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Football beyond Friday nights: senior Jackson Barnhart’s journey to Lindenwood University

Football beyond Friday nights: senior Jackson Barnhart’s journey to Lindenwood University

Ross Harter, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

You might know him from his name being called over the loudspeaker during Friday night football games after a complete pass, or for winning first in districts wrestling. What you do not see is the player staying after practice in hopes of making a career out of football. Senior Jackson Barnhart recently committed t...

Senior Erika Anstine signs to Quincy University

Senior Erika Anstine signs to Quincy University

Ella Mercer, Convergent Media Writer

April 25, 2019

Playing soccer since preschool, senior Erika Anstine decided that she wanted to continue at the next level and carry forward on her soccer journey. “I was really excited when I found out about the scholarship [to play at Quincy]. I had not decided I wanted to play in college until late freshman year...

Varsity girls soccer team kicks it up a notch to Class 4 districts

Varsity girls soccer team kicks it up a notch to Class 4 districts

Abby Purdum, Convergent Media Writer

April 24, 2019

Competition emerged for the girl's soccer team as they are now competing with schools as large as 2,223 students in Class 4 district from Class 3. “Historically, all of the Rockwood schools are larger than Parkway Schools and it could be upwards of a thousand more kids than ours,” varsity socc...

Balancing between passion and demand: the student-athlete grind

Balancing between passion and demand: the student-athlete grind

Drew Boone and Michael Lolley

April 23, 2019

From playing catch in the backyard with friends to following a strict schedule and hoping their passion grants a way to their future, student-athletes feel the pressure from parents and coaches to take their talents to the next level. Since childhood, freshman Tre Bell has been perfecting his jump ...

Girls lacrosse program continues to grow

Girls lacrosse program continues to grow

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

April 18, 2019

Following the growing trend of the team’s roster increasing the past three years, the girls’ lacrosse program reached a record 60 athletes for the 2019 season. Having a larger team has consequently allowed the team to grow in other areas, improving from an 11-11-1 varsity record for 2016 to a 17...

Freshman Ella Roesch gets sent to the hospital during varsity soccer game

Freshman Ella Roesch gets sent to the hospital during varsity soccer game

Irene Yannakakis, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

The scoreboard read 25:00 minutes remaining in the second half of the varsity girls’ soccer game against Nerinx Hall on April 12. Freshman Ella Roesch was sprinting towards the ball when a player on the opposition ran into her, causing Roesch to fall to the ground. Next thing she knew, she was surroun...

Teams battle over bones for bragging rights

Teams battle over bones for bragging rights

Irene Yannakakis, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

The ultimate battle has begun. The girls’ soccer and boys’ baseball programs are going head-to-head in the first ever Battle of the Bones, a chicken wing eating contest. Battle of the Bones will take place at The Shack Saturday, April 13. The goal is to fundraise money for each program. The players were given paperwork where the...

From a failed dream to a future Olympian

From a failed dream to a future Olympian

Zoe DeYoung, Convergent Media Writer

April 11, 2019

"Speechless." That is how sophomore Karen Trevor-Roberts describes the moment she discovered she will be attending Sport EuroTour Drivjer GK Academy in Amsterdam, deemed to have the “top training and competition abroad,” for field hockey goalies. While eating lunch at West County Mall, Trevor...

Cradling into the new season, the girls lacrosse team adapts to new rules

Cradling into the new season, the girls lacrosse team adapts to new rules

Kenzi Sampson, Convergent Media Writer

March 30, 2019

As another season kicks off, the girl's lacrosse teams faces the challenge of adjusting to the new rule of self-start. “I was scared because I knew it would be hard to get used to, it was a big learning curve. When I first started playing lacrosse you had to stop when the whistle blew, now that I'm u...

Winter sports recap

Winter sports recap

Drew Boone and Michael Lolley

March 27, 2019

Boys Basketball After struggling with a season riddled with injury and adversity, the boys varsity basketball is looking to bounce back in future seasons. “Last year we had seven wins and the year before that we had 19 wins. This was my ninth year coaching at the varsity level. We have had years that...

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