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Scarlet Martin 22 swims the 100 yard butterfly during the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Championships in Marshalltown on Nov. 13.

Trojan Bolts place third at state meet

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief November 13, 2021

When one has to step down, others have to step up. The Trojan Bolts did just that at the girls state swimming and diving meet when one of their key swimmers had to miss the state meet due to illness....

Marissa Goodale 22 stares down her opponent while wrestling at the third annual state tournament in Coralville.

Pinning stereotypes

Zoe Smith, Sports Editor November 12, 2021

 Besides the rolling hills and endless cornfields, Iowa is known for its wrestling. The Hawkeye state is a factory for wrestlers with 13 Olympic gold medalists being Iowa natives. Since 1920, at least...

Kerry Wang 25 celebrates a students bucket during the PALS and Community Inclusion Clubs annual basketball game against the faculty on Nov. 11.

PALS and Community Inclusion Club defeats faculty in annual basketball game

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief November 11, 2021

After a year of no traditions, PALS and Community Inclusion Club played in their annual basketball game against West High faculty after school on Nov. 11 in the West High Main Gym. PALS and CIC defeated...

All ten Trojan athletes that participated in the signing ceremony after school pose for a picture in the cafeteria on Nov. 10.

10 Trojan athletes sign their National Letters of Intent

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief November 10, 2021

Almost a year ago, Athletic Director Craig Huegel celebrated the class of 2021's fall signees virtually via Twitter as the winter sports season waited to begin and students hoped to return to school in...

The Trojan football team highlights the front page of the Nov. 17, 1995 issue of the West Side Story.

Looking back: Championship football

Barry Diallo, Sports Reporter November 1, 2021

"We're Number One: Football Success at State" Published in the Nov. 17, 1995 edition of the West Side Story  by David Brenneman After 28 seasons of heartbreaking struggle, the Trojans have finally...

Mayowa Dokun 22 celebrates a kill with Melae Lacy 24 on Oct. 21 during the regional semifinal against Bettendorf.

Volleyball team sweeps Bettendorf in regional semifinal

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief October 22, 2021

Keeley Arnold in her first official and normal year as head volleyball coach has experienced a fair share of ups and downs. Various things like coming off of an unusual shortened season and adapting to...

Cole Eberly 22 watches his put closely

Boys golf wrap up

Zoe Smith, Sports Editor October 21, 2021

The West High boys golf team made great strides this year, not only with the players’ individual performance but also as a team. The team’s 9-hole-average was 168.20 and the 18-hole-average was 326.60. The...

Hope Eldridge 22 takes a breath while swimming in the 400 yard freestyle relay on Oct. 19 during a dual meet against City High.

Trojan Bolts win 50th consecutive regular season dual meet

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief October 20, 2021

It's been a very long time since Byron Butler and the girls swim team lost a regular-season dual meet. So long that the Iowa City Community School Districts' third high school wasn't even open, this year's...

Alex Mckane 22 starts off the race strong with an early lead on Sept. 28.

Trojan cross country teams impress at MVC divisional meet

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief October 15, 2021

The Trojan cross country teams competed in their last home meet of the season on Oct. 14.  The girls cross country team placed third overall with Cindy Wang ’24 finishing fourth with a time of 20:05...

Former ELL student, Ben Nkolobise 22, shares how playing soccer has had an impact on him.

Breaking barriers

Krisha Kapoor and Miguel Cohen Suarez October 7, 2021

Friendship. Comradery. Sense of belonging. High school athletics offer students a built-in community, support system and the chance to represent their school. Unfortunately, many students with talent,...

Caroline Founds number nine jersey sits in the spotlight during the retirement ceremony on Oct. 5.

West High volleyball retires Caroline Found’s number 9

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief October 5, 2021

Ten years ago on Aug. 11, 2011 tragedy struck the West High volleyball team when their beloved setter Caroline "Line" Found passed away in a moped crash. Behind former Head Coach Kathy Bresnahan, the team...

Ryne Vander Leest 23 takes down the Davenport Central running back.

West takes down Davenport Central in a record breaking night

Isabella Tisdale, Feature Editor, Visual Editor October 3, 2021

The Trojans concluded their homecoming week with a win against the Davenport Central Blue devils. With a score of 36-21 and new school records being made, Oct. 1 was a great day for West High. Mason Applegate...

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