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  • The music auxiliary car wash will be held on Sept. 30

  • The homecoming football game is on Sept. 22

  • Fall drama auditions will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. on Sept. 18-20

  • Homecoming will take place at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23

Caroline Found’s legacy lives on

Caroline Found’s legacy lives on

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Caroline Found was a stellar athlete and leader at West and her positive ideals were influential to everyone she crossed paths with. Found’s legacy lives on through a tournament dedicated to her, and inspires all who participate. “I think [the tournament] is really special because it is ...

West brings home the boot

West brings home the boot

George Liu, Eman Elsheikh, and Fenna Semken

September 17, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The West High Trojan football team triumphed over the City High Little Hawks on Friday in the annual Battle of the Boot game with a final score of 52-6. Cheered on by an energetic student section, West took an early lead, scoring 10 points in the first quarter. “It’s super fun to watch,” said Call...

Cross country recap: Cedar Rapids Invite and Bobcat Invite

Cross country recap: Cedar Rapids Invite and Bobcat Invite

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

September 16, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Showcase, Sports

The girls cross country team traveled to Noelridge Park on Thursday, September 7 for the Cedar Rapids Invite. The boys cross country team split in two, with half traveling to Marshalltown for the Bobcat Invite, while the others joined the girls. Both the boys and girls team had the #1 ranked individua...

Student section etiquette

Student section etiquette

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

WSS: How are the student section themes decided for each game? MD: For the games we have a group message of the people that run the Twitter account so we usually just text in that, I mean it's not very methodical. Then we know there are certain games like the City [versus West] football game is always...

Summer success: Patrick McCaffery ’19

Summer success: Patrick McCaffery ’19

Deniz Ince, Assistant Sports Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

For most high school students, summer is a time to relax. Patrick McCaffery ’19 saw it as a time to improve his basketball skills. Beginning in mid-to-late June, McCaffery started off his summer with the invite-only National Basketball Players Association Top 100 Camp. He later traveled around the co...

Football team overcomes Cedar Falls

Football team overcomes Cedar Falls

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

September 10, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The Trojans narrowly defeated Cedar Falls, 32-31 in overtime. The boys were down 17-0 at halftime but came back fighting in the second half. The end of the fourth quarter saw the game tied at 24-24, leading to overtime.

West beats City for the spike

West beats City for the spike

Sophie Stephens, Kara Wagenknecht, and Alyson Kuennen

September 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

The Women of Troy took home another win against City High, giving them a 7-4 score for the season. Although the match between the Iowa City rivals doesn't count towards the team's conference score (the games used to determine conference rankings), the team agrees that the win Tuesday night will help...

Football team crushes Muscatine

Football team crushes Muscatine

Kara Wagenknecht and Pareen Mhatre

September 4, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The Trojans had their first home game of the season against Muscatine, who they defeated on Friday, Sep. 1, with an end score of 51-3. Click below for more photos of the football game. ...

Girls cross country team hosts first annual Iowa City West Early Bird Invitational

Girls cross country team hosts first annual Iowa City West Early Bird Invitational

Kara Wagenknecht

August 26, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Showcase, Sports

On Aug. 24, the girls cross country team hosted the first annual Early Bird Invitational at the University of Iowa Ashton Cross Country Course. The Women of Troy came home with first place finishes in both the varsity and junior varsity (JV) divisions....

Boys baseball crushes Waterloo East

Boys baseball crushes Waterloo East

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

June 14, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

On Monday June 12th the boys baseball team faced Waterloo East in a double header. The Trojans went onto beating Waterloo East 12-2 in the first game and 11-1 in the second game.

Wings finishes 12th in the nation

Wings finishes 12th in the nation

Nick Pryor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Iowa City ultimate frisbee team Metallic Wings finishes 12th in the nation at the high school ultimate frisbee national invite.

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