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  • Student Senate Executive Board elections are on Wednesday

  • The Drake Relays for track start Thursday

  • The orchestra program has a concert on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

  • The Functional Programs talent show will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday

  • Check @WSSAthletics on Twitter for updates on sports events this week

Track and field teams head to “Blue Oval” for Drake Relays

Track and field teams head to “Blue Oval” for Drake Relays

Gabby Skopec, Sports Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

This Thursday through Saturday the track and field teams will head to the 108th annual Drake Relays held at Drake University in Des Moines. Tickets can be purchased outside of the stadium. The Drake Relays is a unique event, as all four classes are combined for the opportunity to compete against each...

Track teams put up a fight at the Forwald/Coleman Relays

Track teams put up a fight at the Forwald/Coleman Relays

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer
April 24, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

Girls Results (Top 3 placewinners) 100 meter hurdles: 1. Valerie Welch '17 14.53 3,000 meter run: 1. Bailey Nock '18 10:25.76 2. Gabby Skopec '17 10:35.66 400 meter hurdles: 2. Welch 1:05.56 4x100 meter relay: 3. West High 51.27 4x100 shuttle hurdle relay: 2. West High 1:07.20 4x20...

Meet the senior boys soccer starters

Meet the senior boys soccer starters

Jiung Jung, Copy Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Soccer

West Side Story: What is your favorite aspect of soccer? Alex Andersen '17: Being an impact player and making big plays when the team needs me most. I love scoring goals and celebrating with my team and the fans. Zach Logsden '17: I'm really competitive, so I like winning, but I also like how cl...

West boy’s track and field team dominates Hollingsworth Relays

West boy’s track and field team dominates Hollingsworth Relays

Kara Wagenknecht
April 12, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

Results (Top 3 placewinners) Hollingsworth Relays Team- 1.  West High 115.50, 2. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 79.00, 3. Western Dubuque 71.00 200 meter dash- 1. Gabe Caruthers '19 22.91 800 meter run- 2. Derek Nugent '17 1:57.47, 3. Jeff Garbutt '18 2:01.33 1600 meter run- 3. Kolby Greiner ...

Track and field teams continue strong start to season

Track and field teams continue strong start to season

Gabby Skopec and Kara Wagenknecht
April 4, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

Despite the first two outdoor meets being rescheduled due to weather conditions, the boys track and field team has not wavered. The team came away with a win March 31 at the Wilkinson Relays for their second consecutive victory. The girls track and field team has also had a strong start; the team wo...

Meet the girls tennis starters

Meet the girls tennis starters

Jiung Jung, Copy Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis

West Side Story: Who has had the biggest influence on your tennis game? Meg Moreland ’18: The other girls on the team actually. They push me to be better and challenge me. I learn a lot from them. Emma Koch ’19: My tennis coach from the HTRC, Michele, probably has the biggest influence on m...

Girls track and field team dominates Women of Troy Relays

Girls track and field team dominates Women of Troy Relays

Gabby Skopec and Kara Wagenknecht
March 29, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

On Tuesday afternoon, the girls track and field team made a statement at their home meet, The Women of Troy Relays. The team won the meet for the twentieth consecutive time with a score of 188 points, distancing themselves from second place Linn Mar (94) and third place City High (84.33). The team won...

Boys basketball 2016-2017 highlights

Boys basketball 2016-2017 highlights

March 28, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Video

A highlight video of some of the best plays of the boys basketball team's state championship winning season.

Girls basketball team reflects on state tournament

Girls basketball team reflects on state tournament

Deniz Ince, Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The plan going into the girls basketball state tournament was to win it all. That all changed about halfway through the first quarter of the first game when Rachael Saunders ’18 fell and injured her knee, taking her out of the tournament. “We really wanted to win. That was the goal the who...

Boys basketball team takes home seventh state title

Boys basketball team takes home seventh state title

Alyson Kuennen, Photographer
March 12, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The West High boys varsity basketball team defeated West Des Moines Valley, 64-50, in the 4A state championship game Saturday Mar. 11 at Wells Fargo Arena. After a loss to the Tigers in last year's championship game, the Trojans avenged their loss this year by taking home the team's seventh state title....

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