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Cheerleaders help the community by volunteering at nursing home

Cheerleaders help the community by volunteering at nursing home

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

October 23, 2018

With stunts, flips and synchronized cheers, the cheerleading squad brings excitement and enthusiasm to sporting events across the school, but for the varsity squad, cheer does not stop at the sidelines. Every Wednesday night, a group of cheerleaders volunteers at Delmar Gardens Nursing Home’s ...

Softball team carries on annual prank and other long standing traditions

Softball team carries on annual prank and other long standing traditions

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

October 19, 2018

What do toilet paper, donuts and sticky notes have in common? They are all key aspects of the softball team’s unique traditions. Each season the team has a sleepover where they teepee the coach’s house. The tradition began eight years ago when Hal Whittaker was the head coach. Now, head coach...

Boys’ swim and dive team fights for success at state

Boys’ swim and dive team fights for success at state

Anna Pavlisin, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

Practicing six days a week with three morning practices, the boys’ swim and dive team prepares for the state championship in hopes of improving from their fifth-place finish in 2017 to top three. “We have a very diversely talented team,” assistant coach Mary Beth Wilson said. “We are able to qual...

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

As the first-hour bell signals class is over, junior Jansen 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

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

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

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

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

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...

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