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  • 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

Lauren Zacharias ’19 nominated for KCRG Athlete of the Week

Lauren Zacharias ’19 nominated for KCRG Athlete of the Week

Deniz Ince, Assistant Sports Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After winning the state championships and earning a spot on the all-tournament team, Lauren Zacharias '19 could potentially add to her list of accomplishments for this basketball season. Voting for the KCRG Athlete of the Week is open until 10 a.m. on Thurs., March 8 and can be found here. Zacharias, a point guard for West High, influenced the progression of the team at the state tournament. The owner of the now illustrious "block heard around the world," she blocked the last...

Boys basketball overcomes Muscatine

Boys basketball overcomes Muscatine

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Leading by one point at the end of the third quarter, the Trojans came back fighting in the fourth to win the game 62-50. West’s top scorers included Patrick McCaffery ’19 with 17 points, followed by Evan Flitz ’18 with 14 points. Muscatine’s top scorers included Joe Wieskamp ’18, a University of Iowa basketball signee, with 29 points followed by Lex Hahn ’18 with 12 points. When asked what it was like to play against future teammate, Joe Wieskamp ’18, McCaffery comme...

Boys basketball vs. Muscatine snapchat coverage

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Snapchat, Sports

The boys basketball team faced Muscatine in the quarterfinal round of the state tournament. West won 62-50 and will play on Thurs., March 8 against Waukee in the semifinal round....

Women of Troy topple City for state championship

Women of Troy topple City for state championship

Deniz Ince and Kara Wagenknecht

March 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

"It's hard to beat a team three times," Logan Cook '18 said. "We came back the third." Her reference is to the two regular-season games between the two 5A teams in Iowa City, with City High coming out on top in both: 53-40 on Dec. 12 and 79-70 on Jan 23. Now on the third meeting between the teams this season West High emerged as the victor, gaining a lead in the second quarter and stretching it out unt...

Girls basketball vs. City snapchat coverage

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

March 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Snapchat, Sports

The girls basketball team faced off against City High in the state championship game. West overcame No. 1 ranked City 56-45....

Women of Troy to face crosstown rivals in state championship

Women of Troy to face crosstown rivals in state championship

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

March 1, 2018


Filed under Award winners, Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

West defeated Indianola 58-45 to advance to the state championship's final round against City High. Rachael Saunders '18 led the Women of Troy with 13 points followed by Cailyn Morgan '19 with 11 points. When asked what it is like going to the championship round Emma Koch '19 said, "It's an amazi...

Girls basketball vs. Indianola snapchat coverage

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

March 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Snapchat, Sports

The girls basketball team played Indianola during the semifinal round. West won 58-45 and will advance to the championship round against City....

Thursday schedule in effect for tomorrow

Thursday schedule in effect for tomorrow

Deniz Ince, Assistant Sports Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Breaking, News, Sports

With a victory over No. 10 Indianola, the West High girls basketball team will be returning to the Wells Fargo Arena for another game. The No. 9 Women of Troy will face their cross-town rival, No. 1 Iowa City High, for the state championship. Principal Gregg Shoultz confirmed via Twitter that the r...

Wrestler Nelson Brands ’18 up for KCRG Athlete of the Week

Wrestler Nelson Brands ’18 up for KCRG Athlete of the Week

Deniz Ince, Assistant Sports Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Breaking, Sports, Wrestling

After coming off his victory at the state championships in the 160-pound category, Nelson Brands '18 has been nominated for KCRG's Athlete of the Week. The three-time state champion is a finalist alongside Drew Nadermann of west Dubuque, who led his team to a championship at the state bowling meet wi...

Women of Troy move onto semifinal round

Women of Troy move onto semifinal round

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

West faced Dowling Catholic in the quarterfinal round. A close match that was tied at 21 at halftime went into overtime after both teams tied again at 47 at the end of the fourth quarter. The Trojans overcame the Maroons and won 63-53. Cailyn Morgan '19 led the Women of Troy with 20 points, followed by Ra...

Girls basketball vs. West Des Moines Dowling Catholic snapchat coverage

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Snapchat, Sports

The Women of Troy battled Dowling Catholic in the quarterfinal round. West came out on top and defeated Dowling 63-53 on Monday, Feb. 26....

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