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In this photo-gallery, read about the JV sports team’s season summary.

Spring JV season wrap up

Elle Rotter, Awards Coordinator May 24, 2021

With the spring sports season jumping to a close, team members say good-bye to their seniors and continue practicing for their next season. In this photo-gallery, team members describe how they felt about...

Carrying the ball forward, left defender and junior Ella Mercer dribbles away from Parkway Central seniors Kaylee Canoy and Brooke Taeckens. Mercer has played soccer since she was five years old and is a three-year member of the varsity team. “Soccer has always been a huge part of my life. I love using it as a way to de-stress and get exercise. No matter what I have going on outside of soccer, as soon as I’m on the field it disappears and I forget about it for an hour and a half,” Mercer said. “Soccer is both a mental and physical sport, you always have to be thinking about the next play, and where you need to be and where the next ball needs to go. I love getting to incorporate both the mental and physical aspect on the field.”

Photo of the Week – April 5

Kathryn McAuliffe, Managing Editor-in-Chief April 9, 2021

Senior Ajdin Turnadzic poses for a photo at the Scott Gallagher Soccer Complex after training for five hours.

Senior Ajdin Turnadzic prepares to play professional soccer in Dubai

Tanvi Kulkarni, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

As soon as senior Ajdin Turnadzic accepted the phone call, he knew his life was about to change dramatically. He could hear his cousins and family in the next room and immediately walked inside, pulling...

Between all the sports, the average cost to play and to buy equipment is $275. Athletes have to spend  not only their health and time but also their money or their families money.

The underlying price of high school sports

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer March 3, 2020

Whether it is fees for a club team, equipment, travel, event admission or other sports costs, families can spend thousands of dollars on athletics. In addition to the cost of club sports, when kids reach...

With 14 years of experience, junior Dorothy Wunderlich pitches the softball to her opponent. During the season, Wunderlich’s bone hit against her hip labrum and re-tore the muscle. “I played the entire season and had surgery the Tuesday after [the last game]. Loving the sport keeps me going [through the injuries]; I would love to play softball in college,” Wunderlinch said. “I love my teammates, and they are really supportive about me being injured.”

Un-be-leaf-able season: Fall sports recap

Nayeon Ryu, Video Editor October 29, 2019

Posing with her team on the champions stage, sophomore Ella Roesch holds one finger up, indicating that her Lou Fusz Blue team won first place in the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships June 26 in Saginaw, Mich. Roesch’s team beat out teams from 15 other states, all located in the Midwest, beating Iowa Rush 3-1 in the finals. “The first goal of the game was my favorite part because I got the assist. The one who scored was one of my good friends on the team and ran right to me. We practice our celebrations, so we showed off to our parents. It was a lot of fun, but after celebrating, it was back to game time,” Roesch said.

Sophomore Ella Roesch utilizes grit and God to win soccer championships

Claire LeDuc, Staff Writer August 19, 2019

Looking at the field in front of her, sophomore Ella Roesch hears the first whistle blow in Saginaw, Mich. for the final game that week during the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships. Roesch’s...

Sophomore Victor Ganev and senior Grant Young stand in a serve-receive position during a game against St. Louis University High School April 2. West lost 2-0, losing by only two points in the second set. “My favorite part about playing volleyball is serving or hitting because they are the only things that I can control. I can mentally prepare myself for my serve and focus on my hit so it goes where I want it to,” Ganev said.

Spring sports photo gallery

Irene Yannakakis, Staff Writer May 20, 2019

While waiting for her Caesar salad to arrive, sophomore Emma Breidecker entertains the table with her Sweet and Low Tower. Breidecker traveled to Anaheim for the National High School Journalism Convention. “I was really nervous because I was just doing it while I was waiting for the food to come and then everyone started watching. I felt so much pressure,” Breidecker said.

Photo of the week – April 22

Emma Caplinger, Podcast Artist April 23, 2019

Leaping to save a ball, senior Nolan Cosgrove defends the goal against an opposing shot from Parkway Central. After deciding to attend University of Tulsa, Cosgrove is looking forward to the competitive nature of college soccer. “Playing soccer in high school is just trying to play at the highest level that you can while you’re here and trying to put in as much work as you can while you’re here, so that way you can be prepared whenever you do go into that college environment,” Nolan said.

Senior Nolan Cosgrove scores a Division I spot as a goalie

Ella Mercer and Abbie Zensen November 14, 2018

After three years of creating a name for himself in high school, senior Nolan Cosgrove has begun preparing for his future at the University of Tulsa. Since the age of five, Nolan has dreamed of playing...

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