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Mayowa Dokun 22 celebrates a kill with Melae Lacy 24 on Oct. 21 during the regional semifinal against Bettendorf.

Volleyball team sweeps Bettendorf in regional semifinal

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief October 22, 2021

Keeley Arnold in her first official and normal year as head volleyball coach has experienced a fair share of ups and downs. Various things like coming off of an unusual shortened season and adapting to...

Cole Eberly 22 watches his put closely

Boys golf wrap up

Zoe Smith, Assistant Sports Editor October 21, 2021

The West High boys golf team made great strides this year, not only with the players’ individual performance but also as a team. The team’s 9-hole-average was 168.20 and the 18-hole-average was 326.60. The...

Hope Eldridge 22 takes a breath while swimming in the 400 yard freestyle relay on Oct. 19 during a dual meet against City High.

Trojan Bolts win 50th consecutive regular season dual meet

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief October 20, 2021

It's been a very long time since Byron Butler and the girls swim team lost a regular-season dual meet. So long that the Iowa City Community School Districts' third high school wasn't even open, this year's...

Alex Mckane 22 starts off the race strong with an early lead on Sept. 28.

Trojan cross country teams impress at MVC divisional meet

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief October 15, 2021

The Trojan cross country teams competed in their last home meet of the season on Oct. 14.  The girls cross country team placed third overall with Cindy Wang ’24 finishing fourth with a time of 20:05...

Former ELL student, Ben Nkolobise 22, shares how playing soccer has had an impact on him.

Breaking barriers

Krisha Kapoor and Miguel Cohen Suarez October 7, 2021

Friendship. Comradery. Sense of belonging. High school athletics offer students a built-in community, support system and the chance to represent their school. Unfortunately, many students with talent,...

Caroline Founds number nine jersey sits in the spotlight during the retirement ceremony on Oct. 5.

West High volleyball retires Caroline Found’s number 9

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief October 5, 2021

Ten years ago on Aug. 11, 2011 tragedy struck the West High volleyball team when their beloved setter Caroline "Line" Found passed away in a moped crash. Behind former Head Coach Kathy Bresnahan, the team...

Ryne Vander Leest 23 takes down the Davenport Central running back.

West takes down Davenport Central in a record breaking night

Isabella Tisdale, Sports Reporter October 3, 2021

The Trojans concluded their homecoming week with a win against the Davenport Central Blue devils. With a score of 36-21 and new school records being made, Oct. 1 was a great day for West High. Mason Applegate...

Emma Stammeyer 24 attempts to hit the ball past two City High blockers during the Battle for the Spike at City High on Sept. 30.

Trojans fall in Battle for the Spike

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief October 1, 2021

It has been a long three years since The Spike has been in the hands of the West volleyball team after the annual Battle for the Spike when the cross-town rivals face-off despite knocking the Little Hawks...

Despite their loss, the juniors have bright smiles as they shake hands with the seniors.

West hosts first annual Trojan Games

Maddy Smith, Visual Editor and Feature Editor September 30, 2021

West High hosted the first annual Trojan Games on Sept. 29. This new tradition is a replacement for the previous man ball and powderpuff games. This new tradition is part of a movement to make homecoming...

The entire team huddles before JV race.

Boys cross country takes first in home meet

Isabella Tisdale, Sports Reporter September 30, 2021

The boys cross country team hosted their Homecoming meet on Sept. 28 at the Iowa City Kickers Soccer Club. The team showed out and placed first overall, with some individual notable finishes as well. Alex...

The Trojans ready themselves to take on the Little Hawks.

Trojan football loses to cross-town rival City High

Zoe Smith, Assistant Sports Editor September 25, 2021

West took on cross-town rival City High and lost 56-7. This is the Little Hawks first win against the Trojans since the boot game of 2016. With a pick six from City High’s Gable Mitchell ’22 and an...

Mic’d Up: Mayowa Dokun

Alaina Greenlee and Mohana Sunkara September 24, 2021

In the first episode of Mic'd Up, watch Mayowa Dokun '22 and the West volleyball team sing, scream and sprint their first Trojan laps of the season.

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