Lined up on the brick wall behind the baseball field, fans and younger players sit and watch varsity defeat CBC 16-6, Wednesday, March 31. The team rallied for eight runs in an explosive fifth inning, leading to an inevitable mercy-rule finish after five innings. “The student section at baseball games was really laid back and a lot of fun as we talked about the game more and explained certain situations to people who were confused or interested in learning,” senior fan Carson McCormack said. “The fans were able to be around the great weather and talk with friends.”

No spectator regulations leads to huge fan turnout at varsity baseball games

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer 2 days ago

Varsity baseball has started their season with seven wins and one loss, their best start since 2006 when the team finished 14-10. A big difference between this year and years past? Fan turnout. Because...

Senior Reese Berry performs a breaststroke at the Kirkwood Quad. At the meet, she placed first in the 100-meter breaststroke. “I was very excited to swim in this specific meet because we were going against hard competition, but going this hard at these meets will end up to my injury.”

Varsity swimmer senior Reese Berry fights off injury bug ahead of college career

Eli Fassler, Staff Writer 5 days ago

Facing a major setback due to a shoulder injury, senior Reese Berry can do little to prepare for her college swim season at Loyola University New Orleans. Nevertheless, to stay in shape she participates...

Preparing for baseball tryouts, senior Jack Meert ties the laces of his cleats. Meert is back after being cut a year ago.

Senior Jack Meert goes from cut to college committed

Griffin Snyder, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

After being cut from the baseball team, senior Jack Meert found a new diamond to play on for the Fontbonne University Griffins. Meert used the obstacle to earn an opportunity that only 7.3% of high school...

Cheering on their fellow poms teammates, sophomores Allie Byergo and Cameron Chandler attend a varsity boys basketball game Jan. 8. Because of their injuries, Byergo and Chandler were not able to participate in any dancing. “It's actually pretty fun to get to go to the games since not a lot of people can right now because of COVID-19,” Byergo said. “Ever since I've been injured, even though I haven't been able to dance, it's been really good to still be a part of the team and still be able to wear poms clothes and go and represent at games.”

Stuck on the sidelines: sophomores Allie Byergo and Cameron Chandler battle injuries

Elise Frost, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

While practicing a dance on the football field, sophomore Cameron Chandler went to do a cartwheel into a split, when she heard a loud pop. Not wanting to believe something serious had occurred, she continued...

Awaiting the next play, senior Jailyn Jones anticipates the ball coming to him. Jones had two fumble recoveries this season and was ranked by “Sometimes you have those moments on the field where you just need to breathe,” Jones said.

Senior Jailyn Jones earns a position on Missouri Baptist University football team

Anijah Wilson, Staff Writter February 22, 2021

Starting with chest workouts, senior Jailyn Jones benches 320 pounds, excitement surging through his body as he listens to his friends cheer for him on the side, pushing him to give one more. Forcing out...

During the Drive, Chip and Putt Regional Finals in Colorado, Jamie and Kylie Secrest overlook the course. The Regional Finals took place in fall of 2019, about a month prior to Jamie's first symptoms and about three months before he received his diagnosis. “It was a really awesome opportunity because I got to meet so many people and got to see a part of the golf world that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. It was absolutely beautiful up there,” Kylie said.

Positivity, pars and putts guide freshman Kylie Secrest

Katie Wallace, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

With just a simple Google search of freshman Kylie Secrest, you can discover who she is: a 14-year-old golf prodigy who has competed in everything from local competitions on the high school golf team to...

Senior Ajdin Turnadzic poses for a photo at the Scott Gallagher Soccer Complex after training for five hours.

Senior Ajdin Turnadzic prepares to play professional soccer in Dubai

Tanvi Kulkarni, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

As soon as senior Ajdin Turnadzic accepted the phone call, he knew his life was about to change dramatically. He could hear his cousins and family in the next room and immediately walked inside, pulling...

Preparing to run to the next base, senior Elliot Krewson watches the next pitch to the batter. Krewson has been playing baseball since he was 3 years old.

From Longhorns to Big Greens: senior Elliot Krewson’s college admissions journey amidst the pandemic

Raj Jaladi, Staff Writer January 22, 2021

Senior and shortstop Elliot Krewson knocked the ball out of the park during the COVID-19 pandemic, earning admission to Dartmouth College, a Division I Ivy League program, to pursue his dream of playing...

Freshman center Chase Haun goes up for a basket to take the lead against Parkway South. In mid-December, the freshmen boys basketball team defeated the Patriots 36-35. “Going up with the ball there was very risky because of the percentage of that shot. It was a mid-ranger that was semi-contested and I’m surprised that I made it,” Haun said.

Mid-season quarantine sidelines freshmen boys basketball team

Eli Fassler, Staff Writer January 15, 2021

“Go!” Head freshmen boys basketball coach Matt Catanzaro yells for the next athlete to begin his dribbling zigzags across the court. Fourteen athletes heaved across the court from baseline to baseline...

Led by head coach Bob Kittner, sophomore Cate Adler (wing-back) and her team take the 2020 State Championship Cup. Numbering all of their appearances at State, Adler's team has a total of 19 wins, one tie, 79 goals for and three against. “We’ve improved so much over the years. Corona definitely made us stronger and closer as a team,” Adler said.

Sophomore Cate Adler and the Red Devils: Fourth-year as State Champs, first year with COVID-19

Makinsey Drake, Staff Writer December 22, 2020

Advancing to the United States Youth Soccer [USYS] MO State Cup Championship game, sophomore Cate Adler and the Sporting ‘04 Red Devils are fixed on taking the victory as State Champs since 2016. For...

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