PHS Journalism

A Time For Change

A Time For Change

Paige Fleming

May 2, 2017

Troy Collier’s career as a softball coach has come to an end. In June, Collier will become assistant principal at Lakemary and will no longer teach art at Paola Middle School. “I am very excited about my new job, but nervous at the same time. I have been blessed to have been able to teach for...

Cross Country Profiles

Cross Country Profiles

Jenna Collier, Claire Cox, and Gracyn Shulista

November 9, 2016

Matt Wilson is a senior at who runs cross country, and his teammates will tell you that he is very devoted and passionate about his running. All his teammates consider him as one of their coaches because he is so supportive and pushes them when no one else will.

Maddie Slyter Soccer Profile

Maddie Slyter Soccer Profile

Erik Brakner

November 9, 2016

“As soon as I step on the field, I feel like I am on another world. I focus on just winning the game,” said Slyter, a sophomore. Slyter is the type of person that plays hard and tries with all her might to play a good and fun game, Slyter would like to say. After about 16 year of playing soccer,...

Volleyball Profiles

Volleyball Profiles

November 1, 2016

Inside the gym of Paola high school Chandler Karr, a varsity volleyball player, shows leadership towards the team. In the new gym, Karr helps her team work towards state.

Football Profiles

Football Profiles

October 26, 2016

Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

Mckenzie Gagnebin

October 18, 2016

They walk out onto the field, perfectly in sync. Costumes shimmer under the bright lights as they move into their beginning positions. Silence, then the music starts and their performance begins. For the dancers at Paola High School halftime isn’t just a break from the game to go grab something...

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...

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