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The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

Emma Stammeyer 24 attempts to hit the ball past two City High blockers during the Battle for the Spike at City High on Sept. 30.

Trojans fall in Battle for the Spike

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief October 1, 2021

It has been a long three years since The Spike has been in the hands of the West volleyball team after the annual Battle for the Spike when the cross-town rivals face-off despite knocking the Little Hawks...

Despite their loss, the juniors have bright smiles as they shake hands with the seniors.

West hosts first annual Trojan Games

Maddy Smith, Visual Editor and Feature Editor September 30, 2021

West High hosted the first annual Trojan Games on Sept. 29. This new tradition is a replacement for the previous man ball and powderpuff games. This new tradition is part of a movement to make homecoming...

The entire team huddles before JV race.

Boys cross country takes first in home meet

Isabella Tisdale, Feature Editor, Visual Editor September 30, 2021

The boys cross country team hosted their Homecoming meet on Sept. 28 at the Iowa City Kickers Soccer Club. The team showed out and placed first overall, with some individual notable finishes as well. Alex...

The Trojans ready themselves to take on the Little Hawks.

Trojan football loses to cross-town rival City High

Zoe Smith, Sports Editor September 25, 2021

West took on cross-town rival City High and lost 56-7. This is the Little Hawks first win against the Trojans since the boot game of 2016. With a pick six from City High’s Gable Mitchell ’22 and an...

Mic’d Up: Mayowa Dokun

Alaina Greenlee and Mohana Sunkara September 24, 2021

In the first episode of Mic'd Up, watch Mayowa Dokun '22 and the West volleyball team sing, scream and sprint their first Trojan laps of the season.

The seniors celebrate their 22-16 win over the juniors during West Highs annual powderpuff game on Oct. 3, 2019.

Homecoming traditions turned more inclusive

Owen Aanestad and Camille Gretter September 22, 2021

Every year in late September or early October high schools, colleges and universities celebrate homecoming. The event that was originally created in the 19th century to bring alumni back to campus has...

Carmen Crabtree 22, Katherine Kouba 22 and Sydney Woods 22 celebrate a Melae Lacy 24 kill against Waterloo East on Sept. 21.

Volleyball team sweeps Waterloo East on senior night

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

Coming off of a big road win against Mississippi Valley Conference opponent Dubuque Hempstead in five sets, the Trojans faced off with Waterloo East in one of their last home games of the year on Sept....

Jack Wallace 25 looks to pass for a first down against Davenport North on Sept. 17.

Rising star: Jack Wallace ’25

Owen Aanestad and Barry Diallo September 21, 2021

West Side Story: When did you first show interest in playing football? Jack Wallace '25: I think I started showing interest around first or second grade. It has always been my favorite sport, and I...

Jack Wallace 25 huddles the team up before a play.

Trojan football falls short against Davenport North

Camille Gretter, Online Editor-In-Chief September 18, 2021

The Trojan football team was back in black for their second home game of the season. With a young and fresh new roster, the team is still settling in to the changes. West played a tough game against the...

West High Weekly 9.10.21

The first Weekly of the 2021-22 school year features anchors Owen Aanestad '22 and Coach Camille Gretter '23 with your fall sports updates, and showcases Mohana Sunkara '23 interviewing students in Passing...

Nicolo Schianchi 22, Alex McKane 22, and Caden Noeller 22 sprint off the start line during the state cross country meet on Nov. 2 in Fort Dodge.

Trojan cross country teams races at Spartan Challenge

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief September 5, 2021

Both the boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Crow Creek Park in Bettendorf to compete at the Spartan Challenge on Sept. 4. The girls cross country team placed seventh with 207 points and the...

Jade Roghair 23 takes a breath as she swims in the 500 yard freestyle on Sept. 2 in a dual meet against Waterloo at the Coralville Rec Center.

Trojan Bolts fly past Waterloo in first home meet

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief September 3, 2021

The Trojan Bolts swim team hosted their first home meet of the season at the Coralville Rec Center Sept. 2. The team won 150-36 against Waterloo to continue their undefeated dual meet streak. To start...

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