Beer League Hockey

Zach Bain, Reporter

October 20, 2017


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Zach Bain Online Final Beer League Hockey    Beer League hockey is an ever growing sport in many towns and cities across the U.S. There are a few variations of Beer League hockey, most being a non-competitive, recreational league for people just looking to have fun but there are leagues tha...

New Football Starters

New Football Starters

Jack Stobbe and Garrett Peck

October 18, 2017


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This football season poses new challenges for Kickapoo’s brand new head coach Nate Thomas. Thomas went from coaching 60 kids in grades nine through twelve at Marshfield, his previous job, to coaching 100 kids in the same age group at Kickapoo. Thomas discussed the transition and adjust...

Bros vs. Joes

Bros vs. Joes

Aaron Sawchak, Reporter

October 17, 2017


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Soccer is a sport that takes a great deal of concentration and determination. Goalies, especially, need to stay locked in the whole game. Some games come down to penalty kicks, which are gut wrenching moments that can make or break a game.    We put Kickapoo´s varsity goalie, Jacob Holman (11) up ...

Varsity Fall Sports

Lily Ragsdale and Jack Patrick

October 16, 2017


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'Tis the season for fall sports. Although school had just started, many of the teams have been in full swing since the summer. A lot of teams graduated their senior class last year, so there are many players this year that are unfamiliar faces. When one door closes, another one opens. Last year, Kickapoo’s...

Q&A with Coach McHenry

Q&A with Coach McHenry

Kody Kershner, Sports Columnist

October 13, 2017


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Coach McHenry is returning to Kickapoo as the head coach of the boys basketball team. 1. What made you want to come back to Kickapoo for a second stint here? “Being the head coach at a school with such rich traditon and knowing some of the coaches here made this the best decision for me.” 2. Wh...

Catchin’ Up With Kody

Catchin’ Up With Kody

Kody Kershner, Sports Columnist

October 13, 2017


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This time of the year is one of the best in the sports world. There is college and NBA basketball starting back up, The NFL and college football are in the middle of their seasons, and the baseball postseason is heating up. Sports fan can’t be bored with all of this to watch. I’m here to give you...

NBA Players Want Change

NBA Players Want Change

Kody Kershner, Sports Columnist

October 13, 2017


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There have been controversial events happening in the world over the past couple of years. The shootings in Ferguson and Baltimore just to name a few have made headlines all across America. These injustices have caused  high-profile NBA players to speak out and voice their opinion on these matters. D...

Dylan Cole Making It Big

Dylan Cole Making It Big

Aaron Sawchak, Reporter

October 12, 2017


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From playing football in a small town in southwest Missouri, Dylan Cole is on the verge of making it big playing in the National Football League for  the Houston Texans.  Cole started playing football in Rogersville MO and was a three year starter for the Wildcats playing running back and lineback...

NHL Kickoff

NHL Kickoff

Jack Stobbe, Sports Editor

October 9, 2017


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  This upcoming National Hockey League (NHL) season, which start Wednesday, October 4, will feature something we haven’t seen since 1998: a repeat champion.   The Pittsburgh Penguins enter this season having won the past two Stanley Cups, and start their title defense as the obvious favor...

Feelings for the season

Will Anoai, Sports Editor

October 9, 2017


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Will Anoai Season feelings       This year’s kickapoo football team hasn’t lived up to the winning traditions like it has in the past, kickapoo went from a 9-2 last year to a 1-6 season start.   “I would say that my senior year has been rough, but overall I have been ...

Jared Ridder is Coming Home

Jared Ridder is Coming Home

October 9, 2017


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Jared Ridder surprised many people when he made the decision to transfer from basketball powerhouse Xavier to come back home and continue his basketball career at local Missouri State.   "After many conversations with my family and coaches, I have decided it is in my best interest to leave the X...

National Anthem Protests

National Anthem Protests

Jack Stobbe and Jack Patrick

October 9, 2017


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  National Football League (NFL) players have been under scrutiny recently for protests during the National Anthem, and we don’t see an end in sight.   It all started with former San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who first took a knee during a preseason game in August of last year...

MLB Postseason Rundown

MLB Postseason Rundown

Aaron Sawchak, Reporter

October 9, 2017


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  With the World Series quickly approaching, and the Rockies and Twins already eliminated, eight teams are still in the field.   The Yankees are finally back in the ALDS after 5 years. They beat the Twins in the AL Wildcard game after giving up 3 runs in the top of the 1st inning.  Didi Gre...

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...

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