• October 19Pirates football team takes on Eudora Friday, Oct. 30.
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  • February 28The registration deadline for the April 4th ACT is today, Friday, Feb. 28


Los Angeles Lakers clench 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 we have seen, took place in the NBA Bubble in Orlando. The Lakers being the heavy favorites in this series, looked to take care of the Heat with ease. “I thought we had kind...

School growth results in 5A switch

Junior Raven Corlee gets ready to set against Tonganoxie.

Madi Welker, Staff Writer

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 year, everything is moving up to 5A and activities wise, except football.” said athle...

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 of the Coaches were at home along with the general managers and players.  All of the coaches were...

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 to claim a State Championship. One of the leaders of the boy’s team is junior Tony Cobbs. Cob...

2020-2021 cheer team announced

2020-2021 cheer team announced

Megan Neal, Print Editor

April 19, 2020

Congratulations to the following that made the 2020-2021 cheer team. Taylor Sims Alyson Droppelmann Taylor Miles Phoenix Vogts  Kaycee Scott  Sydnee Pippert  Breeze Preu  Delaney Waters Aryana Deritt Charlotte Fee Mariana Terrazes Taylor Hinterlong Alana Crone ...

Administration announces upcoming move to the United Kansas Conference

Piper High School will be joining the United Kansas Conference to start the 2022 school year.

Rene Evans, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Starting in the 2022-23 school year, the Piper Pirates will now be a part of the United Kansas Conference. This comes after being in the Frontier League for just three years. Change is believed to be necessary, due to racial incidents and long travel. “There have been too many incidents in just my time of highsch...

State Is Right Up Their Alley: Bowling competes at State

Senior Brendyn Bard slings his ball down the lane, heading for another strike.

Miles Lockridge, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

The Pirate bowling team took to the lanes one last time to compete in the KSHAA State Tournament in Wichita. “When you start doing bad, it’s hard to keep going with a good attitude. Especially early on a Saturday morning,” Warrell said. The state roster includes Braden Spak, Kyron Fergus, John W...

First Ever State Champions: Lake, Ferguson take home state titles

Junior Sara Lake declared the winner against Basehor on Janurary 18, 2020. Lake finished the season undefeated.

Rene Evans, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

This season, the Piper Wrestling team accomplished history with two first place finishes at state. Juniors Sara Lake and Anthony Ferguson both took first place in their classes. “It means a lot to finally have state champions, but as a team it all started last year,” said junior LaJames White. “W...

The Last Hurrah: KSHSAA State Basketball Tournament cancelled after first-round due to increased spread of COVID-19

Hoping to advance their lead, junior Tamar Bates goes up for a jump shot. Bates nearly fouled out of the game with four fouls in the fourth quarter.

Zoey Pudenz, Managing Editor

March 13, 2020

Following the Pirates’ basketball team's first-round win against Buhler 71-52, the 2020 KSHSAA State Tournament has been canceled due to the outbreak of COVID-19.  The Pirates’ are the defending state champions and went into the first round with a determined mindset. “My mindset coming into the game wa...

Back in Action: the Lady Pirates kick off the state tournament with a 63-48 victory

Senior Grace Banes drops 20 points against Baldwin in the first round of State.

Miles Lockridge, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

The reigning substate champions are back in action at the state tournament in Salina, Kansas. The Lady Pirates kicked off their state championship run with a win against Baldwin, with a final score of 63-48. The Lady Pirates have been anticipating this moment all season long.  “We were ready to ...

XFL looks to create new brand of football

The XFL is made up of eight teams full of players continuing to live out their professional football dream.

Miles Lockridge, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

The XFL is a brand new football league erupting while the fire of the NFL season cools during the off-season. The XFL is not a continuation of the league of that name that ran in 2001. This new league aims to stay true to the heart of the game of football. According to the official XFL website, this...

Boys Bowling looks to strike at State

Junior Kyron Fergus aims for a strike at practice.

Rene Evans, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

The boys bowling team is headed to state once again following a second-place finish at regionals. Seniors Brendyn Bard and Logan Vogel, juniors Braden Spak, Kyron Fergus and John Webb and sophomore Mason Miller will all be competing in Wichita on March 6. “Everyone had a strong performance at regionals,...

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