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  • Boys basketball plays Washington Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. away.

  • Girls basketball plays Washington Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at home.

  • SPIT shows take place Jan. 11-12 at 7 p.m. in the Little Theater.

  • Show choir's Dollar for Scholars concert is Jan. 10 at Liberty High.

Boys basketball crushes Wahlert at home

Boys basketball crushes Wahlert at home

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

January 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The boys basketball team defeated Dubuque Wahlert Catholic 79-41. West will host Linn-Mar on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 pm.

Return of a state champ

Return of a state champ

Deniz Ince, Assistant Sports Editor

December 23, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Most student-athletes dream of becoming a state champion at some point during their high school career. Only a handful can achieve this feat, with an even smaller portion able to come out on top multiple times. Nelson Brands ’18 is one of that handful, having won state wrestling his sophomore year...

Basketball teams face off against City

Basketball teams face off against City

Kara Wagenknecht and Alyson Kuennen

December 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The girls team played first in the double header against City on Dec. 12 and fell 53-40 after a hard fight. Logan Cook '18 led the Women of Troy with 14 points. Promptly after, the boys dominated against City, winning 75-48, with Patrick McCaffery '19 leading the Trojans with 21 points. For a closer...

West swimmers compete at Speedo Junior Championships

West swimmers compete at Speedo Junior Championships

Deniz Ince, Assistant Sports Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Swimming

For West High swimmers, the trip to the Speedo Junior Championships was a short one. “It was nice that I could just still sleep in my own bed and didn’t have to wake up that early or travel anywhere,” Aurora Roghair ’21 said. Agreeing with her teammate, Ruby Martin ’18 enjoyed the location...

Boys bring home a win during season opener

Boys bring home a win during season opener

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

There was lots of anticipation on how the returning State Champions would fair after losing their stacked senior class. However, the Trojans proved that they were still a strong and developed team. After trailing West Des Monies Dowling Catholic 21-22 at half the Trojans overcame West Des Monies...

State Championship

State Championship

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Sports

  Opponent: Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines Date of game: Nov. 17 Score: 21-35 [<a href="//storify.com/westsidestory/state-game-recap" target="_blank">View the story "State game recap" on Storify</a>] [View the story "State game recap" on Storify] ...

Semifinal Round of State Playoffs

Semifinal Round of State Playoffs

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Sports

  Opponent: Bettendorf Date of game: Nov. 10 Score: 23-0 <br data-mce-bogus="1"><br data-mce-bogus="1"><br data-mce-bogus="1"><span id="mce_marker" data-mce-type="bookmark" data-mce-fragment="1">​</span><span id="__caret">_</span>[<a href="//storify.com/westsi...

Cedar Falls and West meet again

Cedar Falls and West meet again

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Sports

    Opponent: Cedar Falls Date of game: Nov. 3 Score: 27-9 Read more about this game here.   [View the story "Playoffs round 2 recap" on Storify] ...

First round of State Playoffs

First round of State Playoffs

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Sports

  Opponent: Cedar Rapids Washington Date of game: Oct. 27 Score: 27-9 Read more about this game here. [<a href="//storify.com/westsidestory/playoffs-round-one-recap" target="_blank">View the story "Playoffs round one recap" on Storify</a>] ...

Away vs. Ottumwa

Away vs. Ottumwa

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Opponent: Ottumwa Date of game: Oct. 20 Score: 55-7 [<a href="//storify.com/westsidestory/ottumwa-game-recap" target="_blank">View the story "Ottumwa game recap" on Storify</a>] ...

Senior night

Senior night

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Sports

  Opponent: Linn Mar, Marion Date of game: Oct. 13 Score: 42-7 Read more about this game here. [View the story "Senior night recap" on Storify]  ...

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