The Booster Redux

Mantooth, Lancaster resign from coaching volleyball

Preparing to start the game against Paola, junior Faith Turner and members of the varsity team slap hands before the first match, Phs defeated Paola in three matches, 25-11, 25-22,25-20.

Story by Joseph Lee, Print editor

December 17, 2018

Minutes before the final game of their season, the volleyball players walked onto the court alongside their teammates to start the match, not knowing that it would be their last game with head coach Megan Mantooth and assistant coach Bridgett Lancaster on the sideline. After coaching at Pittsburg...

Seal of excellence

Head coach John Seal conferences with junior Sophia Shope after a match. Seal has coached Shope for her sophomore and junior years and also earned over 700 wins in his coaching career.

Story by Katie Painter, Reporter

October 30, 2018

Sophomore Emily McGown walked off the courts with her doubles partner after a hard fought victory and recieved some exciting news. At a home tennis tournament on September 20, head coach John Seal reached the 700th win of his coaching career. “It was pretty great because it was one of our ...

Homecoming Coronation and Football Game

Last Friday, seniors Brett Wiemers and Ximena Ibarra were crowned homecoming king and queen at the Dragons' football game against the Fort Scott Tigers. The Dragons won the game 17-14 and are currently undefeated at home.

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2018

Last Friday, seniors Brett Wiemers and Ximena Ibarra were crowned homecoming king and queen at the Dragons' football game against the Fort Scott Tigers. The Dragons won the game 17-14 and are currently undefeated at home.

PHS Dragons vs. Chanute Varsity Soccer Recap

PHS Dragons vs. Chanute Varsity Soccer Recap

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018

A recap of last Tuesday night's varsity soccer game against Chanute.

McAfee qualifies for State Tennis Tournament for third year in a row

Junior Devin McAfee slices the ball back to his opponent. McAfee has been playing tennis since he was young, and this is his third time competing at the State Tennis Tournament.

Story by Ximena Ibarra, Reporter

May 15, 2018

Over the past nine years of junior Devin McAfee’s tennis career, he has improved as a player and competed in three tennis state tournaments. John Seal, PHS tennis coach, has been training McAfee since he was young. “I’ve taught Devin to play since he [was younger than] eight years old,” said...

Siblings on the course

From left to right: sophomore Steve Maceli, freshman Sam Maceli, playing golf.

Story by Susana Canales, Reporter

May 7, 2018

As the golf game teed off, sophomore Steve Maceli heard his sister freshman Sam Maceli trying to distract him from swinging. They have been playing together since they were young and still have a sibling rivalry. “Sometimes, I get competitive,” Sam said. “It’s hard for me to practice with...

Running to reach goals

Senior McKenzie Wilks throws her hands in the air with joy after she crosses the finish line at the Girard Relays.

Story by Maddy Robison, Reporter

May 7, 2018

Sitting on the bus, senior McKenzie Wilks prepares herself for the upcoming track meet. Wilks is leading the state in the mile with 4:58 and the 800 meter with 4:17. She is also second in the state in the two mile and fourth in the 400 meter. “[I would like to] win at least three more state championships...

The dogs are out

From left to right: seniors Alex Kafka, Chase Curtis, Jhalani Long and Tye Cicero.

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Managing Editor

May 4, 2018

It’s the middle of a basketball quarter and senior Drew Roelfs, the guard, has the ball. Though he just got it, he can already sense the location of the player he’s about to pass it to.   He throws it to his best friend, senior Chase Curtis. Curtis shoots the ball straight into the basket, ...

Hitting the target

Hitting the target

Story by Darius Tinsley, Reporter

May 3, 2018

An archer since freshman year, senior Tatum vonWinklepleck developed and improved in her shooting skills and was recently awarded a scholarship. “I’ve been shooting competitively since archery started my freshman year. I couldn't shoot above a 200,” vonWinklepleck said. “But I'm glad I continued...

Just keep swimming

Just keep swimming

Story by Maddie Baden, Editor in Chief

April 7, 2018

From purple and white PHS, to blue and gold PHS, junior Collin Duncan completed his first season swimming in high school co-oping with Parsons High School. Collin has been swimming competitively for 12 years. He transferred this year to Pittsburg to pursue the opportunity to swim at a high-school l...

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