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Spring sports preview

Spring sports preview

Zaven Nalbandian, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


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*All quotes come from the team’s head coach Baseball 2017 record: 10-15 Coach: Tony McNabb Assistant coaches: Josh Herrick, Andrew Jett, Jeffrey Rogers and Mike Mertin. Returning varsity players: Ten Returning starters: Four Players to watch: Jack Swiney, Mark Mueller, Daniel Loaney, Tr...

Girls soccer team poised for successful season

Girls soccer team poised for successful season

Claire Smout

April 18, 2018


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With a varsity record of 7-1 and a junior varsity record of 5-1, both girls soccer teams have high expectations for the rest of the season. “We really want to be undefeated for the season,” freshman and junior varsity player Claire Hardy said. “To reach that goal we are working a lot on foot sk...

Sixteen students run in the Go! St. Louis half-marathon

Sixteen students run in the Go! St. Louis half-marathon

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


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After spending 11 weeks in the winter training for the race, the half marathon club ran in the GO! St. Louis Half Marathon on April 8. “It was a very exciting experience. Although it was challenging and intimidating, it’s one of those things that a lot of people don’t get to be involved in, so I definitely ...

Sophomore Maggie Brawley is not afraid to “play like a girl”

Sophomore Maggie Brawley is not afraid to “play like a girl”

B Antonenko, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


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Joining the team with a seven-year hockey career, sophomore Maggie Brawley is currently the only female member of the West non-school sponsored hockey team. “Playing with guys is fun. They’re not afraid to get in there and be aggressive,” Brawley said. “We’re a team and that’s all tha...

Varsity poms win first state championship in West history

Varsity poms win first state championship in West history

Gabe Davis, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


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Varsity Poms, led by senior co-captains Sydney Veltman and Julia DeFrank, competed at state Feb. 24 and were named 2018 State Champions. This is the first time the team has won the title in West history. “When we found out we had just won first place we were all in a state of shock. After you he...

Senior Nature Williams-Harkins looks forward to track season

Senior Nature Williams-Harkins looks forward to track season

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

March 12, 2018


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State champion, state runner-up, district champion and all-conference are just a few of the titles senior Nature Williams-Harkins has earned in her high school track career so far. It all started for Williams-Harkins in fourth grade when she became interested in running. In eighth grade, she bega...

Longhorns Sports Production takes their skills to the next level

Longhorns Sports Production takes their skills to the next level

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


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For the past two years, Longhorns Sports Production (LSP), has filmed live games of sporting events, but as of the winter season, they extended their skills and now produce live-stream videos available to the student body on YouTube. “By live-streaming, students are given the opportunity to participate...

Boys basketball wraps up season

Boys basketball wraps up season

Zaven Nalbandian, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018


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Over the past two years, the boys basketball team has been a dominant force on the court, posting a 20-6 record in 2016 and a 19-10 record in 2017. Players and fans were optimistic about the way the team looked before the 2018 season started. “Personally, I thought the varsity group looked pretty strong....

Atajio Ivy reflects on four years as a varsity wrestler

Atajio Ivy reflects on four years as a varsity wrestler

Chris Bass, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


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Pathfinder: When did you find the passion for wrestling? Ivy: It’s a funny story. So, when I first got into wrestling, I didn’t think I was going to stay with it. I knew that my dad had wrestled and I kinda wanted some fighting skills. When I first started, I never thought that I would have that...

The boys volleyball team is optimistic heading into the season

The boys volleyball team is optimistic heading into the season

February 15, 2018


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With the program losing six seniors, the boys’ volleyball program is starting up again, and the team is hungry for a winning season this spring. The team has seen a swell in numbers, with around 25 new athletes, the volleyball program is looking to build off of a 3-16 season. “I think it's g...

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