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

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

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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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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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Freshman Grace Hanson moves towards the front of the pack in the regional race. Hanson went on to place second at the state race in Wamego.

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...

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Freshman Logan Ladish throws to an open receiver for a first down in the second quarter.

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...

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Junior Kyron Fergus dribbles through defenders against Shawnee Mission North on September 3. The Pirates went on to lose the game.

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...

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Coach, Rachel Ferguson, introduces a new passing drill at practice Wednesday, Sept. 25. This is Ferguson’s first year coaching at Piper.

Cheer, volleyball undergo changes in coaching style

Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief 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...

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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...

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Sophomore Brandan Snell, Freshman Karson Schaunaman, an Senior Dalton White come together in a huddle as the season came to an end, losing their game to the Wildcats 48-0.

Football concludes fall sports

Taylor McEachron, Co-Web Editor November 8, 2018

The football team made it to round two of regionals on November 2 to end their season as well as conclude fall sports for the 2018-19 school year. The varsity team played at Louisburg in the second round...

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Pirates Football Heads Into the Playoffs

Pirates Football Heads Into the Playoffs

Blake Beashore, Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2018

On Friday, October 26, the Piper Pirates football team will play their first playoff game of the season against the Bonner Braves. The Pirates played the Braves just last week and beat them handily with...

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