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Wrestling team succeeds with strong coaching

Wrestling team succeeds with strong coaching

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


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Suffering a loss only to Parkway South, the wrestling team kicks off their season with an 8-1 record. According to assistant coach Chip Allison, a contribution that has led to their improvement is the increase in team size. With the addition of 11 incoming freshmen, they have maintained a full varsity...

Freshman girls basketball coach Peg Schane leads players in an undefeated season

Freshman girls basketball coach Peg Schane leads players in an undefeated season

Irene Yannakakis, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


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With 40 years of coaching experience under her belt, Peg Schane has used her expertise to coach the freshman girls basketball team through an undefeated season. Beginning her coaching in the Fort Zumwalt school district in 1976, she went on to coach basketball, volleyball and track at Parkway North...

Sophie Vietor breaks one minute in the 100 yard freestyle

Sophie Vietor breaks one minute in the 100 yard freestyle

Maria Newton, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018


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Senior Sophie Vietor broke one minute in the 100 yard freestyle at the Kirkwood Invite on Jan. 12 and 13 for girls swimming in her second year of being on the team. Breaking a minute in the 100 yard freestyle is a milestone for swimmers and is a goal that head coach Allison Wallace had set for Vietor as we...

Racquetball team heads to Arby’s tournament

Racquetball team heads to Arby’s tournament

Erin Slutzky, Staff Writer

January 10, 2018


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On Jan. 5, the Parkway racquetball team packed up to drive to Rolla for the Arby’s tournament. The tournament, a traditional highlight competition for more than 12 years, allows the team to stays in a hotel together and room with their teammates. “We got a better feel for each other—literally ...

Boys cross country wraps up with eighth place at Nike Midwest Regionals

Boys cross country wraps up with eighth place at Nike Midwest Regionals

Noah Gwin, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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As the cross country season came to a close on Nov. 12., the team competed for the first time in a regional race in Terra Haute, Ind. Seniors Blake Selm, Cerow Aligab, Matyas Csiki-Fejer, Andrew Lofgren and Kyle Andersen led the herd. “I thought we were going to be state champ contenders from...

Six minutes on the mat: senior Josh McCallister looks towards state

Six minutes on the mat: senior Josh McCallister looks towards state

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor

December 15, 2017


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At a West High wrestling camp between his eighth grade and freshman year, senior Josh McCallister laid the foundations for his passion. He picked up the skills quickly, and his confidence drove him to join the high school team. Eventually, he worked his way up to earning the team captain position in hi...

Freshmen Ty Waddell and Danny Talbott score a spot on varsity hockey

Freshmen Ty Waddell and Danny Talbott score a spot on varsity hockey

December 14, 2017


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After a long haul of training, freshmen Ty Waddell and Danny Talbott made it onto the varsity ice hockey team. Playing hockey since he was four, Talbott worked out all summer at the gym to make the varsity hockey team. “It wasn’t hard exactly, it was more fun because I did my best in tryouts and I...

Senior Jack Swiney signs to play Division I baseball

Senior Jack Swiney signs to play Division I baseball

Tyler Kinzy, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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In the realm of high school sports, few days on the calendar are considered as significant as signing day. On Nov. 8, four NCAA-bound Longhorns formally put pen to paper as their athletic careers leapt beyond the high school level. Stationed at a cafeteria table was senior outfielder Jack Swiney, who...

Girls swim and dive kicks off season

Girls swim and dive kicks off season

Irene Yannakakis, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


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Putting in six days of practice per week, the swim season began for 23 swimmers and five divers on Nov. 7 when tryouts commenced.  After last years season record of 5-4, (5 wins, 4 losses), the girls placed second at the conference meet and 31st at state. “This year the state meet is going to be...

Boys cross country team reflect on third place finish at state

Boys cross country team reflect on third place finish at state

Chris Bass, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


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On Nov. 4, the top seven runners from the varsity cross country team competed in the Class 4 MSHSAA State Cross Country Championship meet, in Jefferson City. This meet marked the 30th time the team has competed at state. “I think it is just a really exciting experience for the kids. I was expe...

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