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Serving Into the Season

Boys Tennis has hit their way into the season. Currently, they are having practices and beginning tryouts, which will last up until March 12th. With less than 20 players, they look to Freshman and Sophomores to take on big roles of playing Varsity.

They are looking forward to a predominantly, home season, with less than 5 away matches. With a tough schedule ahead, they look forward to having, once again, another run at the post-season. As they have won three district championships in a row, they hope to find a fourth this coming season.

As they enter the regular season against Lebanon on  March 29th, they prepare for Rock Bridge, Jefferson City, and Central (Springfield).

Behind senior, Caden Hillman, the Chiefs will rally through the season.

Lady Chiefs Entered the Top 50

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Girls Basketball

Making a statement and carrying on the tradition of Kickapoo Girls’ Basketball. Once again, the Lady Chiefs have made it onto the top 100 ranked high school basketball list. According to MaxPreps, the Kickapoo Lady Chiefs are ranked #46 in the nation. Every week, the rankings are updated and Kickapoo continues to rise on the ranking list.

In 2016, the Lady Chiefs were ranked #52 in the nation, according to MaxPreps. They finished 29-3 on the year and won the Class 5 State Championship. The current Lady Chiefs are looking to collect another plaque and banner to hang around Kickapoo.

“I feel like it is my responsibility to pass it (Kickapoo Lady Chiefs basketball tradition) along to the future players,” Senior, Indya Green said.

The Lady Chiefs stand as #2 in the state and hold a record of 19-2. With 4 regular season games left, the Lady Chiefs hope to add on to the current 15-game winning streak.

As the post-season starts in 3 week, the Lady Chiefs will have to advance through districts and sectionals to move on to the Missouri Class 6 State Tournament.

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Senior, Indya Green

Onto the Final Four

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The Lady Chiefs softball team faced off against Lee’s Summit West Thursday night in the Class 5 Quarterfinal game. The Lady Chiefs beat the Titans 11-1 and celebrated as they knew they were headed to the Class 5 final four.

The Lady Chiefs are set to face Lee’s Summit North, Saturday, October 24th, at 2 p.m. The Chiefs will travel to Lee’s Summit North and play to advance to the Championship game, October 29th, in Springfield.

The Lady Chiefs come in with a record of 24 wins and 3 losses. The Lady Broncos come into the game with 27 wins and 3 losses. They will face off Saturday for the first time this year and the Chiefs are ready to put up a fight.

“I’m very excited to see what we can do Saturday. It’s going to be good competition but I know we can do it,” Junior, Megan Dancey said.

Taking Home the Ozark Conference Plaque

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Photo by: Cayden Danzer

Kickapoo Girls’ Tennis hold the Ozark Conference Championship plaque.

Just another plaque that’s going to be added to the shelf.

The Lady Chiefs took the Ozark Conference championship October 1st, as they beat one of the inner-city rivals, Springfield Catholic. Going into the conference tournament, Kickapoo was 7-2 and came out 11-2.

The Lady Chiefs got the victory 5-1 against Central in round one of the tournament and advanced to the next round against Glendale in which they won 5-0. Heading into the third round against Waynesville, the Lady Chiefs came ready to rally and won 5-0. As the Chiefs advanced they ended up playing the Irish of Springfield Catholic in the championship. The hard fought battle between both schools fell in the favor of the Chiefs.

“I’m glad we could face Catholic because they always are really competitive. It’s also really exciting that we were able to win conference because I feel like we deserve it. We have put in so much time and work to get to this point,” sophomore, Brynley Brotherton said.

Southside Rivalry

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This Friday the boy’s varsity basketball team will come head to head with Glendale at 7:00 pm.
Kickapoo heads into the game 14-8. Glendale enters into the game 13-9. The matchup history since 2003 comes out at 14 wins for Kickapoo and five wins for Glendale.

Backpacks and purses are subject to search. The student sections will also be separated and monitored before, during, and after the game.
“Glendale has always been our rival and beating them feels different than winning other games,” sophomore Carson Noel said.

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