Super Bowl XLIX Preview

Super Bowl XLIX Preview

Alec Gathright, Sports Editor
January 30, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

All of the talk up to this point has been about the “Deflategate” and the Green Bay Packers blowing a lead they had the entire game. A year ago, the Seattle Seahawks dominated the Denver Broncos in a game that was never really a game. Many wondered if Seattle could repeat as champions again this...

The Ohio State Buckeyes Win National Championship

The Ohio State Buckeyes Win National Championship

Bobby Ince, Sports Special Projects Editor
January 16, 2015
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The Ohio State Buckeyes completely dominated the Oregon Ducks to win the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship. The Buckeyes out performed Oregon, and it wasn't even close. After winning the Allstate Sugar Bowl 42-35 against Alabama Crimson Tide the Buckeyes punched their ticket...

Patriots One Step Closer

Patriots One Step Closer

Danny Crews, Sports Reporter
January 16, 2015
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Last Saturday, the Baltimore Ravens traveled to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots. The winner would advance to the AFC Championship Game, taking on the Indianapolis Colts. The Ravens jumped on top early, scoring on the opening drive on a 19-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Kamar...

Bros Vs. Joes: The Winter Edition

Bros Vs. Joes: The Winter Edition

Cole Brents, Reporter
January 16, 2015
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As the temperature drops and the winter months move in, the sports world moves it’s focus indoors.   With basketball season starting up for pretty much everyone involved, we decided to do the age old contest in the sport of basketball: The Three-Point Contest. For this competition we put Junior Varsity/...

College Football National Championship Preview

College Football National Championship Preview

Bobby Ince, Sports Special Projects Editor
January 9, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

When spring practice kicked off all 128 Division 1 schools hoped that they could compete in the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Now only two teams remain, and the champion will be decided Monday night in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Oregon Ducks reached...

Four New Members Elected Into HOF

Four New Members Elected Into HOF

Danny Crews, Sports Staff
January 9, 2015
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Tuesday afternoon, four former stand out players were awarded with the biggest honor in Major League Baseball; being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Ace pitchers Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, and Pedro Martinez along with arguably the most consistent hitter in MLB history in Craig Biggio were inducted...

NFL Playoff: Week One Recap

NFL Playoff: Week One Recap

Cole Brents, Reporter
January 9, 2015
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As the regular season ended and teams began to transition into the post-season, the first week of playoffs gave us some surprising results. The first week of playoffs featured the four wild card teams from each division going head to head to win their spot in the round of eight. The first game...

Looking For A Spark

Looking For A Spark

Riley Herron, Reporter
January 8, 2015
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On Monday night the Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the New York Knicks completed a surprising three-team trade. The Cavaliers sent shooting guard Dion Waiters to the Thunder, the Knicks gave J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to the Cavaliers, and the Thunder sent a protected future first...

Mizzou Defensive Coordinator Heads to Springfield

Mizzou Defensive Coordinator Heads to Springfield

Alec Gathright, Sports Editor
January 8, 2015
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For the last 14 seasons, Columbia, Missouri has been home for coach Dave Steckel. He’s coached linebackers in all 14 seasons and has been the defensive coordinator for the last five. Now Steckel will be a head coach for the first time. Steckel accepted the head coaching job at Missouri State a week...

KHQ Varsity Wrestlers

KHQ Varsity Wrestlers

Austin McDonald, Reporter
December 1, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Weight Class : Name 106                    TJ Pool 113                     Keegan Woods 120                    Cade Schmitz 126                     Cole Austin 132                     Zac Cook 138                    ...

Sam Senn Wins Two Gold Medals at State

Sam Senn Wins Two Gold Medals at State

George Win, Reporter
November 24, 2014
Filed under Sports

Junior Sam Senn won two events at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Boys Swimming and Diving Championships in the 200 and 100 meter freestyle events at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters. “I started swimming whenever I was three or four because my parents wanted me to learn the skill,...

Big Moves of the MLB Offseason

Big Moves of the MLB Offseason

Riley Herron, Reporter
November 21, 2014
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On Monday, November 17 the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves created the first big move of the MLB offseason. The Cardinals dealt promising right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller and minor league prospect Tyrell Jenkins to the Braves for right fielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden. This trade...

College Basketball Preview

College Basketball Preview

Bobby Ince, Sports Special Projects Editor
November 21, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

College basketball is mostly in the shadow of college football until mid-January, but there are a lot of interesting storylines in different conferences around the country. Every team has a long time to figure themselves out before the tournament in March, but it’s crucial to get a strong start to...

NFL Thanksgiving Day Games

NFL Thanksgiving Day Games

Alec Gathright, Sports Editor
November 21, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year. Families gather and spend time together while eating like there is no tomorrow. But for all of those sports families out there, Thanksgiving is also spent watching the NFL. I would much rather be watching football with my family than the Thanksgiving Parade...

Surging for MVP: J.J. Watt’s Run for MVP

Surging for MVP: J.J. Watt’s Run for MVP

Cole Brents, Reporter
November 21, 2014
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When the NFL MVP trophy came around in 1957, we have seen the award dominated almost exclusively by offensive players. Since then, only a total of three awards have been given to non-offensive players: Lawrence Taylor, Alan Page, and Mark Mosely for special teams in 2012. The NFL loves offensive players,...

Kickapoo Boy’s Basketball Preview

Kickapoo Boy’s Basketball Preview

Cole Brents, Reporter
October 30, 2014
Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

As our fall sports come to end, Kickapoo begins to prepare for our run at dominating the winter sports. Leading the charge is Boy’s Basketball. Coming off a district championship loss last year and a solid record of 23-7, Kickapoo has high expectations for the upcoming season. Returning seven seniors,...

In-Depth Look into the NBA Eastern Conference

In-Depth Look into the NBA Eastern Conference

Bobby Ince, Sports Special Projects Editor
October 30, 2014
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The Eastern Conference is no doubt the weaker conference in the National Basketball Association, but they still have lots of storylines. There will be a season long fight for 8 of the 15 teams to make the playoffs. Atlanta Hawks- The Hawks had a tough offseason with General Manager Danny Ferry maki...

MLB Says Goodbye to Emerging Star

MLB Says Goodbye to Emerging Star

Danny Crews, Reporter
October 30, 2014
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Sunday October 26, St. Louis Cardinals 22 –year-old outfielder Oscar Taveras died in a car accident along with his 18-year-old girlfriend while visting his hometown in the Dominican Republic. Taveras wasn’t just emerging as a top rookie for the St Louis Cardinals, but as one of the best young talents...

Baseball Superstitions

Baseball Superstitions

Danny Crews, Reporter
October 30, 2014
Filed under Sports

Baseball players are some of the most superstitious athletes in sports. If something works for a player on a certain day, than they will stick to the same routine the following day in hopes to keep their hot streak going. From eating the same meals, to naming your equipment, to even wearing the same...

North Carolina in Potential Trouble

North Carolina in Potential Trouble

Bobby Ince, Sports Special Projects Editor
October 30, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of North Carolina is known widely as one of the top athletic University's in the country, but now they are potentially in some trouble. The NCAA is investigating yet again into the program and harsh penalties might come down on the athletic department if they find anything. "The University...

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