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Volleyball coach Mike Espinosa achieves 500th win

Volleyball coach Mike Espinosa achieves 500th win

September 19, 2018

Coach Mike Espinosa achieved his 500th win on Sept. 18. After the volleyball team won Tuesday's game, he was congratulated and awarded with a trophy. He is one of 50 high school coaches in the nation to accomplish this. Photo submitted....

Hitting for a high point

Hitting for a high point

November 24, 2017

Athlete: Maggie Williams Sport: volleyball Position: outside hitter, defensive specialist Involved in: Student Activity Advisory Board member   Q: How long have you played this sport? A: “I started playing on a team when I was in four...

When dedication wins

When dedication wins

November 6, 2017

Junior Travion Franke’s doctor told him in January that it would take him up to nine months to heal from a anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lateral meniscus tear in his knee. But just six months later, Travion was on the football field taking hits and helping to score points. Afte...

Looking for a new net

Looking for a new net

November 1, 2017

Bump. Set. Spike. Repeat. For juniors Ashlyn Bunch and Maggie Williams, the grind to get better never stops. Year round, Bunch and Williams play volleyball and now that they are juniors, they are beginning to look twoards their future as athletes. “I’m a ...

Golfing to a tee

Golfing to a tee

October 16, 2017

After skipping a year of playing golf, this golf season junior Joelle Egeland made it past districts to sectionals at Paradise Pointe The Posse on Oct. 2. “I played my freshman year just to do something,” Egeland said. “I played volleyball my sophomore year, so I didn’t play [golf...

Digging for the cure

Digging for the cure

October 9, 2017

The usual routine of bump, set and spike changed to bump, set and support on Oct. 6 when the volleyball team hosted the annual Dig for the Cure match to raise money for breast cancer research. This year, the annual Di...

From sidelines to starters

From sidelines to starters

October 5, 2017

Until this year, senior Hayden Weatherman always sat on the sidelines during football games, cheering on the team with the rest of the student body. Now, Weatherman is a starting varsity kicker for the...

In the water, your only enemy is the clock

In the water, your only enemy is the clock

October 4, 2017

The clock starts. Freshman Brennen Johnson dives into the water and takes off down the lane. Johnson flip turns and comes back with a lead time of 27.34. Freshman Ray Guerrero dives into the water right...

Football’s first hit

Football’s first hit

August 15, 2017

The football team showed improvements in their overall skill and communication according to athletes and coaches at Jamboree, where they played in front of a crowd for the first time this year on ...

Senior Night Football

Senior Night Football

October 19, 2016

The senior night and breast cancer awareness football game on Oct. 14 may have ended with a loss, but it was a win to the team and their fans. The football player seniors were recognized as they walked acros...

JV Opening the Season

Asmaret Fissehaye, Writer

September 10, 2016

Filed under Fall, Football, Sports

JV Volleyball Team takes another win, with the first set being 25-13 then the last set ending 25-3 against the Raytown South Cardinals on Sept 8. Although the Cardinals put up a good fight, Griffins came back and fought harder. Sophomore JV player Sarah Hughes is confident with the way they played. “Well, I feel very good about our game because we achieved another win,” Hughes said. She expressed her excitemen...

Football Jamboree

Football Jamboree

August 12, 2016

The North Kansas City Schools played against each other in the Annual Football Jamboree on Aug. 12 at the DAC [District Activities Center]. Although the games were practice and scores were not recorded, W...

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