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Boys soccer hosts Iowa City West Trojan Classic

Boys soccer hosts Iowa City West Trojan Classic

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

March 31, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Soccer, Sports

Cedar Rapids Washington, Davenport Assumption, Iowa City City High, Muscatine, Linn-Mar, Urbandale, Iowa City West, Ankeny and Ankeny Centennial participated in the Iowa City West Trojan Classic. West first defeated Davenport Assumption 7-0 on Friday, March 30. That following night the Trojans faced off against Ankeny Centennial which ended in a scoreless game during regulation. Ankeny Centennial overcame West and defea...

IHSAA announces football schedule for this fall

IHSAA announces football schedule for this fall

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

On March 21, the Iowa High School Athletic Association posted the game schedule for this fall's football season. The Trojans will host five home games, with one of those being against Iowa City High.  ...

Wrestling coach steps down after 19 seasons

Wrestling coach steps down after 19 seasons

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Wrestling

Mark Reiland announced yesterday that he was stepping down from his position as head wrestling coach after leading the team since 1999. Reiland's final season consisted of a seventh place finish and also two state champions, Nelson Brands '18 and Francis Duggan '18. Over the years, Reiland has had seven...

Boys basketball plunge in state championship

Boys basketball plunge in state championship

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

March 10, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

West faced Cedar Falls in the state championship game. The Trojans fell 45-65 and finished their season 21-5. Patrick McCaffery '19 and Seybian Sims '18 were both awarded with positions on the all-tournament team. McCaffery led the Trojans with 13 points, followed by Sims with 12 points. ...

Boys basketball moves on to state final

Boys basketball moves on to state final

Deniz Ince, Assistant Sports Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The boys basketball team will play one final game at the Wells Fargo Arena, looking to follow after the girls who won a 4A state title on Fri., March 2. They hope to follow up last year's victory at the state championships with another one this year. "It's exhilarating especially to make it with ...

Lauren Zacharias ’19 nominated for KCRG Athlete of the Week

Lauren Zacharias ’19 nominated for KCRG Athlete of the Week

Deniz Ince, Assistant Sports Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After winning the state championships and earning a spot on the all-tournament team, Lauren Zacharias '19 could potentially add to her list of accomplishments for this basketball season. Voting for the KCRG Athlete of the Week is open until 10 a.m. on Thurs., March 8 and can be found here. Zacharias, a point guard for West High, influenced the progression of the team at the state tournament. The owner of the now illustrious "block heard around the world," she blocked the last...

Boys basketball overcomes Muscatine

Boys basketball overcomes Muscatine

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Leading by one point at the end of the third quarter, the Trojans came back fighting in the fourth to win the game 62-50. West’s top scorers included Patrick McCaffery ’19 with 17 points, followed by Evan Flitz ’18 with 14 points. Muscatine’s top scorers included Joe Wieskamp ’18, a University of Iowa basketball signee, with 29 points followed by Lex Hahn ’18 with 12 points. When asked what it was like to play against future teammate, Joe Wieskamp ’18, McCaffery comme...

Boys basketball vs. Muscatine snapchat coverage

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Snapchat, Sports

The boys basketball team faced Muscatine in the quarterfinal round of the state tournament. West won 62-50 and will play on Thurs., March 8 against Waukee in the semifinal round....

Women of Troy topple City for state championship

Women of Troy topple City for state championship

Deniz Ince and Kara Wagenknecht

March 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

"It's hard to beat a team three times," Logan Cook '18 said. "We came back the third." Her reference is to the two regular-season games between the two 5A teams in Iowa City, with City High coming out on top in both: 53-40 on Dec. 12 and 79-70 on Jan 23. Now on the third meeting between the teams this season West High emerged as the victor, gaining a lead in the second quarter and stretching it out unt...

Girls basketball vs. City snapchat coverage

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

March 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Snapchat, Sports

The girls basketball team faced off against City High in the state championship game. West overcame No. 1 ranked City 56-45....

Women of Troy to face crosstown rivals in state championship

Women of Troy to face crosstown rivals in state championship

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

March 1, 2018


Filed under Award winners, Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

West defeated Indianola 58-45 to advance to the state championship's final round against City High. Rachael Saunders '18 led the Women of Troy with 13 points followed by Cailyn Morgan '19 with 11 points. When asked what it is like going to the championship round Emma Koch '19 said, "It's an amazi...

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