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West Side Story

The seniors celebrate their 22-16 win over the juniors during West Highs annual powderpuff game on Oct. 3, 2019.

Homecoming traditions turned more inclusive

Owen Aanestad and Camille Gretter September 22, 2021

Every year in late Sept. or early Oct. high schools, colleges and universities celebrate homecoming. The event that was originally created in the 19th century to bring alumni back to campus has evolved...

Carmen Crabtree 22, Katherine Kouba 22 and Sydney Woods 22 celebrate a Melae Lacy 24 kill against Waterloo East on Sept. 21.

Volleyball team sweeps Waterloo East on senior night

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

Coming off of a big road win against Mississippi Valley Conference opponent Dubuque Hempstead in five sets, the Trojans faced off with Waterloo East in one of their last home games of the year on Sept....

Jack Wallace 25 looks to pass for a first down against Davenport North on Sept. 17.

Rising star: Jack Wallace ’25

Owen Aanestad and Barry Diallo September 21, 2021

West Side Story: When did you first show interest in playing football? Jack Wallace '25: I think I started showing interest around first or second grade. It has always been my favorite sport, and I...

Jack Wallace 25 huddles the team up before a play.

Trojan football falls short against Davenport North

Camille Gretter, Online Managing and Sports Editor September 18, 2021

The Trojan football team was back in black for their second home game of the season. With a young and fresh new roster, the team is still settling in to the changes. West played a tough game against the...

West High Weekly 9.10.21

The first Weekly of the 2021-22 school year features anchors Owen Aanestad '22 and Coach Camille Gretter '23 with your fall sports updates, and showcases Mohana Sunkara '23 interviewing students in Passing...

Nicolo Schianchi 22, Alex McKane 22, and Caden Noeller 22 sprint off the start line during the state cross country meet on Nov. 2 in Fort Dodge.

Trojan cross country teams races at Spartan Challenge

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief September 5, 2021

Both the boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Crow Creek Park in Bettendorf to compete at the Spartan Challenge on Sept. 4. The girls cross country team placed seventh with 207 points and the...

Jade Roghair 23 takes a breath as she swims in the 500 yard freestyle on Sept. 2 in a dual meet against Waterloo at the Coralville Rec Center.

Trojan Bolts fly past Waterloo in first home meet

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief September 3, 2021

The Trojan Bolts swim team hosted their first home meet of the season at the Coralville Rec Center Sept. 2. The team won 150-36 against Waterloo to continue their undefeated dual meet streak. To start...

Sophomore Malae Lacy is congratulated by her teammates after a big kill against Xavier on Aug. 31.

Trojans edge out Xavier in first home game

Krisha Kapoor and Ella De Young September 1, 2021

It’s been a grueling five years since the Trojan volleyball team last defeated the Xavier Saints. Last night, the Trojans got their revenge with a nail-biter against the reigning 4A state champions.  Xavier...

The Trojans break through a poster as they run onto Trojan Field.

Trojan football falls to Kennedy in season opener

Camille Gretter, Online Managing and Sports Editor August 28, 2021

The Trojan football team opened the year with a game at home against the Kennedy Cougars on August 27. With a large portion of last year's roster graduated, the team showcased a brand new lineup filled...

The boys soccer team stands while starters are announced before playing Pleasant Valley in the state championship game on June 5 in Des Moines.

Boys soccer hosts alumni game

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief August 16, 2021

After losing a season due to COVID-19 in 2020, Head Coach Brad Stiles and the West High boys soccer team were eager to play on Ed Barker Field once again with some former players. Stiles started to...

Noah DeSaulniers 22 concentrates while he pitches the ball.

Trojan baseball falls to Cedar Falls in substate semifinals

Camille Gretter, Online Managing and Sports Editor July 20, 2021

West High's baseball team faced off against the Cedar Falls Tigers in the second round of substate and kept a great fight through all seven innings. Just in the bottom of the first inning Nate Gudenkauf...

Softball sweeps Dubuque Wahlert on senior night

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief July 2, 2021

Not only did the softball team celebrate their three seniors last night, but they also capped off a doubleheader by sweeping Dubuque Wahlert 7-3 and 14-2 on July 1. The Trojans got on the scoreboard...

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