As the spectators on the side look on, junior Faith Woodall attempts to get the upper hand on her female opponent. Woodall is a first-year wrestler, joining after the girls wrestling team began to gain traction. “I really like it because they support each other in their endeavors and the team is just really close,” Woodall said.

Girls wrestling creates their own team

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor February 21, 2020

With new additions to the team and approval from the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) to separate the former co-ed sport, girls wrestling has formed their own team in hopes of...

Sophomore Emma Carter and freshman Paige Wehrmeister pose together after the Mehlville Women’s Invitational Dec. 21. The tournament was the first girls tournament that either one had been to; Carter took third place in the 167 pound weight class, and Wehrmeister took fifth in the 121 pound weight class.

#WrestleLikeAGirl: breaking boundaries and winning medals

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor February 1, 2019

This wrestling season, #WrestleLikeAGirl has trended across Missouri. Girls have turned out in record numbers for the sport, more than doubling the number that the Missouri State High School Activities...

Preparing to engage an opponent, Carter looks for an opportunity to shoot. Carter was named varsity wrestler of the week and boasts a 6-2 record. “When you get out on that mat and you’re really in that fight or flight moment, you know you have to win,” Carter said.

Sophomore Emma Carter pins down success

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor February 1, 2019

“Being a girl in this boy's sport, there [are] so many things you have to do. People are constantly watching what you’re doing to try and protect themselves; people in this sport are so sexist, it’s...

Hand raised after her first pin of a male opponent, Wehrmeister grins at her triumph. “I feel like I am in control of them [when I’m on top], and if I wanted to I could control everything that was happening in that moment,” Wehrmeister said. “They can’t get up if I don’t let go.”

Freshman Paige Wehrmeister finds her strength in wrestling

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor February 1, 2019

Freshman Paige Wehrmeister had not always seen herself as a strong person—then she started wrestling. Joining sophomore Emma Carter as one of two female wrestlers in Parkway, Wehrmeister has already...

Practicing for her poetry event at the Jefferson City Invitational, held Jan. 28 through 29, junior Khushali Sarnot recites her piece to sophomores Kristina Humphrey and Nina Maitra.

Debate team prepares for Districts

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer February 14, 2017

With the post-season approaching, the Speech and Debate team has been preparing for the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) and Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) districts,...

Making his way down the field, junior Jack Galkowski prepares to shoot the ball into the goal. The boys played in the Northwest tournament against Oakville on Aug. 20 with an ending score of 0-3.

Soccer prepares to beat the odds at districts

Sophia Ferretti , Convergent Media Writer October 24, 2016
“I think it’s going to be a struggle, obviously, but I feel like we are going to peak at the right time, and I’m looking forward to playing in the big games and enjoying that experience,” freshman Landon Dupont said.
Racing ahead, varsity runners and seniors Rikita Saunders and Maggie Morse compete at the Stan Nelson Invitational.

Girls cross country enters championship season

October 21, 2016

The varsity team will begin their championship season at Districts on Saturday, Oct. 22. If they qualify as one of the top four teams at the meet, they will then attend Sectionals on Oct. 29 to qualify...

Parkway West looks to become district champions this Friday night against Fort Zumwalt South.

Longhorn football aims to continue making history

Matt Blake, Staff Writer November 6, 2015
With the sixth seeded Longhorns upsetting the second seeded North on Friday, Oct. 30 19-14, they go on to the district championship where they will be playing the undefeated Fort Zumwalt South (13-0).
The Longhorns look to win their first District Championship in over 20 years. They take on Fort Zumwalt North this Friday, Nov. 6.

Longhorns move on to District championship

Bobby Connor, Staff Writer November 6, 2015
West beat Parkway North 19-14 on Friday.
The Longhorns haven't won a District game in over a decade, this week they look to change that statistic.

Coming off a win, football looks to break District losing streak

Matt Blake, Staff Writer October 19, 2015

With the Longhorns winning their final home and regular season game, they take a lot of momentum going into friday’s game, the first round of districts. The Longhorns now 4-5, play Fort Zumwalt South,...

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