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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

Rivalry heats up: wrestlers prepare for inaugural Frontenac 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...

Dance team hires new coach midseason

Dance team hires new coach midseason

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...

Game changer: PHS moves up to a 5A classification

Game changer: PHS moves up to a 5A classification

Story by Kaley Mussa, Reporter and Designer

November 14, 2019

Next year, football will be moving up from the 4A to the 5A division due to an increase in enrollment. Every year in the state of Kansas, a count is taken on Sept. 20 to determine the official enrollment count.  “Every two years, [the school] does a count of how many kids you have in each gra...

Repairing Hutch Field: District investigates turf replacement

Repairing Hutch Field: District investigates turf replacement

Story by Ian Sullivan, Reporter

November 12, 2019

As the 2019 football season finished, the district is currently in the process of working on a plan to replace the turf on Hutchinson Field. The current turf was installed in 2012.  According to athletic director Jeff Staley, the current turf is breaking down. “It has become worn down and t...

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...

Girls varsity tennis

Girls varsity tennis

October 30, 2019

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...

Girls soccer, wrestling create new teams

Girls soccer, wrestling create new teams

Story by Keith Perkins, Reporter

October 16, 2019

On July 11, the USD 250 Board of Education voted to approve the addition of a girls' soccer team. For the 2019-2020 year, the athletic department will be establishing separate boys and girls wrestling and soccer teams.  “Three years ago, when I came here, I thought it was odd that we didn't [have...

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