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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

Photo Gallery: Boys golf places second in a difficult match

Photo Gallery: Boys golf places second in a difficult match

September 28, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Monday, September 26th, West High’s varsity boys’ golf team hosted the entire Mississippi Division at home. This was the division’s third and final meet, each contributing to individual conference accolades and team conference placements. West High’s Kyle Spence ’19 received first team all c...

Cross country mid-season review

Cross country mid-season review

Ethan Goers
September 22, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Showcase, Sports

The boys and girls cross country teams have reached the midpoint of their seasons, in the fifth week of competition the teams have five weeks left in their seasons, six if they reach the state meet on October 29. Read about how the teams have fared thus far and their goals for the remainder of the season. Boys The sport that stops f...

Photo gallery: girls swimming defeats City High

Photo gallery: girls swimming defeats City High

Olivia Dachtler
September 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Swimming

West High competed with Iowa City High in the annual 'Cross Town Rivals' meet. West High defeated City in the meet 111-75.

Girls swim team takes fifth at City High Invite

Girls swim team takes fifth at City High Invite

September 19, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Swimming

West High Girls Swimming competed on Saturday, Sept. 17 against seven other schools at the City invite. The Girls Swim Team took fifth place with 193 points.

Volleyball: Wahlert sweeps Women of Troy

Volleyball: Wahlert sweeps Women of Troy

Deniz Ince, Reporter
September 14, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

The Women of Troy, who are ranked tenth in Class 5A, were defeated 3-0 in sets at home against Dubuque Wahlert, ranked fifth in Class 4A. The team is not happy with the way they played last night the same can be said for the season so far, “I’m pissed and irritated,” said outside hitter Emma Norri...

Live Like Line volleyball extravaganza

Live Like Line volleyball extravaganza

Molly Howes, Reporter
September 13, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Click above for full gallery from the tournament.   The fourth annual Caroline Found Volleyball Extravaganza kicked off this morning at West High School's gym. This event hosted Ankeny, Cedar Rapids Washington, Clear Creek Amana, Dyersville Beckman, Dowling Catholic, Dubuque Wahlert, Marshalltown, Mediapo...

Athletic secretary Marcy Wardenburg spends last day at West High

Athletic secretary Marcy Wardenburg spends last day at West High

Gabby Skopec
September 10, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Friday, September 9 was Marcy Wardenburg's last day on the job as athletic secretary

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Women of Troy defend the Spike

Women of Troy defend the Spike

Anjali Huynh
September 7, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Continuing an annual tradition, City and West teams faced off on the volleyball court for the annual “Battle of the Spike.” West came out victorious for the second year in a row, winning the spike in the first four sets of the game. This was an especially significant victory for seniors on the te...

Meet new athletic director Craig Huegel

Meet new athletic director Craig Huegel

Gabby Skopec
September 7, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

West Side Story: What is your background as an athletic director or any education or sports positions? Craig Huegel: I began my teaching career in 1999 as a social studies teacher and a coach. I started off at a very small school and I coached all four seasons; I coached football in the fall, basketba...

Trojan’s create excitement after first home game

Trojan’s create excitement after first home game

Fenna Semken, Managing Editor, News Editor
August 27, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

  After seeing crowds of people covered in red, white and blue clothing and body paint, holding multiple American flags, one might guess that it is the Fourth of July. But at West High, this only means that there is a home football game. Students from all grades came together to support...

Lifelong Ram fan now cheering for Trojans

August 26, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Some would say since new West High Dean of Students Justin Colbert was a lifelong Southeast Polk Ram, he may have a conflict of interest at Friday night's football game when West meets SEP down at Trojan Field. Colbert graduated from SEP high school in 2004, and stayed in the Des Moines area as he ...

West High girls swimming wins first meet of season

West High girls swimming wins first meet of season

Fenna Semken, Managing Editor, News Editor
August 26, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Swimming

The West High Girls Swim Team is off to a successful start after winning their first home meet which took place on Aug. 23. The varsity team won against Williamsburg 153-26, and against Jefferson 94-92. The JV team won against Williamsburg 129-15, and against Jefferson 96-68. Their next home meet ...

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