• February 28The registration deadline for the April 4th ACT is today, Friday, Feb. 28
  • February 3Piper Educational Foundation is hosting a trivia night as a fundraiser to support Piper Schools. This will be held Feb. 29 7:00 pm
  • February 3Parent Teacher Conferences will be on Feb. 12 and 13 from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m
  • January 22Parking passes should be displayed in the front window of cars. Parking lot checks will start on Friday

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State Is Right Up Their Alley: Bowling competes at State

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

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 on a Saturday morning,” Warrell said. The state roster includes Braden Spak, Kyron Fergus, John W...

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

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

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 have state champions, but as a team it all started last year,” said junior LaJames White. “W...

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

Senior Grace Banes drops 20 points against Baldwin in the first round of State.

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 63-48. The Lady Pirates have been anticipating this moment all season long.  “We were ready to ...

Powerlifters shatter records and look towards State

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

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

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 the entire day and lifters lift against those in the same weight class. Lifters acquire three attempts...

Lady Pirates finish second, seniors end their careers

Lady Pirates finish second, seniors end their careers

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

March 19, 2019

The Lady Pirates basketball team finished their season with a 23-1 record and with a second place finish at the state tournament. They finished with a 60-41 loss to Bishop Miege. With the end of the season comes the end of the seniors careers. This season the Pirates had three seniors. Ryan Co...

State champions

The boys basketball team poses with their first place trophy with fans and cheerleaders after defeating Augusta.

Kaleb Brown, Co-Web Editor

March 10, 2019

“And now for your Kansas 4A State Tournament champions, the Kansas City Piper Pirates.” On Saturday, March 9, the Piper boys basketball team claimed their first ever state title in program history. The Pirates polished off a near perfect season with a record of 21-4, by cruising past the Orioles...

Lady Pirates dominate in second round of State, advance to championship

The Lady Pirates pose with sub-state trophy after defeating Chanute.

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

March 9, 2019

On Friday, March 8th the Lady Pirates basketball team took on Nickerson. The winner of the game would advance to the Kansas 4A State Championship. The Pirates managed to come out with an easy win of 72-40. The championship game will be at 4:00 at the Tony’s Pizza Event Center. The girls will be...

The shot heard around Kansas

Junior Tyren Shelley awaiting the inbound pass from a Pirate teammate.

Kaleb Brown, Co-Web Editor

March 9, 2019

Trey Bates dribbles down the floor, nine seconds left. Bates passes half court looking for an open teammate. He finds Tyren Shelley standing at the top of the key, Shelley catches the ball, turns and lets it fly. The Pirates battled the number one seed Wichita-Trinity Knights Friday evening in the...

Boys basketball defeats Parsons in first round of State

Senior Trey Bates goes through his free throw routine as sophomore brother Tamar Bates prepares for defense.

Kaleb Brown, Co-Web Editor

March 6, 2019

The Pirates were off to a slow start to begin the game Wednesday night against Parsons High School. The Pirates were unable to connect early and couldn't finish when it counted. Parsons jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead to open up the game. Senior Brandon Jackson picked up two fouls just minutes int...

Boys and Girls Basketball Head to State

The Pirate boys lift the Sub-State plaque in celebration after beating Field Kindley High School.

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

March 4, 2019

The Pirate Boys and Girls basketball teams both won their respective sub-state championships and are headed to Salina to compete for the State Championship. All games are located at the Tony’s Pizza Event Center. The boys play their first game against Parsons High School, Wednesday, March 6, at 4...

Bowling places at State

Looking to pin a win, senior Aaron Slaughter preps for a frame Jan. 10 at Park Lanes in Shawnee. Slaughter placed eighth at Regionals and

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

February 28, 2019

After leading the pack for the three game series, Abigayle Berner took second place at the 4A Bowling State competition with a 611 series today in Wichita. For the girls team, Abigayle Berner and Brookelyn Lamberd qualified for State by placing in 10th and third respectively at Regionals in Shawnee...

Basketball sets eyes on state championship

Senior Brandan Jackson goes up for the tip.

Lauren Textor, Editor-In-Chief

February 28, 2019

As of Feb. 19, the varsity girl’s basketball team were 16-0, ranked second in the state for 4A schools. This is the team’s first year in the newly-formed Frontier League, but they have already won the league’s conference title, making this their fourth consecutive conference championship. “I ...

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