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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 and girls basketba...

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...

Beer League Hockey

Zach Bain, Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

'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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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...

I Believe That We Are (Still) Gross

I Believe That We Are (Still) Gross

Tony Madden, Editor in Chief

October 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Before I begin, I want to make one thing abundantly clear: I absolutely love sitting in the student section at football games. The camaraderie, the school spirit and the cool fall weather have all made sitting in those bleachers on Friday nights one of the most enjoyable parts of the past four years.    I...

Dylan Cole Making It Big

Dylan Cole Making It Big

Aaron Sawchak, Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  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...

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