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Purple and white leads off fall sports

Purple and white leads off fall sports

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, School News

As the school year slowly gets rolling, fall sports are preparing for their first games of the year. This Thursday, August 24 is the Purple and White game where football will have a scrimmage and cheer, dance, volleyball and band show off their new skills for the year. Most of the teams participa...

Rising junior receives awards, scholarships for girls’ golf

Rising junior receives awards, scholarships for girls’ golf

Lauren Textor, Web Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

While extra emphasis is often put on sports in comparison to the promotion of other clubs and organizations in high schools, some athletic programs still go under the radar. However, the hard work of participating students can be acknowledged beyond the amount of supporters attending a meet. Rising junior...

Injury fails to impede swimmer

Injury fails to impede swimmer

Karli Trumbo, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

Senior Megan Dailey is often recognized by her talent in swimming. Dailey has qualified for state for all four of her high school years and has signed to Quincy University in Illinois for a swimming scholarship. Dailey seemed unstoppable in the water until last summer, when she started to experi...

Swimmers compete at Shawnee Mission East

Swimmers compete at Shawnee Mission East

Maggie Wolf, Photo Imaging Student

May 10, 2017


Filed under Photos, Sports Photos, Spring Sports

During preliminaries at Shawnee Mission East April 21, one of the largest swim meets the girls' swim team attended, several relay teams and individual swimmers advanced to finals the next day.

Varsity girls’ soccer wins big against Emporia

Varsity girls’ soccer wins big against Emporia

Hannah Haworth, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

The Varsity Lady Pirates won their game against Emporia yesterday 5-0 after their Varsity goalie, junior Emma Morgan, was injured and sophomore Brianna Andrade stepped in. The team was 1-0 at half after Emily Wilson kicked from the 35-yard line to slip through the fingers of Emporia's goal keeper. After...

Boys’ golf team swings for improvment

Boys’ golf team swings for improvment

Isaia Wilcoxen, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

To some students, golf doesn’t look complex and difficult to play. Many think golf is as simple as the recreational game Topgolf. However, the boys’ golf team is feeling the rigor of the game as they strive to swing to success. At the Falkin Lakes meet May 8 the team placed fifth. “Thi...

Being a Piper athlete is an honor

Being a Piper athlete is an honor

Dirk Beashore, Sports Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured, From the sidelines, Sports

The flag. The purple. The white. The black. The Pirates of the Caribbean theme music. The Skull. That’s just a sip of what its like to be a Piper Pirate, even if you’re the last player on the sideline. You need to know you’re part of something special that you’ll cherish the rest of your life. ...

A Record-Breaking Throw

A Record-Breaking Throw

Dirk Beashore, Sports Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Featured, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

It was 1976. That was the last year anyone had broken the Piper track and field shot put record. That was until April 28 at DeSoto High School when senior Micaiah Noel was up for his third throw, in which he broke the record with a throw of 55-5.5 feet. Noel also had a good showing at the KU Relay...

Lady Pirates softball continue winning streak

Lady Pirates softball continue winning streak

Lauren Textor, Copy Editor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

The Lady Pirates softball team won both games against Ottawa April 18 11-4 and 7-4. In the first game, junior Makayla Stack was the starting pitcher who was later replaced by sophomore Kayla Vest, who helped lead the team to victory. The teams were tied 3-3 as they headed into the seventh inning, but the...

Softball wins first game of the season

Softball wins first game of the season

Lauren Textor, Copy Editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

The softball team opened the season with victories in a double-header against Bishop Ward April 5. The team beat Ward with scores of 11-3 and 12-2. "I thought we did pretty well," junior Kamryn Sparks said. "We started off a little rough, and it seemed like some of us were a little nervous, but...

Lady Pirates begin softball season with wins

Lady Pirates begin softball season with wins

Hannah Pappert, Photographer

April 13, 2017


Filed under Photos, Showcase, Sports Photos, Spring Sports

The varsity Lady Pirates claimed victory in their first doubleheader of the season against Bishop Ward April 4, winning both games with scores of 12-2 and 11-3.

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