The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


In perfect shooting form and with eyes on the rim, junior Tyler Kuehl is about to shoot his next basket in the last game of the season against Marquette High School. Kuehl has been playing basketball since he was 5. “Even though I played basketball all my life, the game-winning shots can be pressure, its confidence. If youre going into that shot and not thinking that youre gonna make it, its obviously not going in. And if you believe, [it will]. Thats the only way you can succeed,” Kuehl said.

Athletes of West: Episode 6

Raj Jaladi, Newsletter Editor January 19, 2024

  Music: Senior Raj Jaladi: Welcome to another episode of Athletes of West. Today we are joined by varsity basketball player, junior Tyler Kuehl....

“My proudest achievement is making the varsity baseball team as a sophomore. I was very proud of myself when I found out I made the team. Making varsity made me want to work harder to achieve my goals. Each year, I was excited to get after it and work hard. Throughout high school, I held a 4.0 GPA, which I am very proud of. I plan to attend Butler University in the fall; where I will continue my career as a student.” - Benjamin Seavey, 12

Ben Seavey

Kate Roland, CJ1 Writer June 1, 2023

Loading the hands and getting ready to swing it, Senior Grant Meert is taking his place to face the pitch in the last game of the season against Marquette High School. Meert has been playing baseball since age three.“I love baseball and like with anything else in life, youre gonna have your ups and downs,” Meert said.

Athletes of West: Episode 5

Raj Jaladi, Newsletter Editor June 1, 2023

  In this episode, meet senior Grant Meert, who was accepted into Johns Hopkins University to play D3 baseball. Listen to learn the secrets behind his success. TRANSCRIPT Junior Raj Jaladi:...

Now presenting, Athletes of West, a podcast featuring Longhorn athletes each session.​​ We bring you stories from the players, both on the ground and behind the scenes, covering individual accomplishments, records they set and break, endurance and fitness, sports leadership and many more. Stay tuned!!

Athletes of West: Episode 4

Raj Jaladi, Newsletter Editor January 26, 2023

  In this episode, meet freshman Cameron Spangler and Hugo Ortbals who are playing on the varsity soccer team as freshmen. Listen on to learn about the secret behind their success.   Raj...

Senior Bryce Drake winds up at one of his last at bats before the District finals. The boys closed off the season with a 22-6 record. “It was a great season to call my last and we all improved so much. Going out against south was hard to take, but we gave it our all and I see great things in the future for this team. We had great team chemistry and I’m so thankful for my four years with these players,” Drake said.

Photo of the Week – May 20

Makinsey Drake, Staff Writer May 20, 2022

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

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