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Fall Sports Team’s Traditions

Fall Sports Team’s Traditions

Jack Warner, Staff

September 13, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Top Stories

     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 lights, there is a lot of time with the team. The football team has a pregame meal after school where...

Wrestling State Champions

Wrestling State Champions

Haylee Roberts

March 11, 2017


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports

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 to come back after the 2016 state tournament, and they were determined to do better and keep pushing...

Lane to State

Lane to State

Haylee Roberts

February 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Sports

As the girls swim season comes to an end, more and more swimmers are getting their state cuts and dropping time. Stoaktown is a combined swim team of Staley, Oak Park and North Kansas City high schools. They are all from different schools in the same district but practice and attend meets together...

Journey to the Top

Journey to the Top

Haylee Roberts

February 1, 2017


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports

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 Smithville that has also won a couple straight titles. It is nice that this happened through all classes,”...

New Cross Country Course Under Construction

New Cross Country Course Under Construction

Hannah Zank, Reporter

December 20, 2016


Filed under News, Sports

With cross country ending in the fall, Coach Elisha Bears and seniors Casey Flynn and Tyler Collins have been working to build a course to use for practice and meets. “When the idea was first mentioned to the team, Tyler and I stepped up and started helping with the preparations,” said Flynn. Bears...

Preparation for a New Season

Preparation for a New Season

Maddy Benda, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Sports

As a new season of high school sports starts, new goals and aspirations are also rising.  Varsity girls basketball are hungry for a successful season and a district title. “I feel like we have a lot of work to do, but we’re getting better day by day,” said freshman Gracie Neff. Neff...

Running Back Ross Earns Thomas A. Simone Award

Running Back Ross Earns Thomas A. Simone Award

Emilie Kerr, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Feature, News, People Of Staley, Sports

Senior Julian Ross was awarded the 34th Annual Thomas A. Simone award Dec. 6 in the Falcon Fieldhouse. The award is presented every year to the most outstanding high-school football player in the Kansas City Metro area. Some consider this award to be the “Heisman” of the metro area. “Most people don...

Fall Sports Wrap Up

Fall Sports Wrap Up

November 15, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

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Blackout for a Cause

Blackout for a Cause

Haylee Roberts, Reporter

September 11, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

HOW IT BEGAN: In 2010, Allie Altenhofen, class of 2011, felt blessed to be involved in sport that required both physical and mental abilities. She felt strongly about giving back to those who have experienced health problems such as cancer. So she decided to find a way to raise money on a larger scal...

Head Basketball Coach Takes New Position in District

Head Basketball Coach Takes New Position in District

Maddy Benda, Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2016


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Teachers Of Staley

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 which were at Staley.  Next year Wheeler will be supervising the high school alternative education...

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