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Owen Aanestad

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief

Owen Aanestad is a senior at West. This is his third year on staff working for the online publication as the online editor-in-chief In addition to playing football and baseball, he enjoys photography.

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Michael Nelson '23 fights for possession against Pleasant Valley in the state championship game on June 5 in Des Moines.

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June 6, 2021
Amre Ibrahim '23 jumps into the air to head the ball against Pleasant Valley in the state championship game on June 5 in Des Moines.

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June 6, 2021
Sarah Dickens '21 and Charlie Duffy '21 preform in

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May 21, 2021
Alex McKane '22 and Seth Cheney '23 try to separate from the crowd at the start of the 3200-meter race at the Class 4A district track and field meet on May 13.

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May 14, 2021
Alex McKane '22 and Steve Tembea '22 help up Seth Cheney '23 after he finished the 3200-meter race at the Class 4A district track and field meet on May 13.

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May 14, 2021
Daquan Johnson '21 lands in the sandpit while competing in the long jump at the Class 4A district track and field meet on May 13.

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May 14, 2021
Annie Schwartz '23 strides out at the start of the 4 by 800-meter relay at the Class 4A district track and field meet on May 13.

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May 14, 2021
Ike Taylor '21 hands the baton off to Asher Overholt '23 while running the 4 by 800-meter relay at the Class 4A district track and field meet on May 13.

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May 14, 2021
Arionnah Sonii '22 throws the shot put while competing at the Class 4A district track and field meet on May 13.

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May 14, 2021
Phoebe Burt '21 winds up to throw the shot put at the Class 4A district track and field meet on May 13.

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May 14, 2021
Grahm Goering '21 leaps into the air while long jumping at the Class 4A district track and field meet on May 13.

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May 14, 2021
Tyler Halverson '21 launches the disk into the air while competing in the discus at the Class 4A district track and field meet on May 13.

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May 14, 2021
Julianna Mascardo '23 reaches to make a play on the ball against City High at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center on April 29.

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April 29, 2021
Eli Young '21 returns the ball for a point against City High at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center on April 29.

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April 29, 2021
Luca Chackalackal '22 throws the ball into the air as he prepares to serve against City High at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center on April 29.

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April 29, 2021
Shivy Mannengi '23 jumps into the air while returning the ball against City High at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center on April 29.

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April 29, 2021
Caroline Mascardo '22 takes a swing at the ball as she looks to score against City High at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center on April 29.

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April 29, 2021
Mukundan Kasturirangan '21 backhands the ball as he looks to score against City High at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center on April 29.

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April 29, 2021
BJ Wolf '21 waits to backhand the ball to the other side of the court against City High at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center on April 29.

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April 29, 2021
Sophomore Zola Gross looks to score on a return against City High at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center on April 29.

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April 29, 2021
Ella De Young '23 defends her side of the court against City High at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center on April 29.

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April 29, 2021
Jayden Shin '23 stares down the ball as he prepares to swing against City High at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center on April 29.

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April 29, 2021
Kolby Godbolt '21 fights through the contact looking to score late against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 23.

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April 26, 2021
Kolby Godbolt '21 celebrates his late goal to put the Trojans up 3-1 against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 23.

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April 26, 2021
Owen Smith '21 takes a shot from the top of the box against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 23.

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April 26, 2021
Kevin Lu '21 eyes the ball in the air as he looks to clear against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 23.

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April 26, 2021
Matthew Steinbronn '21 crosses the ball into the box against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 23.

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April 26, 2021
Owen Smith '21 yells out of excitement after heading the ball into the back of the net against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 23.

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April 26, 2021
Miguel Cohen-Suarez '22 gets past his defender looking to pass against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 23.

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April 24, 2021
Kolby Godbolt '21 and Michael Nelson '23 celebrate the Trojans' first goal of the night against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 23.

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June 4, 2021
Marko Migambi '21 fights for possession on the sideline against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 23.

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June 4, 2021
Kenadee Showalter '22 takes a shot on goal with only a minute left against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 22.

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April 22, 2021
Kenadee Showalter '22 fights for a chance at the ball against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 22.

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April 22, 2021
Meena Tate '23 eyes the ball on a break away against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 22.

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April 22, 2021
Jada Dachtler '22 passes the ball ahead on the offensive end against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 22.

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April 22, 2021
Meena Tate '22 heads the ball into the penalty box against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 22.

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April 22, 2021
Goalkeeper Julia Bernat '21 looks to throw the ball ahead to one of her teammates against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 22.

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April 22, 2021
Grace Curran '21 reaches to keep the ball inbounds against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 22.

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April 22, 2021
Makenna Vonderhaar '22 fights for possession against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 22.

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April 22, 2021
Meena Tate '23 chases down a loose ball against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 22.

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April 22, 2021
Aly Skala '24 looks for a steal on the defensive end against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 22.

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April 22, 2021
The girls soccer team stands for the national anthem before facing off against City High at Ed Barker Field on April 22.

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April 22, 2021
Owen Smith '21 drops the ball back to be cleared against Linn-Mar on April 20 at Ed Barker Field.

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April 21, 2021
Kolby Godbolt '21 launches a shot on goal against Linn-Mar on April 20 at Ed Barker Field.

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April 21, 2021
Linn-Mar players and both referees debate a call at the end of the first half on April 20 at Ed Barker Field.

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April 21, 2021
Kolby Godbolt '21 and Charlie Millier '21 celebrate a goal against Linn-Mar on April 20 at Ed Barker Field.

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April 21, 2021
Tyler Johnson '21 runs down a loose ball as he looks to pass against Linn-Mar on April 20 at Ed Barker Field.

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April 21, 2021
Tyler Johnson '21 leaps over the Linn-Mar keeper after making on April 20 at Ed Barker Field.

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April 21, 2021
Michael Nelson '23 chases down his defender against Linn-Mar on April 20 at Ed Barker Field.

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April 21, 2021
Kolby Godbolt '21 wrestles for possession against Linn-Mar on April 20 at Ed Barker Field.

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April 21, 2021
Yulong Shao '21 fights past his defender as he looks to pass ahead against Linn-Mar on April 20 at Ed Barker Field.

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April 21, 2021
Nick McDonnell '22 jumps into the air to make a save against Linn-Mar on April 20 at Ed Barker Field.

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April 21, 2021
Eli Young '21 jumps into the air while celebrating a point against Cedar Rapids Washington on April 14.

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April 14, 2021
Head coach Mitch Gross talks to Eli Young '21 between sets against Cedar Rapids Washington on April 14.

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April 14, 2021
BJ Wolf '21 serves up an ace while playing doubles against Cedar Rapids Washington on April 14.

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April 14, 2021
Samir Singh '24 eyes the ball on his forehand shot against Cedar Rapids Washington on April 14.

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April 14, 2021
Mukundan Kasturirangan '21 looks to score while playing singles against Cedar Rapids Washington on April 14.

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April 14, 2021
Eli Young '21 eyes the ball after his backhand shot against Cedar Rapids Washington on April 14.

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April 14, 2021
Jayden Shin '23 serves the ball while playing doubles against Cedar Rapids Washington on April 14.

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April 14, 2021
Eli Young '21 celebrates a point to win the set against Cedar Rapids Washington on April 14.

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April 14, 2021
Ryan Kirkpatrick '24 looks to score with his backhand shot against Cedar Rapids Washington on April 14.

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April 14, 2021
Jayden Shin '23 takes a forehand shot from the corner of the court while playing against Cedar Rapids Washington on April 14.

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April 14, 2021
Luca Chackalackal '22 looks to score on a serve against Cedar Rapids Washington on April 14.

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April 14, 2021
Ben Nkolobise '22 eyes the ball looking for a steal against Liberty on April 13.

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April 14, 2021
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