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Lady Pirates fall to defending champion Bishop Miege

Lady Pirates fall to defending champion Bishop Miege

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For the third time this week Piper students filed into the Salina arena to watch the basketball teams fend in state, and for the second straight year, the Lady Pirates lost in the semifinals. The girls struggled to and never had a lead in the March 9 game against 4A-1 defending champion Bishop Mieg...

Spring sports preview

Spring sports preview

Scout Molder, Managing Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

As the weather begins to warm, spring sports are gearing up for the upcoming season. Practices for baseball, softball, track, girls’ soccer, girls’ swim, and boys’ golf all started Feb. 26. They will continue to prepare for games and meets, which will be starting after spring break. Here’s so...

Boys’ basketball loses in close game with Andover

Boys’ basketball loses in close game with Andover

Kaleb Brown, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Three. Two. One. For seniors Doc Covington and Bryce Yoder, this was the last time for them to walk off the court in a Pirate uniform. The Pirates started off down 6-0 with Andover Central hitting back to back three pointers. An offensive foul by Covington did not help the Pirates out early. Bot...

Lady Pirates win first round at state

Lady Pirates win first round at state

Grace Haworth, Graphic Design Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

Sophomore Ali Vigil scored the first 10 points of the game, and the Lady Pirates never looked back. Because of the Lady Pirates’ aggressiveness, the first quarter was basket after basket. Paola senior Ady Edward scored the Lady Panthers’ first points late in the first quarter making the score 19-3 P...

Junior carries on family football tradition

Junior carries on family football tradition

Charles Connor, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

In the Beebe family, football is a tradition, a culture and something that they love to do. Junior Cooper Beebe has carried on the football tradition in his family by working hard on and off the field. Cooper is the second youngest of four boys, all of whom play or have played football. His oldest bro...

Pirates are state-bound after defeating Bobcats 64-61

Pirates are state-bound after defeating Bobcats 64-61

Jessica Hutchings, Staff Photographer

March 6, 2018


Filed under Photos, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

The boys' basketball team made it to state for the second year in a row, winning an overtime thriller against Basehor March 3. Four Pirates fouled out and two more were in foul trouble throughout the overtime, but the Pirates held on to win a sub-state championship in a close game with Basehor. The...

Basketball fights for sub-state appearances

Basketball fights for sub-state appearances

Trey Trumbo, Sports Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Piper basketball's regular season has come to an end and it's time for post-season basketball. Both girls and boys played against Tonganoxie in the first round of sub-state. The sub-state games were in Basehor. The boys went into sub-state as a two seed, while the girls were a one seed. Girls played...

Boys’ swim improves after large growth

Boys’ swim improves after large growth

Isley Ford, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The boys’ swim team has had a more successful year than past seasons and has also grown in size.  Last year the team only had eight swimmers. “We’ve definitely grown in size,” junior Jonny Moon said. “I think we've added like 10 new people.” The team this year also has two swimm...

Varsity girls’ basketball defeats Baldwin at the Wellsville Top Gun Tournament

Varsity girls’ basketball defeats Baldwin at the Wellsville Top Gun Tournament

Lauren Textor, Web Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity girls' basketball team defeated Baldwin 57-47 Jan. 27 at the Wellsville Top Gun Tournament Championship, taking the title of tournament champions. This victory came just days after their victory at Nemaha Central's Top Gun Tournament Semi-Final. The All-Tournament team will consist of...

The race to win the KVL

The race to win the KVL

Kaleb Brown, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

Winning the Kaw Valley League title would mean more this year than any other in the past. With the end of the 2017-2018 school year, Piper High School will be officially leaving the KVL. The girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball teams are looking to capture the title for one last time. Currentl...

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