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Posing for his image on media day, sophomore Kosta Radoman palms a water polo ball and holds it towards the camera. Radoman, although attending Whitfield, has been playing for Parkway West for the first time this season. “It is definitely challenging for an athlete who is committed to a sport when their high school does not offer it,” Radoman said. “I’m very grateful for the opportunity that Parkway West has given me.”

Whitfield student, Longhorn athlete

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer April 19, 2021

Sophomore Kosta Radoman is enrolled at Whitfield High School, a private institution that does not offer water polo as a sport. Fortunately for Radoman, who has been playing water polo since he was five...

Holding their third place medals from districts, senior Robert McKnight stands alongside his teammate Matt Boyd and tennis coach Katelyn Arenos after a practice during their junior year. They spent most of their season playing doubles matches with each other. “Playing tennis has taught me a lot. Staying committed to my training has taught me discipline. Struggling through back injuries has taught me how to always find the silver lining. Most importantly, my tennis career has taught me a lot about humility and respect,” McKnight said. “Respect is earned in many ways. It’s about correcting your mistakes and putting others first, and improving the lives of those around you, because you [can] personally have an impact.”

A time to remember: Inside senior Robert McKnight’s tennis career

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer May 12, 2020

After placing third in the district doubles tournament his junior year, team captain and senior Robert McKnight is poised to become a tennis star. Even though his final season has been postponed due to...

Sprinting toward the finish line, senior Ryan Caton races at the Missouri Sectionals meet at Parkway Central High School Nov. 2, which was one of the last cross country races of his career. He finished the race in 14th place and qualified for state the following week. “My teammates [were] everything. Nobody was motivated for themselves; everyone was motivated for the whole team, and that is something I can’t thank them enough for,” Caton said. “I felt very happy that I was able to end my season at state. Not very many people were able to do that.”

Senior Ryan Caton reflects on his running career after his final season is postponed

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer April 29, 2020

After three months of preparation and running more than 500 miles during the off-season, senior Ryan Caton is one of many spring athletes seeing their final season slip away due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

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.”

Photo of the week – Jan. 6

Emma Caplinger, Entertainment Section Editor January 10, 2020

Raising his hands in the air, junior quarterback Isaac Kittrell celebrates a touchdown. The team defeated Oakville 28-0 Sept. 6, and as they prepare for districts, they hope to have a similar outcome. “If we follow our assignments, make the right decisions and overall play well, we’ll have the potential of making a deep run,” Kittrell said.

Football preps to make a run in the playoffs

Tre Bell, Staff Writer November 7, 2019

As you look at the football field, you see a group of determined and focused boys getting ready to make a deep run in the playoffs. “It's win or go home at this time.  We will be the underdog in...

Posing with their first place plaque, the varsity girls volleyball team make longhorn symbols with their hands.

Varsity volleyball wins district championships

Emily Dickson and Carly Anderson October 25, 2017

Flying into a giant dog-pile at the conclusion of the third game, the volleyball team was all smiles and happy tears as they won district championships against rival Parkway Central on Oct. 20. “After...

Lining up her putt, senior Kacie Bergh prepares a shot during a varsity match.

Senior Kacie Bergh swings through an unpredictable season

Katie Spillman, Staff Writer October 6, 2017

As the only senior on the team, varsity golf player Kacie Bergh utilized her four years of experience to ignite a love for the sport among her teammates. She started playing her freshman year when she...

The varsity girls volleyball team huddles around Coach Dean in celebration of her 1,000th game.

Volleyball coach Susan Dean steps down after 18 years with longhorns

Bridget Noonan October 11, 2016

After 31 years of coaching volleyball, 18  instructing the Longhorns, varsity coach Susan Dean has decided to step down for retirement after this season. “It breaks my heart that this is Coach Dean's...

Swinging her racket, freshman Charlotte Zera plays in a singles match against Lafayette at home on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Girls tennis team prepares for districts

Emily Dickson September 29, 2016

The girls tennis team beat every team they have played, with the exception of Lafayette, leading them to a 7-1 record. “Our biggest competition was definitely Lafayette. Lafayette’s team is really...

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