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Flying forward

Flying forward

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Award winners, Multimedia, Profiles, Sports, Swimming

Six months. A record-setting swimmer, Lily Ernst had to slow down and do physical therapy for six months straight to help ease a severe pain in her hip. She started experiencing hip pain early last school year. “We were painting my [bedroom] wall and I was sitting criss-crossed, and my [ri...

West football improves to 5-1

West football improves to 5-1

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

September 29, 2018


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

West began the game against Linn-Mar on Friday, Sept. 28 with a field goal from Josh Jasek '19 in the first quarter. Peter Breitbach '19 and Owen McAreavy '19 added touchdowns making it 17-0 West going into the second half. Jasek added another field goal, and following touchdowns by Jalen Gaudet ...

Pleasant Valley beats West in rescheduled home meet

Pleasant Valley beats West in rescheduled home meet

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

The West cross country team competed on Thursday, Sept. 27 due to a weather cancelation of their home meet on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Kolby Greiner '19 lead the Trojans with a 16:03 win in the varsity race. West took home second place with 46 points behind Pleasant Valley who had 21 points. The boys will compete ...

Trojan Nation goes golden

Trojan Nation goes golden

Kara Wagenknecht and Grace Christopher

September 22, 2018


Filed under Award winners, Football, Showcase, Sports

West honored Otto Phelps, a second grader from North Bend Elementary School, as the kid captain during the annual Gold Out game. Fans wore gold in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Phelps was diagnosed with leukemia on January 21, 2017. Since then, Phelps has gone through several rounds of ...

A new face for Boy’s Cross Country

A new face for Boy’s Cross Country

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Video

West High’s new head cross country coach shares how he became involved with West athletics and his plans for this season. West High boy's new head cross country coach Josh Kidman may be new to the position, but he is certainly not new to the running scene. As someone who ran cross country and tra...

West crushes Dubuque Senior

West crushes Dubuque Senior

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

September 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Dubuque Senior returned the opening kick to score the first touchdown of the game right off the bat. West tied the game with 3:36 left in the first quarter. Landon Green '19, Grant Henderson '20 and Jalen Gaudet '19 all scored touchdowns during the second quarter making it 34-7 going into the second ...

Trojans win against Southeast Polk

Trojans win against Southeast Polk

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

The student section dressed in every color of the rainbow for the annual tie-dye out for West High's Best Buddies. Students cheered as West defeated Southeast Polk 31-17. Justin Thomas '19 started the game off with a touchdown in the first quarter. Will Hoeft '20 added six to West's score during the second quarter. Southeast Polk had a field goal and touchdown during the second quarter to make it 14-10 at halftime. During ...

West defeats Southeast Polk snapchat coverage

Fatima Kammona, News Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Snapchat, Sports, Video

The Trojans hosted Southeast Polk on Friday, Sept. 7. West defeated the Rams 31-17.

Bolts upset The Women of Troy

Bolts upset The Women of Troy

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

West hosted Liberty for the first time on Tuesday, Aug. 28. In a close first set West came out on top 28-26. Liberty went on to win the next three sets: 21-25, 15-25 and 22-25. West will travel to a tournament held at West Des Monies Valley High School on Saturday, Sept. 1. West hosts Liberty ...

Trojans win in season opener

Trojans win in season opener

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

August 25, 2018


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Green and gold filled the stadium stands on Friday, Aug. 24. The boys football team hosted North Scott for their first game of the season. The Trojans defeated the Lancers 28-7. Jalen Gaudet '19 scored three touchdowns: one during the first half of the game and two during the second half. Quarterback Joey Kuehn '1...

Girls cross country hosts first meet of the season

Girls cross country hosts first meet of the season

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

The girls cross country team opened their season at the University of Iowa Ashton Cross Country Course on Thursday, Aug. 23. Deniz Ince '19 led the team placing 2nd with a time of 18:51 behind Iowa City Liberty's Ashlyn Keeney '22, who won in 18:12. Sophomores Katie Hoefer, Kiara Malloy-Salgado and Erica Buettner also placed in the top ten. West took home first time place...

Women of Troy defend the Spike

Women of Troy defend the Spike

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Fans of all ages filled the stands of the City High gym on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The girls volleyball team traveled across town to compete for the Spike. After two close sets, with each team winning one, the Women of Troy went on to win the last two sets to defend the spike, 3-1. ...

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