Nixa Journalism

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...

Just Add Water; The girls swim team is determined to keep achieving this season

Seniors Fiona Webster (left), Reece Vess, Grace Steck, Abby Rock, Sloane Lawson and Brianna Connell all pose together during senior night.
February 24, 2020

The swimmers line up in their lanes and prepare to mount their starting blocks. There are so many things to focus on at once; the daunting black line and the breathing. The starter commands, “swimmers,...

Gettin’ the Goals; As the girls soccer season starts to approach, they are getting ready for a great year

Ellison Osborne is ready to start her senior season.
February 24, 2020

   As the girls soccer team approaches their next season they are ready for another fearsome beginning.     Senior Ellison Osborne has been playing soccer for as long as she can remember. She...

Kickin’ Off the Season; The Nixa Boys soccer team this year is in for a challenging season due to the decrease in upperclassmen.

Photo by: Katelynn Gibson
Cooper Hines, senior, keeps his eye on the ball as the opposing team closes in.
February 24, 2020

Writers: Brooklyn Guillory, Katelynn Gibson Story:     As the crowd of people grows, excitement and tension builds in the stands. The heat of the sun beats down on the field as the team warms...

Boys swim has success this season

Freshmen Kai Brownlee pushes to the end of the pool while competing in a swim relay.
January 17, 2020

The room fills with the echoes of a cheering crowd and the continuous splashing of the pool. The atmosphere at swim meets and competitions can be both nerve racking and invigorating as the swimmers line...

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