One Armed Basketball Player Joins Florida University

One Armed Basketball Player Joins Florida University

Mitchael McAlister, Reporter

October 25, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Zach Hodskins is handily the most interesting recruit in college basketball this year.  He’s not the best recruit, or the biggest, but he is the only one-handed player drawing interest from any division one schools. The University of Florida went as far as to offer Hodskins a preferred walk on sta...

Injuries Rock NFL Teams

Injuries Rock NFL Teams

Chase Young, Sports Editor

October 25, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  The injury bug bit many NFL teams Week seven, with an influx of quality players suffering from injuries. The Texans, Bears, and the Buccaneers are just a few teams trying to recover from the losses of some of their key players. Will these teams be able to overcome the challenges that these injuries ...

Undefeated Mizzou Proves They Belong

Undefeated Mizzou Proves They Belong

Alec Gathright, Reporter

October 23, 2013


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Before the 2012 College Football season, many wondered how the Missouri Tigers would do joining the Southeastern Confererence (SEC) coming from the Big 12. The SEC has been labeled as the best football conference in the country. It is hard to argue that with the past seven National Championships coming...

NFL Surprise Stinkers

NFL Surprise Stinkers

Alec Gathright, Reporter

October 15, 2013


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Week six in the NFL is in the books and individual performances are being judged once again. Eli Manning and the Giants are off to an embarrassing start, Matt Schaub is being hated by every Houston Texan fan alive, and the Atlanta Falcons, a regular NFC powerhouse expected to go deeps in the playoffs...

Texas Dominates Oklahoma in Red River Rout

Texas Dominates Oklahoma in Red River Rout

October 14, 2013


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On Saturday October 12th, the Texas Longhorns shocked the college football world with a 36-20 victory over the 12th ranked Oklahoma Sooners. This came as such a surprise because Texas was unranked and had two losses on the season to Ole Miss and BYU, two teams who combine for a 7-5 record. Oklaho...

Oklahoma State Scandal

Oklahoma State Scandal

Mitchael McAlister, reporter

September 19, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The desire to be successful in Division one football occasionally drives some teams to extremes that blatantly bend or break NCAA rules.  It happened to SMU in 1986 for giving improper benefits to players, resulting in the death penalty of the entire season, more recently to Ohio State and Jim Tressel,...

Girls’ Golf

Girls’ Golf

Jessica Fisk, Reporter

September 19, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Eleven students are on Kickapoo Girls’ Golf team this year and are led by captains Catelynn Classick and Emma Beason.   “There are six tournaments and five matches we play,” golf coach Mrs. Odom said.   Out of these tournaments and matches the team has already played three tournaments ...

Q & A with Boo Koss and Tony Grant

Q & A with Boo Koss and Tony Grant

Jessica Fisk, Reporter

September 19, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Juniors Tony Grant and Boo Koss are both athletes that participate in multiple sports here at Kickapoo. Junior Tony Grant participates in Football and Wrestling during the school year at Kickapoo. Q: What sports do you play at school? How long have you been playing these sports? A: Football...

College Football coaches on the Hot Seat

College Football coaches on the Hot Seat

Alec Gathright, Reporter

September 19, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

College football coaches are under more pressure than anyone can imagine. Losing one game, saying one thing, or not being able to get the job done, can cost the coach their job. Coaches in the bigger BCS conferences are set to a higher standard. After winning the national championship over USC in...

High School Cheerleader Flips into the World Record Book

Kara Speights, Reporter

September 18, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

High school cheerleader Marie Klein from Ohio completed 40 consecutive back hand springs, setting the new world record. The record was set on Friday the 13 before her school’s football game, starting at the 35 yard line, and ending at the 75 yard line. A back hand spring is a backwards jump onto your hands, then a quick push from your hands to your feet. “I...

NFL Fantasy Football Recap

NFL Fantasy Football Recap

Alec Gathright, Reporter

September 10, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Every fantasy football owner thinks they have the best team in the league right after the draft. Then week one rolls around and they want to drop and pick up a player right after the games end. Week one was filled with a lot of surprises in the fantasy world. The season kicked off Thursday with last...

Fan Falls to Death in Football Opener

Fan Falls to Death in Football Opener

Chase Young, Sports Editor

September 9, 2013


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

On Sunday, September 8, a fan fell to his death at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, just after kickoff of the first 49ers game of the season. The man fell around 1:30, and showed signs of intoxication, according to multiple witnesses. "We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family...

NFL Innovating How Football is Played

NFL Innovating How Football is Played

Mitchael McAlister, Reporter

September 6, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Football coaches are constantly inventing new ways to try and outsmart defenses; sometimes their attempts fail miserably, but sometimes they change the game of football entirely.  The latter is the case with last years outbreak of the read option led by an extremely athletic rookie quarterback class. The...

NFL Concussion Settlement

NFL Concussion Settlement

Alec Gathright, Reporter

September 6, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The National Football League (NFL) has agreed to pay $765 million to former players and their families for concussion related brain injuries. With the money the league makes, this is not a big loss to the NFL. More than 4,500 players had sued the league because the NFL did not warn former players of...

NCAA Week One Recap

NCAA Week One Recap

Chase Young, Sports Editor

September 6, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Week one of college football is in the books, and there was no shortage of excitement. From Johnny Manziel’s second half explosion to Clemson surprising the nation and beating Georgia, week one of college football delivered, and in a big way. Johnny Manziel had a tumultuous offseason filled...

Kickapoo Football Season Opener Against Parkview

Kickapoo Football Season Opener Against Parkview

Mitchael McAlister, Reporter

August 29, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Kickapoo football season kicks off this week against Parkview, and after last years opening game loss to the Vikings the returning varsity players are ready to start this year with a win. "We all remember what happened last year, that game has made us work even harder than normal to make sure that...

Q&A with Andy Wilkins

Q&A with Andy Wilkins

Alec Gathright, Reporter

August 29, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior Andy Wilkins is preparing for his final year with the Kickapoo boys cross country team. Wilkins has been on varsity since his sophomore year and is poised to have a strong year. The senior leader is making sure he goes out strong.   Q: What are your expectations for yourself for the...

Kickapoo Fall Sports Preview

Kickapoo Fall Sports Preview

Mitchael McAlister, Reporter

August 23, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Fall is about to begin, and as far as sports go students at Kickapoo have a lot to look forward to.  Talented football and volleyball teams led by strong senior classes are planning on taking the Ozark Conference by storm this year, even though the soccer team has few seniors on the roster the team...

NFL Preview

NFL Preview

Alec Gathright, Reporter

August 23, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 2013 NFL offseason was full of trades, free agent signings, suspensions, coaching changes, and top players returning from injury.  Players are looking to make a good impression on the coaching staff in the preseason to try and land a spot on the roster. Robert Griffin III is looking to have a solid...

Previewing the 2013 College Football Season

Previewing the 2013 College Football Season

Chase Young, Sports Editor

August 23, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

   The 2012 College Football season had no shortage of story lines. From the first freshmen to ever win the Heisman, to the Alabama Crimson Tide repeating as national champions, 2012 produced an entertaining year for college football. 2013 is shaping up to be just as good, if not better.    An e...

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