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  • WHS Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concert Dec. 12

  • Wrestling meet at Linn-Mar High School Dec. 13

  • Girls and boys bowling doubleheader against Kennedy on Dec. 14

  • Girls and boys basketball doubleheader at Linn-Mar High School on Dec. 14

  • Boys swimming meet at Mercer Park Aquatic Center on Dec. 15

Boys swim team hosts state meet

Boys swim team hosts state meet

Kara Wagenknecht and Sean Brown

February 12, 2018


Filed under Award winners, Multimedia, Sports, Swimming

For the first time in 13 years, West hosted the state swim meet at the CRWC downtown Iowa City on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Trojans placed 13th overall. Izaak Hajek '20 placed 4th overall in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 51.03, Lane Griffis '18 finished 8th overall in the 500-yard freestyl...

Girls basketball celebrates senior night with victory

Girls basketball celebrates senior night with victory

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

February 10, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

The girls basketball team defeated Waterloo West 65-33. West will host Linn-Mar on Feb. 17 for their first regional game. Athletic passes will not grant entrance to sub-state games; students and community members alike will need to pay to get in. ...

Student-athletes honored at winter signing

Student-athletes honored at winter signing

Anjali Huynh, Reporter

February 10, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Parents, students, teachers and coaches alike gathered on Wednesday, Feb. 7 to congratulate nine student-athletes on National Signing Day. This celebration was held to commend these individuals for committing to continue their athletic careers at post-secondary schools. Five out of the nine students wer...

Boys state swimming preview and results

Boys state swimming preview and results

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Swimming

West takes an impressive amount of swimmers to the state meet occurring this Saturday, with five of the events seeded in the top 10. The team will have a short commute to the pool for the first time in 13 years due to the recently changed venue. The CRWC hosts the University of Iowa’s Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams and has hosted many levels of competiti...

Girls basketball defeats Linn-Mar

Girls basketball defeats Linn-Mar

Pareen Mhatre and Kara Wagenknecht

February 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Women of Troy defeated Linn-Mar 72-40 on Tuesday, Feb. 6. West will host Waterloo West on Feb. 9 to celebrate West's senior night. ...

IGHSAU announces girls basketball regional assignments

IGHSAU announces girls basketball regional assignments

Deniz Ince, Assistant Sports Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Breaking, Sports

The road to the 2018 basketball state championships is paved, and the Women of Troy will face their first obstacle, Linn-Mar, on Feb. 17 at home. The victor will move on to play the winner of the opposite side of the bracket, with the highest remaining ranked seed hosting. Other teams in Region 2 al...

Trojans take down Kennedy

Trojans take down Kennedy

Kara Wagenknecht, Photographer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

West took on Cedar Rapids Kennedy on Jan, 30. With a score of 31-19 at halftime, West went to work in the second half and added 41 points to extend their lead. In the end, the Trojans dominated 72-35. Patrick McCaffery '19 lead the team with 32 points. ...

Student groups highlight basketball halftime

Student groups highlight basketball halftime

Kara Wagenknecht and Ethan Goers

January 27, 2018


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

No. 3 ranked West hosted No. 2 Cedar Falls on Friday, Jan. 26. The Women of Troy fell 58-62 in a very close battle. The student section was loud and mighty during a tie-dye out to support the Best Buddies and PALS programs. West will host Linn-Mar on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7:30, and Ambition Baton Twirling will be performing at halftime. For live tweeting from the game check West Side Story Athletics on Twitter.  ...

Girls fall to, boys defeat City

Girls fall to, boys defeat City

Deniz Ince, Assistant Sports Editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

The night began with a tough match between two of the top-ranked girls teams in the state. No. 1 City took the first few points of the game but senior starters Rachael Saunders ’18 and Logan Cook ’18 helped No. 3 West bounce back quickly. Cailyn Morgan ’19 picked up another two points seconds before the end of the second quarter to leave t...

Nelson Brands ’18 up for prestigious Dan Gable Mr. Wrestler Award

Nelson Brands ’18 up for prestigious Dan Gable Mr. Wrestler Award

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase, Sports, Wrestling

Nelson Brands '18 has successfully moved on from the first round of voting for the Dan Gable Mr. Wrestler Award and needs the help of voters to move onto the final round where a committee will vote on the winner. To advance, Brands needs to remain in the top three. Brands has been a serious contender...

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