The Booster Redux

A class for every student

A class for every student

Story by McKenna Hodges, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2019

Before class starts, freshman Logan Johnson and senior Jorden Johnson start off their day by playing football together with a group of friends. Running to both sides of the gym, Logan and Jorden laugh as they try to see who can catch the ball first.    “It shocks me how the other boys involve h...

Band’s annual glow show lights up Hutch Field

Band’s annual glow show lights up Hutch Field

Story by AJ Ortiz, Reporter

November 12, 2019

During a typical football performance, junior drum major Emma Noonoo steps into her position above the band and raises her hands up, the band frozen in place, ready to start the show. This performance, however, has one key difference; the field isn’t lit up by the stadium lights. The band does their per...

Sophomore Camron Jefferson competes at XC state

Sophomore Camron Jefferson competes at XC state

Story by Hannah Gray, Print Editor

November 8, 2019

Sophomore Camron Jefferson was the only Pittsburg runner that qualified for cross country state this year. Jefferson ran an overall time of 18:07.1 and earned the place of 84th out of 102, averaging a 5:49 mile.  This was Jefferson’s first year running on the team.  “It was a new thi...

JV volleyball team ends season undefeated

JV volleyball team ends season undefeated

Story by Braden Benson, Business Manager

November 7, 2019

It’s the third set and the junior varsity volleyball team is losing 14-9. If Fort Scott scores one more point, the game is over. Freshman Alaycia Harris felt hope of winning fade away and her teammates were accepting defeat.  The Dragons scored a point and the score is now 14-10. Another p...

Pittsburg High School hosts first bocce Special Olympics

Pittsburg High School hosts first bocce Special Olympics

Story by Hannah Gray, Print Editor

October 30, 2019

On Oct. 22, Special Olympic athletes exited the building through a tunnel of student supporters on their way to compete in the first bocce tournament held at PHS. The school has participated in Special Olympic sports such as unified bowling and golf, but this was the first time Pittsburg High School ha...

Pittsburg hosts 5A state tennis tournament for first time

Pittsburg hosts 5A state tennis tournament for first time

Story by Keith Perkins, Reporter

October 30, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, Pittsburg hosted the Kansas 5a State Girls Tennis Tournament. “Hosting state was a huge honor,” tennis coach John Seal said. “Thanks to the great support we had with athletic director Jeff Staley and booster president Kenda Fischer…it was a great succe...

Debate team earns 66th in the nation

Debate team earns 66th in the nation

Story by Joy Lee, Strategic Communications chair

October 29, 2019

On Oct. seven, the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) listed the PHS Debate Team ranking 66th out of over 3,000 programs across the nation.  The NSDA is an honors society where students earn points and degrees based on competitive and service-related activities. The PHS Debate Team rec...

Drama Club collects donations for annual Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat

Drama Club collects donations for annual Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

October 26, 2019

Since 2003, the PHS Drama Club has participated in “Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat,” a community service initiative where thespian students collect non-perishable food items to donate to the Wesley House. “By doing TOT-Kids, we hope to help our community because they help us so much,” junior ...

PHS repaves the parking lot, causes confusion

PHS repaves the parking lot, causes confusion

Story by Hannah Gray, Print Editor

October 17, 2019

On Monday Oct. 8, students came to school to find the south end of the parking lot closed due to repaving. Unaware of the construction, students had to park elsewhere, in the grass or across the street at Countryside Christian Church.  According to activities director Jeff Staley, the repaving of th...

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