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Junior Jansen Miller scores a spot practicing with the St. Louis Football Club Academy

Junior Jansen Miller scores a spot practicing with the St. Louis Football Club Academy

Reagin Ward, Convergent Media Writer

October 12, 2018


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As the first hour bell signals class is over, junior Jasen Miller packs his bags to leave school. From there, he heads to the St. Louis Football Club Academy (STLFC) to train with the professional soccer team. Jansen began playing with the STLFC in eighth grade with players his own age, but was recruited in...

Football team prepares for Homecoming

Football team prepares for Homecoming

Zaven Nalbandian, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


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Kicking off the season with a 3-2 record, the varsity football team is preparing for their biggest game yet: homecoming. The Longhorns have held winning record (including homecoming games) since 2016. This year, the team faces the 4-1 Clayton High School Greyhounds. “Every year, West vs. Cla...

JV girls’ golf faces undefeated season

JV girls’ golf faces undefeated season

Dani Fischer, Managing Editor in Chief

September 20, 2018


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With only three matches left in the season, the junior varsity (JV) girls’ golf team remains undefeated with an 8-0 record. There are 10 girls on the JV team, a somewhat large number compared to their seven-player team from last season, but a small team compared to other sports. Overall, there...

Field Hockey team attends training camp at the University of Iowa

Field Hockey team attends training camp at the University of Iowa

Carly Anderson, Copy Editor

September 18, 2018


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With 12 girls, two coaches and enough suitcases to slow their cars down, the field hockey team embarked on a four-hour drive to Iowa City, Iowa for a three-day training camp with the D1 University of Iowa field hockey team from July 19-21.   “When I heard about the training camp, there were no words to ...

Water Polo competes at state

Water Polo competes at state

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


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With a 28-10 record, the varsity water polo team advanced to the championship game to face rivals St. Louis University High School (SLUH) after defeating Ladue May 12th in the semifinals. “It is one of our goals from the beginning of the year to play in the Final Four,” head coach Charlie Cutelli s...

Senior track runners reap rewards of hard work

Senior track runners reap rewards of hard work

Zaven Nalbandian, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018


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Logging over 30,000 miles throughout their high school careers, 11 senior boys track and field runners are experiencing the rewards of their training. Running an average of 500 miles collectively per week, the boys strove to achieve greatness among their competitors in the St. Louis area. “Right a...

Boys water polo team gains freshman McKay Morgan

Boys water polo team gains freshman McKay Morgan

Anna Pavlisin, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


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Freshman McKay Morgan started watching his older brother play water polo in third grade, but he did not actually start playing until the summer between fifth and sixth grade. “I came to all his games and I thought the sport looked really cool,” Morgan said. “My favorite part about water polo is t...

Students race for Saint Louis Rowing Club

Students race for Saint Louis Rowing Club

Beatrice Antonenko, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018


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Competing in their first regatta for the Saint Louis Rowing Club, freshmen and first-year novice rowers Jilian Crutcher, Audrey Deyoung, Jonah Gaskill and Emma Wistuba worked alongside graduating varsity seniors Drew Harris and Katy Ward April 22.  Saint Louis Rowing Club is the only high school rowing cl...

Boys tennis team prepares for districts

Boys tennis team prepares for districts

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

May 7, 2018


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After losing their top four of six varsity players to graduating last May, this year has been a rebuilding season for the boys tennis team. “This season my goal was to see our team this season have good spirits since we lost a lot of seniors last year, so it was going to be kind of a rough year...

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