Pathfinder

Professional soccer player Jansen Miller prepares for his collegiate career at Xavier University

Professional soccer player Jansen Miller prepares for his collegiate career at Xavier University

Cameron Neisler, Convergence Journalism Writer

6 days ago

For many student athletes, high school careers leading up to college generally follow a similar process. Playing professional soccer added a unique twist to the process for senior Jansen Miller. Since eighth grade, Miller has been playing professional soccer for STLFC (St. Louis Football Club). Miller started out training with the academy team, playing al...

Father-son duo: The in’s and out’s of being the coach’s son

Father-son duo: The in’s and out’s of being the coach’s son

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

For the last six years, boys varsity basketball coach John Wright has coached his son sophomore Luke Wright for the Junior Longhorns and now at the high school.  “Since I’ve always been around high school basketball, I think I’ve really developed a passion for the game,” L. Wright said. “...

Seniors commit to their choosing on College Signing Day

Seniors commit to their choosing on College Signing Day

Ridwan Oyebamiji and Lydia Roseman

November 13, 2019

  Having played baseball since he was four years old, continuing the sport in college was almost a no-brainer for senior Jason Reilly. Reilly committed to play baseball for Westminster, following in the footsteps of varsity baseball coach and math teacher Andrew Jett.  “What really dro...

Will Bonnett: from surgery to state in one swim season

Will Bonnett: from surgery to state in one swim season

Quinn Berry, Convergent Media Writer

November 13, 2019

At the beginning of boys swim season, sophomore Will Bonnett imagined he would be training for the first meet with his teammates, not in recovery after emergency ear surgery.  The surgery, originally planned as a postseason operation, grafted skin from behind Bonnett’s ear onto his eardrum to he...

Football preps to make a run in the playoffs

Football preps to make a run in the playoffs

Tre Bell, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

As you look at the football field, you see a group of determined and focused boys getting ready to make a deep run in the playoffs. “It's win or go home at this time.  We will be the underdog in all of our games from this point on, so we know that we have to play our best football of the season in...

Fall sports sweep Parkway South

Fall sports sweep Parkway South

Tre Bell, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

#BeatSouth was the motto for the beginning of the fall season when the varsity softball, field hockey, all levels of the football and soccer teams and all levels of the tennis team came out with wins over South.  “Our athletes certainly spend a lot of time improving their craft and preparing and focusing...

“The sky’s the limit”: Sophomore Ja’Marion Wayne breaks 52-year-old school yardage record

“The sky’s the limit”: Sophomore Ja’Marion Wayne breaks 52-year-old school yardage record

Susie Seidel, Convergence Media Editor

October 25, 2019

Under Thursday night lights at the Mayor’s Cup football game Oct. 17, sophomore Ja’Marion Wayne carried the ball 463 yards, breaking a record set in 1968, the school’s first year. The first record was for rushing yards: the total number of yards gained by a single player as the result of a rushi...

Longhorns hoping to trample Colts at annual Mayor’s Cup game

Longhorns hoping to trample Colts at annual Mayor’s Cup game

Madi Foppe, Ava Kayser, and Megan Hoenecke

October 17, 2019

Once a mere placeholder on the varsity football schedule, the annual Mayor’s Cup game against Parkway Central has evolved into a highly-contentious affair between the two crosstown rivals. Fresh off a historic victory last year, the Longhorns look to defend their home turf–and possession of the Cu...

Practice makes perfect: Varsity football coach Melvin Bethany trains football players for the field and the classroom

Practice makes perfect: Varsity football coach Melvin Bethany trains football players for the field and the classroom

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

NFL Pro Bowler Ezekiel Elliott, Super Bowl champion Carey Davis and sophomore Tyree Simms. These athletes all have one thing in common: coach Melvin Bethany. Bethany not only coaches varsity football, freshman boys basketball and track and field, but he also manages Running Performance, an athleti...

Girls cross country travels cross-state to experience new course

Girls cross country travels cross-state to experience new course

Kathryn McAuliffe and Fatema Rehmani

September 27, 2019

Always on the run, the girls cross country team is traveling cross-state for a race Saturday, Sept. 28 to familiarize themselves with the new state course in Columbia, Mo. The state course was relocated from Jefferson City, Mo. for the first time since 1976 following the University of Missouri’s construction...

The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High
Sports