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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

The district is researching the process to potentially replacing the turf at Hutchison Field.

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 competed at the 5A state contest at Rim Rock in Lawrence. This was Jefferson's first year competing in cross country.

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

Members of the jv volleyball team huddle during a home tournament. The team finished the season 55-0.

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

On September 3, girls varsity tennis plays against multiple teams in multiple matches.

October 30, 2019

Pittsburg hosts 5A state tennis tournament for first time

Junior Emily McGown was Pittsburg's only qualifier for the 5A state competition.

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

Female athletes Shi Ross, Daphine Samayoa and Natalie Talent are members of the first all-girls soccer team. PHS is also adding girls wrestling.

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...

Starting the season

Starting the season

Story by Joseph Lee, Co-editor-in-chief

September 29, 2019

The varsity tennis team had their first tournament of the season on Thursday, Aug. 29th in Parsons, Kansas.  Five southeast Kansas schools competed at the tournament and Pittsburg placed second with one point shy of a first-place tie with Independence.  Junior Emily McGown placed 2nd in the ...

PHS adds new sport: girls soccer team

PHS adds new sport: girls soccer team

Story by Antonio Ortiz, Reporter

September 27, 2019

For the first time, PHS will have a girls’ soccer team, because over the summer, girls soccer was approved by the USD 250 Board of Education to the PHS activities program. After a rising concern from the female athletes over the amount of competition and opportunities available, activities dire...

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