Bigger than the Game

Bigger than the Game

December 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Whether it affects you or not, racism is still an incredibly prevalent and overt issue in today’s society. It is clearly not at the level it was back during the Civil Rights Movement, but it is an issue that needs to be addressed and recognized as a problem. At the University of Missouri, this exact...

Flag the Date: Winter Guard

Flag the Date: Winter Guard

December 17, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As fall rolls into winter the Kickapoo Winter Guard is hard at work in an effort to prepare for their upcoming season. Often times people mix up the difference between color guard and winter guard, and this is emphasized greatly by head coach Sherri Peterson. “Winter guard is an indoor activity...

Bob Don’t Lie

Bob Don’t Lie

Bobby Ince, Sports Editor

December 17, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Instant replay has evolved through the years in the sports landscape, but like most things, there is room for improvement. The solution isn’t clear, and every sport is different, but the right call should always be made. During a game involving the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors...

NFL Rookies Shine Brightly

NFL Rookies Shine Brightly

December 17, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

NFL Draft week is always an exciting time, as rookies carry a unique type of promise for whatever franchise they are drafted by. The ultimate question generated from these draft picks is which ones will rise above the others and create a name for themselves in their first season in the NFL. Halfway...

Tournament of Champions

Tournament of Champions

December 17, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Throughout the Ozarks the winter sport season is one that is heavily anticipated. The biggest event that is held during this time of the year in the area is the nationally recognized high school basketball tournament known as the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions (TOC). This event is the most attended...

Varsity Football Team Wins District Championship

Varsity Football Team Wins District Championship

Maddie Polonus, Editor in Chief

November 9, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Nov. 6, the Chief's varsity football team defeated Blue Springs 45-31, making them District Champions.  It was the first time since 2000 that the team has been granted the title.  With this win, the team's record is 12-0, which has never been accomplished since the school's opening in 1971.  The...

NFL undefeated teams

Paul Rich

October 23, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Week 7 of the 2015-16 NFL season and there are still five teams undefeated, three teams in the AFC and two teams in the NFC. From the AFC the three teams are the Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots. The Bengals, quarterback Andy Dalton is having one of the best seasons out...

Quick Playoff Previews

Quick Playoff Previews

Bobby Ince, Sports Editor

October 23, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

It's the time of the year when every game matters and seniors know that every time they put on their jersey it could be their last. Chief’s football, soccer and volleyball have all had wonderful regular seasons and are looking to take home some hardware as the playoffs begin. The football team finished...

The Road to Recovery: The Recent Developments on NBA Star Lamar Odom

The Road to Recovery: The Recent Developments on NBA Star Lamar Odom

Cole Brents, Reporter

October 23, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Lamar Odom, who is known by sports fans as a fundamental part of the Laker’s organization in the mid-2000’s, has fortunately finally woken up from his coma that he fell into this past week. Odom, who took a break from his playing career last year, has struggled this past year with drug problems....

Philip Rivers Makes History

Philip Rivers Makes History

cole austin, Reporter

October 23, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Anyone who lives in San Diego probably knows who Philip Rivers is. For those that do not know who Rivers is or do not follow San Diego’s National Football Team, the Chargers, Philip Rivers has been the quarterback for more than ten years. Rivers has the third most consecutive starts for a quarterback...

Mets Postseason Surge Continues

Mets Postseason Surge Continues

Riley Herron, Reporter

October 23, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Coming into the 2015 MLB playoffs there was a buzz throughout New York that wasn’t built around the New York Yankees. Instead, baseball experts and fans are rallying around the New York Mets as they proceed further into the playoffs. Many view the Mets as a team that features a powerful starting...

Round One Recap

Round One Recap

Bobby Ince, Sports Editor

October 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Baseball, the sport where players celebrate by spraying champagne on each other even though they still have two rounds left. Four teams celebrated and the other four teams will be watching the rest of the playoffs from their couches. The Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals have participated in...

NBA Preseason

Paul Rich, Reporter

October 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The NBA preseason started October 2 and it was all fans have been waiting for.  Teams are looking to find their groove before the season starts and some teams look great while others are struggling. The three teams that NBA fans should look out for this season are the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles...

USC Sarkisian Fired as Head Coach

USC Sarkisian Fired as Head Coach

Zac Bray

October 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After a close 17-12 loss to Washington, USC coach Steve Sarkisian was fired as head coach of the Trojans. There were a lot of factors that went into the decision. Worst of all was multiple sources reporting Sarkisian would show up to meetings, practices, and even pep rally’s appearing to be drunk. Before...

The Road to State: Chiefs’ Post-Season Expectations

The Road to State: Chiefs’ Post-Season Expectations

Cole Brents, Reporter

October 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As the football Chiefs regular season comes to an end following this coming Friday’s game, there are high expectations for the post-season. Hoping to conclude an undefeated regular season on Oct. 16 against Waynesville, many Chiefs have already started looking to the coming weeks as districts fast...

Gator’s Star Suspended for PED’s

Gator’s Star Suspended for PED’s

Cole Austin, Reporter

October 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Florida Gators started their 2015 football season out with six wins and zero losses. Shortly after their sixth win over the Missouri Tigers, one of their biggest stars was suspended. The NCAA suspended quarterback Will Grier for a year for testing positive for PED’s. The Gators star was one of...

Softball Wins Districts

Riley Herron, Reporter

October 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Following a come from behind win in the district semi-final game against the Nixa Eagles, the Kickapoo Chiefs softball team was poised to carry their momentum into the district championship game. Facing the four time defending champion Ozark Tigers made this feat seem very difficult. The Chiefs came...

Troubles Arise Again for Dorial-Green-Beckham

Troubles Arise Again for Dorial-Green-Beckham

Bobby Ince, Sports Editor

October 9, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Local star Dorial Green-Beckham is in trouble with the law yet again. The former Hillcrest star hasn't had the conventional path to stardom, but his talent is still there if he can take care of his issues off-the-field. The city of Springfield was buzzing with excitement the morning of February 1,...

NBA Rookie Preview

Cole Brents, Reporter

October 9, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As the NBA season begins to kick off, people are expectedly watching to see how the most recent draft class performs this year.  Considered to be the best draft class in recent years, the 2015 season is no doubt going to be one to watch for. Jahlil Okafor, Karl Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russel...

Go Chiefs Go

Go Chiefs Go

Isaac Johnson

October 9, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For a team that’s closest game through seven weeks is 21 points staying humble can be tough. Going into week eight against Lebanon the Chiefs are 7-0, and continue to roll. Coming off a 42-21 victory over the West Plains Zizzers, the Chiefs are trying to stay levelheaded senior linemen Zac Bray...

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