Nixa Journalism

Spinning and Winning

Spinning and Winning

Kaitlyn Witts, Reporter April 16, 2021

As the school year comes to a close for students at Nixa High School, so does the Winterguard season.     John Sullivan is the director of the two-color guard teams at NHS and other teams statewide.    "I...

Spectators watch as junior Harmony Rust takes down her opponent in a wrestling match.

Back to the Mat

Girls wrestling is set for a new and successful season
Katelynn Gibson, Managing Editor March 1, 2021

The Nixa girls wrestling team has been hitting the mat and working consistently to continue winning duals and championships. They plan on raising the bar in comparison to last season — where the team...

Rock and Bowl

Rock and Bowl

Katelynn Gibson, Managing Editor 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

Eli Dean, News & Sports Editor 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...

As kickoff happens, the cheerleaders start the game off by spiriting and pumping up the crowd.

Cheer for the Win

Team moves on despite losing their 2020 competitive season due to COVID-19
Nadia May, Design Editor 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
Sailor Powley, Reporter 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...

The Nixa Girls Golf team.

In Full Swing

Eli Dean, Sports Editor 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

Katelynn Gibson, Managing Editor 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...

Lauren Reed serves the ball.

Game, set, Match

Nixa tennis team sets its sights on a conference win this season
Katelynn Gibson, Managing Editor 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.
Eli Dean, Sports Editor 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...

The 2020 Nixa girls soccer season ended soon after its opening jamboree.

Stuck In The Dugout

Nixa athletes react to the cancellation of the spring sports season.
Katelynn Gibson, Reporter 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...

Eagle Stadium

What we’ve learned from sports in times like these

A sports reporter's viewpoint on how sports can heal us.
Eli Dean, Reporter 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...

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