• January 7Information regarding new learning model can be found in Friday's email blast
  • January 7Hybrid students will return in-person part time starting Monday, Jan. 25
  • January 7Project Grad parent meeting via Google Meet Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7 P.M.
  • January 7Spring athletes should be in contact with their coach for lifting schedule


No practice over winter break effects on student-athletes

Piper Pirates Basketball
Alex Ivanuska, Ethan Walker, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Staff Writers Ethan Walker and Alex Ivanuska talk with varsity basketball players Lance Bassett and Isaiah Coppage about how the cancellation of practices over winter break. They talk about not having...

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KSHSAA has final decision for winter sports

Photo by Evelyn Vazquez with Payton Hanzlik defending against Ottawa.
Adam Novak, Sports Editor December 9, 2020

As of recently, the KSHSAA Board of Directors held a virtual meeting and discussed finding ways to have winter sports while limiting the spread of COVID-19. The board came to a compromise to continue all...

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Winter sports possibilities

Picture taken by Astin Ramos last year at bowling tryouts.
Ethan Walker December 7, 2020

With most Winter sports being played indoors and the flu season around the corner, lots of people are questioning whether high school sports will be able to make it through the whole season, or if it’s...

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What the future of basketball holds

November 30, 2020

In this podcast featuring high school basketball player Lance Bassett, Ethan Walker and Alex Ivanuska talk about what the future holds for the sport of basketball. This has been a common question among...

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XC Runner makes history

Grace Hanson runs in first meet at Wyandotte County Park. photo by Jodi Soptic
Adam Novak, Sports Editor November 19, 2020

For the first time in Piper’s Cross Country history, there has been a runner that has placed in 5A state. The name of the runner is Grace Hanson. Grace Hanson is a sophomore Varsity runner on the...

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Three athletes commit on National Signing Day

Three athletes commit on National Signing Day
November 11, 2020

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NFL taking precautions with COVID-19

photo from Creative Commons.
Ethan Walker November 4, 2020

This year’s NFL season is one that will not be forgotten, one where some teams won’t even allow fans at the games. Over 15 games have already been postponed to later dates, and that number is only...

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New atmosphere for the NBA Finals

photo from mediapost.com
Alex Ivanuska November 4, 2020

History was made as the Miami Heat took on the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 NBA Finals. This Finals, unlike any other we have seen, took place in the NBA Bubble in Orlando. The Lakers being the heavy...

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Los Angeles Lakers clinch 17th NBA Championship Title

Los Angeles Lakers defeat Miami Heat Oct. 11 in the 74th NBA Finals.
Alex Ivanuska October 28, 2020

History in the making as the Miami Heat took on the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 NBA Finals. These Finals, unlike any other, took place in the NBA Bubble in Orlando. The Lakers being the heavy favorites...

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School growth results in 5A switch

Junior Raven Corlee gets ready to set against Tonganoxie.
Madi Welker October 22, 2020

After over 20 years of being 4A, all athletics excluding football will be moving up to 5A this year.  In the past several years, the district’s population has increased due to the number of jobs nearby.  “This...

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Chiefs look to bulk up roster through NFL Draft

The NFL Draft took place from Thursday, April 23 to Saturday April 25.
Tyren Shelley, Staff Writer April 29, 2020

The world has been without Sports for about a month now. There is no NBA or MLB. There is absolutely nothing, but this past Thursday we had a little taste of sports again. The NFL Draft happened and all...

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Powerlifting flourishes on home turf and claims State hardware

The Pirate Powerlifting team after a meet.
Blake Beashore, Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2020

On Mar. 7, Piper High School hosted the powerlifting State Championship meet. The meet featured teams from all across the state. The Piper Girls claimed a second-place finish, while the Boys finished first...

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