‘True Blue’ receives All-Kansas award

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

McKennon waits 18 weeks for varisty

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

Virtual academy student stays involved by helping football team

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

Runners look to send boys’ team to State

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