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Boys cross country places third at Prairie Invitational

Boys cross country places third at Prairie Invitational

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

August 31, 2019

You’ve probably seen them before. The herd of half-naked, skeletal creatures running in and around the West High campus is not a group of deranged zombies, but rather one of the most promising young squads in the state. We are referring, of course, to the boys cross country team, led by second-year hea...

Trojans fall to North Scott 14-7 in season opener

Trojans fall to North Scott 14-7 in season opener

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

August 30, 2019

Low-scoring games are either a result of great defense or lackluster offense. Often times both. The Trojans fell to the North Scott Lancers 14-7 on Aug. 30 despite a touchdown throw from Marcus Morgan ’21 and multiple defensive plays from Grant Henderson ’20. The Trojans only had two ...

Girls cross country finishes fourth at Earlybird Invite

Girls cross country finishes fourth at Earlybird Invite

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

August 29, 2019

Head coach Mike Parker and the girls cross country team hosted the annual Earlybird Invite at the University of Iowa Ashton Cross Country Course on Thursday, Aug. 29. The Women of Troy finished fourth out of five teams at the meet, posting an average time of 21 minutes and 41 seconds between the s...

Football season preview

Football season preview

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

August 28, 2019

There is a simple motto head football coach Garrett Hartwig attributes to the continued success of his program: “Play your best football in October”. His teams have certainly lived up to that motto as of late. Over the past three seasons, the Trojans have gone a perfect 12-0 in October, each yea...

Young, inexperienced volleyball team falls to City in three sets

Young, inexperienced volleyball team falls to City in three sets

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

August 27, 2019

Early season growing pains are expected from any group that loses their top six hitters and starting setter from a year ago.  The crucial part to growing pains is the growth that should inevitably follow, and head coach Scott Sanders seems ready to work through the challenges of a young lineup. ...

Patience key as Trojans top PV 6-3

Patience key as Trojans top PV 6-3

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

August 1, 2019

Baseball fans are used to waiting.  Wednesday night’s quarterfinal game between West High and the Pleasant Valley Spartans provided no shortage of anticipation before and after the first pitch. The Trojan faithful filed into Principal Park at 10:00 on Wednesday night after a three-hour rain delay...

Victory for female athletes

Victory for female athletes

Maddy Smith, Photographer

July 13, 2019

If you’ve been following sports news, you know that the FIFA 2019 Women’s World Cup matches began in France on June 6 and the match for world champion took place Sunday, July 7. In that game, the United States and the Netherlands stepped onto the field, and the U.S women’s national team stepped off ...

West rallies to beat City in extras

West rallies to beat City in extras

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

July 12, 2019

Those who left will surely regret it, while those who stayed will surely never forget what they saw. The Trojans and Little Hawks put on a show in one of the most highly-anticipated matchups of the Iowa high school baseball season, a game which ended nearly four hours after its scheduled start. The hy...

Learning how to win

Learning how to win

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

June 27, 2019

If you’ve been paying attention to the West High softball team this summer you may have noticed an unfamiliar word displayed on posters, hats and t-shirts. The word is “mudita” and it has become the mantra for this year’s team in an effort to change the culture of the program to one of encou...

Staying green while chasing gold

Staying green while chasing gold

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

June 6, 2019

As Charlie Stumpff untied his cleats for the final time as a high school baseball player he was quickly presented with two life paths: get a desk job or work as a high school baseball coach and teach PE. It was a simple choice for Stumpff, who had grown up in the baseball-rich town of Norway, Iow...

In the zone

In the zone

Natalie Dunlap and Natalie Katz

May 26, 2019

Settling into the blocks before the biggest race of a lifetime, serving a match point or preparing for a penalty kick shootout. The outcome of these moments can define an athlete’s season and plenty of effort is put in to physically prepare athletes for these situations. What goes unobserved by the...

Senior Night: Boys Soccer

Senior Night: Boys Soccer

Alyssa Skala, Photographer

May 18, 2019

The West boys soccer team played against the Liberty soccer team on May 15. The Trojans were leading 6-0 before the game was eventually cancelled at halftime due to lightning. The game will not be rescheduled and West High has been awarded the victory. Before the cancellation, eight seniors were recognized. These seniors included Coleson Krupp, Gada Ambo, Mitchell Pottratz, Matthew McDonnell, Zach Albright, Joey Kuehn, Joshua Jasek, and Val Trussov.   ...

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