West Side Story

  • WHS Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concert Dec. 12

  • Wrestling meet at Linn-Mar High School Dec. 13

  • Girls and boys bowling doubleheader against Kennedy on Dec. 14

  • Girls and boys basketball doubleheader at Linn-Mar High School on Dec. 14

  • Boys swimming meet at Mercer Park Aquatic Center on Dec. 15

What the future holds

What the future holds

Fatima Kammona

April 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

206 countries, 32 sports, 3,998 athletes from the ages 15 to 18 years old and 158 days until Patrick McCaffery ‘19 will be representing the United States of America in the Youth Olympic Games. The games will be taking place this coming October 6 to 18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. “Anytime you get...

Drake Relays one-stop shop

Drake Relays one-stop shop

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

A rare sight was spotted at the annual Drake Relays this year: sunlight. Almost every year, the blue oval is swamped with rain as the participants and spectators are drenched. As the sun shined, so did the athletes from West High. The athletes collectively qualified in 29 different events throughout the wee...

Boys soccer defeats Cedar Rapids Jefferson

Boys soccer defeats Cedar Rapids Jefferson

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Soccer, Sports

The Trojans overcame their loss from the West vs. City game on Friday, April 20 with a win against Cedar Rapids Jefferson on Tuesday, April 24. West won 3-1 with a goal from Ahmed Adballa '18 in the first half and two goals from Micah Frisbie '20 and Brody Schilling '20 in the second half. West's record is currently 6-3 and they will host Cedar Falls on Thursday, April 26. ...

West qualifies 29 entries at Drake Relays

West qualifies 29 entries at Drake Relays

Deniz Ince, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

Both the girls and boys track teams competed at the Forwald/Coleman Relays at City High School on Thursday, April 19 in a last effort to qualify for the Drake Relays. The Trojans won with 160.5 points, lead by Austin West '18, a University of Iowa track signee, who won each of his four events. The Women of Troy finished as the runner-up to 2017 4A state ...

Soccer teams fall to City

Soccer teams fall to City

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Soccer, Sports

With a record of 0-5 the West girls soccer team faced off against the City High girls soccer team who were 4-1 going into the game. The Women of Troy fell 0-4 in a tough game. The West boys soccer team went up against a 6-1 City High boys soccer team. In a nail-biter the Trojans lost 1-2. N...

The club advantage

The club advantage

Ellie Gretter and Deniz Ince

April 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

A player rolls up for the first day of soccer tryouts. They haven’t played soccer in months, much less worked out. Despite hopes of improving their fitness and fulfilling their potential of playing on the varsity team, they find that their lack of prior preparation has hindered their opportunity to s...

Boys soccer hosts Iowa City West Trojan Classic

Boys soccer hosts Iowa City West Trojan Classic

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

March 31, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Soccer, Sports

Cedar Rapids Washington, Davenport Assumption, Iowa City City High, Muscatine, Linn-Mar, Urbandale, Iowa City West, Ankeny and Ankeny Centennial participated in the Iowa City West Trojan Classic. West first defeated Davenport Assumption 7-0 on Friday, March 30. That following night the Trojans faced off against Ankeny Centennial which ended in a scoreless game during regulation. Ankeny Centennial overcame West and defea...

IHSAA announces football schedule for this fall

IHSAA announces football schedule for this fall

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

On March 21, the Iowa High School Athletic Association posted the game schedule for this fall's football season. The Trojans will host five home games, with one of those being against Iowa City High.  ...

Wrestling coach steps down after 19 seasons

Wrestling coach steps down after 19 seasons

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Wrestling

Mark Reiland announced yesterday that he was stepping down from his position as head wrestling coach after leading the team since 1999. Reiland's final season consisted of a seventh place finish and also two state champions, Nelson Brands '18 and Francis Duggan '18. Over the years, Reiland has had seven...

Boys basketball plunge in state championship

Boys basketball plunge in state championship

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

March 10, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

West faced Cedar Falls in the state championship game. The Trojans fell 45-65 and finished their season 21-5. Patrick McCaffery '19 and Seybian Sims '18 were both awarded with positions on the all-tournament team. McCaffery led the Trojans with 13 points, followed by Sims with 12 points. ...

Boys basketball moves on to state final

Boys basketball moves on to state final

Deniz Ince, Assistant Sports Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The boys basketball team will play one final game at the Wells Fargo Arena, looking to follow after the girls who won a 4A state title on Fri., March 2. They hope to follow up last year's victory at the state championships with another one this year. "It's exhilarating especially to make it with ...

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