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 crushes Dubuque Senior

West crushes Dubuque Senior

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

September 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Dubuque Senior returned the opening kick to score the first touchdown of the game right off the bat. West tied the game with 3:36 left in the first quarter. Landon Green '19, Grant Henderson '20 and Jalen Gaudet '19 all scored touchdowns during the second quarter making it 34-7 going into the second ...

Trojans win against Southeast Polk

Trojans win against Southeast Polk

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

September 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

The student section dressed in every color of the rainbow for the annual tie-dye out for West High's Best Buddies. Students cheered as West defeated Southeast Polk 31-17. Justin Thomas '19 started the game off with a touchdown in the first quarter. Will Hoeft '20 added six to West's score during the second quarter. Southeast Polk had a field goal and touchdown during the second quarter to make it 14-10 at halftime. During ...

West defeats Southeast Polk snapchat coverage

Fatima Kammona, News Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Snapchat, Sports, Video

The Trojans hosted Southeast Polk on Friday, Sept. 7. West defeated the Rams 31-17.

Bolts upset The Women of Troy

Bolts upset The Women of Troy

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

August 29, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

West hosted Liberty for the first time on Tuesday, Aug. 28. In a close first set West came out on top 28-26. Liberty went on to win the next three sets: 21-25, 15-25 and 22-25. West will travel to a tournament held at West Des Monies Valley High School on Saturday, Sept. 1. West hosts Liberty ...

Trojans win in season opener

Trojans win in season opener

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

August 25, 2018


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Green and gold filled the stadium stands on Friday, Aug. 24. The boys football team hosted North Scott for their first game of the season. The Trojans defeated the Lancers 28-7. Jalen Gaudet '19 scored three touchdowns: one during the first half of the game and two during the second half. Quarterback Joey Kuehn '1...

Girls cross country hosts first meet of the season

Girls cross country hosts first meet of the season

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

August 24, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

The girls cross country team opened their season at the University of Iowa Ashton Cross Country Course on Thursday, Aug. 23. Deniz Ince '19 led the team placing 2nd with a time of 18:51 behind Iowa City Liberty's Ashlyn Keeney '22, who won in 18:12. Sophomores Katie Hoefer, Kiara Malloy-Salgado and Erica Buettner also placed in the top ten. West took home first time place...

Women of Troy defend the Spike

Women of Troy defend the Spike

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

August 22, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Fans of all ages filled the stands of the City High gym on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The girls volleyball team traveled across town to compete for the Spike. After two close sets, with each team winning one, the Women of Troy went on to win the last two sets to defend the spike, 3-1. ...

West High girls tennis advances to the final four at state

West High girls tennis advances to the final four at state

Lauren Katz, Copy Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Uncategorized

On Tuesday, May 21, the girls tennis team won five singles matches in the state qualifier meet to seal their advancement to the final four at state. Among notable players was Meg Moreland '18, who pulled out a third set tiebreaker after losing the second set to clinch the win. "I think the team has wor...

A journey through the 2017-2018 athletic year

A journey through the 2017-2018 athletic year

Grace Christopher, Broadcast Managing Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Boys soccer overcomes Cedar Rapids Washington

Boys soccer overcomes Cedar Rapids Washington

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Soccer, Sports

With a scoreless first half, the Trojans came back fighting in the second half. Brody Schilling '20 and Gada Ambo '19 both scored goals leading West with a 2-0 victory over Cedar Rapids Washington. The boys will host Waterloo West on Thursday, May 17 to round out the regular season. West will begin post season play with a home game against the winner of Dubuque Hempstead and Western Dubuque&n...

Track teams qualify for state

Track teams qualify for state

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

The Women of Troy and the Trojans will compete at the state meet on Thursday, May 17 through Saturday, May 19. Below is a list of boys and girls qualifiers.     Boys: Long jump: Austin West '18 Discus: Jonathan Gannon '18 and Ethan Postler '18 Shot put: Landon Gr...

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