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  • March 6Spirit bus signups for State basketball will be Tuesday and Wednesday morning in the commons.

  • February 28Powerlifting competes at 4A State Saturday at Basehor-Linwood.

  • February 28Interested in becoming a PHS dance team member? Pick up a flier from the office or Coach Kohrs.

  • February 28Prospective PHS volleyball players should plan on attending a meeting in the PHS commons area during seminar on Monday, March 4.

Lady Pirates finish second, seniors end their careers

Lady Pirates finish second, seniors end their careers

Blake Beashore, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

The Lady Pirates basketball team finished their season with a 23-1 record and with a second place finish at the state tournament. They finished with a 60-41 loss to Bishop Miege. With the end of the season comes the end of the seniors careers. This season the Pirates had three seniors. Ryan Co...

State champions

State champions

Kaleb Brown, Co-web editor

March 10, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

“And now for your Kansas 4A State Tournament champions, the Kansas City Piper Pirates.” On Saturday, March 9, the Piper boys basketball team claimed their first ever state title in program history. The Pirates polished off a near perfect season with a record of 21-4, by cruising past the Orioles...

Lady Pirates dominate in second round of State, advance to championship

Lady Pirates dominate in second round of State, advance to championship

Blake Beashore, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

On Friday, March 8th the Lady Pirates basketball team took on Nickerson. The winner of the game would advance to the Kansas 4A State Championship. The Pirates managed to come out with an easy win of 72-40. The championship game will be at 4:00 at the Tony’s Pizza Event Center. The girls will be...

The shot heard around Kansas

The shot heard around Kansas

Kaleb Brown, Co-web editor

March 9, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

Trey Bates dribbles down the floor, nine seconds left. Bates passes half court looking for an open teammate. He finds Tyren Shelley standing at the top of the key, Shelley catches the ball, turns and lets it fly. The Pirates battled the number one seed Wichita-Trinity Knights Friday evening in the...

Boys basketball defeats Parsons in first round of State

Boys basketball defeats Parsons in first round of State

Kaleb Brown, Co-web editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

The Pirates were off to a slow start to begin the game Wednesday night against Parsons High School. The Pirates were unable to connect early and couldn't finish when it counted. Parsons jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead to open up the game. Senior Brandon Jackson picked up two fouls just minutes int...

Project Grad holds design contest

Project Grad holds design contest

Melanie Mnirajd, Design Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under School News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Project Grad is holding a t-shirt design contest for the Class of 2019 t-shirts. These shirts will be given out at Senior Breakfast to each of the seniors at no cost, courtesy of the Project Grad Committee. They will be worn at the Main Event celebration after graduation. Design requirements: -Us...

Excessive snow days lead to extended school day

Excessive snow days lead to extended school day

Scout Molder, co editor-in-chief

February 28, 2019


Filed under News, News Briefs, School News, Showcase

Due to more school cancellation than expected for the year, the Board of Education and administration decided to add five minutes to the school day at the high school and 10 minutes to the school day at the middle school. Additionally, the last two days of school, May 15 and 16, will be full days in...

Construction begins on bond issue building

Construction begins on bond issue building

Trey Trumbo, Staff writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under News, School News, Showcase

Many students, administrators and community members were upset when the bond issue to build a new high school, set to be completed in 2018, was rejected four years ago. As a result, Piper has continued to remain overpopulated, with more than 2,300 students in attendance. The incoming freshman class is set ...

Government shutdown could happen again

Government shutdown could happen again

Charles Connor and Lauren Textor

February 28, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Weeks of headlines were made for every major news source when President Donald Trump announced that the federal government would be shutting down due to Congress’s decision not to grant the requested five billion dollar funding for a wall along the United States-Mexico border. However, the cost of...

Booster Club questions future

Booster Club questions future

Megan Neal, Managing Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

 Behind the concession stands, scholarships, new warm-ups and other fundraising for the clubs, teams and activities of the high school is the PHS Booster Club. “PHS Booster Club is an outside, all volunteer, non-profit organization which operates concessions for athletics and other fundraising school ...

Courtwarming updates

Courtwarming updates

Taylor McEachron, Co-Web Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Featured, News, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Congratulations to the following for being nominated by their senior class as Courtwarming candidates: Josie Barbosa Grace Hawley LaKya Leslie Charity Monroe Jada Simmons   Kimball Backus Braijion Barnes Tyrone Bates Charlie Connor Esrom Griffin   All...

Humans of PHS: Dona O’Neal

Humans of PHS: Dona O’Neal

Megan Neal, Managing Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Featured, Humans of PHS, Showcase

When a teacher is gone for the day, a substitute is trusted to take over their class. Students may see this as a day of busy work or a chance to mess around, but some substitutes are known to be able to control the classroom as the regular teacher would. One of these substitutes is Dona O’Neal. O’Neal ...

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