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The girls swimming and diving team pose for a photo.

Girls swimming and diving team win regionals

Minna Abdalla , Assistant Sports Editor November 7, 2023

After another undefeated dual meet season, the Trojan Bolts continue their streak by securing a victory at regionals. Girls diving was held on Nov. 2, and girls swimming on Nov. 4 at the Dubuque Community...

West High Dance Team poses for a team photo after holding their Wild West dance competition.

West High Dance Team updates

Maddy Cook, Reporter October 31, 2023

Over the past month the West High dance team has been busy, competing and showcasing their competition solos and group routines.   October 15th, Liberty’s “Be a Light” competition Liberty...

The offensive line gets set against Prairie Oct. 20.

Back-and-forth game ends in a loss for the Trojans on senior night

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor October 25, 2023

The football team put up a good show Oct. 20 on senior night but couldn’t come up with the win, falling 45-38. The West High seniors from the cross country teams, dance team and cheer team were recognized...

The girls cross country starts their race Aug. 28 at Ashton Cross Country Course.

Two trojans earn first-team honors in divisional cross country meet

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor October 18, 2023

The Trojan cross country teams traveled to Seminole Valley Park in Cedar Rapids to take on their divisional opponents Oct. 12. The No.15 ranked girls team kicked off the day, battling through the wind...

Sam Abdel-Malek leads the Iowa City West Wings team

WINGS guiding force

Carter Birch Houchins-Witt, Reporter October 17, 2023

West Side Story: What is WINGS? Sam Abdel-Malek: It's for any age group, any part of high school. [Also] any skill level. Anyone can join in. Even if you have never touched a disc before. We meet twice...

The seniors pose together with their coaches.

Girls swimming and diving hosts senior night

Minna Abdalla , Assistant Sports Editor October 6, 2023

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, girls swimming and diving headed down to the Coralville Recreation Center and hosted their last home meet of the season. It was a dual meet, with West competing against Kennedy High...

Rising stars

Gianna Liu and Tyler Shane October 6, 2023

Hannah Geng '27 Q: How did you get into swimming? A: My sister started [swimming] when she was ten, so I started when I was 5.   Q: What's the difference between club swimming and school...

Kathryn Croco 27 reaches up in a competition dance at Spotlight Dance Competiton

Q & A with Kathryn Croco

Maddy Cook, Reporter October 5, 2023

Kathryn Croco ’27 is a dancer at Nolte Academy and is the only freshman on the dance team at West High. Read more to learn about how she started dancing, and how she manages dance and school. West...

Last chance

Minna Abdalla , Assistant Sports Editor October 3, 2023

It is senior year for Daniel Robinson '24, and this is his last chance to show scouts and colleges his full potential as a multi-sport athlete. Sadly, this is all taken away due to an ACL injury during...

The boys cross country team start the 5K race at Ashton Cross Country Course.

West wins home meet with a near perfect score

Henry Timmer-Hackert, Print Assistant Opinion Editor October 2, 2023

On Sept. 26th the West High hosted their boy's cross country invitational at Ashton cross country course. Despite some weather issues and delays, the boys successfully managed to take the meet with a near-perfect...

Senior Jocelyn Jacobsen reaches over the net to block during a point against Kennedy.

Trojans celebrate senior night with a win

Anna Song and Marie Stier September 28, 2023

    Being both the final home game of their season and senior night, the Trojans were determined to secure a win against Cedar Rapids Kennedy Sept. 26. Before the game, West recognized...

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