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

  • October 25 There will be an informational FCA meeting on Oct. 26 for those interested in serving on the leadership team.
  • October 20 If your parent has purchased an activity pass and you have not received it, please stop by the office to pick it up.
  • October 20 Attention Girl's Basketball Players: There will be a pre-season informational meeting during advisory in Coach Stout's room on Tuesday, October 26.
  • October 18 Bring new socks to your advisory to celebrate Socktober. The winning advisory will receive a prize.
  • October 14 Caitlin Kirwan, Kendall Vest, Tatum Vallejo and Ashlyn Rhodes move on to Girls Golf State Monday, October 18 at Hutchinson.
  • October 14 Juniors: Free In-school ACT sign up : due by Friday, Oct. 29
  • October 14 To volunteer either as a group or individual at Piper HS concessions stand click this sign-up link.
  • October 14 Parent-Teacher Conferences are Oct. 27-29. With Oct. 27 acting as a half day for students.
  • September 8 Piper Crossbones Esports is looking for new members. Visit esports coach, Josh Kelley in the band room or email him for more details
  • September 8 All juniors and seniors with a 3.50 or above GPA are eligible to apply for National Honor Society. Paperwork can be found on the NHS twitter @piper_nhs
The student news site of Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas.

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


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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Paul Hiepler from 14 seed Abeline Christian celebrates after taking down 3 seeded Texas.

Upsets galore in first two rounds of NCAA tournament

Alex Ivanuska, Ethan Walker, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

In this podcast Alex Ivanuska and Ethan Walker sit down with Alex Berhman  to recap the first two rounds of the NCAA Men's basketball tournament. This tournament has been filled with many upsets, including...

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Junior Jaron Briggs locking up on defense against the Bobcats.

Pirates basketball falls short of state

Alex Ivanuska, Sports Editor March 25, 2021

This year, Pirates basketball came short of the state tournament after bumping up to 5A. Both boys and girls had won the first round of sub-state on Mar. 3rd but then went on to lose in the second round...

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Senior Kyron Fergus bowls at KC Bowl in lane 24. Photo by senior Tony Cobbs.

Boys bowling team concludes their season and take on state

Brylie Reese March 24, 2021

The Pirate’s Bowling team rolls through their season, and state looks right up their alley. The bowling team’s fast-paced season concludes as the team makes their appearance at state. “I think...

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All-Star game MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo holds his Kobe Bryant Award which is given to the MVP of the game. Antetokounmpo went a perfect 16 for 16 from the field with 35 points.

Different Times Calls for a Different All-Star Weekend

Alex Ivanuska, Ethan Walker, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

Alex Ivanuska and Ethan Walker review the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. They go over this year's different All-Star Weekend formatting due to COVID. All events were on the same day, including the dunk contest...

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Chiefs vs. Buccaneers Super Bowl LV preview

Alex Ivanuska, Ethan Walker, Staff Writer February 6, 2021

In this podcast Alex Ivanuska and Ethan Walker sit down with Brandon Ahart and Jontell Jones and give a preview of the upcoming Super Bowl where the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

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