KHS Fall Sports

KHS Fall Sports

Tyler Frey, Sports Editor
September 2, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The most exciting time of the year for sports has just started for Kickapoo High School. Football, Softball, and Soccer have officially begun and gotten off to a successful start. The football team had no trouble winning the first two games via blowouts against Parkview and Rolla. The upcoming games...

Wild Night at the NFL Draft

Wild Night at the NFL Draft

Bobby Ince, Sports Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Thursday April 28, 2016, thirty-one names entered football fraternity via the NFL Draft. This year’s version of the draft took place in Chicago, Illinois, and there was plenty of drama to go around. Two weeks ago the Los Angeles Rams kick started the draft drama when they traded up to the number...

Boy’s Tennis Continues Hot Streak

Cole Brents
April 29, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boy’s tennis team has been on a tear so far this season, with a recent tournament win and with a placing in the always-tough Springfield Invitational tournament. Garret Howard medaled for the Chiefs for the first time in over a decade. A little over a week later, the Tennis Chiefs did it again...

Winter Drumline

Karli Rowett
April 4, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Kickapoo Winter Drumline is quickly approaching the most important competition of the season, the WGI Percussion World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. From April 14-17 the drumline will be competing with their show L’Amour Silencieux, or A Silent Love. “The practices have gotten more intense, and...

Boys Tennis Play First Match

Skylr Houzenga and Annalee Arbeitman
March 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Boys Tennis will partake in their first tennis match against Rogersville on Thursday, March 31. This event will occur at 4:00 P.M. at Gillenwater. Both Junior Varsity and Varsity will be playing for a win. There will be no cost to attend the match. “We are expected to win this match. The youngest...

Bowling Team Heads to State

Bowling Team Heads to State

Paul Rich, Sports Reporter
March 4, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Kickapoo High School is filled with school spirit when it comes to athletics, especially well known sports such as football, basketball, soccer, etc. One sport that seems to be overlooked is bowling, whose team placed second in the state competition last year. After losing only one senior, the team hopes...

Bob Don’t Lie

Bob Don’t Lie

Bobby Ince, Sports Editor
March 3, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Owner Stan Kroenke and the Rams are gone. It’s time to move on. Kroenke moved the St. Louis Rams to sunny Los Angeles, while chasing the potential money and spotlight, and that’s not all a bad thing. St. Louis is no doubt a baseball town and that alone was an important key to the Rams’ downfall...

College Football: Better Than Ever

College Football: Better Than Ever

Bobby Ince, Sports Editor
March 3, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The National Champion has been crowned, signing day is over, and the offseason is in full swing, but things are looking up for the world of college football. The 2016-2017 season is shaping up to be one of the most intriguing seasons in quite some time. College athletics are all about the schools,...

Seniors Put Pen to Paper

Seniors Put Pen to Paper

Riley Herron, Reporter
March 2, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In a year where Kickapoo athletics have seen a variety of different programs find success, it is not a surprise to see many of the senior student athletes find themselves in a position to continue their careers in college. On February 3, ten students signed to further their athletic careers in college. Football...

Bros vs. Joes

Bros vs. Joes

Cole Brents, Reporter
March 2, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Basketball is a year-round sport, but when many people think of basketball, they think of the winter. Basketball at Kickapoo has always been one of our best sports with multiple state titles and a plethora of big names coming from the program. Jared Ridder is no exception to this; so we put him up against...

UFC Fighter Contemplates Suicide After Defeat

UFC Fighter Contemplates Suicide After Defeat

Paul Rich, Sports Reporter
February 26, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On October 7, 2015 Ronda Rousey, undefeated at the time appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Kimmel to promote her fight against Holly Holm. “She’s (Holm) going to try to keep distance and keep far away from me and keep me frustrated and to the point where I’ll make a mistake and she’ll...

Lady Chiefs Swim Make Their State Run

Lady Chiefs Swim Make Their State Run

Cole Brents, Sports Reporter
February 26, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Coming as a surprise to no one, the Kickapoo girls swim team had an outstanding season once again. Consisting of mostly underclassmen, the Lady Chiefs have an incredible amount of potential to improve even more than they already have. Kayla Herron is a sophomore and broke two Kickapoo swim records last...

Players Across the MLB Report to Spring Training

Players Across the MLB Report to Spring Training

Bobby Ince, Sports Editor
February 25, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

It’s only been four short months since the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets and hoisted the World Series trophy, but baseball is back. Spring Training is the ultimate place baseball fans everywhere to enjoy the game that they love. Thirty teams will send anywhere from 140 to 170 players...

The Next Great Could be Among Us

The Next Great Could be Among Us

Isaac Johnson
February 25, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Ben Simmons is no normal freshman at LSU. He went to high school in Florida at Monteverde Academy after living in Australia his entire life. Simmons is a special talent with a lot of ability and has the potential to be a NBA superstar. Simmons is a 6’9 forward with skills to play like a guard. Comparisons...

NBA Underdogs to Watch

NBA Underdogs to Watch

Riley Herron, Reporter
February 25, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The second half of the NBA season is under way and many teams are beginning to evaluate their current standing within their respective conferences. Some teams will begin managing their star players minutes to prepare for the postseason, while others will start scouting college players with hopes of drafting...

Everything You Need to Know About Super Bowl 50

Everything You Need to Know About Super Bowl 50

Bobby Ince, Sports Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Super Bowl is traditionally the most watched television event annually, and this year it’s going to be even bigger. This year’s version of the game will mark the 50th year that the game has been play, and the NFL has gone all out to put on its biggest show ever. Who: The Carolina Panthers (17-1...

NFL MVP Race

NFL MVP Race

Riley Herron, Reporter
February 5, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

This NFL season was one that was dominated by headlines such as Johnny Manziel’s ongoing off the field issues, Adrian Peterson’s return to play, and the Carolina Panthers’ undefeated streak. Many players manage to keep out of the bad media headlines and let their play speak for themselves, and...

Senior Volley Bros Take the Trophy

Senior Volley Bros Take the Trophy

Riley McCullough
December 17, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Thursday November 19, Glendale hosted a boy’s volleyball tournament called “Volley Bros.” Admission was two dollars and all proceeds went to the Alzheimer’s Association that helps people with Alzheimer’s. Kickapoo had four teams participate. There were two senior teams and two junior teams....

PFL Tourney Raises Cans

PFL Tourney Raises Cans

Riley McCullough
December 17, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

     Thursday October 22 Kickapoo held their first ever Powderpuff Football tournament. Powderpuff football games are flag football games played between girls from the freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior classes and the funds go to a charity or group. The tournament was ran by Student co...

Cross Country Is Not a Sport

Cross Country Is Not a Sport

Riley McCullough
December 17, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Cross Country has taught me many lessons, including that it’s more than just a sport. Freshman year, I began running everyday. The first practice I attended was in the summer before my freshman year on a cool Monday morning. The sun was still hidden behind the trees at seven AM, so every step I took...

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