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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...

Cole Collier walks on the golf course, preparing for his next swing.

Q and A with West High golfer Cole Collier ’24

Helen Orszula, Artist, Designer September 27, 2023

West Side Story: How did you first get into golf? Cole Collier: I got into golf before my freshman year. It's something that a lot of my family members played. So I thought I'd give it a try. I like how...

Offensive lineman Jeffery Karr 24 lines up against City High Sept. 15 against City High.

West falls to City in Battle of the Boot

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor September 19, 2023

The West High football team traveled across town to Bates Field to take on the City High Little Hawks. The Trojans had some fantastic plays, but in the end, they couldn’t get it done, losing 23-8. The...

Melae Lacy 24 and Helen Penning 24 jump to block a ball against Waterloo West Sept. 12.

West volleyball competes in Xtream Arena for the first time

Marie Stier and Anna Song September 17, 2023

For the first time since it was built in 2020, West High volleyball competed at the Xtream Arena against Waterloo West in a close game, winning 3-2. West lost the first set 13-25, but returned with...

Rowan Russel 26 hurdles into her fifth dive of the meet on Sept. 13.

Diving a little deeper

Erinn Varga, Print Design and Opinion Editor September 15, 2023

The West High Girls Swimming and Diving Team is well known for their numerous awards in swimming meets, state champions and even Olympic trials. Nonetheless, a small group competes at a high standard...

The Trojan football team runs out to the field Sept. 8 against Muscatine.

Football team shows offensive power in win over Muscatine

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor September 13, 2023

On a clear night with temperatures in the mid-70s, the Trojans were ready to play some football against the Muscatine Muskies Friday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. West won with ease, securing a 42-20 win. Muscatine...

Gianna Liu 25 reaches to return the ball over the net during a point against Mid-Prarie Sep. 9.

West volleyball hosts annual Live Like Line Tournament

Marie Stier and Anna Song September 12, 2023

The 2018 movie The Miracle Season first introduced the world to Caroline Found’s legacy, but for West’s volleyball team, Found’s legacy has been motivating the Trojans since 2010 after her passing. To...

West High cheerleaders perform a cheer during the second half to keep the crowd excited.

Let’s get fired up

Grace Bartlett , Reporter September 8, 2023

The Iowa City West Cheer team traveled to Urbandale for the first away football game of the season on Sep. 1. The team showed off many new dances, cheers, and stunts to keep the crowd excited and entertained....

The Trojan team celebrates after Elle Barnett25 digs up a ball against Western Dubuque.

Volleyball wins first home game of the season

Gianna Liu, Print Sports and Photo Editor August 31, 2023

The excitement in the air is electric as the light dims for the season’s starting line-up. With a majority of the varsity team graduating last season, senior players Emma Stammeyer '24 and Melae Lacy...

The cross country teams travelled to Ashton Cross Country Course to participate in the Trojan Early Bird meet Aug. 28.

Cross country teams take on Ashton

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor August 31, 2023

The boys and girls cross country teams crossed the street to compete in the Trojan Early Bird meet Aug. 28 at Ashton Cross Country Course. The girls looked to improve their No. 20 ranking while the boys...

West football lines up to run on the field

Battle for the Principal’s Bell

Elena Garcia Van Auken, News Editor, Social Media Co-editor August 29, 2023

West High Trojan football faced off against the Liberty at 7 p.m. Aug. 25, to open the football season. With the Trojans seeded 10th in 5A, there were high hopes for this new team and a competitive edge....

As girls golf comes to a close, see how the team has made memories throughout the season.

Family in unfamiliarity

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor June 2, 2023

Although the golf team did not make the state tournament, they are still proud of themselves for improving throughout the season. The team was relatively new this year, with most members having little...

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