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Liam Becher '22 and his teammates celebrate after the Battle for the Boot on Sept. 4.

West keeps the boot for the fourth consecutive year

Owen Aanestad, Online Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor September 5, 2020

Unstoppable. That's the only word that could even start to describe the West High offense in the 52nd Annual Battle for the Boot, where the Trojans handed their cross-town rival City High their first...

The offense huddles before their first drive of the night against Liberty on Aug. 28.

Trojan football team shuts out Liberty in season opener

Owen Aanestad, Online Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor August 29, 2020

Silence. In a normal year that's not exactly the word you would think of when you hear Friday night lights, but it's 2020. Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Johnson County, the Iowa City Community...

Emma Stammeyer '24 sets the ball against Kennedy on Aug. 25.

Women of Troy fall to Kennedy in three sets

Alyssa Skala, Yearbook Managing Editor August 25, 2020

Despite the many changes and new mandatory rules, the Women of Troy volleyball team returned to the court to play Kennedy in their season opener on Aug. 25. With only a third of last year's starters returning...

Tamiah Teran '23 swings the bat in the regional semifinal on July 18.

City overpowers Women of Troy in regional semifinals

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor July 18, 2020

A crosstown rivalry game is bound to be intense, but the Women of Troy's July 18 regional match-up felt particularly weighty. The softball team fell to City High 2-9 in a rematch game  for a spot in...

The Trojans' infield regroups during a mound visit at Veterans Memorial Stadium on July 17.

Baseball team falls to Linn-Mar in substate quarterfinals

Owen Aanestad, Online Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor July 18, 2020

In a normal world, Friday night’s matchup between the West High baseball team and Linn-Mar would be the third game between the two squads this season. Due to a possible COVID-19 exposure for the Lions,...

The Women of Troy wave to the Wahawks to thank them for playing July 16.

Women of Troy defeat Wahawks in regional quarterfinals

Alyssa Skala, Yearbook Managing Editor July 16, 2020

The softball team kicked off their postseason in a home game against Waterloo West on July 16. The team took control of the Wahawks 10-2 to advance to the regional semifinals along with five strikeouts...

Liv Williams '21 focuses on the pitcher July 3.

Women of Troy split with Linn-Mar on senior night

Alyssa Skala, Yearbook Managing Editor July 3, 2020

The Women of Troy had a strong defense in the first game, defeating the Lions 5-0.  Seniors Kiahna Hill and Grace Schneider consistently caught three fly balls in the infield in the second inning,...

Ben Vander Leest '20 makes contact with a ball on June 25.

Trojans sweep J-Hawks in doubleheader

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor June 26, 2020

West's Trojan baseball team faced the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks in a doubleheader on June 25. Starter pitcher Marcus Morgan ’21 began the first game strong by striking out all three batters in...

Marcus Morgan '21 throws from the stretch against Pleasant Valley.

MVC releases 2020 baseball and softball schedules

Owen Aanestad, Online Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor May 28, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds gave permission for high school sports to resume at her daily press conference held on May 20. Both the IHSAA and the IGHSAU met later that day and approved the resumption of the 2020...

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