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Trojans shut out Bulldogs

Trojans shut out Bulldogs

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The Trojans shut out the Bettendorf Bulldogs to win 23-0. West will return to the state championship game for the second year in a row, where they will face the returning state champions West Des Monies Dowling Catholic on Friday, Nov. 17 at the UNI Dome. ...

10 seniors sign National Letters of Intent

10 seniors sign National Letters of Intent

Deniz Ince, Assistant Sports Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking, Showcase, Sports

Balloons, posters and cookies filled the cafeteria after school on Wed., Nov. 8 as 10 seniors signed their National Letters of Intent to compete athletically in college. Of these students, five will continue playing at Division I schools. Here's a complete list of the students who signed: Logan Cook '1...

Trojans advance to the semifinal round

Trojans advance to the semifinal round

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

November 5, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

West rematched Cedar Falls after West narrowly defeated Cedar Falls 32-31 in overtime on Friday, Sep. 8. The Trojans defeated Cedar Falls 27-9 on Friday, Nov. 3 and will head to the semifinal round on Friday, Nov. 10 against Bettendorf at the UNI Dome. To purchase the semifinal shirts, click here...

Cross country teams compete at state

Cross country teams compete at state

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Showcase, Sports

The girls team competed in the first race on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. The team placed 5th overall with Bailey Nock '18 finishing as the runner-up. The boys competed promptly after the girls, with the team placing 10th overall and Kolby Greiner '19 placing 29th individually. ...

Trojans slide through round one of playoffs

Trojans slide through round one of playoffs

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Through snow, rain and lots of wind the boys football team overcame Cedar Rapids Washington 49-7, advancing to the next round of playoffs. The Trojans will host Cedar Falls on Friday, Nov. 3. ...

Football celebrates senior night

Football celebrates senior night

Kara Wagenknecht and Sean Brown

October 16, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

On Friday, Oct. 13, the Trojans defeated Linn-Mar 42-7, as they continue their winning streak. On the same night, previously No. 1 Dowling Catholic fell to Ankeny Centennial, moving the Trojans up to hold the top spot in the state. The team will travel to Ottumwa on Friday, Oct. 20 to play their last...

Running the state

Running the state

Ellie Gretter and Ken Wilbur

October 11, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Showcase, Sports

WSS: Why did you decide to start running? BN: Because my dad was a runner and he encouraged me to try it because I’ve always been very energetic. I was a wild child, I would just be running everywhere and have so much energy I would be bouncing off the walls. So he decided that I should try and channel...

Football wins gold out

Football wins gold out

Kara Wagenknecht and Sean Brown

October 10, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

West High School Dance Marathon (WHSDM) hosted the football game on Friday, Oct. 6. Balloons were sold to raise awareness for childhood cancer, as kid captain Lucy Roth was introduced before the game. After the national anthem, students released their balloons, and all proceeds went to WHSDM. Click thr...

Boxer vs. Black Belt

Boxer vs. Black Belt

Mason Wang, Videographer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Video

Hieu Nguyen '18 , a boxer, and Soren Schmidt '18, a black belt in Taekwondo, planned a casual boxing match on Friday, September 22, at the ICOR boxing ring. West Side Story talked to both of their crews before it, and found out their strategies and predictions. Then, they sparred.   Fig...

Trojans shut down Burlington

Trojans shut down Burlington

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

On Friday, Sep. 29 the football team traveled to Burlington, where they extended their winning streak. The final score was 49-0. ...

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