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Sneaker wars

Sneaker wars

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

Every spring and summer, the best high school basketball prospects in America tour the country to play in tournaments against one another. The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), the organization that supports these tournaments, gives players a chance to compete against the best high school prospects in the...

West High looking to add girls wrestling team in 2019-2020

West High looking to add girls wrestling team in 2019-2020

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

May 14, 2019

Kody Pudil, assistant wrestling coach, has a vision in mind for girls wrestling at West High. After observing wrestling coaches from other schools build their own girls wrestling programs, Pudil has taken the first step to bring female wrestling to West High. A survey has been sent via email to all f...

Running on empty

Running on empty

Anum Ansar and Joe Goodman

May 12, 2019

Imagine not eating a single morsel of food from sunrise to sunset. In some cases, even drinking water is prohibited. Now imagine having to go through that process every day for an entire month. Fasting during the month of Ramadan is a widely practiced Islamic tradition that affects many Muslim students at West High. The month itself is based on a lunar calendar, so the date is always chang...

Managing the transition

Managing the transition

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

All athletes reach a point in their career when they are no longer able to compete at a high level. Some athletes suffer career-ending injuries while others simply lose interest in the sport they once loved. But as the saying goes, when one door closes another one opens. Laurel Haverkamp ‘20 has managed for the w...

Track teams compete at historic Blue Oval

Track teams compete at historic Blue Oval

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

April 30, 2019

Olympian, collegiate and high school athletes all gathered together at Drake Stadium for the annual Drake Relays starting on Thursday, April 25 and concluding on Saturday, April 27. Over 20 West track and field athletes traveled to Des Moines to participate. For a full list of the qualifiers click he...

2019 Drake Relays qualifiers

2019 Drake Relays qualifiers

Joe Goodman, Reporter

April 22, 2019

The 110th annual Drake Relays begin this Thursday, April 24 and will run until Saturday, April 27. West High will send a group of athletes to the blue oval to compete against the best competition Iowa has to offer. Among them are seniors Kolby Greiner, Peyton Steva, Landon Green and many more. Marcus...

Track teams push to qualify for Drake Relays

Track teams push to qualify for Drake Relays

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

April 19, 2019

The track and field teams traveled across town to City High to compete in the annual Forwald/Coleman Relays in hopes of qualifying for the Drake Relays for the last time. The Drake Relays start Thursday, April 25 and go through Saturday, April 27. The boys team narrowly defeated City High by four points to g...

Rising Stars: Jada Dachtler ’22 & Makenna Vonderhaar ’22

Rising Stars: Jada Dachtler ’22 & Makenna Vonderhaar ’22

Lucy Polyak, Opinion editor

April 15, 2019

Jada Dachtler ’22: WSS: When did you start playing soccer? JD: “I started playing soccer when I was five, and at that time I played softball and danced too. I was kind of just trying out sports, but then I got into soccer when I was ten because a friend asked me to come try out for a club ...

Boys track honors seniors and past coach

Boys track honors seniors and past coach

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

April 14, 2019

The Trojans hosted Pleasant Valley, Solon, Monticello, Muscatine and Grinnell for the annual Hollingsworth relays. The meet honored the first ever West track and field coach Gary Hollingsworth and West seniors with a senior recognition ceremony. The meet also honored West science teacher Brad Wymer's f...

West soccer takes on highly ranked City teams

West soccer takes on highly ranked City teams

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor

April 10, 2019

The West soccer teams headed across the street to the University of Iowa soccer field to take on City on Tuesday, April 9. The girls played first and eventually fell 0-1 in the final minutes of a game tight game. The No. 4 ranked West boys team faced No. 3 City High for a showdown. Tomas Sanchez '20 scored the only goal of the game to upset the Little Hawks.  The West girls t...

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