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T-Birds Fall In Regional Competition

Friday, Oct. 20 the  football team went head to head with the Emporia Spartans to finish off the regular season. Senior Quarterback, Mitchel Lady, started off the game early with a 61 yard touchdown run to take the lead but ended up falling behind 19-14. The following week was the start of playoffs. During playoffs, it’s a single game elimination …


Hubert Leaves At Semester To Prepare For D1 Football

D1 bound defensive end, Wyatt Hubert is a notable individual. At 9 years old he attended his first Kansas State football game. Since then he’s had his eyes on only one college. Hubert has earned quite the reputation for his solid work as a part of the Shawnee heights football team all contributing to his early graduation at semester. Hubert …

Volleyball goes to Sub State

The Thunderbird Volleyball is headed to the 5A Kansas State Volleyball Championships once again making it their third consecutive year without fail. The T-Bird’s entered Sub State with a regular season record of 31-6, which is almost linear with last year’s being 37-6, including postseason play. They captured their first sub state victory against KC Washington with a blowout of …

Decline In Girls Sports

Forty four years ago Title IX was passed making girls and boys opportunities equal in education and activities. Before Title IX only seven percent of high school athletes were girls, today that number is exponentially bigger with 42 percent of athletes female however there are still more male athletes. Over the summer the boys basketball team would have 20 or …

NFL is Being Fined

National Football League (NFL)  players are being fined for many different reasons. Some include touchdown dances, players wearing brands that conflict with league partners, and clothing. The NFL has strict bylines to follow. When a player breaks one of the rules, they are usually fined or flagged. The NFL rulebook states: ‘Two or more players engaging in prolonged, excessive, premeditated, …

Volleyball Takes 5A State Title

After the third consecutive year attending the 5A State tournament the T-Bird volleyball team was named the 2016 champions. The last time the T-Birds won state was was 16 years ago. The girls faced St. James Academy in the championship game, finishing the games 25-18 27-25 25-22, to complete their 5-0 weekend. “I knew we would do whatever it took …