The Booster Redux

Crossing over: Elkamil reclassifies to attend prep school

Senior Gavyn Elkamil rises up over a defender for a jumpshot.

Story by Jacob Mathew, Reporter

April 8, 2020

Senior Gavyn Elkamil has been playing basketball for as long as he could walk. “It’s always been my goal to play basketball professionally but I know it’s not easy,” Elkamil said. To further his professional basketball career, Elkamil made the decision in late October to officially reclassif...

District partners with Mammoth Sports Construction

The partnership with Mammoth Turf and Pittsburg Community Schools was approved by the USD 250 Board of Education on Monday, January 27, 2020.

Story by Ian Sullivan, Reporter

April 7, 2020

On Jan. 27, the USD 250 Board of Education approved a $399,999 plan for the replacement of the turf on Hutchinson Field. The district is partnering with Mammoth Sports Construction to install the new product, which is called FieldTurf CORE. According to, CORE is “the first multi-layer dua...

Powerlifters compete in 5A state meet

Powerlifters compete in 5A state meet

Story by Sarah Alcantar, assistant online co-editor

March 3, 2020

Saturday, February 29th was the 2020 Kansas 5A State Powerlifting Meet hosted at Pittsburg High School. Here are the following results: In the 114-pound division, Jason Campbell placed first all-around with an overall lift total of 720 pounds and Camron Jefferson placed third with a total of 440 po...

Powerlifters prepare to host state meet on Feb. 29

Senior Jason Campbell completes a power clean. His PR for power clean is 225 lbs.

Story by Braden Benson

February 26, 2020

The powerlifters have placed in the top three every tournament this season,  including a second place finish at Basehor Linwood with 12 athletes. For senior Jason Campbell, weeks before the tournament, certain training was utilized to be successful.  [I was] only lifting once a day, t...

PHS hosts wrestling SEK league tournament

Senior Jesse Stover wrestled Frontenac's Storm Niegsch on Jan. 16 at the Crosstown Throwdown hosted by Frontenac.

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

February 13, 2020

For the first time in seven years, Pittsburg High School will be hosting the SEK League Duals on Feb. 13.  The event consists of seven schools in the SEK area. Each school gets an opportunity to host the tournament each year based on alphabetical order.  The tournament gives wrestlers a...

Juniors sweep winter coronation

Junior Chris Saman kisses junior Natalie Talent for the Winter homecoming ceremony.

Story by Sarah Alcantar, assistant online co-editor

February 11, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 7, juniors Christopher Saman and Natalie Talent were crowned as King and Queen for Pittsburg High School’s winter homecoming.  “Right before we were going to go on the court, I was pretty nervous,” Saman said. “I was sweating. Addy [Campbell] was trying to calm me down a ...

Pittsburg boys basketball enters state rankings

Senior Gavyn Elkamil

Story by Hannah Gray, Print Editor

January 30, 2020

The PHS boys basketball team is ranked in the top 10 in the state for the first time this season.  A poll released by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association (KBCA) on Tuesday, Jan. 20th, placed Pittsburg 7th in the 5A class. The Dragons have won six of their last seven games. With a 4-1 record, Pittsburg is...

PHS to host second annual Bill Hanson Memorial tournament

PHS to host second annual Bill Hanson Memorial tournament

Story by Hannah Gray, Print Editor

January 23, 2020

Thursday, Jan. 23 - Saturday, Jan. 25, PHS will be hosting the second annual Bill Hanson Memorial Tournament.  Originally, the tournament was called the “Border Classic”, until it was renamed in 2019, to honor Bill Hanson, a long time PHS basketball coach.  “Two years ago Coach [Kiley] ...

Rivalry heats up: wrestlers prepare for inaugural Frontenac duel

Dragon wrestlers travel to Frontenac to take on the Raiders for the first rivalry duel.

Story by Hannah Gray, Print Editor

January 15, 2020

On Thursday, Jan. 16, the wrestling team will compete at the first Crosstown Throwdown rivalry duel with Frontenac High School. In preparation, Frontenac is releasing students K-12 to cheer on the Raiders.  “The assembly dual idea was brought to me from a friend that coaches high school wrestl...

Student becomes teacher: Dance team hires new coach midseason

Members of the dance team perform on Sept. 13 during halftime of the varsity football game.

Story by Jacob Mathew, Reporter

January 13, 2020

Before alumna Taylor Redd started dancing, she was reserved and had stage fright. “I was shy before I began dancing,” Redd said. “But after a couple [of] years… I broke out of my shell and no longer felt nervous to be in front of a crowd.” Now, Redd is taking on a new challenge by retu...

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