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West takes control of Cougars on Senior Night

Liv Williams '21, Rylee Goodfellow '21, and Ana Prouty '23 cheer from the bench as Matayia Tellis makes a shot and gets two free throws off of a foul.

Hanah Kitamoto, Reporter

February 8, 2020

The Women of Troy stay strong as they take home another victory on Feb. 7 by a score of 57-38 over Cedar Rapids Kennedy. After the team's win against Cedar Rapids Jefferson on Tuesday, they turned their record into 10-7 with a huge win on Senior Night tonight. West showed some aggressive defense to...

Boys wrestling dominates Wahawks on Senior Night

The referee raises the hand of Drake Davis '22 after his dramatic victory at 145 pounds.

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

The boys wrestling team has been red-hot lately. For the first time since 2012, head coach Nate Moore's squad won the MVC conference meet this past weekend in Dubuque. Before that, the team won matches against Wahlert, Muscatine and Liberty by a combined score of 188-42. Two dramatic finishes rounded out the team's latest victory, a 66-12 win over the Wahawks from West Waterloo. After Seni...

West High Poms place in the top 10 at UDA Nationals

The West High Poms at UDA Nationals on Jan. 31, where they placed in the top 10 in the nation.

Camille Gretter, WSS Intern

February 5, 2020

There is no better feeling for a high school dancer than performing in front of the castle at the Universal Dance Association (UDA) Nationals. The West High Poms, were able to have that experience this last week. Unlike most high school sports teams, the Poms' competition season is year-round. The t...

Winter sports signing day

Senior athletes Tate Crane, Cora Saunders, Brody Schilling, Will Hoeft and Collin Leavy signed their National Letters of Intent on Feb. 5.

Owen Aanestad, Assistant Sports Editor

February 5, 2020

February marks the first national signing day of the new year as high school athletes around the country commit to continue their academic and athletic careers at the next level. West High’s winter signing day featured five senior athletes: Cora Saunders, Brody Schilling, Tate Crane, Will Hoeft and C...

West journalists take on boxing

Several West Side Story Staffers have been learning to box at ICOR.

Tosh Klever, Videographer

February 4, 2020

Boxing is not a sport many athletes decide to take on. For the well-conditioned athletes at ICOR Boxing the boxing gym prioritizes the community and personal growth of their members. For the last three months, West Side Story staffers decided to face the challenge of learning this fearsome sport. This video features...

Girls wrestling team wins first home dual meet

Katie Hoefer '21 stares down her opponent for the start of her first wrestling match at City on Dec. 16.

Hanah Kitamoto, Reporter

January 29, 2020

The Trojans girls wrestling team added another page in their history books Wednesday night. The newly formed girls wrestling team finishes off their season with their first home dual meet, a 48-30 victory against North Scott with a total of six pins. Ava Davis '22 started off the meet strong with a...

Defense puts Women of Troy past Dubuque Wahlert

Meena Tate '23 and Audrey Koch '21 trap Wahlert's Mary Kate King '21 at half court on Jan. 28.

Owen Aanestad, Assistant Sports Editor

January 29, 2020

When the students disappoint, the Women of Troy don't. With Chick-fil-A coupons on the line, it wasn't exactly the student section the team had hoped for, but a solid defensive performance from the girls' basketball team made the trip well worth it for those that did attend. To secure their eight...

Two sides of wrestling

Mayowa Dokun '22 is exhausted, but holds her hand up in victory after her first win of her wrestling career.

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Copy Editor and Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2020

Wrestling has recently become a sport that anyone can participate in at West High. However, the programs have lots of differences, with girls wrestling building the foundation of their program, and boys wrestling standing on decades of tradition. Since wrestling for girls is brand new, most female athl...

Boys basketball team overpowers Waterloo West 53-32

Ben Vanderleest '20 plays aggressive offense against Waterloo West.

Camille Gretter and Alyssa Skala

January 22, 2020

West earned their sixth consecutive win this season behind a stout defensive outing and flashy offensive play. With a strong student section and an even stronger team, the boys’ basketball team took down Waterloo West 53-32.  Belmont commit Evan Brauns ‘20 led the team in scoring with 19 points, improving on his impressive 15.3 ppg average. Brauns kept the crowd entertained with various dunks and turnaround layups throughout the contest. Fellow senior...

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