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Ismail Mohamed 24 celebrates his goal against Jefferson on May 13.

Boys soccer wins 11th straight game

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief May 14, 2022

Friday the 13th brought Brad Stiles and the Trojan boys soccer team everything but an unlucky night on the pitch against Cedar Rapids Jefferson. The Trojans extended their win streak to 11 after taking...

Patrick Selby 24 and Shivy Mannengi 23 pump each other up during the IHSAA District Tennis Tournament at West High on May 9.

Boys tennis players dominate at districts

Ella De Young, Print Assistant Sports Editor May 9, 2022

Another postseason of tennis, another sweep of the competition by the West High boys tennis team at the IHSAA District Tennis Tournament. For years, the boys tennis team has had player after player...

The amount of people that showed up to tryout for cheer this year was a bit more than twice the amount of last years. The professionalism wasn’t affected by this.

Cheer team gears up for another season

Reef Persons, Reporter and Photographer May 9, 2022

The cheer team is currently run by Morgan Dibert and her assistant coach, Sophia O’Brien. This year will be their second year coaching together. Dibert has been doing cheer for 18 years, cheering...

Aidan Jacobsen 24 runs down the runway during the long jump

Trojans compete at annual Drake Relays

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor May 5, 2022

West High Track athletes competed at the Drake Relays this past weekend. West had 10 events between both the girls and boys teams earn "Blue standard times" or times in the top rankings, allowing them...

Amari Nasafi displays his brightly-colored Nike Lebron 11s, originally released in 2014.

Shoe game

Lily Prochaska and Krisha Kapoor April 29, 2022

To some, shoes are just another accessory, something to wear to protect your feet. For others, collecting shoes is a fun hobby, and their footwear brings out a sense of pride. From Yeezys to Crocs, shoes...

Alyson Skala 24 defends against Cedar Rapids Kennedy.

Girls soccer dominates Kennedy

Maddy Smith, Visual Editor and Feature Editor April 27, 2022

The Trojans women's soccer teams faced Cedar Rapids Kennedy Tuesday, April 26 at the Ed Barker field. The Trojans dominated with the final score being 8-1. Both junior varsity and varsity were victorious....

Recruiting Trail with Makenna Vonderhaar

Zoe Smith and Alaina Greenlee April 18, 2022

Senior Makenna Vondehaar committed to play soccer for the Iowa Hawkeyes her sophomore year of high school. Learn about her recruiting process and how her recent ACL tear is affecting her and her senior...

Amre Ibrahim 23 celebrates junior Michael Nelsons second half goal against City High on April 15.

Boys soccer takes down City High

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief April 15, 2022

Coming off a tough loss to the highly-ranked Lightning the boys soccer team had a chance to pick up one set of bragging rights this week as they faced off with cross town rival City High. The Little...

Luca Chackalackal 22 getting in position to hit the ball at the West High tennis courts on April 14th.

Boys tennis sweeps Prairie

Mohana Sunkara, Videographer April 15, 2022

Even with the immense gusts of wind, the undefeated boys tennis team remained on top. The Trojans took down the Prairie Hawks with a score of 9-0 on their home courts.  “No one wants to play in the...

Both City and West High players gather in honor Liberty Highs Owen Skelleys sixteenth birthday during the last fourteen seconds of the first half in their April 14 matchup.

Girls soccer falls to City High

Alaina Greenlee and Lily Prochaska April 14, 2022

The girls soccer team traveled across town on April 14 to face the rivaling City High. With the occasional steal from the whipping winds, the Trojans were not able to maintain a handle on the ball. After...

Six seniors signed their National Letters of Intent in the West High cafeteria April 13.

Six Trojans sign National Letters of Intent

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief April 14, 2022



Caroline Mascardo 22 addresses the ICCSD school board.

Former West girls varsity tennis players speak out against current coach

Kailey Gee and Katherine Shoppa April 14, 2022

Former girls varsity tennis players Ella De Young ’23 and Caroline Mascardo ’22 voiced their dissent of the district’s decision to allow the current West High head tennis coach to continue coaching...

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