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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...

As they grew up, Corentin and Erwann Charles have continued to engrain themselves into soccer while using the sport as a catalyst for their relationship.

Sharing the Field

Reem Kirja, Print Profiles Editor June 2, 2023

Sitting with their grandparents and a close-knit group of French community members, two young boys stare at the iridescent television screen, mesmerized by the little dots racing across the field. As they...

Female athletes have to make sure they receive enough food to perform at their best.

Ironed out

Yaya Orszula, Sports Editor June 1, 2023

Most teenagers don’t think much of their diet, especially their iron intake. However, for female cross country and track runners, iron and other supplements can make all the difference between a great...

Jay Mascardo ’23 hits a serve in the semi-finals of the individual state tournament May 27.

Girls tennis competes at individual state tournament

Marie Stier, Print Features Editor May 30, 2023

  Jay Mascardo and Mohana Sunkara qualified for the individual state tournament by placing first and second in singles respectively during the regional competition on May 10th. In the first...

No Cap Recap is a sports podcast with sports editor Yaya Orszula and staffer Anna Gibson.

No cap recap: a golden reflection

Paige Albright and Zoe Smith May 30, 2023

With the tennis and soccer teams moving into the final stage of the post season, and the conclusion of track last week, WSS is here with a recap. Don't forget to check back later after the summer sports...

Seniors Jay Mascardo and Mohana Sunkara pose after securing their spots in the Individual State Tournament.

Girls tennis senior reflections

Marie Stier, Print Features Editor May 25, 2023

Seniors Jay Mascardo and Mohana Sunkara are nearing the end of their last tennis season at West High. The pair, who were named co-captains of the 2023 girls tennis team, reflect on what this season means...

Samir Singh 24 serves as Shivy Mannengi 23 prepares for the return during their match for seventh place at the state singles/doubles tournament at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex May 24.

Three boys tennis players place at state singles/doubles tournament

Ella De Young, Print Managing Editor May 24, 2023

With temperatures in the 80s and the sun beating down, two days of exciting yet grueling tennis were on the horizon for the boys state tennis singles/doubles tournament at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation...

The shuttle hurdle team celebrates their win on the podium after the finals.

A successful state

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor May 24, 2023

  Combined, the girls and boys track teams had 19 total top-ten finishes and 72 points combined at the Iowa State Track and Field Championships last weekend. The athletes competed across three...

West high rugby has become a prominent sport at West.

A new field

Zoe Smith, Editor-in-Chief May 22, 2023

Iowa high school sports are mostly known for traditional American sports. From football to volleyball, many different sports are popular throughout the United States. But one sport that might not come...

Annie Schwartz 23 races in the 100-meter dash in a qualifying time of 12.59 seconds.

Girls track runs 12 state qualifying events

Erinn Varga, Print Design and Opinion Editor May 16, 2023

West High girls track team competed on May 11th in the state qualifier at Dubuque Senior High School. The team walked away with a total of 12 qualifying events, six of which were automatically qualified,...

Left-handed Aiden Van Iddekinge 23 prepares to bat for the Trojans during their season opener on May 15.

Trojan baseball falls to No. 2 Marion in home opener

Alaina Greenlee, Video Editor May 16, 2023

‘Tis the season for baseball — and there’s no better way to start it off than by facing the 2021 3A state champions at home. The Trojans held their season opener May 15, bringing the No. 2 ranked...

Jordan Caperon 23 races the 100 meter wheelchair.

MVC champions and now onto state

Paige Albright, Managing Co-Editor, Podcast Editor May 14, 2023

The now MVC champions are looking to their biggest meet of the season, the IHSSA track and field championship. After winning the MVC meet last week at City High, the boys track team had a successful state...

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