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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.

Winter Sports

The Piper Pirates winter sports teams wrap up their seasons.

Winter Sports Recap

Alex Ivanuska, Sports Editor March 11, 2022

The Pirates had an overall successful winter sports season. Boys Basketball ended up winning the Frontier League in their last year in the league. Girls basketball finished with a record of 3-17 but look...

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Ethan and Alex hosts their podcast during Sports Talk with Ethan and Alex.

Baylor prevails against undefeated Gonzaga in Men’s National Championship

Alex Ivanuska, Ethan Walker, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

Ethan Walker and Alex Ivanuska chat with Alex Behrman over the sweet 16 through the championship game in this year's Men's College Basketball tournament. They talk about their predictions from their previous...

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Paul Hiepler from 14 seed Abeline Christian celebrates after taking down 3 seeded Texas.

Upsets galore in first two rounds of NCAA tournament

Alex Ivanuska, Ethan Walker, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

In this podcast Alex Ivanuska and Ethan Walker sit down with Alex Berhman  to recap the first two rounds of the NCAA Men's basketball tournament. This tournament has been filled with many upsets, including...

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Junior Jaron Briggs locking up on defense against the Bobcats.

Pirates basketball falls short of state

Alex Ivanuska, Sports Editor March 25, 2021

This year, Pirates basketball came short of the state tournament after bumping up to 5A. Both boys and girls had won the first round of sub-state on Mar. 3rd but then went on to lose in the second round...

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Dilyn Taylor-Cantu drives toward the paint against the Vikings.

Basketball team plays first home game with fewer players

Ethan Walker, Alex Ivanuska, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

In this podcast, Ethan Walker and Alex Ivanuska talk about the High School boys basketball team's first home game with fewer fans. Blake Porter and Dilyn Taylor-Cantu explain what it was like to play with...

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No practice over winter break effects on student-athletes

Alex Ivanuska, Ethan Walker, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Staff Writers Ethan Walker and Alex Ivanuska talk with varsity basketball players Lance Bassett and Isaiah Coppage about how the cancellation of practices over winter break. They talk about not having...

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Picture taken by Astin Ramos last year at bowling tryouts.

Winter sports possibilities

Ethan Walker December 7, 2020

With most Winter sports being played indoors and the flu season around the corner, lots of people are questioning whether high school sports will be able to make it through the whole season, or if it’s...

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What the future of basketball holds

November 30, 2020

In this podcast featuring high school basketball player Lance Bassett, Ethan Walker and Alex Ivanuska talk about what the future holds for the sport of basketball. This has been a common question among...

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

State Is Right Up Their Alley: Bowling competes at State

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...

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

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

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...

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Senior Grace Banes drops 20 points against Baldwin in the first round of State. It felt really good to come out in the first game of state my senior year shooting the ball well, but I couldnt do it without the team and their ability to give me open looks, Banes said.

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

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...

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The Powerlifting team practices after school to prepare for a meet.

Powerlifters shatter records and look towards State

Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief February 12, 2020

The powerlifting team came into the season strong with a 4th place overall win at state last season for both the men and women’s teams.  An average powerlifting tournament takes place throughout...

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