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“In my three years on the team track has allowed me to meet new people and challenge myself in many different ways,” Mitchell said.

Running for the Team

Makenna Burt, Editor In-Cheif May 23, 2024

Thursday April 11th the Boys and Girls Track teams were honored for their senior nights. They participated in the Jesse Day Relay meet at Brady Street Stadium. The Jesse Day Relay is a relay-only track...

Iowa Hawkeyes defeats previous national champions as they head into the final four against the University of Connecticut Huskies.

Iowa Heading Into The Final Four

Addison Aleksiejczyk, Co-Editor April 5, 2024

As the 2024 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament is in full swing, the Iowa Hawkeyes upset the LSU Tigers as they head into the final four. After the Hawkeyes lost last...

“In the original game I don’t think we could have come out better, so it was hard to be as good as the first game, but we still came out there and played as hard as we could and we kept our energy high,” Green said.

Second Half, Same Energy

Lucy Bernick, Reporter January 17, 2024

On December 8th, 2023 the Davenport West Boys Basketball team versed Davenport Central in a crowd-thrilling game where West dominated. A few minutes into the third quarter, the game was going well with...

“I am most excited to just get back on the court,” Thomas said.

The Start of Something New

Makenna Burt, Editor In-Cheif November 27, 2023

With the ending of fall sports, comes the winter sport pre-season. Boys basketball is one of those sports that puts in an abundance of time preparing for their season. With this, the team has new players...

“We did like over half a year of practice, and it paid off,” senior Karma Caldwell said.

Bringing Home the Trophy

Kaylee Coffman, Reporter November 16, 2023

I'm sure we’ve all heard the saying “practice makes perfect'' at least once? Well for the Davenport West Coed Competition Cheerleaders, practice did make perfect! On November 4th the Iowa Cheerleading...

 “On our team, a win for one is a win for all, coach Stahle said.

Addison represents Davenport West at Miss Iowa

Stoyota Nguyen, Reporter November 13, 2023

Recently a new opportunity has formed for the Iowa Dance Community. Talented dancers from all over the community now have the opportunity to compete for a spot to represent Iowa’s most prestigious dancers....

“I was more shocked when I found out that I made the team, I genuinely thought I didnt make it,” Hicks said.

A True All-Star

Makenna Burt, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2023

For the past 4 years, nobody has been able to do what senior Torrance Hicks accomplished. She made the All-State Cheer team, a very selective team of the best cheerleaders across Iowa. A team of 20-45...

Junior Marvin Neely blocked a Davenport North player back on offense.

Falcons Take Off

Ashanti Kolwey, Reporter October 20, 2023

Starting the year off with a Falcon win! The football team won against rivals Davenport North. With just came off a winning 7-3 record from last season, so many doubt this season. Having lost so many seniors...

It felt really good cause it was our first win at a home game in a long time, Wisely said.

Point West!

Lucy Bernick, Reporter September 12, 2023

Tuesday September 5th, 2023 the Davenport West volleyball teams made a clean sweep on sophomore, JV, and varsity. They versed Clinton High School in a close and intense match, where both the sophomore...

Mary has a big personality and a lot of love for her students and swimmers.

From West to the South

Lanora Sprague, Reporter May 25, 2023

Yee-Haw! Mary Mandel’s moving to Texas. Mandel is a self contained special education teacher and head girls swim coach here at West High School and she’s been teaching for seven  years. She has made...

“The confidence he had in us, it just made us have more confidence in ourselves to go out there and do the best we can,” said Mitchell.

Leaving an Impact

Lucy Bernick, Reporter May 25, 2023

Coaches and teachers can leave a special impact on the kids that they coach and teach which is exactly what Coach Krusey did during his time at West. Krusey is a special education and behavior disorder...

“I think this years golf season will be fun and we have a pretty good team,” senior Clare Lotspeich said.

“Par”fect Meet

Makenna Burt, Reporter April 12, 2023

Staring at the top of the hill looking at a small hole 338 yards away, with one goal to put that ball in the hole in the least amount of shots. That’s how the West girls golf teams first meet started...

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