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Serves up

Serves up

Sarah Bernick and Sophia Iniguez

April 8, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis

Figuring out exactly what you want to join in high school can be nerve-racking, but also an exciting journey. It opens up opportunities, while challenging people to do activities they would never think of doing. West’s girls tennis team and coach give some tips on this active spring sport. For m...

Wings of winter

Wings of winter

Joseph Potts, Reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Quad Cities Blues hockey is a local high school team that consists of people from Illinois and Iowa such as Moline, Davenport, Bettendorf, and Pleasant Valley. It is a part of the Midwest Hockey League, which contains teams from all over the midwest. “It’s just a high school team in general.They been around fo...

Bowling team rolls on

Bowling team rolls on

Tim O'Leary

February 14, 2019


Filed under Award Winners, Bowling, Showcase, Sports

This past week the bowling team has proved their ability in the sport with 2 of the team’s bowlers, Zach Hainline and Erica Henderson qualifying for the all-district team. The team as a whole takes pride in their sport as well as the odd quirks and boons of it. Bowling is a much different sport compared t...

Wrestling at West

Wrestling at West

Joseph Potts, Reporter

February 11, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Wrestling

As the winter sports season is getting closer to a conclusion, the wrestling team will be competing to qualify for state in their next tournament. Currently they are getting themselves ready to be in their best shape to end a successful season. As of Feb. 11, Travis Hodges came in second place in the dis...

Dance team dismantles gender stereotypes

Dance team dismantles gender stereotypes

Tori Dierikx, Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Dance, Showcase, Sports

Those who attended the Jan. 4 basketball game may have been expecting a fun 15 minutes between the second and third quarter due to the annual dance to be put on by the dance team. This time, however, there was a major change that would surprise the audience. Instead of the typical all female team, fr...

Winter sports kick off excites Falcon athletes

Winter sports kick off excites Falcon athletes

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

November 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Nov. 14 the winter sports kickoff was held in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m.. The night started off with Athletic Director Kevin Petersen handing out the fall sports awards. Petersen congratulated senior Kameron Morgan for his performance at the state cross country meet, as well as congratulating...

Second in the state

Second in the state

Emma Bernick, Media Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Cheer, Multimedia, Photos, Showcase, Sports

On Saturday, Nov. 3, West’s cheerleading team headed to the Iowa State Fairgrounds to compete in the Iowa High School State Cheerleading Championships. The team placed second for their coed cheer dance routine, and their stunt groups placed 13th and 14th for the 4A division. This victory comes after a week of intense s...

Falcons race to state

Falcons race to state

Tori Dierikx, Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, XC

“Get focused, get ready, this is it,” girls cross country coach Arron Rietz said. The 20 minute bus ride from West High School to Crow Creek park was full of excitement and tension. On Thursday, Oct. 18, the cross country teams competed at Crow Creek for the regional meet. High expectatio...

Freshman volleyball takes a win over Assumption

Freshman volleyball takes a win over Assumption

Dani Reitz, Opinion Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Photos, Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Brimming with high energy and intensity, the freshman volleyball team took a satisfactory win over rival Assumption in one of last night’s sets. “We had a couple plays that got us down, but we got our energy right back up,” libero Hannah Taylor said. After a week of no practice, the team a...

Friday night fights

Friday night fights

Tori Dierikx, Reporter

September 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Opinion, Showcase

Football is a heavy contact sport, but sometimes that contact can go too far. On Friday, Aug. 31, the Falcon football team got a first hand glimpse at what “too far” means when they versed the Clinton Riverkings. At the end of the fourth quarter, with about three minutes left, junior quarterba...

Boys track team goes to Drake

Boys track team goes to Drake

Joseph Potts, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Track

On Thursday, Apr. 19, Davenport West’s track teams won six events in the A Division at the Bettendorf ABC Track Invitational. Senior Andrew Wright won the 1600 meter and junior Kameron Morgan took the win for the 3200 meter race. This will be the first time coach Marty Leal will take a 3200 meter rel...

Problematic weather for sports

Problematic weather for sports

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

April 19, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

For the last couple of weeks there have been many cancellations for spring sports because of the cold weather. The sports that have had cancellations are boys and girls tennis, track, soccer and girls golf. “When we don’t have a meet, we usually practice. Since the weather has been so bad, we...

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