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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

Boys basketball advances to state-qualifying game

Boys basketball advances to state-qualifying game

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

February 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

The Trojans defeated the Warriors 66-46. West will advance to the final round of regionals against Cedar Rapids Kennedy. The game will be held at the US Cellular Center at 8 p.m. and the winner will play in the quarterfinals of the state tournament. ...

The countdown begins

The countdown begins

Deniz Ince, Assistant Sports Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

So now, what about Iowa? Bordering South Dakota is already in the mix of states employing shot clocks in high school basketball. Coupled with the recent controversy in Wisconsin, many have ignited a similar debate in Iowa. Generally, teams benefit from shot clocks when the game is still in contest....

Women of Troy advance to state tournament

Women of Troy advance to state tournament

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

With a 10 point lead at halftime, the girls basketball team held tight to that lead throughout the second half of the game and defeated Pleasant Valley 61-51. The Women of Troy will advance to the state tournament next week in Des Moines. As of right now, West is set to play at Wells Fargo on Monday, Feb. 26 and their opponent, as well as the time of the game, is still being determined. ...

Girls basketball vs. Pleasant Valley snapchat coverage

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Snapchat, Sports

On Tuesday, Feb. 20 the Women of Troy traveled to Pleasant Valley to face off. West won with a score of 61-51 and will advance to the state tournament....

Born into bowling

Born into bowling

Anna Brown, Reporter

February 19, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Showcase, Sports

A young boy attempts to pick up a bowling ball for the very first time. With the encouragement of his family guiding his actions, he slowly makes his way to the lane. Gathering his strength, the  boy grasps the ball with both hands and throws, aiming for the pins, but ending up in the gutter. Disa...

Girls basketball plays first regional game

Girls basketball plays first regional game

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

February 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

The Women of Troy defeated Linn-Mar 61-44 during their first regional game. West will be traveling to Pleasant Valley on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The winner of that game will advance to the first round of the state tournament. There will be a pep bus from West that will be traveling to Pleasant Valley on T...

Trojans fall to Raiders

Trojans fall to Raiders

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

February 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

In a close battle, the Trojans fell 60-71 to the Raiders from Minnesota. The West High Varsity Poms and West High Cheerleading teams celebrated senior night and the Poms performed during halftime. West will host Cedar Rapids Washington again on Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 pm. Correction: This story...

Boys basketball celebrates senior night

Boys basketball celebrates senior night

Kara Wagenknecht and Sean Brown

February 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

The Trojans faced off against Cedar Rapids Jefferson on Feb. 13, winning 66-39 to improve to a 16-3 record. West will host Cretin-Derham Hall from Minnesota on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 3:30. ...

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