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Big Ten pushes for Friday night football games

Big Ten pushes for Friday night football games

Ellie Gretter, Assistant Sports Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Many factors could cause complications to the already elaborate planning process of Friday night football games. Peter Cownie, an Iowa Republican state representative introduced a bill entitled, “An act prohibiting regents institutions from scheduling intercollegiate football games on Fridays.” ...

West defeats cross-town rival in double header

West defeats cross-town rival in double header

Isabelle Robles, Editor-in-Chief
January 26, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

When the top-ranked Trojans took the court last night at City High, the first few minutes of play weren't as exciting as earlier in the season when the two teams faced off; On Dec. 13, when West won 78-27, Iowa commit Connor McCaffery '17 grabbed four via a field goal and two free throws in the first m...

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 ...

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