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MVC releases 2020 baseball and softball schedules

Marcus Morgan '21 throws from the stretch against Pleasant Valley.

Owen Aanestad, Sports Editor

May 28, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds gave permission for high school sports to resume at her daily press conference held on May 20. Both the IHSAA and the IGHSAU met later that day and approved the resumption of the 2020 summer seasons under the Iowa Department of Education guidelines. The Mississippi Valley Conferenc...

Athletic adjustments

Many athletes are having to change their plans for college recruiting in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Caroline Chandler, Assistant Sports Editor

May 25, 2020

Amongst the flood of cancellations, spring sports seasons are no exception. What will become of the summer season has yet to be announced. Athletes are doing their best to stay in shape and keep their hopes up for next year’s seasons. However, college recruitment plans have also been cut short, havin...

Iowa high school sports given permission to resume June 1

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Hanah Kitamoto, Reporter

May 20, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds gave permission for Iowa high school summer sports to reopen June 1 in a press conference held on May 20. Reynolds is working closely with the Iowa High School Athletic Association and other youth sports organizations to make the reopening of sports possible. "I know that many pa...

Stay-at-home athletes

Boaz Abramoff '22 lifts weights from home on May 11 as he prepares for football season this fall.

Owen Aanestad, Sports Editor

May 13, 2020

The spring sports season came to a sudden halt on March 16 when the Iowa City Community School District announced that they would suspend classes until April 13, preventing track and field’s upcoming meets and practices along with the other spring sports’ first practices. As school grounds clo...

Top 10 sports moments of 2019-2020

Izaak Hajek '20, along with his teammates and coaches, celebrate as Jordan Christensen '22 recieves his medal on Feb. 15.

Owen Aanestad, Sports Editor

May 9, 2020

The 2019-2020 athletic season was definitely one to remember. State championships, comebacks, wins, losses and most recently cancelations are what made up West High athletics over the past eight months. No one can tell you the next time student-athletes and fans will be back on campus but while we wai...

Next level

Next level

Caroline Chandler, Assistant Sports Editor

April 29, 2020

Whether it's a frosty winter morning spent weightlifting in the gym before school or practicing drills in the scorching heat of summer, this is what the typical life of a club athlete looks like. Athletes that choose to participate in both school and club athletics often have a hectic schedule balancin...

IHSAA releases 2020 football schedules

Quarterback Marcus Morgan '21 throws the ball downfield while facing pressure during a game against North Scott on Aug. 30.

Owen Aanestad, Assistant Sports Editor

March 26, 2020

In a time where athletics have stopped around the world, the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) released the 2020 regular season football schedules this morning for teams around the state. In February the IHSAA implemented the new group design to high school football schedules instead of dis...

Ultimate frisbee team growing in competitiveness, inclusivity

West High's ultimate frisbee team poses for a photo after their practice Mar 6.

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

March 24, 2020

You’ve probably thrown a frisbee around with your friends.  Maybe you tossed it up into the wind and sent the disc flying down the street, or underestimated your curve and nailed an innocent bystander on the sidewalk. If you’re really ambitious, you might have even tried a forehand throw, a maneuv...

COVID-19 transforms landscape of spring sports

Fabian Brown '21 runs a relay during a track meet.

Hanah Kitamoto, Reporter

March 21, 2020

On March 16, the Iowa High School Athletics Association and Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union announced that all Iowa high school sports have been suspended until April 13. This news has mainly impacted spring sports, having track cancelling all practices and meets in addition to golf, tennis and soc...

Bayless puts Ankeny past Trojans in state quarterfinal

Ankeny's Braxton Bayless '20 goes up for a layup during the state quarterfinal on March 11.

Owen Aanestad, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The boys basketball team’s 10th consecutive trip to Wells Fargo Arena wasn’t as long as they hoped. The Trojans fell to Ankeny 68-54 in the 4A Quarterfinal on Wednesday afternoon in Des Monies. Even Brauns '20 led the Trojans in scoring with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Ankney's Braxton Bayless '20 was to...

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