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  • January 15Piper High School is hosting its annual Career and College Fair Day on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
  • January 6National Honors Society forms are due to Mrs. Beashore in room 124 by 3:00 p.m on Jan. 10, 2020
  • December 12The Courtwarming dance will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the commons
  • December 12Finals are Tuesday Dec. 17 through Friday Dec. 20. Thursday and Friday classes will end at 10:30

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Boys and Girls face tough competition while hosting 810 Varsity Basketball Showcase

Boys and Girls face tough competition while hosting 810 Varsity Basketball Showcase

Rene Evans, Staff writer

January 9, 2020

Piper High School hosted the 810 Varsity Sports basketball showcase on Jan. 4. The showcase had multiple boys and girls games involving some of the top teams in the state. The showcase tipped off with Pittsburg v.s. Schlagle, in which Pittsburg came out on top 82-70. Following this game, Lawrence...

Cheer team brings home third place from state

Cheer team brings home third place from state

Audrey Menzies, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

With lots of anticipation and preparation, the Piper cheer team stepped on the mat for their first event at KSHSAA cheer state. The anticipation for this year was high considering the team’s past win at state. Coach Morgan Kolenda was excited about the potential of her new team and the opportunity to...

Equality in Sports: Kansas expands inclusion in gendered sports

Equality in Sports: Kansas expands inclusion in gendered sports

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

For the first time, the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHAA)has recognized girls’ wrestling as an official sport. Previously, the state of Kansas only allowed schools to have either a co-ed wrestling program, or an all boys program. Piper has a probation period of three years to decide w...

Cross Country finishes the season in stride

Cross Country finishes the season in stride

Rene Evans, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

Five runners from the Piper cross country team participated in the state meet at Wamego on Nov. 2, 2019. For the girls, freshman Grace Hanson ran a 19:31.01 for second place, and freshmen Alexis Simpson finished with a 21:32.31. For the boys, senior Owen Roellchen ran a 16:54.66 for sixth place....

Pirates Football advance after playoff victory

Pirates Football advance after playoff victory

Tyren Shelley, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

The Piper Pirates outlasted the Basehor Bobcats 56-47 this past Friday night. That’s a total of 103 points between the two teams.  There was 35 points put up just in the first quarter. It was a high scoring affair the entire game. Junior LaJames White put up an impressive 270 All Purpose Yards...

Three members of the girls golf team tee off at state

Three members of the girls golf team tee off at state

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

October 16, 2019

Three girls golf team members punched their ticket to the state championship which starts on Oct. 21. Seniors Evelyn Turney and Sydney Rhodes and sophomore Ashlyn Rhodes all qualified for state. For Sydney, competing at state is nothing new.  “I went to state my sophomore and junior year, and...

Boys soccer looks to turn season around

Boys soccer looks to turn season around

Rene Evans, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

The Pirate boys soccer team has started off the season 3-5-1, and are looking to improve this record in the second half of the season. “Everyone is struggling to work together, and we need to hustle more,” said junior Kyron Fergus. The pirates are led by five seniors, Miles Lockridge, Abraham...

Cheer, volleyball undergo changes in coaching style

Cheer, volleyball undergo changes in coaching style

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

This year has brought big changes for the cheer and volleyball teams with both making adjustments to their new coaching staff. Cheer coach Morgan Kolenda, has coached at the collegiate level and was previously the head coach for the Bonner Springs High School team. “I like that she’s a hands-on coac...

Pirates football explode for 3-0 start

Pirates football explode for 3-0 start

Tyren Shelley, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

The Piper Pirates have started the 2019 season off with a bang. They have outscored their opponents 131 to 19. The offense has displayed an electric scoring ability led by junior running back LaJames White. White has started the season with 16 total touchdowns and 900 all-purpose yards. Most of the...

Girls’ Soccer advances to Regional Championship

Girls’ Soccer advances to Regional Championship

Megan Neal, Print Editor

May 16, 2019

The girls’ soccer team will continue on to the regional championship game after beating Tonganoxie 6-0. Going into the game, junior Emily Brandt knew Tonganoxie would be a difficult opponent. However, after previously beating them earlier in the season, Brandt and the team had confidence. ...

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