Learn about one of West High’s newest clubs, the Free Riders cycling club.
West High girls’ and boys’ soccer teams are on their way to a successful season. By Frannie Rizzo and Blake Oetting
By Kristen Lineback Savannah talks about her swimming career and shows off some tokens she’s collected while swimming.
It’s been a great two years for West High basketball. After usurping Bettendorf from a 25-0 season, the Trojans earned a second state title. What might be more impressive is the continued perfect record of 52-0. West lead Bettendorf almost entirely from the beginning, eventually defeating them with a final score of 54-36.
By Brittani Langland The Iowa City West High girls’ varsity tennis coach, Richie Redfern, has resigned from his position. “He received a great full time job to work with a local TV network,” said Elena Wilson’13, a member of the team. With tennis season just around the corner, search for a new coach is in [...]
Photos of the Tuesday girls basketball game against City High. The Trojans defeated the Little Hawks and will be headed to State.
By Abbie Skemp After the perfect 2011-2012 basketball season, it was a suspenseful first home game on Nov. 29 for fans of the West High Trojans. Playing Davenport Assumption, the lead was volleyed the entire game. “[The Trojans] need to execute much better on offense if we want to extend leads. Too many quick shots and [...]
By Brenna Deerberg and Juliann Skarda Three West seniors signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Jeremy Morgan will be playing basketball at the University of Northern Iowa. “It felt most comfortable to me. I felt … connected to all the players and coaches that work there,” he said. Ally Disterhoft signed her [...]
By Juliann Skarda Award-winning journalist Frank Deford speaks about the Live Like Line segment to air on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” The story will feature the life of former volleyball setter Caroline Found, as well as the team’s triumph in loss and State Championship in their 2011-12 season. WSS: You were the one [...]
By Blake Oetting It is rare to have a diver alongside the swimming team. It is even more rare to have an accomplished diver. Fortunately, West has an exceptional diver this year. Jacintha Thomas ’15 is the current holder of West’s six-dive record. You can see her accomplishments and thoughts in this movie:
Wednesday night marked the first playoff game for the West High Trojans, who went into the postseason with a 9-0 record, a feat not achieved in 13 years. The Trojans played against the West Waterloo Warhawks, and after an exciting game, kept West High on the path to a state title. The Trojans maintained the [...]
by Blake Oetting Last year, the Iowa City community watched the girls volleyball team fight their way to a state title. What little may know is that another volleyball programs exists at Iowa City West. They are intense, they are committed, and they are male. Manball has been a tradition at West High for many [...]
By Megumi Kitamoto “They are quiet and extremely hard workers,” head swim coach Rob Miecznikowski said. This description could probably describe many swimmers on the team. However, not very many of swimmers support each other as much as Erica and Alison Hsu ’16 do. Erica and Alison are identical twins, and they both snagged spots [...]
By Blake Oetting Photos by Abbie Skemp We have been experiencing a revival in West High football this year. With a perfect record this year, our football domination has returned, along with a particular gold boot. It being October, another tradition has returned to Iowa City West High, and that is powder-puff football. Girls from [...]
On Oct. 5 the West High Trojans defeated City’s Little Hawks and took home “the boot,” earning an engraving on the traveling trophy for their 2012 season victory.
By Tyler Voss A monthly photo interview featuring different in-season sports, Player Cards give brief insights into the minds of student athletes at West. Senior football player, Xavier May, shares some things about himself.