Kickapoo Gets New Head Basketball Coach

May 12, 2017


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The Kickapoo basketball team will look very different next year.  Seven seniors will be graduating leaving open roster spots for upcoming underclassmen. The most shocking loss this year however, will be replacing head coach Richard Rippee. Coach Rippee has decided to leave Kickapoo to go coach at Benton...

Track team chasing a title.

April 26, 2017


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This season the Kickapoo track team is starting off  strong with younger class men, showing their talent and making a good impression to the coaches.   “I feel like we’re definitely making up for the people we lost last year and I’m super proud of the team,” said junior Adrian Davis. ...

Celtic’s Isaiah Thomas With Outstanding Performance Despite Death in Family

Tate Hutter, Reporter

April 25, 2017


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On Sunday, April 16, Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics scored 33 points against the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the Eastern Conference series. Standing at only 5-foot-9, scoring 33 points is somewhat of an impressive feat for the Boston point guard. Yet, there was something that weighed far...

Title Chasing

Tate Hutter, Reporter

March 9, 2017


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After making it to the state championship game last year, the boy’s basketball team is once again ready to chase that elusive title. Having come so close to winning it all, the boys are not letting anything stand in their way of reaching the title game again this year. With this extra motivation, n...

Preview Before the Madness

Kody Kershner, Reporter

March 9, 2017


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College basketball once again has been unpredictable and the madness has started before March. The number one ranking has already changed 5 times in the first twelve weeks. The top 10 has looked entirely different each week with teams that usually are not ranked in the top ten being up there  and t...

Hockey Keeps on Hitting

Hockey Keeps on Hitting

Evan Ellis, Sports Co-Editor

March 9, 2017


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Hockey is considered one of the four major sports from major sports leaders like ESPN  and NBC,  but is it worthy to be in the same conversation as football, baseball, basketball? When players are 6’8” as much as 250 pounds and are expected to skate as fast as 20 mph on ice is impressive by itself. T...

Seeking Redemption.

Kody Kershner, Reporter

March 8, 2017


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The baseball season is upon us and the Chiefs are looking to bounce back after a tough loss to Nixa in the District final. The Chiefs have  lost 7 seniors from last years team and will be expecting now seniors to step up such as Andrew Kauffman, Chandler Jones and Robbie Merced.  “After a tough...

Track Team Ready for Another Strong Season

Tate Hutter, Reporter

March 8, 2017


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As the upcoming track season approaches, both the boys and girls teams prepare for another strong season. While the team has a number of strong seniors, a handful of underclassmen are expected to play a key role this season. “We are always looking for underclassmen to step up and this year we...

Serving Up Aces

Serving Up Aces

Tyler Frey, Sports Editor

March 7, 2017


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   As the boys tennis team takes the court, high expectations arise from coaches and players. State is the final destination for a sports team in high school. But to senior Paul Parrish, making state may be easier than expected.    “This year coming in, we have a really good chance going into sta...

Reeling In The Competition

Reeling In The Competition

Tyler Frey, Sports Editor

March 7, 2017


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   As the cold weather turns to warm, the Bass fishing team gets ready for the start of the season in March. The main events take place at lakes that are relatively close to Springfield. These include Table Rock, Stockton and Lake of the Ozarks (which is the farthest away).    “Kickapoo is consistent in the...

The Journey of High School Wrestling

The Journey of High School Wrestling

Tyler Frey, Sports Editor

March 7, 2017


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   The journey of discovering a passion all started with a baseball coach asking one of his players to come to a wrestling practice. Senior PJ Walker started to wrestle at the age of seven in Republic for his former baseball coach.    “I got into wrestling because it teaches you how to become a ...

Record Number of Athletes Commit to Schools Across the Country

Record Number of Athletes Commit to Schools Across the Country

Heather West, News Editor

March 7, 2017


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23 senior athletes have committed to play a sport at the college level in over seven different states. The process these athletes go through is called recruitment. Merriam-Webster defines recruitment as the process of adding new individuals to a population. Senior basketball player and Navy signee Cameron...

Record breaker

Record breaker

Paul Rich

March 1, 2017


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Jared Ridder passes Ryan Rippee as the new all time time leading scorer in Kickapoo High School history.

Should Dead Week Be A Thing

Will Anoai, Sports reporter

February 27, 2017


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  A week before the season starts, athletes are getting their mindset to achieve their personal goal. Along with it there are the pros and cons of dead week.   There are two types of dead week. One that the school district decides on, this is called the summer time dead period. All member s...

Track Starts Offseason

Will Anoai, reporter

February 17, 2017


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Track is almost upon us, the first official practice is  and members of the team our working hard during the offseason workouts, to help  make themselves better.     “My goal is to get back into the rhythm of things and really focus on my form for hurdles,”  junior Adrian Davis said.      ...

Students Rally Before Games

Students Rally Before Games

Evan Ellis, Sports Editor

December 16, 2016


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Friday night lights are the most packed and loudest event going into the weekend with the Kickapoo Chiefs rushing onto the field and dominating opponents while having the entire student body behind them. Whether it’s the chants to get the student body fired up or making a human tunnel coming out of...

Bowl Games Set the Pace for the New Year

Bowl Games Set the Pace for the New Year

Evan Ellis, Sports Editor

December 16, 2016


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The College Football bowl games don’t begin until December 17, but it is never too early to talk about some of the most intense football of the year.The best four teams in college football will be entered into the College Football Playoffs and will compete in the Peach and Fiesta bowl on New Year...

NFL Playoffs

NFL Playoffs

Tyler Frey, Sports Editor

December 14, 2016


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This season has not been far from predictions by NFL analysts. The New England Patriots are a steamroller, the Vikings have a solid defense, and the Cleveland Browns… are being the Cleveland Browns. The league is consisted of good competition this year, including many close games and division race...

Athletes commit to continue athletic career in College

Tyler Frey and Paul Rich, Sports Editors

December 14, 2016


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Each year, Kickapoo’s finest athletes get offers to continue their sports careers at the college level. All of the student athletes come together on signing day to make their final commitment to a college. Dozens of athletes have received offers from schools and it’s a rather long list. Only nine hav...

The Stillwater Stinger

The Stillwater Stinger

Tyler Frey, Sports Editor

December 14, 2016


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Matt Holliday was drafted at 18 by the Colorado Rockies. The future seven time all-star attended a small high school in Stillwater, Oklahoma and never went to college. Holliday obtained the nickname “The Stillwater Stinger” from his fantastic hitting abilities for all three of the teams he has played...

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