The student news site of Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas.

The student news site of Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas.

The student news site of Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas.


Senior Kaitlin Lindstrom at the Lawrence Free State track meet placing first in pole vault.

Going to Great Heights: Senior Kaitlin Lindstrom Dominates in Pole Vault

Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief April 12, 2022

From the gymnastics bar to the pole, senior Kaitlin Lindstrom has continued to break records in pole vault since freshman year.  “I had a friend in middle school whose dad is the high school pole...

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Piper Track and Field team had their first meet on Friday, Mar. 25.

Spring Sports Preview

Alex Ivanuska, Sports Editor April 1, 2022

Baseball This year’s Pirates’ baseball team has a lot of built up excitement around it. This year’s team is a lot younger than teams have been in the past, but head coach Daryl Graham still expects...

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The Piper Pirates winter sports teams wrap up their seasons.

Winter Sports Recap

Alex Ivanuska, Sports Editor March 11, 2022

The Pirates had an overall successful winter sports season. Boys Basketball ended up winning the Frontier League in their last year in the league. Girls basketball finished with a record of 3-17 but look...

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Senior quarterback Blake Porter looks to score against the Bonner Braves. The Pirates face off against the St. James Thunder on Nov. 12. Photo by Olivia Blankenship

Pirates to face off against Thunder in anticipated playoff matchup

Alex Ivanuska, Sports Editor November 12, 2021

The Pirates will take on the St. James Thunder on Nov. 12 after defeating Paola last week to win the regional championship which has not happened since 2014. However, this game is not just any regular...

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Jones, Walker, Cordill commit to respective colleges

Astin Ramos, Photo Editor November 10, 2021

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Lady Pirates come together after scoring against St. James. The Pirates lost in the first round of substate to the Thunder.

Lady Pirates End with Most Successful Season in Years

Alex Ivanuska, Sports Editor October 26, 2021

The Lady Pirates volleyball came up short of state, losing to St. James Thunder in the first round of sub-state on Oct. 23. However, the team has turned their season around, and finished with an overall...

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Senior quarterback Blake Porter runs the ball against the Tonganoxie Chieftains on Oct. 1.

Senior Night Brings Victory for Pirates against the Braves

Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief October 25, 2021

Following a hard loss against 7-1 Spring Hill Broncos with a score of 27-32, the Pirates Football Team was eager to get back on the field and take a win. The Pirates defeated the Bonner Braves with a score...

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Sandy situation: Junior Tatum Vallejo, hits the ball out of a sand pit at the Falcon Lakes meet.

Girls golf takes four members to state after an un-fore-getable season

Audrey Menzies, Co Editor-In-Chief October 13, 2021

Ending regionals with tee-riffic scores, four members of the Lady Pirate’s golf team will advance to the State championship beginning Oct. 18th. Those four members are senior Ashlyn Rhodes, sophomore...

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The Varsity softball team is off to a 6-4 start.

Softball season swings underway

Ethan Walker April 22, 2021

The Pirates softball team was off to a hot start winning their first six games before running into a four-game losing streak. “I think we started the season really strongly and just had a rough week,...

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Varsity Girls Soccer team huddles up before their first game.

Lady Pirates Soccer off to Explosive Start

RIley Merrick, Staff Writer April 19, 2021

After losing last season to COVID-19, the Lady Pirates soccer team is making a comeback. The team is 6-1 this season and they aren’t planning to slow down anytime soon.  “We’re performing really...

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Ethan and Alex hosts their podcast during Sports Talk with Ethan and Alex.

Baylor prevails against undefeated Gonzaga in Men’s National Championship

Alex Ivanuska, Ethan Walker, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

Ethan Walker and Alex Ivanuska chat with Alex Behrman over the sweet 16 through the championship game in this year's Men's College Basketball tournament. They talk about their predictions from their previous...

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Senior Nate Golubski steps on the mound to throw a pitch. Photo courtesy from Nate Golubski.

Pirates set to kick off their spring season

Ethan Walker March 29, 2021

Spring sports are back this week for the first time since 2019 after they were canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. Baseball, softball, track and field, girls soccer, girls swim, and boys golf are all set...

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