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First Female NFL Coach Visits School

Collette V. Smith Lead Girls Flag Football Practice
Raegan Proudfit, Reporter September 25, 2023

    “Be the leader you want to follow.” The student body repeated those words back to the first African-American female NFL coach. Collette V. Smith coached for the New York Jets...

Alena Nelson

The Athlete Behind The Athletes

Nelson Shares Journey To Becoming Athletic Trainer
Matt Cheney June 10, 2023

     Growing up playing sports, athletic trainer Alena Nelson said she always knew she wanted to be an athletic trainer. She had a passion for sports and was dedicated to helping others...

Jacey McGraw poses at Winter Sports Media Day Nov. 17.

Sink Or Swim

McGraw Strives To Recover from Injury
Emma Brown June 10, 2023

     Being an athlete is common, but not every athlete will face a potentially career-ending injury like sophomore swimmer Jacey McGraw has. She has been battling her injury for two and...

Zach Sarnell runs against Raymore-Peculiar High School Oct. 1.

Pushing Through To The Finish Line

Runner Keeps Going After Rare Medical Diagnosis
Braden Kurbin June 10, 2023

     One in a million. Cyclic Neutropenia is a rare blood disorder occurring in about one of every one million people, and sophomore cross country runner Zach Sarnell was diagnosed...

During senior night at the home varsity football game Aug. 26 at the District Activities Center, senior defensive lineman Tyler Shanks comforts his family as they celebrate his last year and mourn the loss of his father. Shanks’ father passed away during his freshman year, and that has been one of his major motivators as an athlete since.

Faith And Family

Football Player Works To Overcome Grief After Loss Of Father
Sade Winter June 10, 2023

“Losing him is just like losing my best friend, like losing my rock because he was there, he had my back through everything, and he pushed me through everything,” senior Tyler Shanks said about his...

During the Sept. 29 game against Grandview High School, coach Johnny Chain watches the field. Varsity won 2-1.

Coaching Through Change

Despite Changing World, Chain Always Drawn Back To Coaching
Victoria Brady June 10, 2023

     Entering his fifteenth year of coaching with the North Kansas City School District, head soccer coach Johnny Chain focuses on finding happiness and purpose in life.       Although...

Senior Preston Assee is celebrated at boys soccer senior night Oct. 18.

Facing A Challenge

Injury Doesn't Hold Soccer Player Back
Jersey Jones June 10, 2023

      There are things that can hold an athlete back from achieving their dreams, and one of these things is injuries. Some injuries are minor, while others can end a dream.           Senior...

In the Courtwarming game Feb. 3 against North Kansas City High School, senior Kayden Fish dribbles the ball. The boys basketball team won the game 65-45. “My thought process was just to get the win,” Fish said. “Thats the most important thing so that you can have fun afterward and not worry about, ‘I should’ve done this better.’”

Everything To Lose

Boys Basketball Doc: Season 2: Episode 1

After falling short of their Missouri state title hopes in the 2021-22' season, the Staley Falcons are back with seven returning seniors, three of which signing to Division 1 basketball programs. The #1...

Seniors Photograph Parade

Seniors Photograph Parade

STTV Staff Shoots Victory Parade Through Internship
Brianne Tremper, Editor-In-Chief, Writer March 17, 2023

   The Chiefs parade to celebrate their Super Bowl win was the biggest yet. The city celebrated with a parade and rally, which cost the city $3.5 million, according to the Kansas City Star. NCAPS...

Step Team Competes In First Step Show

Step Team Competes In First Step Show

ONYX Earns 2nd Place in Competition
Reagan Schulz, Writer, Photographer March 16, 2023

      The Onyx Step team competed in their first-ever step show Feb. 24 at North Kansas City High School, placing second.      "I was surprised,” senior Keiara Wells said. “Not because...

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