Aldon Smith Strikes Again

Aldon Smith Strikes Again

Alec Gathright, Reporter
April 18, 2014
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   Aldon Smith, the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, is in trouble again. After winning defensive rookie of the year, and becoming the fastest player in NFL history to record 30 sacks, Smith was looking like he could have had one of the best defensive careers ever. After being arrested for ...

Duke’s Jabari Parker Declares for the NBA Draft

Duke’s Jabari Parker Declares for the NBA Draft

Chase Young, Sports Editor
April 18, 2014
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Duke Freshman Jabari Parker declared for the NBA Draft Thursday April 17, 2014 in a move that many experts had predicted. The 6’8” Small Forward out of Chicago averaged 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds in his only season with Duke. “Jabari could not have been better. He is the epitome of what you...

Baseball Team Looks Ahead to Opening Day

Baseball Team Looks Ahead to Opening Day

Bobby Ince, Reporter
March 26, 2014
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Warmer weather is on its way and that means that baseball will be starting soon. Chiefs Baseball looks to have a strong season. This could be one of the best they have had in a while, and they are looking forward to it. “We know each other better now and have improved over the off season,” senior...

2014 NFL Draft Preview

2014 NFL Draft Preview

Chase Young, Sports Editor
March 26, 2014
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In the 2013 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Eric Fisher with the number one overall pick. This decision, along with a few offseason moves transformed the Chiefs from the NFLs’ worst team into one of the better in all of football. This transformation displays the importance of the NFL Draft....

Clowney, Bortles Shine at NFL Combine

Clowney, Bortles Shine at NFL Combine

Chase Young, Sports Editor
February 28, 2014
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The NFL Combine is a yearly event put on by the NFL through which NFL hopeful prospects perform drills in front of Pro Football Coaches. Though the 40 yard dash is the most popular drill, other drills such as the bench press and agility cones and how prospects preform on these drills can directly affect...

Kickapoo Wrestling State Recap

Kickapoo Wrestling State Recap

Alec Gathright, Reporter
February 28, 2014
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A year ago, senior Michah Foote was the runner-up in the Missouri State High School wrestling tournament, the same year Junior Tony Grant (then a sophomore) placed third. This year, Grant returned to Columbia, Missouri to try and place again for Kickapoo. Grant, sophomore Dennen Porter, and senior Dallas...

Bros vs. Joes: An Athletic Competition

Bros vs. Joes: An Athletic Competition

Mitchael McAlister, Assistant Magazine Development Supervisor/Enforcer
January 29, 2014
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Why College Athletes Should Get Paid

Why College Athletes Should Get Paid

Chase Young, Sports Editor
January 29, 2014
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Each year the number of college football players getting in trouble for accepting benefits is growing, and it has become a clear problem for the NCAA. With so many student athletes receiving punishments for selling jerseys, autographs, or even hiring agents, this is a problem the NCAA can’t overlook...

Where Former Kickapoo Athletes Are Now

Where Former Kickapoo Athletes Are Now

Alec Gathright, Reporter
January 28, 2014
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Kickapoo High School is well respected when it comes to athletics. Besides the state championships, the school has produced many college, and even professional, athletes. In 2003, the Kickapoo basketball team was loaded with talent. Players such as Spencer Laurie, Deven Mitchell, Brandon Argo, and...

Kickapoo Basketball Optimistic About Upcoming Season

Kickapoo Basketball Optimistic About Upcoming Season

Mary-Grace Eldridge, Feature Editor
January 28, 2014
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After losing multiple top-playing seniors, like Chris Ward, the basketball team has large shoes to fill.    Junior Tyson Batiste, a starting player on Varsity since his freshman year, says that the expectations for the beginning of the season aren’t exceptionally high.    “We will probably s...

Kickapoo Competes in the Tournament of Champions

Kickapoo Competes in the Tournament of Champions

Bobby Ince, Reporter
January 24, 2014
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A chance to play with the best teams in the nation. That's the opportunity that the Kickapoo Basketball team had during the Tournament of Champions. The TOC has had many player that have played in the tournament go on to have success in the NBA. Three of the five best teams in the country were in the...

Girl Dominates on the Ice

Girl Dominates on the Ice

Julianna Parrish, reporter
January 24, 2014
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In a town filled with football and basketball male fans, one girl dominates the ice rink. Junior McKalee Beard played left wing on the Kansas City Storm, an all girls ice hockey team. Not only has Beard played for the team the past two years, but she’s had a history playing hockey. Her passion...

Taylor Allderdice Basketball Twinsanity

Taylor Allderdice Basketball Twinsanity

Alec Gathright, Reporter
January 24, 2014
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Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has great team chemistry on their basketball team. The team has four sets of twins, three being identical, and one fraternal. Timmy and Jimmy Jackson, Kenny and Keith Robinson, Javaughn and Davaughn Moultrie and fraternal twins Juwan and Jalen...

Desmon White

Desmon White

Mitchael McAlister, Assistant Sports Editor
January 21, 2014
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   For as long as anybody can remember, size has been one of the most valuable traits a division one prospect could have.  Your chances of getting a scholarship with a good program increase tremendously just by being an inch or two taller, or a little bit heavier than anybody else.   Because of h...

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Ballon D’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Ballon D’Or

Alec Gathright, Reporter
January 17, 2014
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The Ballon d’Or award recognizes the world’s best soccer player. The award goes to the player who had the best overall year.  In 2008, Cristiano Ronaldo took home the award and did so again this year. Ronaldo scored 69 goals in 59 games and scored 15 Champions League goals, which is the most...

NFL Playoffs Approach the Home Stretch

NFL Playoffs Approach the Home Stretch

Chase Young, Sports Editor
January 17, 2014
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The 2014 NFL playoffs are approaching the home stretch and the excitement is continuing to build. With the AFC and NFC Championships taking place this weekend, the top four NFL teams are preparing for a game that, if won, could send their teams to the 2014 Super Bowl.   The AFC Championship game pits fami...

RG3 Gets Benched

RG3 Gets Benched

Alec Gathright, Reporter
December 16, 2013
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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had a spectacular rookie season. The former Baylor Bear put up 3,200 yards and threw for 20 touchdowns, while running for seven. Coming off a knee injury, Griffin looked to have a strong second season. Griffin sat out the preseason games while quarterback...

Oklahoma Sooners Defeat Oklahoma State Cowboys to Earn BCS Bowl Appearance

Oklahoma Sooners Defeat Oklahoma State Cowboys to Earn BCS Bowl Appearance

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
December 11, 2013
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   On December 9, the seventeenth ranked Oklahoma University Sooners defeated rival school sixth ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys on their field for a post-snow storm, high-noon “Bedlam” game. (click on orange text for links to highlight videos) Final Score: OU:33 OSU: 23 #17 Oklahoma Sooners: Now 10-2 ...

The Sox Stomp St. Louis for 2013 World Series Title

The Sox Stomp St. Louis for 2013 World Series Title

Austin rogers, News Editor
October 31, 2013
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The Boston Red Sox ended the World Series with a victory after dominating the St. Louis Cardinals last night in game six at Fenway Park.    This fall’s World Series started at Fenway for the first two games where the Cardinals went home with a win from the second game after losing the first game 8-...

St. Louis vs. Boston: World Series 2013

St. Louis vs. Boston: World Series 2013

Daniel Courtney, Editor-in-Chief
October 25, 2013
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   With Boston’s explosives offense and St. Louis' powerful pitching rotation, the 2013 World Series is shaping up to be a good match up.    Cardinals were first to earn their position for the World Series by defeating the Dodgers in a 9-0 blow out, ending the NCLS series in a 4-2 victory.  Rooki...

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