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Multiple Teams · Chalk Talk: Boys Basketball


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The DeSoto boy’s basketball team played their first game on Friday, November 17, at home against Northwest High School. The boys played in a jamboree game at Northwest on Tuesday, November 14. They played their first game against Afton and lost 40-23 but played much better in their next game against Northwest beating them 28-22. I asked Coach Hammond a few questions about their first season game.

 

 

 

 

Q: What are your expectations for your first game this Friday?

A: I expect to start off Friday’s game the same way we ended the Jamboree against NW.  We were playing a fast tempo, aggressive style of basketball that NW didn’t have answer for.  For us to be competitive this year, that is the style of offense and defense that we will need to play.

Q: Do you think your team is well prepared?

A: I do feel like we are prepared.  One positive about our team this year is the number of upperclassman.  Having mostly upperclassmen makes it easier to prepare for teams because upperclassman pick up drills/plays quickly. Having experienced upperclassman also makes it easy to change offenses and defenses on the fly.

Q: How will this game set the tempo for your season?

A: Playing NW is a great game to start the season off.  They are a large school that can beat any given team on any night.  If we can execute our game plan and win this game, that should give us some momentum going into our Fountain City Tournament.

Good luck to the boys basketball team this season!

Student Journalist,

Madalyn Bone


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Dragons News · Kayleigh Eberhardt Signs to Run Track at Drury


 

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On November 9, 2017, Kayleigh Eberhardt (12) signed to run track at Drury University. Pictured here: First Row (left to right)- Terry Frank – Head girls track coach De Soto High School, Angela Janes- Mother, Kayleigh Eberhardt – Student/Athlete, and James Eberhardt – Father. Second Row (left to right)- Dr. Michael Rickermann – DHS Principal, Ilene Garcia-Mehler – Assistant girls track coach De Soto High School, Mike Genge – Boys Head Track Coach De Soto High School, and Matt Deaton – Athletic Director. Here are some of her personal records during her high school career.

Career Personal Records:

4-10 in High Jump

13.59 in 100m dash

28.48 in 200m dash

16-2.75 in Long jump

34-7 in Triple jump

 

Honors over Career:

Junior Varsity Conference Champion in long jump (2015)

All District in long jump (2016)

All Sectional in long jump (2016)

Finished 15th in State Class 4 in long jump (2016)

All District in triple jump (2016)

All District high jump (2017)

All Conference in long jump (2017)

Meet Champion at Jefferson High School in long jump (2017)

All District triple jump (2017)

All Sectional triple jump (2017)

Finished 12th in State Class 4 (2017)

All Conference triple jump (2017)

De Soto Invitational Meet champion in triple jump (2017)

All Conference in 4 x 100m relay (2017)

 

Congratulations Kayleigh on this huge accomplish!

Student Journalist,

Madalyn Bone


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Multiple Teams · Photo of the Week: Off Season Weight Lifting


 

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Even when football season is not in session, the football team still puts in work. They have weight lifting at 6:30 in the morning and then the majority of the football team has weight lifting 1st hour with Coach Johnson. Even when the season is not going on, the team is still working on getting better for the next year. Pictured here is Ethan Koch (11) benching and Cole Watson (11) spotting him.

Student Journalist,

Madalyn Bone


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Dragons News · All Teams Schedule: Week of November 20 – November 26


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for De Soto High School, November 20 – November 26

MONDAY

November 20, 2017

TBA Girls Junior Varsity Basketball
@ Teams N/A
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Boys Freshman Basketball
@ St.Louis Area Christian High School
SCHEDULE
6:45 PM Boys Junior Varsity Basketball
@ St. Louis Area Christian High School
SCHEDULE
7:30 PM Boys Varsity Basketball
@ St. Louis Area Christian High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

November 21, 2017

TBA Girls Junior Varsity Basketball
@ Teams N/A
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

November 22, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

November 23, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

November 24, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

November 25, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

November 26, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Dragons News · Event Recap: Week of November 11 – November 17


Saturday, Nov 11th

No event results

Sunday, Nov 12th

No event results

Monday, Nov 13th

No event results

Tuesday, Nov 14th

Boys Varsity Basketball
@ Teams N/A
N/A

Wednesday, Nov 15th

No event results

Thursday, Nov 16th

No event results

Friday, Nov 17th

Boys Freshman Basketball
vs. Northwest R-I High School
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Basketball
vs. Northwest R-I High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Basketball
@ Teams N/A
N/A
Boys Varsity Basketball
vs. Northwest R-I High School
N/A

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Dragons News · Photo of the Week: Veterans Day Assembly


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On Friday, November 10, DeSoto High School hosted their annual Veterans Day Assembly. Many veterans come to the assembly to be honored. In the morning they attend a complimentary breakfast. Afterwards,the assembly begins where there are presentations on the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the American Flag. The DHS Dance team did a dance for the veterans. Kylie Hardin (12) sang “Traveling Soldier” and “Sanctuary” while Wyatt Hickman (12) played the guitar. Brittany Rayborn (12) sung “I’m Proud to be an American”. The guest speaker who spoke at this event was Captain Jewel William Kelly Jr. This assembly is a way for us to thank all of the veterans for what they have done for our country.

 

Thank you to all of the veterans for everything you have done for us!

Student Journalist,

Madalyn Bone


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Multiple Teams · Chalk Talk: Girls Basketball


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With the basketball season soon to began I talked to Coach Rauls about the this season and what he is expecting. The girls basketball team lost 3 seniors last year but still have many returning varsity players. With practices under way, the girls are putting in long hours to accomplish some big goals this year.

 

 

 

 

Q: What are your expectations for your team this year?

A: My expectations are for the girls to put in the work and effort every single practice and game. If we go this, then the wins and accomplishments will come.

Q: What will be your biggest challenge this year?

A: The biggest challenge is making sure we focus on the task at hand and not worry about individual items.

Q:What makes this year’s team different than last years?

A:This year we are more mature with regards to basketball. The key players have gotten a year of varsity basketball under their belt and are ready to perform

Good Luck to the basketball team this year!

Student Journalist,

Madalyn Bone


Dragons Official Sponsor

Dragons News · All Teams Schedule: Week of November 13 – November 19


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for De Soto High School, November 13 – November 19

MONDAY

November 13, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

November 14, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Basketball
@ Teams N/A
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

November 15, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

November 16, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

November 17, 2017

4:30 PM Boys Freshman Basketball
vs. Northwest R-I High School
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Basketball
vs. Northwest R-I High School
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Girls Varsity Basketball
@ Teams N/A
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Boys Varsity Basketball
vs. Northwest R-I High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

November 18, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

November 19, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Coed Varsity Cross Country · Chalk Talk: Lillie Takes on State


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On Saturday, November 4, Lillie Kaempfe (10) ran in the State Cross Country meet held at Jefferson City, MO. She was the only runner to qualify for state this year. She ended up taking 56th place. Before she ran at state I asked Coach Pope a few questions:

Q: What are your expectations for Lillie at state?

A: Going into the state meet, the expectations for Lillie are to just stay focused on everything we have worked on all year.  She needs to find the lead pack, and stick right on their heals.  This is something she has worked toward at each of our meets leading up to now.  She is strong enough to run with just about anyone, as long as she puts herself in a good position early enough and not have to climb back from the back.  It is my hope that she can improve on her time and finishing position from last year.

Q: When is state held?

A: The Missouri State Cross Country Championship meet is always held at Oak Hills Country Club in Jefferson City.  This year the meet will be held on Saturday November 4. Lillie is set to run in the 3A Girls race at 11:55 am.

Q: Is there something that made Lillie stand out from everyone else?

A: Lillie has been an outstanding runner in the cross country program going back to her Jr. High years.  She has always put forth a solid effort in practice each and every day.  Her commitment to working hard along with a strong competitive drive has been the foundation for her success.  She works hard every day in practice and when it comes race time, she is always focused and ready to run.  Like I mentioned in a previous question, Lillie is strong enough to run with just about anyone and she has proven that by getting out to a quick start at most races and putting herself within the lead pack at most every race she has competed in this year.   Lillie has been a tremendous teammate and leader by example and we hope to see what she is able to accomplish in the remainder of her high school running career.

Congratulations to Lillie on your awesome season and we can’t wait to see what your future holds.

Student Journalist,

Madalyn Bone