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The magic year

The magic year

Ellie Gretter, Assistant Sports Editor
October 25, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Although the last century has been filled with many sad losses for the Chicago Cubs, the team has managed to revive  themselves the last two seasons. Last year, the Cubs were the National League Division series champions but fell to the New York Mets in the National League Championship Series. Which was ...

Trojans command a win on senior night

Trojans command a win on senior night

Charlie Code, Reporter
October 25, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Last Friday, Oct. 21, the West High seniors took the field in the final regular season game of their high school careers. Devontae Lane ’17 was explosive in the first half, scoring four rushing touchdowns with a pick-six early in the second quarter and an additional interception in the second half...

Meet the 2016 Dive Team

October 25, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The West High dive team is just wrapping up their 2016 season, competing at the regional diving meet Thursday night.  Throughout the season, the four membered group has shared success, failure, and a multitude of inside jokes.  Click on the images below to read about some of the twisted tales of th...

Kinnick in the eyes of a virgin

Kinnick in the eyes of a virgin

Taylor Shelfo, Anchor
October 21, 2016
Filed under Football, Humor, Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Living in Iowa City, Iowa, the Hawkeyes are everywhere. You see tiger hawks on bumpers of cars, hawkeye flags hanging in front of homes, and black and yellow clothing all over the city. I lived in a small neighborhood in Illinois, so the only football gear I saw was brought out for game day - not a part o...

Brian Alden joins Iowa City tennis community

Brian Alden joins Iowa City tennis community

Jiung Jung, Copy Editor
October 18, 2016
Filed under Breaking, Showcase, Sports

Brian Alden has an extensive resume of tennis accomplishments. Originally from Inverness, Illinois, Alden has played in numerous national tournaments all across the country. He ended up becoming a top 50 recruit in the country for his recruiting class and received a scholarship to the University of Illinois, ...

Success & siblings

Success & siblings

Ellie Gretter and Deniz Ince
October 17, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Football, Showcase, Sports, Swimming

Swimmer Ruby Martin opens up about what it's like to be an Olympic Trials Qualifier and details the everyday life. Video by Asha Irani.   Most athletes’ dream is to make it to the Olympics. Ruby Martin ’18, as only a high school junior, has already come very close to making her dreams reality. This past summer, Ruby swam in fron...

Trojans roll past Linn-Mar

Trojans roll past Linn-Mar

Leah Dusterhoft, Reporter
October 15, 2016
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

West High needed a win in game eight to keep their playoff hopes alive, and the Trojans did more than that. West defeated Linn-Mar 50-7 on Oct. 14. Leading the West High scorers was Devontae Lane '17 who scored three touchdowns and Oliver Martin '17 who scored two touchdowns, including a touch...

Volleyball: nine seniors leave Trojan court with a win

Volleyball: nine seniors leave Trojan court with a win

Leah Dusterhoft and Sarah Longmire
October 13, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Nine senior volleyball players took their home court for the last time in their high school careers on Tuesday night. They came out with a win, beating the Waterloo West Wahawks in three sets, 25-14, 25-12, 25-17. For many players the game was a whirlwind of emotion. “It was very surreal,” said ...

Photo gallery: volleyball takes down Waterloo East

Photo gallery: volleyball takes down Waterloo East

Olivia Dachtler, Photographer
October 5, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

The West High Volleyball team beat Waterloo East in three sets: 25-16, 25-21, and 25-15.

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The effects of Liberty High on West High sports

The effects of Liberty High on West High sports

Jiung Jung and Gabby Skopec
October 5, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The opening of Liberty High will serve a plethora of purposes in the future for the ICCSD, mainly recognized as a tool to decrease West High’s substantial student body. However, West High has already felt the effects, both positive and negative, of Liberty High’s opening in one aspect -- sports. The fr...

Defining the female Olympian

Defining the female Olympian

Michael Moonjely, Entertainment Editor
October 4, 2016
Filed under Award winners, Feature, Showcase, Sports

Like most Olympics, the 2016 Rio games did not escape controversy. Amongst the gold medal moments, the world saw Hope Solo call the Women’s Swedish soccer team cowards, Russian athletes get disqualified for doping and the US Olympic Committee ban Ryan Lochte for ten months. However, South African middl...

Meet the diving coach: Sam Wagner

Meet the diving coach: Sam Wagner

Lauren Katz, Reporter
October 3, 2016
Filed under Profiles, Showcase, Swimming

A podophobic with a penchant for even numbers. A lover of dogs, black iced coffee with one pump of caramel, and books. A philanthropist, cupcake decorator, and lover of life. “As far as the even numbers thing,” Sam Wagner, West High’s newest diving coach, said, “I like my T.V. to be at an...

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