Wrapping up yet another successful year at State, the journalism class returned from Lawrence last weekend where students competed in the Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s state competition. Continue reading
With a new season, two new coaches and new equipment, track and field is under way for T-Bird athletes.
Starting out her 12th season as head coach of the high school, Summer Younie has also taken on the role of coaching the middle school. Continue reading
For the past four years, one senior boy has been spending his time after school preparing for rodeos that take place on weekends.
Senior Cole Patterson gave up basketball his senior year to focus more on rodeo. Continue reading
The Kansas Scholastic Press Association recently announced the names of Kansas schools that received All-Kansas yearbook ratings for the 2013 yearbooks that were submitted for judging. The 46th edition of the Thunderbird, Skyline Schools yearbook, was among the books receiving the highest ranking of All-Kansas. Continue reading
The boys’ basketball team was full of change when the season started. One significant change for the team was accepting a former rival as a teammate.
Sophomore Bryce McKennon transferred to Skyline from Cunningham last fall without moving into the district. KSHSAA rules stated he could not participate in varsity sports for the first 18 weeks of school because of the transfer.
The former Wildcat finally made his debut and saw some varsity minutes on January 7 against Minneola.
“After I read the rules, I figured I couldn’t play unless we moved,” McKennon said. “I was pretty upset about it, but I don’t have any complaints because it is what it is. Eighteen weeks wasn’t that bad.” Continue reading
Senior Janessa Davis heads to Pratt Community College for the spring semester. Produced by seniors Abby Giles and Ascha Lee.
VIDEO: Senior graduates early
When thinking about Skyline High School football, the first few thoughts probably contain something along the lines of a Friday night at Webster Field cheering on the T-Birds. Of course, like any team, each player has an important role, but there is one member who plays a big role that might not come to mind. The manager. For the past six years, senior Gage Barbour has been on the sidelines doing everything he can to help the coaches and the players.
“The best part is getting to be with all of the boys every day,” Barbour said. “That is what I’m going to miss the most when I graduate.” Continue reading
Cross country runners are looking to finish their season as strong as they started it. The 11 boys and seven girls plan to carry that success to State on Nov. 2 in Wamego.
Due to injuries and low numbers, there hasn’t been a full girls’ team at every meet, but individuals have still placed. Senior Abby Giles has been out the majority of the season struggling with shin splints, senior Brooke Fisher and junior Jenessa Corbet have been battling hamstring problems, and sophomore Miranda Ghumm fractured her ankle at cheer practice. Continue reading
With the 2013 season underway, the cross country team added new members to their family to add to their success.
For the first time, middle schoolers have been able to be a part of the team. With the three middle school runners and 18 high schoolers, the team has doubled in size in the last two years. Continue reading