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Boys basketball moves onto state tournament

Boys basketball moves onto state tournament

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Award winners, Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

The boys basketball team took on Davenport Central in a showdown to secure a spot in the Iowa High School Boys State Basketball Tournament. In a close first quarter, the Trojans led 18-12 going into the second. Marcus Morgan '21 led West with 11 points. As the second quarter progressed, the Trojans gained more momentum, opening up the second quarter with a 10-1 run. Going into the second half, Morgan and Patrick McCaffery '19 led the Trojans with 13 points. As the second half opened ...

Fueled up

Fueled up

Natalie Katz, Print Feature Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Sports

For most high school students, breakfast may not be a priority in the morning. Sleeping in until the last minute and finishing last night’s homework results in students rushing out the door, often not having time to fuel their body. With athletes training for years, dedicating hours every day to perfect...

Attending athletics

Attending athletics

Ken Wilbur and Carmela Cohen-Suarez

February 26, 2019


Filed under Award winners, Showcase, Sports

The bell rings, signaling the end of yet another long school day. The halls are abuzz with excitement about tonight’s big event. Athletes' lockers are covered with posters wishing them luck for the game. Students rush through the hallways sporting their green and gold, and athletes wear their je...

Rising Star: Hunter Garvin ’22

Rising Star: Hunter Garvin ’22

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

February 23, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Wrestling

West Side Story: When did you start wrestling? Why did you keep wrestling at that young of an age? Hunter Garvin: [I started] when I was in kindergarten, so 10 years ago. It was just really fun, and … the teammates I did it with … are my teammates right now, so it’s always fun to hang out wit...

400 meter dash added to Drake Relays

400 meter dash added to Drake Relays

Marta Leira, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The Drake Relays announced on Monday, Feb. 11 via Twitter that it would be adding the 400 meter dash to its long list of track and field events. This announcement very fittingly came on the first scheduled day of the 2019 high school track season. The Drake Relays have been a track and field...

Girls basketball celebrates regional win and senior night

Girls basketball celebrates regional win and senior night

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The girls basketball team began their regional play at home against Linn-Mar on Saturday, Feb. 16. Emotions ran high as it was their last game of the season at home. The Women of Troy came out fighting. In a close first quarter, West led 10-6. Going into the second, West led by 10 points, 24-14. With momentum from halftime, West added 28 points ...

Girls basketball regional pairings

Girls basketball regional pairings

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Six wrestlers qualify for state

Six wrestlers qualify for state

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

February 9, 2019


Filed under Breaking, Multimedia, Showcase, Wrestling

Six West High wrestlers will finish their seasons at the Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines held Thursday, Feb. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 16. Take a look below to see a complete list of the Trojan qualifiers.  State wrestling qualifiers Infogra...

Basketball teams play Liberty

Basketball teams play Liberty

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

January 26, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

The boys basketball team hosted Liberty High at 7:30 p.m., while the girls played across town at Liberty also at 7:30 p.m. The girls lead Liberty the entire game and ultimately won 67-22. Before the boys game, Patrick McCaffery '19 was recognized for being nominated for the McDonald's All-American ga...

West uses last-quarter momentum to overcome Waterloo East

West uses last-quarter momentum to overcome Waterloo East

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Bright lights shinned down on the freshly cleaned court. As the music blasted during warmups, students and parents began to file in. Once the game begun the only sound that filled the gym was the ball bouncing up and down with an occasional yell from the stands. The Trojans battled hard in the first half to gain a narrow lead, 31-29, going into the second half of the game. The third quarter was no different: going back and forth on who had the lead. West started the fourth quarter up 49-48. By ...

Basketball teams defeat Linn-Mar

Basketball teams defeat Linn-Mar

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

January 5, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

The girls started an exciting night against Linn-Mar with a win. Sydney Allen '19 ended the first quarter with a buzzer-beating shot, making the score 13-12 West. The Women of Troy added 15 more points to their score to make it 28-18 going into the second half. West was able to add 24 more ...

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