Slam Dunk Success: Neisler brothers work together to produce mixtapes for basketball athletes

Working on creative designs and visuals, alumnus Cam and Jordan Neisler put together a video mixtape and photo edit for high school basketball players. The Neislers have been spending their summer in the gym recording for rising athletes. “I don’t know what the future holds for me but if I get the opportunity to be a designer for a team I'll take it and I love doing it,” Cam said. “Watching competitive basketball is fun, seeing Jordan behind the scenes is fun and being able to use his work is fun.”
August 26, 2020

Spending hours recording and editing photos and videos, alumnus and brothers Cam and Jordan Neisler have found a talent for creating video and picture edits for high school basketball players. “When...

Remembering senior Carieal “L” Doss

Johnetta Doss smiles with her daughter, senior Carieal
May 21, 2020

On April 17 our community lost senior Carieal “L” Doss. After transferring from Parkway Central midway into her junior year, she became known by teachers and peers for her jokes and infectious smile. As...

The underlying price of high school sports

Between all the sports, the average cost to play and to buy equipment is $275. Athletes have to spend  not only their health and time but also their money or their families money.
March 3, 2020

Whether it is fees for a club team, equipment, travel, event admission or other sports costs, families can spend thousands of dollars on athletics. In addition to the cost of club sports, when kids reach...

Boys basketball program brings a community together for one night of awareness

Fighting to make a layup, senior forward captain Matt Loaney dribbles through Parkway Central's defense. Loaney and the boys basketball team have been selling items for the Coaches versus Cancer event to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
February 7, 2020

The boys basketball program prepares to play in a game that holds lots of emotions and tensions: Friday night at 7 p.m. kicks off the fight with Coaches versus Cancer game. “Our community continues...

Kobe Bryant: A legend to remember

While traveling with his daughter, Gianna Bryant, basketball legend Kobe Bryant's helicopter crashed, killing him, Gianna and seven others Jan. 26. Millions have been mourning the losses alongside the Bryant family.
January 30, 2020

All too soon, a legend was taken from us at the age of 41: Kobe Bryant. He was a five-time NBA champion, the Los Angeles Lakers all-time leading scorer and an idol for many. While traveling with his daughter,...

Friendships, rivalries and fan accounts: A breakdown of basketball teams who play for the J

Dribbling behind the back, sophomore Sawyer Reidt sets up an open jump shot. In October, Reidt and a few friends had the idea to create a J League basketball team. “We were just looking for a way to hang out more at first,” Reidt said. “It turned into us making a whole team once the Mag1c Stairs first started. I’ve had so much fun with it, and I hope it becomes a tradition with our group of friends.”
January 23, 2020

Established in 1880, the  Jewish Community Center (the J), formally known as the Young Men’s Hebrew Association, has been a part of St. Louis’ history for decades longer than the Gateway Arch. One...

Photo of the week – Jan. 6

Shooting a free throw, senior Tia Reed plays basketball against Lafayette High School Jan. 7. With a final score of 32-59, Reed and her team had to adapt to sudden changes before the game. “I was feeling frustrated during this game because one of my teammates wasn’t playing because she was hurt, so I had to step up, and the freshman had to step up. We were all playing different positions [than usual],” Reed said. “My teammates and the fun team environment keep me motivated.”
January 10, 2020

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

Finishing the layup, sophomore Luke Wright scores another basket in his first career varsity start. Wright went one of four shooting in the season opener. “I was really proud to be a starter but I know I could’ve played better that game,” Wright said. “I'm ready to see where this season can go.”
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...

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