The First College Football Playoff Rankings

The First College Football Playoff Rankings

Alec Gathright, Sports Editor
October 30, 2014
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For the first time ever, the College Football Playoff Committee released its rankings. The committee includes 12 people that decide what four teams should be in the their version of the final four. As of right now the top four teams include: 4. Ole Miss- The Rebels are led by quarterback Bo Wallace...

Royals Historic Run

Royals Historic Run

Riley Herron, Reporter
October 30, 2014
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Every MLB postseason there appears to be one Cinderella team. This is a team that comes up out of nowhere, unexpectedly makes the postseason, and competes on a level that no one thinks is possible. In the 2013 postseason this team was the Boston Red Sox. A team typically known for success, they had...

Racism a Problem Again in the NBA

Racism a Problem Again in the NBA

Bobby Ince, Sports Special Projects Editor
September 26, 2014
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National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver had to deal with the Donald Sterling situation during his first few months of his first year of office. Now, racism has become an issue in the NBA again in the form of Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry. Ferry is a retired NBA player...

Jeter’s Final Home Game

Jeter’s Final Home Game

Danny Crews, Sports Staff
September 26, 2014
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Every seat at Yankee Stadium was sold for the game against the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees Thursday, but when iconic shortstop Derek Jeter stepped up to the plate for his final game at Yankee Stadium, not one seat was in use. “Derek Jeter” was chanted, tears were falling, and all those...

A Season To Remember

A Season To Remember

Riley Herron, Reporter
September 26, 2014
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At the height of five foot five inches, second baseman Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros began this regular season as the shortest player in Major League Baseball. By the end of this season his name will be bigger throughout the baseball world then he could have ever imagined. This season Altuve posted...

Seahawks Trump Broncos in Overtime Thriller

Seahawks Trump Broncos in Overtime Thriller

Cole Brents, Reporter
September 26, 2014
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As the third week of the NFL season is in the books, we saw many exciting games with many more exciting plays. Of the games this week, one of the better ones to watch was the rematch between the Super Bowl champions, the Seahawks, and the Broncos. After losing by a large margin in last years Super Bowl,...

College Football’s Heisman Watch

College Football’s Heisman Watch

Alec Gathright, Sports Editor
September 26, 2014
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The 2014 college football season is well underway and we are one step closer to naming this year's Heisman trophy. The Heisman is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football, whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Last year's trophy winner was...

Understanding the Facts About Ray Rice

Understanding the Facts About Ray Rice

Bobby Ince, Sports Special Projects Editor
September 19, 2014
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Ray Rice made the 2007 All-American team, was selected to three Pro Bowls, and he won Super Bowl XLVII along with his Baltimore Raven teammates. Despite his accomplishments and his successful career, the 5’ 8” running back from Rutgers University may never play a down of football again. When Ray...

Royals’ Playoff Hopes

Royals’ Playoff Hopes

Riley Herron, Reporter
September 19, 2014
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As September rolls around, Major League Baseball fans begin to talk about the upcoming postseason and what future their team may hold. Fans of teams such as the San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, and St. Louis Cardinals are almost always involved in conversations dealing with this topic. The fans...

Mayweather Keeps His Crown

Mayweather Keeps His Crown

Cole Brents, Reporter
September 19, 2014
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is one of boxing’s greatest with a record of 47-0 and 26 knockouts on record. He’s proved time and time again that he is one of the best and this past weekend proved to be no different. This past Saturday, Mayweather took on Marcos Maidana. This is the second time the two...

Krzyzewski Leads USA to Gold

Krzyzewski Leads USA to Gold

Alec Gathright, Sports Editor
September 19, 2014
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The United States Mens Basketball team competed in the 2014 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup tournament in Spain. It was no surprise that the team placed 1st in the competition, but doing it the way they did without NBA superstars LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, and many m...

Who’s Winning the US Open?

Who’s Winning the US Open?

George Win, Reporter
September 2, 2014
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The US Open is currently undergoing its 133rd annual tournament at the Billie Jean King Stadium in New York, New York. Defending champion Rafael Nadal will not be playing due to a wrist injury attained during the 2014 Wimbledon Championship. The tournament has many contenders for the title. World Numb...

Kickapoo Takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Kickapoo Takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Danny Crews, Reporter
August 28, 2014
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Over the past couple of weeks, you can’t even log onto Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook without seeing a video or picture of the ice bucket challenge. The ice bucket challenge is a way to spread awareness of the fatal ALS disease, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The disease slowly takes over your...

Injuries and Suspensions Plague the Preseason

Injuries and Suspensions Plague the Preseason

Bobby Ince, Sports Special Projects Editor
August 28, 2014
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Injures and suspensions are apart of the National Football League, but rarely have so many occurred so early in the season. When franchises lose some of their best players, the rest of the season can be an uphill battle. St. Louis Rams’ quarterback Sam Bradford tops the list of most notable players...

UEFA Champions League Draw

UEFA Champions League Draw

Alec Gathright, Sports Editor
August 28, 2014
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The 2014-15 UEFA Champions League draw for group stage has been revealed. Many people do not like the way UEFA draws the teams for the biggest club competition in the world. But the teams that finished in the top of their league the year before get invited. Then it is a random selection for the groups. Group...

The New Big 3

The New Big 3

August 28, 2014
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For over a month after the NBA Draft, speculation that Cavaliers first round pick Andrew Wiggins would be traded had begun to rise. For whom they would trade him for is what really got people interested. The Cavs were aiming to deal the talented shooting guard Wiggins, along with 2013 first overall...

2014 Little League World Series Recap

2014 Little League World Series Recap

Cole Brents, Reporter
August 28, 2014
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Every summer for the past 67 years the best little league baseball teams from around the nation and from around the world have gathered in Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the Little League World Series. Initially limited to only United States teams, the tournament expanded to include international teams...

A Look Ahead to the MLB Playoffs

A Look Ahead to the MLB Playoffs

Bobby Ince, Sports Special Projects Editor
August 22, 2014
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The Major League Baseball season starts in early April and goes until late October, so there is a lot that the casual fan can miss. The playoffs are around the corner and baseball will soon regain the national spotlight. Young players of a year ago have blossomed into the elite stars of the game, and...

2014-2015 NFL Preview

2014-2015 NFL Preview

Cole Brents, Reporter
August 22, 2014
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As summer turns to fall that means only two things for a lot of people, the start of school, and the start of the NFL Football season. Starting on September 4th the 32 teams that make up the NFL will battle it out over 17 weeks to see who will be crowned Super Bowl Champion. Coming off of a lands...

Boys Soccer Preview

Boys Soccer Preview

George Win, Technology Supervisor
August 22, 2014
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The Boys Soccer team is preparing for the start of a promising season. After a disappointing loss to Joplin in the district tournament, the team brings back nine starting seniors to lead the Chiefs. Senior Alex Lofaro was very optimistic about this season. “This year I definitely think the team...

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