Fantasy Football Sleepers

Fantasy Football Sleepers

Riley Heron, Reporter

August 22, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

With the NFL season being just around the corner, people gather to begin one of sports most recent online games. This game is NFL Fantasy Football, and to many football lovers, it is an exciting time of the year. Leagues all across the country are formed online and large pots of money are almost always...

2014-15 College Football Preview

2014-15 College Football Preview

Alec Gathright, Sports Editor

August 22, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

College football is full of surprises year in, year out. Last year, the Auburn Tigers were picked to finish last in the SEC West. The Tigers put together a magical season, and came up a minute short of a National Title, Florida State’s Jameis Winston became the second freshmen to ever win the Heisman...

Legend of Golf Comes to the Ozark’s

Legend of Golf Comes to the Ozark’s

Bobby Ince, Reporter

May 23, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Branson Missouri will play host to another golf tournament, something that has happened a lot recently. The Ozark's have played host to the Web.com Tour's Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr. Pepper at Highland Springs Country Club, and now the Legends of Golf. The tournament...

“Lead Off” Club Awards

“Lead Off” Club Awards

Alec Gathright, Sports Editor

May 23, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Kickapoo baseball season came to an end Tuesday, May 20against the Nixa Eagles. The Chiefs finished 23-9. Despite a tough ending to the season, the “Lead Off” club senior awards recognition was May 19. Baseball senior and coaches from the area attend Coyote's Adobe Cafe & Bar. Chiefs...

Kickapoo Track & Field District Recap

Kickapoo Track & Field District Recap

Casey Patrick, News Editor

May 21, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This Saturday, members of the boys and girls Kickapoo track team will be traveling to Eldon, Missouri to compete in the Sectional meet in a chance to qualify for state.  With Trey Raynor, Maverick McGee, Kirkland Nall, Andy Wilkins, Jason Sippy, and Quinlan Moll all qualifying in their respected events at D...

Michael Sam is Breaking Barriers

Michael Sam is Breaking Barriers

Bobby Ince, Reporter

May 19, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 247th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and number 96 for the St Louis Rams. That's what Michael Sam hopes that he can be remembered by. However, that will be a very difficult task. Sam is the first openly gay player to ever be drafted into the National Football League. Everything that Sam does will be...

Is Replay Good or Bad for the MLB?

Is Replay Good or Bad for the MLB?

Danny Crews, Reporter

May 19, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In 2010, the Detroit Tigers were hosting a game at Comerica Park against the Cleveland Indians. The Tigers pitcher, Armando Galarraga, was one out away from a perfect game. A perfect game is when the pitcher allows no hits or walks and the defense has no errors, an extremely difficult task. The next...

USA Announces 30-Man World Cup Roster

USA Announces 30-Man World Cup Roster

Alec Gathright, Sports Editor

May 16, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With the 2014 World Cup less than a month away, the United States 30 man roster has been announced. Coach Jürgen Klinsmann will have to cut seven more players before the competition starts to get down to the mandatory 23-man team. One of the biggest surprises was Klinsmann cutting veteran forward Eddie...

NBA Hands Out Season Awards

NBA Hands Out Season Awards

Bobby Ince, Reporter

May 12, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A recap of who was handed out post season awards in the NBA: MVP: Kevin Durant- Lebron James has been the Most Valuable Player in the NBA each of the last three years. Kevin Durant has always been second. The star player of the Oklahoma City Thunder has came a long way since playing at the University ...

Freshman Brittany Anoai Breaks School Record

Freshman Brittany Anoai Breaks School Record

Alec Gathright, Sports Editor

May 9, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Kickapoo girls’ track team won the Ozark Conference meet Wednesday, May 8. It is the team’s first conference title since 1999. There was also a change to the record books, as freshman Brittany Anoai broke the school shot put record. The previous record was 37’0.75”. Anoai threw the shot put...

Fuchs and Kiser lead Chiefs to Sectionals

Fuchs and Kiser lead Chiefs to Sectionals

Alec Gathright, Sports Editor

May 9, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A year ago, the Kickapoo boys golf team made the class four state tournament. Of the five varsity members from last year, three of them were seniors, and the other two look to take the team there again. At districts, junior Mitchell Kiser shot a 79 and senior John Fuchs tied for third with a 76. After...

Recapping the Round One of the NHL Playoffs

Recapping the Round One of the NHL Playoffs

Bobby Ince, Reporter

May 2, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The National Hockey League playoffs have completed a very exciting first round. All sixteen teams are going for the Stanley Cup, and here is a recap of home the first round went: Eastern Conference Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets The Columbus Blue Jackets have never won a playoff ...

Jameis Winston Steals Crabs

Jameis Winston Steals Crabs

Mitchael McAlister, reporter

May 2, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

If you pay attention to college sports at all, you've most likely heard of the superstar two sport athlete named Jameis Winston.  Football fans likely know him for his Heisman victory as a redshirt freshman, while baseball fans probably know Jameis as the closing pitcher for Florida State University...

Former Missouri Tiger named Head Coach

Former Missouri Tiger named Head Coach

Alec Gathright, Reporter

May 2, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Missouri Tigers are coming off a disappointing season. After a 24-12 record and not making the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008, head coach Frank Haith was going to be on the hot seat for the 2014-15 season. Fortunately for Tiger fans, Haith took the head coaching gig at Tulsa and...

NBA Owner Makes Racist Comments, Gets Banned From NBA

NBA Owner Makes Racist Comments, Gets Banned From NBA

Chase Young, Sports Editor

May 1, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

   Many predominant members of the NBA community were in an uproar early Saturday morning when TMZ released an audio recording of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making numerous racial remarks. The recording contained was a conversation between Sterling and then girlfriend V. Stiviano, in...

Former Jacksonville Jaguar Suffers On-Field Stroke

Former Jacksonville Jaguar Suffers On-Field Stroke

Bobby Ince, Reporter

April 24, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars haven't had a winning season since 2007, and finished 4-12 last year, but they now have more serious worries. Former Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen suffered a stroke on the field. Allen played college football at San Diego State and was signed as an undrafted free agent...

Gath and Mitch’s Expert Top 10 Picks

Gath and Mitch’s Expert Top 10 Picks

Alec Gathright and Mitchael McAlister, Reporters

April 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The 2014 NFL draft is right around the corner. And with possibly the deepest class in decades, experts such as Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have been all over the board projecting their top 10 picks. Even though they have years of experience, we feel we can do it better. Below are Alec Gathright and...

Michael Pineda Blatantly Breaks Major League Rule

Michael Pineda Blatantly Breaks Major League Rule

Chase Young, Sports Editor

April 24, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

New York Yankee Starting Pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected during the second inning of last nights Red Sox/Yankee match up. He was ejected due to having pine tar, an illegal substance for pitchers, on his neck. During the second inning, Boston manager John Ferrell called time and requested that the...

The NFL Lying Season Begins

The NFL Lying Season Begins

Mitchael McAlister, Head Editor of Special Forces Squad

April 18, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Video

Unfortunately it's that time of the year again. I'm speaking of course about the annual NFL "Lying Season." The part of the NFL offseason hated by fans and NFL prospects alike.  The time of the year where nobody discussing the skills of a potential draft pick can be trusted. The time of the year when...

Bubba Watson Wins 2014 Masters

Bubba Watson Wins 2014 Masters

Bobby Ince, Reporter

April 18, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

   The walk up to the 18th green at Augusta National as the leader on Masters Sunday is a goal of everyone on the PGA Tour. The fans are cheering loud and history is about to be made. This years Masters didn't have some of golf's biggest names, but it was still a very enjoyable tournament.    In ...

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