The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


One of my biggest accomplishments is winning all districts and second, all-conference in the top suburban conference of Missouri. No freshman in Missouri won my conference, so I’m really proud because all of my hard work paid off. I’ve been playing basketball for my whole life, and so did my mom and my grandma, so it sort of runs in the family to play basketball in high school and college. My coach is my biggest inspiration because he’s always cheering me and motivating me on the court. He’s probably my number-one fan. I can see myself playing for the rest of high school and it’s also my dream to play basketball in college.” - Ava Albanese, 9

Ava Albanese

Angie Ren, Staff Writer May 18, 2023

Back on the court, senior Abbie Zensen warms up to play in the first game of the Summit Holiday Hoops tournament. Zensen was injured in May, leaving her unable to participate in sports. “I was a little worried at first because I wasnt sure what it was going to be like cutting on my knee. I hadnt done stuff like that,” Zensen said. “The first basketball game was really exciting. When I first went down with my knee injury, I didn’t see myself coming back.”

A season-ending injury to a new school record

Danica Gatchel, Staff Writer January 27, 2022

During one of the soccer team’s last games before the quarter-finals, senior Abbie Zensen was involved with a contact-on-contact collision, resulting in a dislocated kneecap and torn knee ligaments leaving...

Jumping toward the basket, above his opponents, junior Tyler King launches the ball. Ending the game 84 to 61, King made one of the winning baskets. “Beating [Parkway] South was one of my favorite parts of the game. We played to crush them and that is what we did,” King said.

Photo of the Week- Nov. 29

Emma Iswarienko, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

After hearing about our winter sports teams let’s wish them the best of luck as this season is getting ready to start. If you want to follow a specific team, the team schedules are below.

Meet our winter warriors

Tre Bell , Staff Writer November 22, 2021

After experiencing a season played in the midst of a pandemic, the winter sports teams are ready to play with some normalcy. Here is what you can expect to see from them this season. Boys Basketball  After...

Freshman center Chase Haun goes up for a basket to take the lead against Parkway South. In mid-December, the freshmen boys basketball team defeated the Patriots 36-35. “Going up with the ball there was very risky because of the percentage of that shot. It was a mid-ranger that was semi-contested and I’m surprised that I made it,” Haun said.

Mid-season quarantine sidelines freshmen boys basketball team

Eli Fassler, Staff Writer January 15, 2021

“Go!” Head freshmen boys basketball coach Matt Catanzaro yells for the next athlete to begin his dribbling zigzags across the court. Fourteen athletes heaved across the court from baseline to baseline...

In a game against Eureka Jan. 5, junior Tre Bell pushes the ball up the court to start a fast break while the defense is caught off guard. Bell has been playing basketball for the past 12 years. “To be honest I don’t usually think during games. I let my instincts [take] control because I trust my abilities and i’ve been playing for so long,” Bell said. “Before the game we were very eager to win because last year they [Eureka] beat us in the district semifinals so we owed them payback for that.”

Photo of the Week- Jan. 4

Fatema Rehmani, Conceptual Editor-in-Chief January 8, 2021

Weighing her options, junior Shemaiah Saunders aims to pass the ball and cut to the basket for a shot. This season, Saunders has had to play her games while wearing a mask. It’s difficult [with] other kids playing sports trying to breath and feel comfortable, Saunders said. But COVID-19 hasn’t really changed much... I’ve known most of my teammates since elementary school, so it’s just cool to continue to play with them and graduate with them.

Photo of the Week- Nov. 30

Mira Nalbandian, Entertainment Editor December 4, 2020

Working on creative designs and visuals, alumnus Cam and Jordan Neisler put together a video mixtape and photo edit for high school basketball players. The Neislers have been spending their summer in the gym recording for rising athletes. “I don’t know what the future holds for me but if I get the opportunity to be a designer for a team Ill take it and I love doing it,” Cam said. “Watching competitive basketball is fun, seeing Jordan behind the scenes is fun and being able to use his work is fun.”

Slam Dunk Success: Neisler brothers work together to produce mixtapes for basketball athletes

Tre Bell and Lilly Francis August 26, 2020

Spending hours recording and editing photos and videos, alumnus and brothers Cam and Jordan Neisler have found a talent for creating video and picture edits for high school basketball players. “When...

Johnetta Doss smiles with her daughter, senior Carieal L Doss.

Remembering senior Carieal “L” Doss

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer May 21, 2020

On April 17 our community lost senior Carieal “L” Doss. After transferring from Parkway Central midway into her junior year, she became known by teachers and peers for her jokes and infectious smile. As...

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