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From sidelines to starters

From sidelines to starters

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

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 football team. At Jamboree on Aug. 11, starting varsity kicker senior Justin Hansen suffered a Grade...

Football’s first hit

Football’s first hit

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

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 Aug. 12 at North Kansas City High School’s District Stadium. Besides the Winnetonka Griffins, Jamb...

Behind the win

Behind the win

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

May 17, 2017

The buzzer sounds. Another win for the Griffins. Most people do not have a clue, but the players know. No matter the sport, coaches work together to help athletes be the best they can be. From improving individual performance to organizing time for team bonding, coaches do it all. A...

Pep in student’s step

Pep in student’s step

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

April 25, 2017

With less than 12 school days left for seniors the spring pep assembly, held on April 21 in the main gym, not only bolstered school spirit but also recognized the achievements students have made during the 2016-2017 school year.

Swimming for a win

Swimming for a win

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

February 9, 2017

Sophomore Sierra Smith swims the 100 freestyle on Jan. 24 at the junior varsity girls swim team’s final meet before JV conference on Jan 26. The JV team placed third in their division at conference. “I’m most looking forward to placing," Smith said. "I want to try to get first, but my mai...

Swimming for a win

Swimming for a win

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

February 5, 2017

    On Feb. 4 the girls’ varsity swim team took fourth place at conference hosted at the Gladstone Community Center. According to senior Suzanna Zimmerman, conference is the most important swim meet of the season. “Every meet is a chance to get better,” Zimmerman said. ...

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