Nixa Journalism

Rock and Bowl

Rock and Bowl
December 18, 2020

     A bowler steps up to the lane and takes a deep breath. They start slow, then speed up as they  walk forward. They swing their arm and release the ball at the right angle for it to curve....

Fall Sports Roundup

Fall Sports Roundup
December 18, 2020

When the new school year started, athletes wondered what exactly sports would look like. The COVID-19 pandemic shut down the spring sports season, and with case numbers only increasing in many parts of...

Cheer for the Win

As kickoff happens, the cheerleaders start the game off by spiriting and pumping up the crowd.
Team moves on despite losing their 2020 competitive season due to COVID-19
December 14, 2020

Friday night football games and evening basketball games would seem incomplete without the Nixa High School cheer team doing what they do best: Setting the game scene with cheers to motivate the team for...


Eil Dean plays E.Sports.
Nixa gets an esports team
December 4, 2020

Attention all gamers, Nixa High School now has an esports team. Esports is the term used for competitive multiplayer video games, and after many challenges, Nixa High School is getting a team. The idea...

In Full Swing

The Nixa Girls Golf team.
October 15, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit back in March, all spring sports were canceled before they even started, as school went virtual for the rest of the year. Now that school is back in session, girls golf is...

Battling Safety

Battling  Safety
October 12, 2020

STORY BY: KATELYNN GIBSON managing Editor Sports were not immune to the new precautions and mask-wearing ordinances were put into place this year to curb the spread of COVID-19. Athletic Director Brandon...

Game, set, Match

Lauren Reed serves the ball.
Nixa tennis team sets its sights on a conference win this season
October 12, 2020

STORY BY: Katelynn Gibson Managing Editor The sun is beating down as a Nixa tennis player takes the court. The crowd is growing and more tension is building up. She gets set with her racquet, ignoring...

Football Rebirth

Eagles kick off new year with a new coach and new stadium.
October 12, 2020

The John Perry era didn’t start with fireworks or resounding applause from a student section in Branson on Aug. 28, but when the Eagles left Pirate Stadium, they had made their own fireworks, cruising...

Stuck In The Dugout

The 2020 Nixa girls soccer season ended soon after its opening jamboree.
Nixa athletes react to the cancellation of the spring sports season.
April 23, 2020

  Spring sports are cancelled. MSHSAA made the decision to cancel all Missouri high school spring sports because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, As many players have faced the fact that they are not...

What we’ve learned from sports in times like these

Eagle Stadium
A sports reporter's viewpoint on how sports can heal us.
April 23, 2020

   The NBA was first. Then came the NCCA. Baseball. Soccer. Hockey. NASCAR. Golf. The Olympics. UFC. All of it. In a strange period starting on a Wednesday night in Oklahoma City in March, sports shut...

Stepping onto new Turf: John Perry brings winning attitude to Nixa High School football

John Perry is from Pearl, Mississippi.
February 25, 2020

STORY BY: Macie Clark SENIOR design editor Friday Night Lights might change after the stadium upgrades, but there is also a change in the who. Richard Rehagen is stepping down as head football coach...

Still Waiting for Change: BMX riders still do not have a place to ride in Nixa

Mason Busch jumps his BMX bike at the BMX park that is in Springfiled.
February 25, 2020

STORY BY: Carli Snyder Managing Editor Imagine a football team with no field, a swim team with no pool, a volleyball team with no net, a softball team without a pitch, or a cross country team with no...

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