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Many athletes are having to change their plans for college recruiting in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Athletic adjustments

Caroline Chandler, Assistant Sports Editor May 25, 2020

Amongst the flood of cancellations, spring sports seasons are no exception. What will become of the summer season has yet to be announced. Athletes are doing their best to stay in shape and keep their...

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Iowa high school sports given permission to resume June 1

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor May 20, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds gave permission for Iowa high school summer sports to reopen June 1 in a press conference held on May 20. Reynolds is working closely with the Iowa High School Athletic Association and...

Boaz Abramoff '22 lifts weights from home on May 11 as he prepares for football season this fall.

Stay-at-home athletes

Owen Aanestad, Online Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor May 13, 2020

The spring sports season came to a sudden halt on March 16 when the Iowa City Community School District announced that they would suspend classes until April 13, preventing track and field’s upcoming...

Izaak Hajek '20, along with his teammates and coaches, celebrate as Jordan Christensen '22 recieves his medal on Feb. 15.

Top 10 sports moments of 2019-2020

Owen Aanestad, Online Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor May 9, 2020

The 2019-2020 athletic season was definitely one to remember. State championships, comebacks, wins, losses and most recently cancelations are what made up West High athletics over the past eight months....

Next level

Next level

Caroline Chandler, Assistant Sports Editor April 29, 2020

Whether it's a frosty winter morning spent weightlifting in the gym before school or practicing drills in the scorching heat of summer, this is what the typical life of a club athlete looks like. Athletes...

The boys and girls tennis teams pose after winning state titles at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center.

Ascending the thrones

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor April 25, 2020

Quarterback Marcus Morgan '21 throws the ball downfield while facing pressure during a game against North Scott on Aug. 30.

IHSAA releases 2020 football schedules

Owen Aanestad, Online Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor March 26, 2020

In a time where athletics have stopped around the world, the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) released the 2020 regular season football schedules this morning for teams around the state. In...

West High's ultimate frisbee team poses for a photo after their practice Mar 6.

Ultimate frisbee team growing in competitiveness, inclusivity

Joe Goodman, Sports Editor March 24, 2020

You’ve probably thrown a frisbee around with your friends.  Maybe you tossed it up into the wind and sent the disc flying down the street, or underestimated your curve and nailed an innocent bystander...

Fabian Brown '21 runs a relay during a track meet.

COVID-19 transforms landscape of spring sports

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor March 21, 2020

On March 16, the Iowa High School Athletics Association and Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union announced that all Iowa high school sports have been suspended until April 13. This news has mainly impacted...

Ankeny's Braxton Bayless '20 goes up for a layup during the state quarterfinal on March 11.

Bayless puts Ankeny past Trojans in state quarterfinal

Owen Aanestad, Online Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor March 11, 2020

The boys basketball team’s 10th consecutive trip to Wells Fargo Arena wasn’t as long as they hoped. The Trojans fell to Ankeny 68-54 in the 4A Quarterfinal on Wednesday afternoon in Des Monies. Even...

Student-athletes hold a position during the yoga session on Sunday, Mar. 8.

Stretching the limits

Ken Wilbur, Podcast Editor March 8, 2020

Club West has sponsored an instructional yoga series for student-athletes on Sundays during the spring. The program aims to help athletes increase their flexibility and mobility while also proactively...

Prospect of lacrosse at West

Prospect of lacrosse at West

Maddy Smith, Yearbook Student Life Editor March 7, 2020

Over the years, the variety of sports at West has changed drastically. In 1969, the only female sports offered were tennis and track, with the boys having football, wrestling, track, tennis, swim and dive,...

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