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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

Meet the boys varsity swim team

Meet the boys varsity swim team

George Liu, Reporter, Web Programmer
January 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Swimming

On the front lines of West High bowling

On the front lines of West High bowling

Asha Irani, Videographer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Video

West Side Story was right on the front lines of the ICW v. Cedar Rapids Prairie bowling meet on December 2. This video includes interviews with student bowlers and Coach Mike Mellecker.

Photo gallery: boys basketball defeats Dubuque Hempstead

Photo gallery: boys basketball defeats Dubuque Hempstead

Olivia Dachtler, Photographer
December 11, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The West High varsity boys basketball team played Dubuque Hempstead on Friday, December 9th. The game was close, with 19-13 at the end of the first quarter, 31-24 at half, and only leading by one (41-40) at the end of the third quarter. The boys pulled through and ended the game with a six point lead...

Girls basketball wins against Kennedy

Girls basketball wins against Kennedy

Isabelle Robles, Editor-in-Chief
December 7, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

West girls faced off against Cedar Rapids Kennedy last night winning 57-45. Adding to their winning streak, the Women of Troy are 4-0 for the season. After a close first quarter that stayed within two points, by the end of the first half Maddie Huinker '17 was able to sink in some threes that helped ...

Trojan basketball wins big at first home game

Trojan basketball wins big at first home game

Isabelle Robles, Editor-in-Chief
December 3, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Video

The broadcast of the game begins 28 minutes into the livestream video above.  West brought forward a good fight leading to a commanding 72-42 win against Marian Catholic from Eastern Chicago at the first home game of the season last night. After losing senior starters Nate Barnes, Wali Parks ...

Meet the girls basketball starters

Meet the girls basketball starters

Deniz Ince, Reporter
November 29, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

This year, all five starters are returning. Here's a preview on how they got into basketball and what they're hoping to accomplish this season.

Photo gallery: West falls in football championship

Photo gallery: West falls in football championship

Isabelle Robles, Editor-in-Chief
November 22, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The football team finished their football season as the 4a state runner-ups on Friday, Nov. 19 losing to Dowling Catholic 10-23. The team finished their season 10-3 with 4-1 in the conference. They were the first team since 1999 to go to the state championship. The captains for the game were seniors...

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