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The offensive linemen take position to prepare for the next play Oct. 23.

Football team advances to third round of playoffs

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor October 23, 2020

With the temperature sitting around 40 degrees, it may have been a chilly night for the limited spectators, but Garrett Hartwig's squad was plenty warm after their 35-7 win against the Little Hawks Oct....

Junior Ella Hochstetler swims in the 100 butterfly at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center Oct. 17.

Girls swim team impresses at virtual MVC conference meet

Owen Aanestad, Online Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor October 17, 2020

The Mississippi Valley Conference Super Meet is usually step one in the girls swim team's road to regionals and then state. When the MVC announced a couple of months ago that there would be no MVC Super...

A three-week pause in West High athletics has impacted team atmospheres and athletes' mentalities.

Broken season

As the summer heat fades into an autumn breeze, the cool weather is normally met with roaring crowds on the bleachers of West High and the excitement that comes along with the fall sports season. The cheering...

Fabian Brown '21 and Trey King '21 celebrate Brown's second touchdown of the night at West on Oct. 10.

Trojans improve to 4-0 and undefeated regular season

Owen Aanestad, Online Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor October 10, 2020

It felt more and more like a normal Friday night as fans spread out to fill the stands in the football team's last regular-season game of the year last night at Trojan Field. The Trojans celebrated...

Grahm Goering looks for a seam on the opening kickoff of the Battle for the Boot on Sept. 4.

The route to success

Owen Aanestad, Online Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor October 7, 2020

The average high school football game on a Friday night can consist of anywhere from 150 to 200 plays. For wide receiver Grahm Goering ’21, the most important step on every play is always the first one....

Women of Troy fall to City High in three sets on senior night

Women of Troy fall to City High in three sets on senior night

Camille Gretter, Online and Yearbook Assistant Sports Editor October 2, 2020

The volleyball team fought hard against their rival, the City High Little Hawks, who put up a fight that not even West could win. That being said, the Little Hawks once again won the Battle of the Spike.  The...

Caleb Kirk '21 waits with his ball marker in place as he finishes up on the 9th hole at Pleasant Valley.

Boys golf places third on senior night

Alyssa Skala, Yearbook Managing Editor October 1, 2020

The boys golf team competed against City, Liberty and Prairie at Pleasant Valley Golf Course Oct. 1. Prairie placed first, followed by the Lightning. The Trojans took third place with a combined score...

Lauren Trent '22 swims breaststroke during the 200 IM Sept. 29 against Dubuque Wahlert. Trent finished with a time of 2:21.88.

Trojan Bolts dominate Golden Eagles in first home meet

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor September 30, 2020

Despite many drastic changes and uncertainty due to COVID-19, the Trojan Bolts are keeping one thing consistent: a winning streak.  Due to the mechanical issues at the Coralville Recreation Center...

No cap recap: fall sports shutdown

No cap recap: fall sports shutdown

Owen Aanestad and Camille Gretter September 28, 2020

It has been a crazy couple of months for athletes at West High. On this episode of the No Cap Recap, hosts Owen Aanestad '22 and Camille Gretter '23 take a look back at the summer sports season and...

Head Volleyball Coach Keeley Arnold, talks to her team during a Cedar Rapids Jefferson timeout.

Women of Troy beat J-Hawks in hard-fought battle

Hanah Kitamoto and Alyssa Skala September 7, 2020

With only three seniors on the roster, West's volleyball team is looking to utilize its young talent to have their breakthrough season.  The Women of Troy showcased their strong offensive abilities...

Katie Hoefer '21 fights towards the finish line during the 2018 Earlybird Invite at the Ashton Cross Country Course on Aug. 23.

Cross country teams compete at Spartan Invitational

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor September 6, 2020

The girls and boys cross country teams traveled to Crow Creek Park in Bettendorf on Sept. 5. The girls cross country team placed sixth with 117 points and the boys cross country team placed third with...

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