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Blackout for a Cause

Blackout for a Cause

Haylee Roberts, Reporter

September 11, 2016

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

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...

Basketball Team Gives Back

Cancer Patient Rhylan Lopata, 5, who is currently undergoing chemo therapy, sat the bench with the Varsity Basketball Team on February 2 in which they won against Fort Osage 71-52 at the Falcon Fieldhouse.  The team named him and his brother honorary coach for the night. “It made me feel good to help someone so young going through something so hard,” said sophomore varsity player Bennett Holloway, “It was really inspiring to watch him go through something like cancer and help him through that.”

Maddy Benda, Reporter

February 24, 2016

Over the past couple weeks there has been more meaning behind the Boys Varsity basketball games. Along with winning the team is focused on giving back to the community. To kick off their season the boys took a trip to harvesters, which they do every year.  On December 30, which was their winter break,...

Resilient Through Adversity

Freshman Alana Vawter plays in the game against Fort Osage High School on Oct. 1. Vawter has been playing softball since she was 7. “Softball is fun because not only are the people great, but everyone loves to win. So whenever we win it just makes it all more fun,” Vawter said.

Bryttany Holovach, Multimedia Editor

February 22, 2016

Freshman Alana Vawter has been covered by many news outlets, including KMBC 9 News and “The Northlander”, because of what she’s accomplished in the sports she participates in despite the adversity she has faced. Alana participates in swim, softball and track. Among her accomplishments, Alana was...

Same Talent, New Sport

Senior Dylan Bedard plays in a game against North Kansas City High School on Sept. 10. Bedard started kicking for the football team on Sept. 10 against Liberty North High Shool after impressing the coaches. “Connor McCullough told the coaches about him a few weeks ago,” said former kicker senior Faizol Bouchard. “He kicked some field goals and the coaches liked him.”

Abbi Atwell, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2016

When the kicker for the football team, senior Faizol Bouchard tore his ACL and MCL on Sept. 4, students wondered how the team would continue. Bouchard said that he won’t be able to play for the rest of the season. According to Bouchard, senior Connor McCullough suggested that senior Dylan Bedard, a...

Student Swimmer Qualifies for State

On Dec. 8, sophomore Rachel Janiak swims the 200 IM at the Platte County Community Center. This is her second year on the swim team, and she has made it to state both years. “Every meet helps me get closer to what I want to become as a swimmer,” said Janiak.

Emilie Kerr, Reporter

December 18, 2015

Swimming her way into state, sophomore Rachel Janiak is already guaranteed to go to the state swim meet. She was the 1st female swimmer from at Staley who has gotten the qualifying time as of December 1st. There has been three meets, one on Dec. 1 and one on Dec. 8. She earned her bid on the first meet...

Student Wrestler Aims for State Championships

Lane Burch, Reporter

December 18, 2015

Senior Seth Otis, has wrestled for coach Gary Mayabb all four years of high school. As a freshman, Otis qualified for the MSHSAA Wrestling State Tournament at 106 pounds. He won one match and wrestled two other close matches that resulted in losses. During his sophomore year, Otis wrestled varsity...

Tapp Leads with Belief in Team

Bryttany Holovach, Multimedia Editor

October 30, 2015

The victory achieved by the softball team was accomplished by “sacrifice and loss of ego,” according to head coach Jairus Tapp. Tapp has coached softball for eight years, since Staley has opened. He said his job as a coach is to better the team. “I’m just a coach,” said Tapp. “...

Student Athletes Outside of Staley

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

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 of my time and requires a big commitment, so I had to choose that over being on a high school team,”...

Swim and Dive Team Members Qualify for State

Abbi Atwell, Editor-in-Cheif

November 19, 2014

Several members of the swim and dive team have qualified for state. Senior Daniel Maynard qualified for state in the 200m free style and the 100m breast stroke at a dual meet against Platte County High School and Park Hill South. Maynard also qualified for the 100 freestyle at a meet against St. Joe...

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