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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...

Co-ed track takes on Jesse Days

Co-ed track takes on Jesse Days

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Track

Results update: Men’s team placed third overall with 108 points Women’s team placed last overall with 9 points On Apr. 12, the annual Jesse Days co-ed track meet will be held at Brady Street Stadium with teams from North Scott, Pleasant Valley, Bettendorf, Davenport Central, Muscat...

Soccer holds trivia night for new scoreboard

Soccer holds trivia night for new scoreboard

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under News, Soccer, Sports

On Saturday, Apr. 7, the boys and girls soccer teams will be hosting a trivia night at the Walcott Coliseum. You can reserve a table that seats up to eight people. It is $10 dollars per person to attend. The trivia night has been a recurring event for the past two years. “Our previous trivia ni...

Keeping up with the girls track team

Keeping up with the girls track team

Kate Kealey, Editor in chief

March 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Track

The Davenport West Girls Track Team has their first outdoor meet on Thursday, Mar. 29 at North Scott High School. The girls have been practicing since January. Practices consist of lifting and running around the school hallways when weather is poor. “My favorite part of track is having fun with girls at...

Softball team pitches in to benefit the community

Softball team pitches in to benefit the community

Naomi Walker, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under News, Softball, Sports

On Sat. Mar. 3, 14 members of the softball team and four of the coaches pitched in to help out the community by volunteering at the JB Young Opportunity Center Food Bank from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. “The environment was great. Our team was welcoming and open to talking to all who arrived. I was very ...

Brett Erwin selected for Academic All-State Iowa Basketball Team

Brett Erwin selected for Academic All-State Iowa Basketball Team

Martin Morales, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Out of 130 applicants across the state of Iowa, senior center Brett Erwin was one of 23 student athletes chosen for the Academic All-State Iowa Basketball team. “It’s a really cool honor and a big accomplishment for me,” Erwin said. “I don’t remember the last time someone from West won ...

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