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Road to recovery

Road to recovery

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Copy Editor and Entertainment Editor

October 19, 2019

Carly Norris ‘21 has spent over a decade dedicated to only one sport. Ever since her mom, Cecelia Norris, signed her up for recreational soccer 11 years ago, Norris has been in love with the sport. Her love for soccer is a result of the team atmosphere the sport entails.  “I like the dynamic because we always hype ...

Trojan defense steps up for third district win over Muscatine

Trojan defense steps up for third district win over Muscatine

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

October 19, 2019

The team was far from perfect, but the defense stepped up when it had to. Lots of players came up big for the Trojans' third district win over Muscatine, but perhaps no one was more helpful than mother nature herself, providing a strong wind towards the north end zone which aided a couple of crucial...

Perspective from the front row

Perspective from the front row

Natalie Dunlap, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

Whether the Trojans are winning or losing, the student section finds something to cheer for. In West gear, camouflage, or at times shirtless, the swarm of students is always interacting with the team, cheerleaders, drumline and each other at football games. No group is more influential in the student sec...

Hoover heroic for playoff-hopeful Trojans

Hoover heroic for playoff-hopeful Trojans

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

October 12, 2019

Through the ups and downs of this year's football season, it was certainly nice to see the seniors leave Trojan Field with a victory. The Trojans defeated Davenport North 21-14 at Trojan Field on Oct. 11 behind a stout defensive effort and brilliant clock management on the final drive. The excit...

Girls and boys cross country teams impress at MVC Super Meet

Girls and boys cross country teams impress at MVC Super Meet

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

October 10, 2019

The West High cross country teams are currently fighting two different obstacles: preservation and emergence. This year’s squads feature a tale of two programs; one fighting to maintain tradition under a legendary head coach and another establishing a new culture with a fresh face at the helm. ...

Volleyball team drops match to Dubuque Wahlert

Volleyball team drops match to Dubuque Wahlert

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

October 9, 2019

The Women of Troy lost in three sets to Dubuque Wahlert on Senior Night in their final home game of the season. Lone senior Natalie Young, who recorded four kills, was walked out by her teammates before the match to applause from both crowds. Young has 77 kills so far this season while also posting a tea...

Forced to scramble

Forced to scramble

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

October 8, 2019

This is the story of a young boy who could climb as quickly as he could read. A boy who could play just as well in the band as he could on Friday nights. The story of new friends and new schools. This is the story of Anu Dokun ’20. As a youth growing up on the east coast, the wide-eyed Anu would...

Trojan Workhorses: Emma Dunlap ’22 and Kearsten Lenth ’22

Trojan Workhorses: Emma Dunlap ’22 and Kearsten Lenth ’22

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

October 6, 2019

There is no pitcher without a catcher. There is no quarterback without a center. In the sport of volleyball, there are no spikes without a setter.  The high-flying six-foot hitters that dominate the air affair are typically the focus of any casual volleyball spectator. However, most seem to for...

West loses to Linn-Mar 28-12

West loses to Linn-Mar 28-12

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

October 5, 2019

In the annual homecoming football game, the Trojans lost to the Linn-Mar Lions 28-12 behind a wily student section and amped up crowd. The team was rolling through the first half 12-7, but the offense stalled in the second half, failing to score in the final 24 minutes. The football team got off to a strong start with a safety in...

Seniors sweep spirit games

Seniors sweep spirit games

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

October 4, 2019

SECOND-HALF SURGE PROPELS SENIORS TO WIN A comeback for the ages unfolded on Trojan Field Thursday night. The seniors battled back from a 14-6 first-half deficit to defeat the juniors 22-16 in the annual powderpuff game at Trojan Field. West High football players coached the girls from the sidelines...

Trojans battle Prairie Hawks, humidity in home cross country meet

Trojans battle Prairie Hawks, humidity in home cross country meet

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

October 1, 2019

Often times a runner's greatest obstacle is in their head. This time it was in the air. The humidity on the Ashton Cross Country course affected all of the athletes to a measurable degree, but most came away unscathed. "It was really humid out," Alex McKane '22 said. "Definitely a challenge...

No off season

No off season

Caroline Chandler and Hanah Kitamoto

October 1, 2019

It was the golden era of West High athletics. From 2010 to 2014, ‘Dynasty High’ won 19 state championships across 10 different sports, including seven in the 2011-2012 season alone. In 2015, the Iowa City Community School District voted to open Liberty High School, forever changing the landscape of o...

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