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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...

In his singles match freshman Mason Gates plays against the Winnetonka High School Griffins on May 7 during districts. Mason is the No. 2 on varsity, and the team won the match 5-0, however Mason’s match was unfinished due to the team winning. “The only reason we won is because at the end of the day, we had more grit,” said Mason Gates.

You’re My ‘Bro-Model’

Brothers Play First, Last Year of High School Tennis Together
Alexa Schulte, Staff May 17, 2018

     Growing up in a family of six, brothers Carson and Mason Gates played on the same high-school tennis team for the first time this season. In previous years, Carson played high-school...

A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

The Wrestling gears up for this Season
Jack Warner, Staff December 20, 2017

            The 2017-2018 wrestling season is underway with a new head coach. The original head coach Gary Mayabb retired last school year, and former...


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,...

In the last match of a dual, junior Dan Mangold is going up against a Park Hill High
School opponent in the fieldhouse. Mangold ended up winning the match in double
overtime. “That match was big for districts team,” said Mangold.

Wrestling State Champions

Team Wins State for First Time
Haylee Roberts March 11, 2017

For the first time in school history, the wrestling team won the state championship. The team competed in the MSHSAA State Tournament on the weekend of Feb. 16 in Columbia, Mo. The group began preparing...

Preparing to start the second period of
his match against Liberty High School
on Feb. 1, freshman Khyler Brewer
walks to the middle of the mat. This is
Brewer’s first year wrestling for Staley
and his seventh year overall. “It feels
good being on varsity as a freshman.
I can’t wait for the next years to
come for me, and I aiming for a state
championship this year,” said Brewer.

Journey to the Top

Wrestling Ranked Second In State
Haylee Roberts February 1, 2017

The varsity wrestling team is ranked second in the state and 17th in the nation. “It’s a pretty big deal because you have teams like Neosho and other teams that have won six straight titles, and...

Head Basketball Coach Takes New Position in District

Head Basketball Coach Takes New Position in District

Maddy Benda, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2016

As the school year came to a close head basketball coach James Wheeler decided to take a new position in the North Kansas City School District. Wheeler has been a basketball coach for 12 years, six of...

Leaping out of the water, junior Hannah Palmeter swims the 100-meter butterfly at the 2013 sectionals.

Student Athletes Outside of Staley

Falcons Participate in Sports on Own Time
Hannah Crites, Reporter February 9, 2015

Junior Hannah Palmeter said she has been swimming since the age of six and has made an effort to take her passion to its full potential by competing on a club team. “Being on a club team takes up a lot...

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