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Alyssa Skala

Alyssa Skala, Yearbook Managing Editor

(she/her) Alyssa Skala is a senior at West. She is a third year photographer on staff and a second year editor for yearbook. When she doesn't have her camera, Alyssa can be found playing softball and rowing.

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Micheal Nelson '23 looks to take a shot against Bettendorf during the Sub-State final game on May 26.

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May 26, 2021
Brenden Klutts '21 turns the ball towards the Bettendorf goal on May 26.

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May 26, 2021
Nicholas Mcdonnell '22 puts the ball back in play after a failed goal attempt by Bettendorf on May 26.

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May 26, 2021
Marko Migambi '21 takes possession of the ball from a Bettendorf player on May 26.

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May 26, 2021
Matthew Steinbronn '21 attempts to move the ball through a Bettendorf defender on May 26.

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May 26, 2021
Caroline Chandler '21 focuses on the ball above her to serve April 15 against Prarie.

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May 10, 2021
Lilly Graham '24 serves the ball April 15 to her opponent from Prairie.

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May 10, 2021
Lilly Graham '24 serves the ball against Cedar Rapids Prairie on April 15.

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May 10, 2021
Zola Gross '23 defends her end of the court against her Prairie opponent April 15.

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May 10, 2021
Lydia Shin '23 gets ready to serve the ball against Cedar Rapids Prairie on April 15.

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May 10, 2021
Lydia Shin '23 follows through with her swing to return the ball to Prairie's court April 15.

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May 10, 2021
Zola Gross '23 serves the ball to her opponent in the second set of her match April 15.

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May 10, 2021
Lindsey Henkenius '22 prepares to serve to her opponent from Prairie April 15.

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May 10, 2021
Caroline Chandler '21 serves the ball in her singles match against Prairie April 15.

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April 15, 2021
The girls basketball team poses for a picture after ending their state tournament run in the semi-finals.

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April 15, 2021
The West High student section celebrates after an and-one by senior Audrey Koch against Johnston March 4.

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April 15, 2021
Head coach BJ Mayer breaks down the team after a timeout against Johnston March 4.

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April 15, 2021
Matayia Tellis '21 circles the ball and looks for teammate Audrey Koch '21 to finish against Johnston March 4.

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April 15, 2021
Liv Williams '21 shoots inside the arc for two against Johnston March 4.

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April 15, 2021
Matayia Tellis '21 drives inward for a layup against Johnston March 4.

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April 15, 2021
Jenna Saunders '21 looks to move the ball against Johnston March 4.

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April 15, 2021
Audrey Koch '21 reaches for the ball during tip off of the 5A state semi-final, coming shy against Johnston March 4.

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April 15, 2021
Melae' Lacy '24 goes up for three against Johnston March 4.

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April 15, 2021
Jenna Saunders '21 mentally prepares herself to shoot free-throws after injury resulting on teammate Emma Ingersoll-Weng against Johnston March 4.

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April 15, 2021
Emma Ingersoll-Weng 
'22 fakes out a Johnston guard and goes up for two March 4.

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April 15, 2021
Anna Prouty '23 focuses on the basket to take a three point shot against Johnston March 4.

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April 15, 2021
Audrey Koch '21 guards Johnston March 4 at the 5A state semi-final game.

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April 15, 2021
Meena Tate '23 shoots from beyond the arc against Johnston March 4.

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April 15, 2021
Lucy Wolf '24 holds position after shooting a free-throw against Johnston March 4.

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April 15, 2021
Audrey Koch '21 prepares for tip-off in the first quarter of the girls basketball semi-finals March 1.

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April 15, 2021
Matayia Tellis '21 looks to move the ball cross court to an open teammate March 1.

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April 15, 2021
Meena Tate '23 shoots from beyond the three-point line against Waterloo West March 1.

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April 15, 2021
Lucy Wolf '24 drives to the basket March 1.

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April 15, 2021
Melae' Lacy '24 fights for a loose ball against Waterloo West March 1.

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April 15, 2021
Anna Prouty '23 looks to make a bounce pass to a teammate inside the free-throw line against Waterloo West March 1.

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April 15, 2021
Meena Tate '23 goes up for points against Waterloo West March 1.

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April 15, 2021
Anna Prouty '23 shoots a free-throw after being fouled by Waterloo West March 1.

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April 15, 2021
Emma Ingersoll-Weng '22 takes her first free-throw shot after being fouled by Waterloo West March 1.

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April 15, 2021
The student fans cheer after Meena Tate '23 knocks down a three pointer against Waterloo West March 1.

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April 15, 2021
Audrey Koch '21 breaks away and takes a layup against Waterloo West March 1.

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April 15, 2021
Head coach BJ Mayer jumps into the arms of assistant coach Kris Thorson after the final buzzer celebrating West's win in the 5A state tournament semi-final game March 1.

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April 15, 2021
Meena Tate '23 rushes back to fellow teammates after updating the 5A state tournament bracket following West's win against Waterloo West Mar. 1.

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March 2, 2021
Coaches and players from Iowa City West wave to the students and parents after winning the 5A state semi-finals against Waterloo West March 1.

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March 2, 2021
Emma Barker '22 fights hard in her last match of the constellation bracket Jan. 22.

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March 2, 2021
Previous state champion and teammate Salima Omari '20 cheers on Phoebe Burt '21 in her final match Jan. 23.

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March 2, 2021
Ava Davis '22 looks to her new head coach for guidance during her match Jan. 22.

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January 24, 2021
Marissa Goodale '22 wrestles her opponent at the state wrestling tournament Jan. 22.

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January 24, 2021
Marissa Goodale '22 tries to break the leg of her opponent Jan. 22.

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January 24, 2021
Marlie McBride '24 circles her opponent for points Jan. 22.

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January 24, 2021
Ava Davis '22 reaches at the leg of her opponent Jan. 22.

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January 24, 2021
Emma Barker '22 stares down her opponent during the girls state wrestling tournament Jan. 22.

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January 24, 2021
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January 24, 2021
Florence Assumani '22 positions herself on top of her opponent looking to circle for points Jan. 22.

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January 24, 2021
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January 24, 2021
Cheerleaders take the sidelines at the City vs. West game Jan. 22.

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January 24, 2021
Anna Prouty '23 makes a fast break layup against City Jan. 22.

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January 24, 2021
Emma Ingersoll-Weng '22 looks for an open teammate to pass to and start the clock Jan. 22.

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January 24, 2021
Coach BJ Mayer calls plays against City Jan. 22.

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January 24, 2021
Meena Tate '23 feeds the post Jan. 22.

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January 24, 2021
Audrey Koch '21 takes a shot outside the arc Jan. 22.

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January 24, 2021
Audrey Koch '21 breaks away for a layup Jan. 22 against City.

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January 23, 2021
Jenna Saunders '21 reads the defense Jan. 22.

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January 23, 2021
The Trojans huddle in the middle of the court waiting for a ref to call the foul Jan. 22.

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January 23, 2021
Ben Alden '21 fights for position against Hempstead on Jan. 21.

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January 23, 2021
Hunter Garvin '22 looks for a pin against Hempstead on Jan. 21.

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January 23, 2021
Grant O'Dell buries his head in hopes of an escape against Hempstead on Jan. 21.

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January 23, 2021
Brett Pelfrey '22 tries to escape against Hempstead on Jan. 21.

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January 22, 2021
Ashton Barker '22 gets an early takedown against Hempstead on Jan. 21.

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January 22, 2021
Graham Gambrall '21 looks for two points against Hempstead on Jan. 21.

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January 22, 2021
Neena Turnblom '23 watches the ball as she finishes her throw during the Battle for the Pins Jan. 7.

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January 8, 2021
Neena Turnblom '23 keeps an eye on the ball during her bowl Jan. 7.

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January 8, 2021
Robert Jones '21 powerfully throws the ball down the lanes Jan. 7.

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January 8, 2021
Whitney Noeller '24 finishes her throw during the Battle for the Pins Jan. 7.

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January 8, 2021
David Chigorogo '22 watches the pins as he finishes his throw during the Battle for the Pins Jan. 7.

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January 8, 2021
Ryan Bys '22 uses his whole body during his bowl Jan. 7. Bys bowled a 319 in two games.

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January 8, 2021
Neena Turnblom '23 bowls during the Battle for the Pins Jan. 7.

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January 8, 2021
Jordynn Brackett '21 bowls against City High Jan. 7. Brackett bowled a 273 in two games.

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January 8, 2021
Whitney Noeller '24 looks ahead during her bowl Jan. 7.

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January 8, 2021
James Dickens '23 keeps his form after he released the ball Jan. 7.

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January 8, 2021
Max Whitehead '22 bowls on the junior varsity team in the next lane over Jan. 7.

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January 8, 2021
Jordynn Brackett '21 uses her momentum and swings the ball toward the pins Jan. 7.

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January 8, 2021
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