’ Football Game Cancellation Disappoints

Team Coming Back Friday For Homecoming Game
Elyse Bredfeldt, Reporter September 21, 2021

       The decision to cancel the varsity football game against Liberty North High School on Friday, Sept. 17, was met with disappointment.        The...

Keep On Swinging

Student Overcomes Health Challenges To Play Ball
May 25, 2021

Falcon Athlete ‘Tri’s’ Something New

May 21, 2021

Junior Bella Norris competes in a unique athletic event.

A Sport with a Different ‘Spin’

Freshman athlete competes on the ice
May 21, 2021

Sports Superstitions

Athletes Share Superstitions
Charlie Warner May 21, 2021

     It is not uncommon for people to have superstitions or a certain tradition when it comes to how they perform a specific task they repeat often, especially in sports. For example, an athlete could...

The boys basketball team celebrates after a 67-54 win in the C.W. Stessman Invitational championship game against Liberty High School at Liberty. Staley, who was ranked No. 4 in the Kansas City area by 810 Sports, played Liberty, who was ranked No. 5. “It felt really great because we don’t really get to play Liberty, and they’re always good competition, and it’s really fun,” said junior guard Asa Bridges.

Run That Back

Boys Basketball Picks Up Where They Left Off
Landyn Goldberg May 21, 2021

     Boys basketball was on the road to their first state championship in school history last season before being shut down by COVID-19, which solidified them as a true contender. As the 2020-21 season...

Many of the varsity football games ended in a team talk. After 30 years of coaching, head varsity football coach Phil Lite will be retiring. “There’s a lot of stories about coach Lite, but he always kept us in check, made sure we were on schedule. But, there’s a lot of great memories,” said junior Gavin
Siegfried.

‘It’s About Relationships’

Staley Original Coach, Teacher Retires
Isabella Dorrington May 20, 2021

     Staley original Head football coach Phil Lite is retiring after coaching for 30 years and teaching for 25. He has coached baseball, track, basketball, wrestling and his favorite, football.   ...

On the court, senior Byron Alexander dribbles the past a defender from Park Hill South High School Jan. 15. The players agree that a big part of their success is due to the good relationships they have with each other. “I just feel like we have really good chemistry on and off the court and it definitely helps us when we play against tougher opponents.” said Alexander.

Boys Basketball Making History

Cassie Ford April 6, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team had their most successful season yet by going the furthest in school history. “We became the first Staley team to win the William Jewell Tournament and C.W. Stessmen...

On the Road

On the Road

Tennis team strengthens bonds while creating new traditions
Jack Warner January 28, 2020

The girl’s tennis team began their journey through Minnesota, Missouri and South Dakota, on Aug. 29. This was the first road trip for the girls tennis team. The five days were full of not just tennis,...

Athletes on Twitter

Athletes on Twitter

Sara Almansouri May 21, 2019

Posting about colleges sending you invites to come tour their college is a lot. Multiple people post about their achievements. Bragging means excessively proud and boastful talk about one's achievements...

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