• Parkway will begin scheduling football games to be played outside of St. Louis County.


Girls wrestling creates their own team

As the spectators on the side look on, junior Faith Woodall attempts to get the upper hand on her female opponent. Woodall is a first-year wrestler, joining after the girls wrestling team began to gain traction. “I really like it because they support each other in their endeavors and the team is just really close,” Woodall said.

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor

February 21, 2020

With new additions to the team and approval from the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) to separate the former co-ed sport, girls wrestling has formed their own team in hopes of growing a female presence in the sport at the high school level. MSHSAA has proposed a two-year transition phas...

#WrestleLikeAGirl: breaking boundaries and winning medals

Sophomore Emma Carter and freshman Paige Wehrmeister pose together after the Mehlville Women’s Invitational Dec. 21. The tournament was the first girls tournament that either one had been to; Carter took third place in the 167 pound weight class, and Wehrmeister took fifth in the 121 pound weight class.

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

February 1, 2019

This wrestling season, #WrestleLikeAGirl has trended across Missouri. Girls have turned out in record numbers for the sport, more than doubling the number that the Missouri State High School Activities Association predicted would join. Now, their season is coming to a finish, with district tournaments...

Sophomore Emma Carter pins down success

Preparing to engage an opponent, Carter looks for an opportunity to shoot. Carter was named varsity wrestler of the week and boasts a 6-2 record. “When you get out on that mat and you’re really in that fight or flight moment, you know you have to win,” Carter said.

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

February 1, 2019

“Being a girl in this boy's sport, there [are] so many things you have to do. People are constantly watching what you’re doing to try and protect themselves; people in this sport are so sexist, it’s insane,” Carter said. “I know you’re thinking, ‘oh, they’re wrestlers, why would they...

Freshman Paige Wehrmeister finds her strength in wrestling

Hand raised after her first pin of a male opponent, Wehrmeister grins at her triumph. “I feel like I am in control of them [when I’m on top], and if I wanted to I could control everything that was happening in that moment,” Wehrmeister said. “They can’t get up if I don’t let go.”

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

February 1, 2019

Freshman Paige Wehrmeister had not always seen herself as a strong person—then she started wrestling. Joining sophomore Emma Carter as one of two female wrestlers in Parkway, Wehrmeister has already carved out a reputation for herself: the girl who smiles every time she steps onto the mat. “H...

Debate team prepares for Districts

Practicing for her poetry event at the Jefferson City Invitational, held Jan. 28 through 29, junior Khushali Sarnot recites her piece to sophomores Kristina Humphrey and Nina Maitra.

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017

With the post-season approaching, the Speech and Debate team has been preparing for the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) and Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) districts, hoping to later qualify for nationals or state. The competitors range from freshman novices ...

Soccer prepares to beat the odds at districts

Making his way down the field, junior Jack Galkowski prepares to shoot the ball into the goal. The boys played in the Northwest tournament against Oakville on Aug. 20 with an ending score of 0-3.

Sophia Ferretti, Convergent Media Writer

October 24, 2016

“I think it’s going to be a struggle, obviously, but I feel like we are going to peak at the right time, and I’m looking forward to playing in the big games and enjoying that experience,” freshman Landon Dupont said.

Girls cross country enters championship season

Racing ahead, varsity runners and seniors Rikita Saunders and Maggie Morse compete at the Stan Nelson Invitational.

October 21, 2016

The varsity team will begin their championship season at Districts on Saturday, Oct. 22. If they qualify as one of the top four teams at the meet, they will then attend Sectionals on Oct. 29 to qualify for State. “I feel nervous because we will be facing tougher competition, but at the same time th...

Longhorn football aims to continue making history

Parkway West looks to become district champions this Friday night against Fort Zumwalt South.

Matt Blake, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015

With the sixth seeded Longhorns upsetting the second seeded North on Friday, Oct. 30 19-14, they go on to the district championship where they will be playing the undefeated Fort Zumwalt South (13-0).

Coming off a win, football looks to break District losing streak

The Longhorns haven't won a District game in over a decade, this week they look to change that statistic.

Matt Blake, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015

With the Longhorns winning their final home and regular season game, they take a lot of momentum going into friday’s game, the first round of districts. The Longhorns now 4-5, play Fort Zumwalt South, 6-3 who are coming off a big loss against Vianney, 63-27. “Zumwalt South is down right now after...

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