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The year 2020 was easy to beat but 2021 truly filled itself with some unforgettable moments for athletes, coaches, parents and fans.

Top 10 sports moments of 2021

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief December 31, 2021

The year 2021 brought state championships, record-breaking performances, winning streaks and a whole lot more to the West High athletic department. 2020 was easy to beat but 2021 truly filled itself with...

Jannell Avila 23 eyes her opponent at the start of the 160 pound match during a dual meet against City High on Dec. 22.

Wrestling teams take on City High

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief December 23, 2021

Some of the state's best boys and girls wrestlers faced off last night in the first-ever doubleheader cross-town rivalry dual meet against City High on Dec. 22. The girls wrestling team took down City...

Sam Ruelas 24 swims the 200 yard freestyle during a dual meet against Waterloo on Dec. 14.

Trojan Bolts fly past Cedar Falls

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief December 21, 2021

The boys swim team is off to yet another impressive season as they kept their undefeated dual meet streak tonight by defeating the Tigers 118-52 at the Coralville Rec Center on Dec. 21. The Trojan Bolts...

Juniors Ryne Vander Leest, Ryan Goodman and Owen Larson pose for a photo before recording a podcast on Dec. 14.

No cap recap: ‘West High Court Report’

Owen Aanestad and Barry Diallo December 15, 2021

On this episode of the No Cap Recap… Juniors Owen Larson, Ryne Vander Leest and Ryan Goodman have started to make a name for themselves with their very own podcast "West High Court Report" where...

Dillon Croco 24 swims in the 400 yard freestyle relay during a dual meet against Waterloo on Dec. 14.

Boys swimming team cruises past Waterloo

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief December 15, 2021

The boys swim team placed third at the state meet last season after battling COVID-19 regulations and a five-week hiatus. A new season is underway for Head Coach Byron Butler's squad and the goal remains...

Pete Moe 22 slams home a one-handed dunk against cross-town rival Liberty on Dec. 10.

Basketball teams sweep cross-town rival Liberty

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief December 11, 2021

Jade Ritchey 22 releases her ball down during the last qame of the meet.

Trojan bowling teams take on rival City High in Battle for the Pins

Zoe Smith, Sports Editor December 11, 2021

Colonial Lanes was packed full of bowling fans on Dec. 10 as the bowling teams from West took on their rival City High in the annual Battle for the Pins. Both the boys and girls teams played some intense...

Justin Avila 25 fights for position during a dual meet against Dubuque Senior on Dec. 9.

Boys wrestling dominates Dubuque Senior in home opening dual

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

Only 24 hours after losing former West High wrestling coach and national champion wrestler Mark Reiland the boys wrestling team honored him in the best way possible, with a win. The Trojans dominated the...

Coach Mark Reiland with Nelson Brands 18 and Francis Duggan 18 at the 2018 Wrestling State Championship. Both Brands and Duggan won titles.

Former wrestling coach Mark Reiland passes away at 52

Camille Gretter, Online Editor-In-Chief December 9, 2021

Hawkeye and Trojan wrestling faced a tough loss on the evening of Dec. 8 when the passing of Coach Mark Reiland was announced. Reiland is a wrestling legend at the University of Iowa and brought his expertise...

Lucy Wolf 24 eyes the ball as she settles in on defense against Cedar Rapids Washington on Dec. 3.

Trojans improve to 2-0 with win over Cedar Rapids Washington

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief December 4, 2021

Only two games into the season BJ Mayer's Trojans have faced what some people would say is their greatest weakness this season: the post. After facing Bishop Garrigan's Audi Crooks '23 and future Hawkeye...

The Trojans cheer for teammate Abdelrahman Abdalla 23.

Boys basketball shows promise in season opener

Camille Gretter, Online Editor-In-Chief November 30, 2021

The Trojans had nothing short of a show-stopping performance against Davenport West. With promising talent from young players, the boys basketball team proved that this is only the beginning of their success....

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