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Softball Ends Season As Conference Champs

Softball Ends Season As Conference Champs

Close Game Ends Season
Cassie Ford, Editor in Chief October 15, 2021

     Varsity softball had a winning season and ended as Conference champions with an 18-6 record. They advanced to districts as the No. 1 seed, beating North Kansas City High School 16-1...

Sophomore Ken’Veon Stone lays on the ground as sophomore Tyler Kerkhoff (#79), senior Anderson Hendershot (#27) and senior Emonta Hicks (#10) rush over to celebrate.

Football Team Victorious In Battle

Varsity Beats Northmen 35-28 In Back-And-Forth Battle
Landyn Goldberg October 11, 2021

     In a back-and-forth battle at Oak Park High School Oct. 8, varsity came out victorious 35-28. The win snapped a four-game losing streak. The team was led by junior quarterback Cole...

After being released from the hospital, senior Loa Grace returns to school for the first time. After the concussion, Grace was very sensitive to light and sound, so he wasnt allowed to use his phone or laptop. Its been a learning experience that I should be more grateful for things that I take for granted, said Grace.

Making A Recovery

Quarterback Recovering From Concussion
Hailey Milliken November 15, 2018

Football games under Friday night lights are usually a unifying and celebrated activity for students and athletes alike. But at an away game on Oct. 12 against Park Hill High School, quarterback and senior...

After winning third place as a team at cross country state Nov. 3, runners juniors Murphy Corum, Nathan Nguyen, senior Preston Wheeler, juniors Luke Winkler, Jack Warner, Collin Riggins, sophomores Dawson Walker and Drew Sallman stand while wearing their new medals. This was the first time since 1983 that a North Kansas City School District school made it to the podium at state. It felt great to be up there with all the guys. We had worked all year for that moment and we all did our part to make it possible, said Winkler.

Party Like It’s 1983

Boys Cross Country Places Third At State
Alexa Schulte, StaleyNews Editor-In-Chief November 6, 2018

The boys cross-country team placed third at the Class 4 State competition this past weekend. The last time a team in the North Kansas City School District made it to the winners’ podium was 1983. “I...

Weekly Sports Wrap Up 10-26 to 11-01

Elle Wilknson November 5, 2018

Elle Wilkinson put together the weekly sports wrap up for all the teams that have competed. 

At the top of the fifth inning, senior Alanna Vawter pitches against Liberty High School in the sectional game Oct. 17. Vawter was on the team all four years with a personal record of 19-4 her last season. “Obviously there was a lot on the line this time. It’s one of those games that you kind of wish you could take back a couple pitches here or there, but that’s part of the game,” said Vawter.

Mixin’ Up the Match Ups

Athletes Reflect On Conference Change
Hailey Milliken October 27, 2018

As of fall of the 2018-2019 school year, the Missouri State High School Activities Association reclassified each Suburban Conference, and the school athletics has moved up from the Suburban White Conference...


Football Team Clinches State Championship
Leidy Venegas, Editor-In-Chief November 27, 2017

It’s ring season. Team captains seniors John Raybourn, Zach Elam, Rod Criss and Tyler Miller led the football team to an undefeated season of 14-0, ending it with a Class 5 state championship title,...

On Sept. 28, head coach Phil Lite gives the team a post-practice talk. It was the day before a game, and the players had just gotten done with walk throughs. “He’s a good speaker, and he just gets us ready to play. He’s a coach on the field but like a friend off the field,” said varsity quarterback senior John Raybourn. Photo by Leidy Venegas

High ‘Lite” of The Week

Chiefs Present Award To Head Football Coach
Dawson Parks, Staff October 11, 2017

Award winning varsity football head coach Philip Lite won the K.C. Chiefs coach of the week award.  Lite won the award after leading his team to 22-15 win against the undefeated Fort Osage high...

The Emeralds are praying before performing at the home football game against North Kansas City on Aug. 25. Each person in the group puts a foot in the middle to clear their minds and pray. “It’s our make it or break it moment. It’s the moment where we unite as a team so we can execute our dance successfully on the field,” said sophomore Grace Siegfried.

Fall Sports Team’s Traditions

Teams Bond to Prepare for the Season
Jack Warner, Staff September 13, 2017

     Fall sports are in full swing, and so is the team bonding. Each group has different traditions that help them create a family-like bond.      Before the Friday night...

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