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Taking Home Gold

Taking Home Gold

Kayla Pospisil, Staff

October 27, 2018

Coming home with a gold medal from the 2018 Special Olympics state competition in Jefferson City, Missouri, made for an exciting end to a season for freshman Casey Dodge. Dodge plays softball on the Blue Northstars Special Olympics team. “Casey is small, but mighty,” said Special Olympics Coordinator...

Mixin’ Up the Match Ups

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.

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 to the Suburban Red Conference. “I think this a good move, because it’s certainly provided...

Weekly Sports Wrap Up

Elle Wilkinson

October 26, 2018

Horse of a Different Color

Horse of a Different Color

Sara Almansouri, Staff

October 26, 2018

    There are many extracurricular activities such as lacrosse, ice hockey, rugby, junior Gabby Landuyt does horseback riding. Landuyt has done horseback riding as long as she could remember.    “I got serious about riding five years ago,” said Landuyt.     That’s...

Spirit Traditions

Spirit Traditions

Jack Warner, Staff

September 29, 2018

A school’s spirit and pride are built throughout many years of tradition. As students pack into the stands on a cold Friday night, dress up for spirit themes on Fridays, lead lighthearted Twitter wars online and document the travels of a “spirit stick,” it shows how 10 years of spirit are accumulating...

Running Into The Record Books

Running the 4x8, sophomore Alex Hamre gets ready to hand the baton off as she runs her last lap where on March 20. Hamre trained hard and ran in every varsity meet in order to reach her goal of breaking the 3200-meter record. “I would do around two hard workouts a week to help me train for it, and I had coach Adair help me by yelling out my splits each 400 to tell me whether I was on pace or not,” said Hamre.

Paxton Donaldson, Staff

May 23, 2018

     A 12thplace finish at cross country state this fall didn’t satisfy sophomore Alex Hamre. So, on April 19, she broke the 3200-meter school record at Rockhurst.      Hamre said she had immediately known she had broken the record, because near the end of the race, co...

You’re My ‘Bro-Model’

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.

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 tennis with his older brother Ethan Gates, who graduated in 2017.       “I enjoy being on...

A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

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 assistant coach Elisha Bears took over the position for the recent state champs.            ...

Dribbling into the Season

Warming up for basketball practice Nov. 4, senior Emilyn Richardson is preparing for practice. Joining the team this year, Richardson is eager to get the season started. “It’s going to be a fun and exciting season. Yes, we will have some ups and downs but that’s just part of it.”

Paxton Donaldson, Staff

December 20, 2017

For the first time since 2008, varsity girls’ basketball started the season off 5-1 with a plan to make it a successful basketball season. A successful season, according to assistant coach, David Fowler, is being competitive throughout the season and ending with a district title. “I think we have...

#RingSzn

After winning the state championship against Pattonville High School 36-35 Nov. 25, captain and senior Zach Elam embraces junior Jordan Owens.

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, capturing one last win in Columbia, Mo., Nov. 25. In the very last 57 seconds of the state game, ...

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