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COVID-19 affects sports

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

March 18, 2020

It’s safe to say that the coronavirus has sent the word into mass panic. After all, it’s been a while since the CDC has issued a pandemic among the American population. Not only has the virus affected everyday life and all of the things we do on a daily basis, but it has also left a huge impact ...

Xavier Pinson shows excellence on the court

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

February 27, 2020

Mizzou basketball has had a season full of rollercoasters and ups and downs. Early in the year, Mizzou showed their fierce defensive play during the non-conference schedule and looked like a contender for a Southeastern Conference (SEC) regular-season title. But quickly during the non-conference sched...

Who is McGregor’s next challenger?

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

February 25, 2020

The notorious one is back. In 2018 at UFC 229, many fans watched Conor McGregor fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov, in a grudge match that brought in outrageous numbers in terms of pay-per-view buys for the company. This also meant that millions around the world watched as Nurmagomedov destroyed the n...

Kobe Remembrance

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

With the passing of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, many people have done things to remember the two. Athletes have written their thoughts on social media people around the world have created makeshift memorials to remember the former National Basketball Association (NBA), player. M...

All-Star game new rule

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

While the death of Kobe Bryant’s death has affected people all across the nation, his death has also impacted the National Basketball Association (NBA) in many ways.  NBA released an official statement, announcing that they would postpone the Tuesday, Jan. 28 game between the Los Angeles Laker...

Grinding

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

Sports have become a year-around activity between high school teams, travel teams, and off-season training. During the downtime between seasons, athletes must find a place to train. Some athletes train at gyms around town, while others train on their own. Breakthrough Sports Performance, located on ...

Quitting their Passion

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

“Quit” is a strong word in the sports world. Studies have shown that many athletes eventually end up quitting the sport they have put hours of practice into. This could be for many reasons, such as not liking the coaching staff, wanting to pursue another sport, injuries, or personal reasons. According ...

Battle reacts to the Super Bowl

Kansas City Chiefs Tight End, Travis Kelce (87) after Super Bowl 54 between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers on February 2, 2020. (Matt Starkey) Photo provided by Chiefs media page.

Kenny Miller, Reporter

February 21, 2020

After 50 years, the Kansas City Chiefs won their second Super Bowl after defeating the San Francisco 49ers. The Super Bowl was full of emotional and stressful moments but many fans say it was worth it. The game started more defensively, with both defenses preparing well for their opponent. Both offenses...

Super Bowl 54 preview

Photo provided by NFL public media

Kenny Miller, Reporter

January 28, 2020

It's been a long road to the Super Bowl. After 254 regular season games and 10 playoff games, the Super Bowl has its final two teams. The dynamic offense of the Kansas City Chiefs will take on the dominant defense of the San Francisco 49ers. It will be an exciting matchup for the Lombardi trophy. The...

Kuechly calls it quits

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Kenny Miller, Reporter

January 15, 2020

On Jan. 14, Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly announced his retirement at the age of 28. Fans reacted quickly to the announcement, shocked that he’s retiring at such a young age. He was arguably the best linebacker in the league since joined the National Football League (NFL) in 2012. In his...

Kicking into the new season

Haily Cook, Reporter

January 6, 2020

As the Girls Soccer team is getting ready for the upcoming season in the Spring, they are currently warming up with pre-season workouts. They train 3 days a week in the off season, Monday is upperclassmen lead ball skills. Wednesday, is cardio based, circuits and agility work. Thursday is a low impact ...

Norm Stewart Girl’s Classic

Norm Stewart Girl's Classic

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

December 10, 2019

Some people prefer to sleep in on their Sunday mornings, go to church, or just hang out. But this past Sunday, in the early hours of the morning, the Battle girls varsity team faced off against Vashon High School, at the annual Norm Stweart classic. The game started out as a  neck and neck battle between the tea...

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