KHQ Today

KHQ Today

Are Chromebooks useful?

Kody Kershner, Sports Columist

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

SPS has introduced Chromebooks to their curriculum for all students to use this year. This gives every student the opportunity to have Internet access on a computer and can use Google Docs to store and save all their work. This has been a debate all school year, in which some people enjoy them while o...

NBA Playoffs Review

NBA Playoffs Review

Kody Kershner, Sports Columist

March 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The NBA season has been an up and down roller coaster this season. The Clippers decided to go into rebuild mode by deciding to trade their star Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons. This is Detroit’s biggest acquisition in the past decade. This will help Detroit make the last minute playoff push they’v...

Winter Olympics Scoreboard

Winter Olympics Scoreboard

Jack Stobbe, Sports Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With the Winter Olympics having come to an end, let's take a look back at the ten countries that had the most success! 1.) Norway - 39 Total Medals (14 Gold, 14 Silver, 11 Bronze) 2.) Germany - 31 Total Medals (14 Gold, 10 Silver, 7 Bronze) 3.) Canada - 29 Total Medals (11 Gold, 8 Silver, 10...

NBA All-Star Weekend Review

NBA All-Star Weekend Review

Jack Stobbe and Jack Patrick

February 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  The NBA (National Basketball Association) All-Star Game is back in all its former glory. The buildup to the actual game didn’t go as well, but at least the game itself was competitive.   The first event of  All-Star Weekend was the Skills Competition, where the competing players would ...

Olympic Skier Finds Loophole in System

Olympic Skier Finds Loophole in System

Aaron Sawchak, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Elizabeth Swaney, a skier from the United States found a loophole in the system and somehow made the Hungarian Olympic Team.   Swaney started halfpipe skiing five years ago knowing there was one way for her to make the Olympics, a dream of hers.   She traveled around the world...

Adam Rippon Denies Mike Pence

Kody Kershner, Sports Columist

February 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Adam Rippon is an American figure skater who participated in the past Winter Olympics and also happens to be gay. He is in the headlines all across America, but not for what he has done on the ice. He was not pleased when he heard Vice President Mike Pence would lead the 2018 U.S. Olympic delegation to Sout...

Track and Field Preview

Track and Field Preview

Jack Stobbe, Sports Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Kickapoo Track & Field team had a terrific run, with girls winning the conference title and the boys coming in second. All in all, nine runners went to the state meet, and senior runner Liam Lynch expects a similar season. While the team has not had their first meet yet, Lynch says their training...

March Madness Preview

March Madness Preview

Jack Stobbe and Garrett Peck

February 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Every March, the 64 best men’s college basketball teams face off in a postseason tournament to decide the national champion. In what is typically referred to as “March Madness”, this win-or-go-home tournament is one of the most exciting events in all of sports. From underdogs and cinderella...

NFL Season Recap

NFL Season Recap

Jack Stobbe and Jack Patrick

February 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 2017-18 National Football League (NFL) season featured one of the most topsy-turvy, upside down seasons in recent memory. Let’s start off with the biggest storyline from early this year: the protests. Many players took it upon themselves to kneel during the National Anthem to protest inequality...

JBANDZ Spotlight

JBANDZ Spotlight

Will Anoai, Sports Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Behind a good team is a great manager. Without a manager teams wouldn’t have the epic handshakes during pregame warm ups or have high quality water ready for the players during practice. “If I had to be honest being apart of this team is a great experience, from having a different handshake...

Boys Baseball Strives for District Title

Boys Baseball Strives for District Title

Kody Kershner, Sports Columnist

February 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boy’s baseball team will look to repeat a successful season last year as they won two playoff games last year before losing to eventual state champion Jefferson City. They return six of the nine position players, including all-conference first-teamer Zac Salyers and second-teamer Kolton Giefer...

Catchin’ up with Kody

Catchin’ up with Kody

Kody Kershner, Sports columnist

February 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Football season has come to a close as we have seen champions crowned for both college football and the NFL. The national championship in college football was one of the best we have seen in the past decade. Alabama freshman quarterback  Tua Tagovailoa came into the game at halftime after Alabama ...

Esports: The New Generation of Sports

Jack Patrick and Mario Hackney

February 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

  Esports has become the younger generations’ baseball, football, soccer, etc.   Games such as League of Legends, Overwatch, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive are part of the multi-million dollar industry that is esports.   The draw for many players of making the transition from casual to professional...

Catchin’ up with Kody

Catchin’ up with Kody

Kody Kershner, Sports columnist

December 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The college basketball season is upcoming and there has been much anticipation of the season. From five star recruits who look NBA bound, to players who decided to return for one final season. Some of the biggest names in the sport are joining college basketball this year. Players like Michael Port...

Bros vs.Joes (Girls Edition)

Bros vs.Joes (Girls Edition)

Aaron Sawchak, Reporter

December 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With basketball season right around the corner, the hype surrounding the girls basketball team is in full swing. To kick off the season, we needed to see a three point contest between Katrice Jackson from the basketball team, and aspiring model Ann-Marie James. Each participant will get ten shots from...

Boys Basketball Preview

Boys Basketball Preview

Aaron Sawchak, Reporter

December 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Kickapoo’s boys basketball team took the long 3-hour drive to Columbia two years in a row  to play for a State Championship in 2016,  and 2017.    If this years team makes it to State, it will be about a 20-minute drive right to JHQ Arena. The Q was selected to host the State Championships for boys ...

CTE in Former Athletes

CTE in Former Athletes

Jack Stobbe, Sports Editor

December 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Former Quarterback Jim McMahon said he was diagnosed with early onset dementia in his 50’s and was on the brink of taking his own life. He opened up about what it was like living with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in an interview with Harry Minium.   “I was living like a vegetable. I’d...

College Football Bowl Games to Watch For

College Football Bowl Games to Watch For

Jack Stobbe and Jack Patrick

December 11, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  In this list of bowl games, we are excluding the Rose Bowl played between #2 Oklahoma and #3 Georgia  as well as the Sugar Bowl played between #1 Clemson and #4 Alabama, as they represent the games played to determine the College Football Playoff. Jack Patrick: Cotton Bowl: #5 Ohio State...

Power Lifting Begins at Kickapoo

Power Lifting Begins at Kickapoo

Kody Kershner, Sports columnist

December 11, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The power lifting team will begin it’s first year at Kickapoo starting in December. New head football coach Nate Thomas is the person behind the idea of having a power lifting team here at Kickapoo. He brought the idea to Marshfield, where he had his first head coaching job. He reflects on why he sta...

Bass Fishing Team Placed at Tournament

Bass Fishing Team Placed at Tournament

Kody Kershner, Sports Columnist

December 11, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The bass fishing team has had a very successful tournament from October 13-15th. The tournament was hosted at Table Rock Lake, with many participants. It was one of the biggest tournaments of their season and saw a Kickapoo duo place top 5 in the tournament. Cole Henson and Kade Underwood finished...

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