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#WrestleLikeAGirl: breaking boundaries and winning medals

#WrestleLikeAGirl: breaking boundaries and winning medals

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under showcase, sports

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 Association predicted would join. Now, their season is coming to a finish, with district tournaments...

Wrestling team revives their history through a champions board

Wrestling team revives their history through a champions board

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under showcase, sports

With a new season underway and momentum building for an expanded girls program, the wrestling team has another change coming this year: a champions board to display all of their past state qualifiers, placers and team titles. They won their first conference title in 29 years last season, and the words...

Atajio Ivy reflects on four years as a varsity wrestler

Chris Bass, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under sports

Pathfinder: When did you find the passion for wrestling? Ivy: It’s a funny story. So, when I first got into wrestling, I didn’t think I was going to stay with it. I knew that my dad had wrestled and I kinda wanted some fighting skills. When I first started, I never thought that I would have that...

Six minutes on the mat: senior Josh McCallister looks towards state

Six minutes on the mat: senior Josh McCallister looks towards state

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under showcase, sports

At a West High wrestling camp between his eighth grade and freshman year, senior Josh McCallister laid the foundations for his passion. He picked up the skills quickly, and his confidence drove him to join the high school team. Eventually, he worked his way up to earning the team captain position in hi...

Wrestling team prepares for senior night

Wrestling team prepares for senior night

Chris Bass, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


Filed under showcase, sports

The wrestling team is over halfway through their season with a record of 9-5, and 5-0 in their conference. The team is currently preparing for their upcoming home meet and senior night, Feb. 2.

Junior Kayla Bell joins the wrestling team

Junior Kayla Bell joins the wrestling team

Ellie Widowski, News Writer

December 21, 2016


Filed under features

Traditionally in high school sports, co-ed teams are not common. Wrestling is usually known as a boy’s sport, but it is also open for girls to join. Although it is open to girls, it is rare for girls to be a part of a high school wrestling team. Junior Kayla Bell joined the wrestling team as the team...

Winter sports seasons to start in November

Winter sports seasons to start in November

Ellie Widowski, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under sports

November: a month that gives us Thanksgiving break, Election Day and the start of winter sports. With fall sports wrapping up, winter sports athletes are preparing for their upcoming seasons in basketball, swimming and wrestling. Two of the four winter sports will have a new head coach starting. The new...

Wrestling rivalry showdown

Wrestling rivalry showdown

Shannon Anderson, Convergent Media Writer

February 2, 2015


Filed under photos, snapshot

Pinning his opponent, senior Jacob Goldblum competes in his first match of the year at the Ladue Quad. This was a big win for the team because they won the dual. “This was my first time since freshman year that we beat Central,” Goldblum said.  At the end of the tournament they placed second, beating...

Athlete Spotlight: Ben Herrmann

Athlete Spotlight: Ben Herrmann

Grant Aden, Staff Writer

January 20, 2015


Filed under sports

After entering high school, Sophomore Ben Herrmann has come to love the sport as he tries to live up to his fathers legacy.

Mike’s motivation to help others

Mike’s motivation to help others

Bobby Connor, Staff Writer

December 4, 2014


Filed under features

Sophomore Mike Butler inspires many through his work ethic in many sports he participates in at West.

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