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Five faculty members bid farewell with no pomp and circumstance

Staff members Melvin Bethany, Eileen Kiser, Taylor Rose, Carly Roach, and Kitty Strong leave West to chase different adventures.

Elle Rotter, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

Basketball and Football Coach Melvin Bethany is leaving to become the Activities Director at Lutheran High School in St. Charles, Mo.   “Parkway West High helped me to the fullest by allowing me to be and accepting my style of relationship building and coaching,” Bethany said. “I’m going to ...

Freshman Martin Franciscus overcomes diabetes through basketball passion

Freshman Martin Franciscus practices ball handling as he plays a pick up game with his friends. Diagnosed with diabetes in fourth grade, Franciscus does not let that affect his love for the game. “The team completely understands my condition and totally accepts it and understands
it,” Franciscus said. “Most people don’t know a lot diabetes. They are like, ‘wait you have diabetes?’”

Drew Boone, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

Freshman Martin Franciscus catches the ball and shoots a three-pointer, banking it in off the glass as the crowd erupts and the players on the bench get to their feet, yelling Franciscus’ name. Franciscus managed the boys freshman team and, after working hard all season, he was able to play in the last...

Longhorn Football: a new journey

Junior running back Nick Lewis celebrates with assistant coach Melvin Bethany after a touchdown.

Bobby Connor, Staff Writers

August 28, 2014

Varsity football undergoes a schedule change that drives them towards new goals.

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