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West High girls tennis advances to the final four at state

West High girls tennis advances to the final four at state

Lauren Katz, Copy Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Uncategorized

On Tuesday, May 21, the girls tennis team won five singles matches in the state qualifier meet to seal their advancement to the final four at state. Among notable players was Meg Moreland '18, who pulled out a third set tiebreaker after losing the second set to clinch the win. "I think the team has wor...

A journey through the 2017-2018 athletic year

A journey through the 2017-2018 athletic year

Grace Christopher, Broadcast Managing Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Boys soccer overcomes Cedar Rapids Washington

Boys soccer overcomes Cedar Rapids Washington

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Soccer, Sports

With a scoreless first half, the Trojans came back fighting in the second half. Brody Schilling '20 and Gada Ambo '19 both scored goals leading West with a 2-0 victory over Cedar Rapids Washington. The boys will host Waterloo West on Thursday, May 17 to round out the regular season. West will begin post season play with a home game against the winner of Dubuque Hempstead and Western Dubuque&n...

Track teams qualify for state

Track teams qualify for state

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

The Women of Troy and the Trojans will compete at the state meet on Thursday, May 17 through Saturday, May 19. Below is a list of boys and girls qualifiers.     Boys: Long jump: Austin West '18 Discus: Jonathan Gannon '18 and Ethan Postler '18 Shot put: Landon Gr...

What the future holds

What the future holds

Fatima Kammona

April 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

206 countries, 32 sports, 3,998 athletes from the ages 15 to 18 years old and 158 days until Patrick McCaffery ‘19 will be representing the United States of America in the Youth Olympic Games. The games will be taking place this coming October 6 to 18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. “Anytime you get...

Drake Relays one-stop shop

Drake Relays one-stop shop

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

A rare sight was spotted at the annual Drake Relays this year: sunlight. Almost every year, the blue oval is swamped with rain as the participants and spectators are drenched. As the sun shined, so did the athletes from West High. The athletes collectively qualified in 29 different events throughout the wee...

Boys soccer defeats Cedar Rapids Jefferson

Boys soccer defeats Cedar Rapids Jefferson

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Soccer, Sports

The Trojans overcame their loss from the West vs. City game on Friday, April 20 with a win against Cedar Rapids Jefferson on Tuesday, April 24. West won 3-1 with a goal from Ahmed Adballa '18 in the first half and two goals from Micah Frisbie '20 and Brody Schilling '20 in the second half. West's record is currently 6-3 and they will host Cedar Falls on Thursday, April 26. ...

West qualifies 29 entries at Drake Relays

West qualifies 29 entries at Drake Relays

Deniz Ince, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

Both the girls and boys track teams competed at the Forwald/Coleman Relays at City High School on Thursday, April 19 in a last effort to qualify for the Drake Relays. The Trojans won with 160.5 points, lead by Austin West '18, a University of Iowa track signee, who won each of his four events. The Women of Troy finished as the runner-up to 2017 4A state ...

Soccer teams fall to City

Soccer teams fall to City

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Soccer, Sports

With a record of 0-5 the West girls soccer team faced off against the City High girls soccer team who were 4-1 going into the game. The Women of Troy fell 0-4 in a tough game. The West boys soccer team went up against a 6-1 City High boys soccer team. In a nail-biter the Trojans lost 1-2. N...

The club advantage

The club advantage

Ellie Gretter and Deniz Ince

April 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

A player rolls up for the first day of soccer tryouts. They haven’t played soccer in months, much less worked out. Despite hopes of improving their fitness and fulfilling their potential of playing on the varsity team, they find that their lack of prior preparation has hindered their opportunity to s...

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