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Justin Fields and team mates celebrate a victory. Brian Casella, Chicago Tribune

NFL week 1 thoughts

Larry Batton October 31, 2022

Football is one of the most joyous and painful sports at the same time. Football is unforgiving, for a lot of football fans the pain of losing 10 years ago in the playoffs still stings to this day and...

Richwoods Knights Girls Swimming

Richwoods Knights Girls Swimming

October 28, 2022

The Richwoods Knights girls’ swimming team is diving right into the new school year. Starting off strong, freshman Kara Hoffmann is being nominated for Journal Star’s “athlete of the week.” Coach...

Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week

October 28, 2022

The Peoria Journal Star Athlete of the Week is a weekly vote that anyone in the community can participate in, which recognizes local high school athletes’ accomplishments. A list of nominees is released...

The Importance of Student Sections in Volleyball

The Importance of Student Sections in Volleyball

October 28, 2022

When you think of high school sports, you may picture football or basketball, usually not volleyball. The popularity of mainstream sports creates a huge support system for those teams but sports like volleyball...

Richwoods Fall Sports

Richwoods Fall Sports

October 28, 2022

Our Richwoods Knights football team started their season off in a hard-fought battle against the Bloomington Purple Raiders. The final score was 26-28 in favor of the Purple Raiders. Our season has been...

Senior Jamauri Winfrey

Knights Take Down State-Ranked Irish

Maggie Urich and Audrey Drozd February 14, 2022

On December 3rd of 2022, the Richwoods Knights boys’ basketball team played against the Illinois state ranked, Peoria Notre Dame boys’ team and managed to bring home the win. The Knights defeated...

More Than Just Skill

More Than Just Skill

Montrell Wright and Audrey Drozd December 14, 2021

Mardy Fisher, tennis player for the United States says, “Mental health is not a very easy thing to talk about in sports. It’s not perceived as very masculine. We’re so trained to be “mentally tough,”...

Diving into Success

Diving into Success

Maggie Urich, Editor December 14, 2021

Molly Gordon is officially the most successful female diver in Richwoods High School’s history. Going into her senior season there was high hopes for Molly, she was coming off of last year’s season...

Gymnasts and former patients of Nassar wait in the courtroom to give their account

Fighting for Accountability

Mia Doty and Audrey Drozd October 29, 2021

Larry Nassar was a former Michigan State University gymnastics physician. He was recently convicted of assaulting over 150 gymnasts throughout his career. In 1998 and 2000, Michigan State University athletes...

Jack and Coach Hogan discuss on the course

Encountering the Unbelievable

Nolan Sorrel and Audrey Drozd October 15, 2021

On the September 8th, Jack Hammerton was playing for the Richwoods Varsity Golf team against Illinois Valley Central High School in a dual meet when, on Hole 6, he managed to hit a hole in one. Hole six...

Axios

NCAA Athletes Are In The Money

Montrell Wright and Audrey Drozd October 15, 2021

In July 2021, the Name, Image, and Likeness Bill, also known as the NIL, became effective in several states, one of those being Illinois.  Currently, there are 22 states with the NIL laws in effect with...

Richwoods volleyball team at a home game

Pivotal Win for Lady Knights

Maggie Urich and Audrey Drozd October 15, 2021

This year’s volleyball season has been fun to watch to say the least. The girls are very talented and keep the game moving quickly, whether it’s a fantastic kill or an unprecedented, 75 second rally....

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