West Side Story

  • WHS Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concert Dec. 12

  • Wrestling meet at Linn-Mar High School Dec. 13

  • Girls and boys bowling doubleheader against Kennedy on Dec. 14

  • Girls and boys basketball doubleheader at Linn-Mar High School on Dec. 14

  • Boys swimming meet at Mercer Park Aquatic Center on Dec. 15

West to rematch Bettendorf

West to rematch Bettendorf

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

October 27, 2018


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

After defeating City High 54-13 last week, the Trojans came into the first round of playoffs on a seven game winning streak. Will Hoeft '20 started the night off with a touchdown for the Trojans and Landon Green '19 added another touchdown at the end of the first quarter, making it 14-0 West. Cedar Rapids Kennedy fought ba...

Diving into a new sport

Diving into a new sport

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Award winners, Profiles, Showcase, Swimming

The silence of an entire room weighs down across the pool. Everyone holds their breath, waiting for the dive to be executed. Once the diver’s head breaks the surface, her team roars in approval of the feat. It may look seamlessly simple at first glance, but Austyn Goodale ‘20 did not always find it so...

West keeps the boot

West keeps the boot

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

October 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Trojan Field hosted the annual Battle of the Boot football game against City High. It was a busy night for the Trojans as they honored the senior football and cheer members. The Little Hawks challenged the Trojans early in the game by scoring the first touchdown in the first quarter. The Trojan...

West volleyball season over, Kennedy advances

West volleyball season over, Kennedy advances

Alyssa Skala, Photographer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

West volleyball battled Kennedy in the first qualifying round for the state tournament at Kennedy High School. West lost with a score of 1-3. ...

West topples Muscatine to become district champs

West topples Muscatine to become district champs

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

October 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

The night began with a recognition for the Homecoming Court and seniors in band. Marcus Morgan '20 set the pace of the game by throwing a 62-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Gaudet '19 in the first 30 seconds of the game. Muscatine gave up a safety to add three points to the Trojan's score. Muscatine...

West sweeps Davenport North

West sweeps Davenport North

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

October 5, 2018


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Owen McAreavy ‘19 set the pace by scoring the first touchdown of the night during the first quarter. Peter Breitbach ‘19, Jalen Gaudet ‘19 and Landon Green ‘19 all added touchdowns during the second quarter making it 28-0 for West going into the second half. Tate Crane ‘20 caught a 33 yard...

West football improves to 5-1

West football improves to 5-1

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

September 29, 2018


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

West began the game against Linn-Mar on Friday, Sept. 28 with a field goal from Josh Jasek '19 in the first quarter. Peter Breitbach '19 and Owen McAreavy '19 added touchdowns making it 17-0 West going into the second half. Jasek added another field goal, and following touchdowns by Jalen Gaudet ...

Pleasant Valley beats West in rescheduled home meet

Pleasant Valley beats West in rescheduled home meet

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

September 28, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

The West cross country team competed on Thursday, Sept. 27 due to a weather cancelation of their home meet on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Kolby Greiner '19 lead the Trojans with a 16:03 win in the varsity race. West took home second place with 46 points behind Pleasant Valley who had 21 points. The boys will compete ...

Trojan Nation goes golden

Trojan Nation goes golden

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

September 22, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

West honored Otto Phelps, a second grader from North Bend Elementary School, as the kid captain during the annual Gold Out game. Fans wore gold in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Phelps was diagnosed with leukemia on January 21, 2017. Since then, Phelps has gone through several rounds of ...

A new face for Boy’s Cross Country

A new face for Boy’s Cross Country

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Video

West High’s new head cross country coach shares how he became involved with West athletics and his plans for this season. West High boy's new head cross country coach Josh Kidman may be new to the position, but he is certainly not new to the running scene. As someone who ran cross country and tra...

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