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    The generation of desensitization

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  • September 8Piper Crossbones Esports is looking for new members. Visit esports coach, Josh Kelley in the band room or email him for more details
  • September 8All 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
  • September 8Project Grad is selling 8" and 12" mums. The 8" pot will be $8 and the 12" pot will be $20
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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.

Spring Sports

The Pirates take the field during a home game. The Pirates next game is Tuesday, Apr. 27.

“The Crew” moves through the season with playoff hopes

Madi Welker May 5, 2021

The baseball season has begun, and it is off to a promising start. Varsity has six wins and four losses while junior varsity has five wins, one tie, and 3 losses. “I think that the rest of the season...

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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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Junior Grace Banes prepares for the pitch

Softball Falls Short of State

Blake Beashore, Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2019

Softball competed for a trip to state in the Regional Championship on Monday, May 13. The regional took place at the Pirates' home field. The regional semifinal game was against Labette County. The game...

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Senior Cooper Beebe throws shot put in a meet at Eudora on April 18, 2019

Piper Throwers Set New School Records

Trey Trumbo, Staff Writer May 2, 2019

The track meet at Lawrence Free State was just like any other. However this one had something in store for seniors throwers Cooper Beebe and Lemoses White. On April 21, Cooper Beebe and Lemoses White broke...

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Junior Emily Brandt passes the ball to a senior teammate Josie Barbosa during a game against Bishop Miege.

Lady Pirates soccer look to state

Kaleb Brown, Co-Web Editor May 1, 2019

The Lady Pirates soccer team focuses on state after a 10 win four loss. The girls’ soccer team has had nothing short off a impressive season thus far, losing those four games to some of the top ranked...

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Lady Pirates softball rise to win second game against Paola Panthers

Trey Trumbo, Staff Writer March 28, 2019

The varsity softball team improves to a 3-1 record with a split with the Paola Panthers Tuesday, March 26 at Paola. “It was a good series. We should’ve came out with two wins but not all of us...

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Senior Kimball Backus brings the heat against rivals Basehor-Linwood during last year's regionals.

With a little team work, the sky is the limit for this year’s baseball team

Charles Connor, Sports Editor March 25, 2019

Coming off a disappointing season, the pirates’ baseball team is looking to bring home some hardware this time around. Last baseball season for the pirates was a controversial one. All the seniors...

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Both softball and girls’ soccer take the regional title, head to state

Charles Connor, Sports Editor May 17, 2018

In the final week of the 2017-18 school year, both the girls soccer and softball teams advanced in regionals and will be moving on to the quarter finals at state. The softball team will be making their...

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Freshman Kaylee Spencer hits the ball out to the outfield scoring two runs against Basehor.

Lady Pirates JV softball takes on the Bobcats

Bailey Spencer, Staff Photographer April 26, 2018

April 12 proves a success against Basehor for a double header win.

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LaRoche Field in Fort Scott, where the games were being played

JV baseball wins Fort Scott tournament

Trey Trumbo, Staff Writer April 25, 2018

Last week, JV baseball attended a tournament in Fort Scott, Kansas. They played on LaRoche Field on Friday and Saturday. LaRoche Field and baseball complex is located in Fort Scott and is about an hour...

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Sophomore Lauren Pappert catches an outside ball in order to get the Basehor player on first out.

Varsity softball plays versus Basehor

Jessica Hutchings, Staff Photographer April 21, 2018

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