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Longhorns hoping to trample Colts at annual Mayor’s Cup game

Longhorns hoping to trample Colts at annual Mayor’s Cup game

Madi Foppe, Ava Kayser, and Megan Hoenecke

10 hours ago

Once a mere placeholder on the varsity football schedule, the annual Mayor’s Cup game against Parkway Central has evolved into a highly-contentious affair between the two crosstown rivals. Fresh off a historic victory last year, the Longhorns look to defend their home turf–and possession of the Cu...

Practice makes perfect: Varsity football coach Melvin Bethany trains football players for the field and the classroom

Practice makes perfect: Varsity football coach Melvin Bethany trains football players for the field and the classroom

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer

1 day ago

NFL Pro Bowler Ezekiel Elliott, Super Bowl champion Carey Davis and sophomore Tyree Simms. These athletes all have one thing in common: coach Melvin Bethany. Bethany not only coaches varsity football, freshman boys basketball and track and field, but he also manages Running Performance, an athleti...

Girls cross country travels cross-state to experience new course

Girls cross country travels cross-state to experience new course

Kathryn McAuliffe and Fatema Rehmani

September 27, 2019

Always on the run, the girls cross country team is traveling cross-state for a race Saturday, Sept. 28 to familiarize themselves with the new state course in Columbia, Mo. The state course was relocated from Jefferson City, Mo. for the first time since 1976 following the University of Missouri’s construction...

Alumna Audra Hartwell returns to reverse roles from player to coach

Alumna Audra Hartwell returns to reverse roles from player to coach

Tre Bell, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Turning right at the stoplight into 14653 Clayton Road is not out of the ordinary.  Gearing up in Columbia Blue Longhorn apparel seems like an old habit. After a six-year hiatus from playing softball and running cross country, during high school, 2013 alumna Audra Hartwell has returned to coach the JV gi...

Field hockey: new teams and new titles

Field hockey: new teams and new titles

Fatema Rehmani, Awards Coordinator

September 20, 2019

From the first day of fall sports tryouts, the field hockey program has been breaking traditions. With more than 50 players, the program formed three teams and welcomed their first Pool Championship in the Gateway Classic Tournament in program history. Head coach Dawn Callahan attributes the grea...

Attendance is Mandatory: Behind the scenes of @PWest Superfan

Attendance is Mandatory: Behind the scenes of @PWest Superfan

Drew Boone, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

After noticing a lack of school spirit and attendance at sporting events in previous years, seniors Cameron Neisler and Garrett Larsen found a way to motivate the student body and boost attendance through an Instagram account called @PWestSuperfan. “Since freshman year, I felt the school spirit h...

Senior Kristin Wilson and freshman Kelsea Wilson take advantage of the chance to dance as teammates

Senior Kristin Wilson and freshman Kelsea Wilson take advantage of the chance to dance as teammates

Susie Seidel, Convergence Media Editor

September 11, 2019

Sisters share lots of things, whether it be clothes, shoes, a car or even a room. This year, senior Kristin Wilson and freshman Kelsea Wilson are sharing a one time experience of dancing on the varsity poms team together.   Coming from a competitive dance background, Kelsea was eager to try out for p...

Tune into “Parkway West Coaches Corner”

Tune into “Parkway West Coaches Corner”

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

Upbeat music plays as head boys basketball coach John Wright and varsity softball coach Jeff Chazen introduce their guest star in their new podcast, “Coaches Corner.” This podcast covers a variety of topics, ranging from coaching philosophies to athletic happenings at West.  History teachers John Wright and...

Cross country team comes together by practicing in the off-season

Cross country team comes together by practicing in the off-season

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

Waking up with the sun, athletes on the boys and girls cross country teams unite at 6 a.m. to begin their weekly practices in hopes of improving for the upcoming fall season. “The thing about running during the offseason is how well it prepares you for the regular season,” senior captain Emma Ca...

Olympic Rowing Development Camp trains junior Emma Wistuba for success

Olympic Rowing Development Camp trains junior Emma Wistuba for success

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

An email pops in junior Emma Wistuba’s inbox from the US Rowing Olympic Development Camp (ODP). “Congratulations,” it reads, “You’re accepted!” Submitting an application led to Wistuba’s invitation to spend a month in Philadelphia, where she focused solely on getting fitter and faster. “I got ...

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