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  • Glow Dance tickets are available in the school store for $10 each. The dance is tomorrow night, 7:30-10 p.m.

  • Seniors: commencement speaker applications are available in Dr. Sink's office.; they are due Fri. March 15 at 2:45 p.m.

  • Did you play a fall sport or participate in a performing art? Have a 3.0 GPA? Pick up your free Best of West tee shirt from Mrs. Debenport!

Brothers on and off the ice: the Waddell brothers connect through hockey

Brothers on and off the ice: the Waddell brothers connect through hockey

Luke Leahy, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


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Growing up brothers on and off the ice, junior Cole Waddell and sophomore Ty Waddell connect through playing hockey for the school.   Being only a year apart in age, the Waddells had the opportunity to play together before high school. “When myself and Ty were younger, we used to practice to...

#WrestleLikeAGirl: breaking boundaries and winning medals

#WrestleLikeAGirl: breaking boundaries and winning medals

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

February 1, 2019


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This wrestling season, #WrestleLikeAGirl has trended across Missouri. Girls have turned out in record numbers for the sport, more than doubling the number that the Missouri State High School Activities Association predicted would join. Now, their season is coming to a finish, with district tournaments...

Boys varsity basketball counters adversity through positivity

Boys varsity basketball counters adversity through positivity

Tre Bell, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


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Despite their record of 2-14, the boys varsity basketball team continues to show morale as their district tournament gets closer. “At practice it varies whether the guys had a good day or not, but most of the time [the energy] is pretty positive. Sometimes before games we’re pretty quiet and so...

Alumnus Chris Sartorius returns to coach JV boys basketball

Alumnus Chris Sartorius returns to coach JV boys basketball

Tre Bell and Piper Brown

December 12, 2018


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After nine years of coaching at the college level, alumnus Chris Sartorius fulfilled his dream of coaching at his former high school. "It’s always been a dream of mine to come back and coach at my old high school because of the positive and fun experience I had playing basketball here. I had coach...

Girl’s cross country’s second place finish is best state performance since 1990

Girl’s cross country’s second place finish is best state performance since 1990

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

November 30, 2018


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A moment of quietness and stillness. Then the gun goes off and an anticipatory shout rises from the crowd. After the runners go by, flocks of parents, teammates and coaches scatter every direction to line the course in order watch the race unfold. The state cross country meet has just begun. After ...

Junior Erin Slutzky represents Team USA at Junior Worlds for racquetball

Junior Erin Slutzky represents Team USA at Junior Worlds for racquetball

Nayeon Ryu, Video Editor

November 29, 2018


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During the five-hour plane ride to San Luis Potosí, Mexico, junior Erin Slutzky reflected on the eight years of training that led her to one of the most important racquetball tournaments of her life: Junior World Championships.    Prior to leaving for Mexico, Slutzky and the rest of Team USA p...

Senior Nolan Cosgrove scores a Division I spot as a goalie

Senior Nolan Cosgrove scores a Division I spot as a goalie

Ella Mercer and Abbie Zensen

November 14, 2018


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After three years of creating a name for himself in high school, senior Nolan Cosgrove has begun preparing for his future at the University of Tulsa. Since the age of five, Nolan has dreamed of playing professionally. Through years of training, he credits his supportive coaches and family for helping him ...

Wrestling team revives their history through a champions board

Wrestling team revives their history through a champions board

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor

November 13, 2018


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With a new season underway and momentum building for an expanded girls program, the wrestling team has another change coming this year: a champions board to display all of their past state qualifiers, placers and team titles. They won their first conference title in 29 years last season, and the words...

Hockey team shoots for program turnaround with new training

Hockey team shoots for program turnaround with new training

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


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After the hockey team finished with a division record of 8-14-1 last season, head coach Brian Waddell and assistant coach Rich Meek are taking charge to lead the team to a comeback season. According to sophomore forward Skyler Ji, one reason the team fell short of their goals last season was the ...

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