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First girls wrestling meet a success

Ava Davis '22 hooks her opponent's leg during her first match on Dec. 16 at City High.

Joe Goodman and Maddy Smith

December 17, 2019

The first meet of any wrestling season brings plenty of nerves and excitement. The first meet in program history, however, is an entirely new challenge. The girls wrestling team is fully aware of the glass ceiling they are breaking by stepping onto mats this season, but for most athletes, they jus...

The Men’s League experience

Nicolo Schianchi '22 comes up behind coach Chris Clegg during his first game of the night during Men's League on Dec. 6 2019.

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Copy Editor and Entertainment Editor

December 15, 2019

The soccer ball thuds against the wall rhythmically as an ISC player practices passes before his game. The chatter of teammates can be heard as they go over game tactics and strategy. The team goes over running, shooting and passing drills together in preparation. After everything on field is taken care...

Boys wrestling team falls in home opener to Dubuque Hempstead

Newcomer Anu Dokun '20 fights for position during his 195 pound match against Adam Ward '21. Dokun fought back from a 7-3 deficit to force an extra period, but ultimately fell 11-9. Dokun transferred to West from Memphis for the beginning of his senior year.

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

December 12, 2019

The Trojans dropped their home opener to Dubuque Hempstead 44-30, earning four pins and dropping three narrow decisions. Hunter Garvin '22 got the Trojans on the board with an impressive pin in the third match of the meet, setting the score at 12-6 Mustangs. The team added six points with a for...

Women of Troy handle Bobcats in home opening win

Matayia Tellis '21 fights for a loose ball against Western Dubuque.

Owen Aanestad, Assistant Sports Editor

December 10, 2019

Coming off a tough road loss to Prairie the West High girls basketball team regrouped and picked up their second official and first home win of the season defeating Western Dubuque 53-40. Early on the Women of Troy had to work out some early-season kinks consisting of miscommunication turnovers and ...

Lacrosse looking to be added to West High

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Hanah Kitamoto, Reporter

December 5, 2019

The athletic department is considering adding a lacrosse team. The team has not yet formed and is in "stage one" of the process, but the organizers, Aniyah Flynn '22 and Arionnah Sonii '22 are in search of sponsors and students who are interested in the program. Depending on the number of students that...

Boys basketball season preview

Coach Bergman and his team take a casual timeout with a big lead during a scrimmage against Regina on Nov. 30.

Owen Aanestad, Assistant Sports Editor

December 1, 2019

If you could use one word to describe the West High basketball program it would be tradition. Piling up the wins in the West High gymnasium year and year again with multiple state tournament runs is nothing new for head coach Steve Bergman and his coaching staff. For another year, the Trojans show ...

No cap recap: What is the hardest high school sport?

Athletes Will Hoeft '20, Laurel Haverkamp '20, Minou Emmad '23, Raymond Yang '20, James Pinter '20 and Olivia Taeger '22 debate the hardest sport at West High.

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

November 30, 2019

In this second episode of No Cap Recap, sports editors Joe Goodman '20 and Owen Aanestad '22 attempt to find an answer to an age-old question: what is the hardest high school sport? Now, every sport at West High comes with a certain degree of difficulty and physical exertion. Even a seemingly lai...

Club connection: Lead West

One of five Lead West posters is displayed above the free weights in the West High weight room. Each poster focuses on one of Lead West's five core values.

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

November 28, 2019

Everywhere you look there are leaders.  Teachers, coaches, mentors, upperclassmen. Nearly everyone at West High is a leader in some way, but before they became a leader, they were molded by other students that came before them. The process of growing into a leader and the expectations for stu...

Screen play: fantasy football at West High

Fantasy football is an online game played by students at West High against one another.

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

November 28, 2019

Fantasy football is a game of preparation, luck and a healthy amount of trash talk. The Monday night thrills and last-second missed field goals that make up the highs and lows that prove the game is about more than just the wins and losses. It's about the never-ending taunting, tantalizing lineup...

West falls in Battle for the Pins

David Jang '22 bowls a spare on Nov. 26 at Colonial Lanes against City High.

Owen Aanestad, Assistant Sports Editor

November 26, 2019

Both the West High and City High girls and boys bowling teams call Colonial Lanes home, but tonight's matchup was a  battle for the home ally and the King and Queen pins. The boy's team finished the night with a combined score of 2,215 compiled of the match's individual and baker rounds. The 183 pi...

Girls basketball season preview

BJ Mayer talks to his team during a timeout against Cascade on Nov. 22.

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor

November 24, 2019

Your first word, your first day of school and your first time running onto the West High court before your first varsity basketball contest. Although it was only a scrimmage, there were plenty of players for the Women of Troy experiencing their first taste of varsity basketball during the team’s 61-56 victory over Cascade on Nov. 22. Cascade sat in a 2-3 zone defense for nearly t...

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