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The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

West High Kids Clinic performs at the football game on Friday, Sept. 8.

Future Trojans shine at home football game

Audrey Parrish, Copy Editor September 12, 2022

The start of the football season is an exciting time to be a Trojan. The beloved West High stadium comes alive for every home game, and this past week was no exception as the Trojans took on the Dubuque...

The West High offensive unit gets set for a play against Muscatine.

Trojan football dominates Muscatine in home opener

Yaya Orszula, Assistant Sports Editor September 4, 2022

Trojan Stadium was alive for the first time this year for some more Friday night lights. The Trojans showed their dominance in a 42-21 win over the Muscatine Muskies. The Muskies took the opening kick...

Trojans defeat Cedar Rapids Washington 3-1 in home opener on Aug 23.

Trojans conquer Cedar Rapids Washington in home opener

Zoe Smith , Sports Editor August 24, 2022

The West High volleyball team has always followed the school's tradition of excellence, and last night was no different. The main gym was packed as the Trojans faced off against Cedar Rapids Washington. The...

Miguel Cohen Suarez dribbles through a sea of Pleasant Valley players on June 1, 2022.

Boys soccer falls to Pleasant Valley in state quarterfinals

Zoe Smith, Sports Editor June 2, 2022

James Cownie Soccer Complex opened its gates to the IHSAA and IGHSAU soccer state tournaments this past weekend. Teams from all over Iowa traveled to Des Moines to compete for a chance to be state champions....

Painting of Wests Esports club members.

West Esports team places third at state

Barry Diallo, Sports Reporter June 1, 2022

West sneaked into the postseason after narrowly clinching the ninth and final seed. Those nine teams were divided into two divisions; each match consisted of three schools, each playing three teams...

The boys tennis team musters up the strength to hold Seth Smigel 25 for a photo with their championship trophy and banner after the conclusion of team state at the Prairie Ridge Sports Complex on May 31.

Boys tennis team wins team state

Ella De Young, Print Managing Editor June 1, 2022

In the world of tennis, coming together as a team to win a state championship is a unique experience. Known as a sport for individuals, playing for a team is a different experience that takes time to get...

The boys soccer team poses with the 2022 state qualifier banner after beating Cedar Falls 6-1.

Trojan boys soccer brings the storm against Cedar Falls

Zoe Smith, Sports Editor May 26, 2022

The Trojans brought the thunder on Wednesday night defeating Cedar Falls in a comfortable 6-1 victory during the substate finals. Despite the weather delays, the real storm was on Barker Field. The...

Top 5 most memorable sports moments

Top 5 most memorable sports moments

Lily Prochaska, Print Sports Editor May 26, 2022

Volleyball team retiring #9 Around ten years ago, on Aug. 11, 2011, the West High community and volleyball team lost a teammate, leader and friend. Caroline “Line” Found passed away from a moped...

Jayden Shin 23 and Samir Singh 24 pose for a photo with their championship trophy and bracket during the state singles/doubles tournament at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex on May 25.

Boys tennis players crush at state singles/doubles tournament

Ella De Young, Print Managing Editor May 25, 2022

For years upon years, the West High boys tennis players have succeeded in postseason play, especially at the state singles/doubles tournament. Last year, the West High boys tennis team produced the doubles...

Freshman Moustafa Tiea crosses the finish line during the 800 meter run, recording a PR of 1:57.06.

Trojans compete in track state championships

Alaina Greenlee, Video Editor May 24, 2022

The girls and boys track and field teams traveled back to Drake University to compete in one of the most competitive state track and field meets in IHSAA history. With state meet and all-time records being...

Paz Martinez 25 looks to boot the ball down the field.

Girls soccer wins substate quarterfinal

Krisha Kapoor, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief May 20, 2022

After a tough loss against Xavier on May 17, the girls soccer team was looking for good news for their first postseason game. The Davenport Central Blue Devils could not slow the Trojans down on offense,...

10 things Hunter Garvin cant live without

10 things Hunter Garvin can’t live without

Helelia Wa Kalala, Social Media Editor May 19, 2022

Hunter Garvin '22 has been wrestling all four years of high school at West High and recently committed to Stanford for his next chapter in life. He talks about his family and friends along with some of...

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