PHS Journalism

Foreign Exchange: Tod Smets

Foreign Exchange: Tod Smets

Bre Allen and Joey DuVal

October 18, 2016

As German foreign exchange student, junior, Tom Smets entered Paola Kansas he said Paola was beautiful and new to him . “I wanted to learn the American culture, to learn daily life in high school and see how everything in America works,” Smet said. Smets is from the town of Coburg, Germany....

Dunkan Watrous- Senior Sports Profile

Ashley Everheart and Payton Sheldon

May 4, 2016

Attending: Pittsburg State University Scholarship: Track Look forward to: Meeting new people and trying to be the best in the country Nervous about: Getting a heavier shot put Biggest difference in college: The season will be a lot longer Inspiration: My whole family did it and so...

Megan Smith- Senior Sports Profile

Megan Smith- Senior Sports Profile

Payton Shledon and Ashley Everheart

May 4, 2016

Attending: Allen County Scholarship: Working on volleyball Look forward to: Being around new people and starting over Train differently: I will train a lot more and a lot more practice

Wrestling

Moorea Long, The Reporter

January 5, 2016

Wrestling Coach Russell Hermreck said this season will be very interesting simply because they will have a lot of new faces who have an opportunity to represent the varsity program. He also said they have some experienced wrestlers capable of performing very well and have a great opportunity to be considered...

Powder Puff

Powder Puff

Makayla Hughes, The Reporter

January 5, 2016

November 7th, Paola High kicked it off with the Powder Puff. A tradition held between the junior and senior classes each year. “It was the most fun I ever had,” said junior cheerleader, Micalib Hoover. Every year the two show their piers exactly what they are made of. Juniors came out on top...

Girls Basketball

Mariah Sullivan, The Reporter

January 5, 2016

Girls’ basketball coach Stuart Ross said his expectations for the team this year are for them to be the best they can be. Ross said that everyone wants to compare this year’s team to last year. In past years the team has been very successful. In 2014 they won their substate and qualified for the...

Boys Swim Team

Halle Schindler, The Reporter

January 5, 2016

The Boys swim team has high hopes. Junior Nathan Trigg said they have already made some very achievable goals. “I want to break the 100 m. breaststroke record,” Trigg said. The dedication our swimmers give to the sport takes a lot of commitment to get better Trigg said. According to Mayo and Trigg...

The Royals Win the World Series- Game

The Royals Win the World Series- Game

November 17, 2015

The sound of a fist hitting a seat is what senior Alyssa Bellington remembers from the Kansas City Royals game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Oct. 23. The fan did not agree with the calls. “He was screaming the whole time and when the rain delay happened, he started punching his seat,” Bellington...

Cross Country, Kyla West

Mariah Sullivan, The Reporter

October 20, 2015

Freshman Kyla West sets new goals for herself every week in cross country. “I always hope that I can get a lower time.” West said. At the Ottawa Invitational the girls placed second and the boys got fourth on Sept. 26. Then on Oct. 1 against Pittsburg the girls placed fourth and the boys placed...

Soccer, Bea Pomatto

Halle Schindler, The Reporter

October 20, 2015

Sophomore Bea Pomatto said every time she steps out on the soccer field for a game she sets goals for herself. Bea said she loves playing for the hometown crowd. Pomatto is the goalie for the junior varsity soccer team; she said her team’s goals for the season are simple. “We want more communication...

Kyle Wokutch, Senior Soccer Player

Kyle Wokutch, Senior Soccer Player

Mariah Sullivan, The Reporter

October 5, 2015

Senior Kyle Wokutch has a dual role this fall as the defender for varsity soccer and kicker for the football team. So far this season the soccer team is 3-6, and the football team is 3-1. “I go to all my soccer practices, then I hustle on over to football to go kick,” he said. Wokutch said he...

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