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Diamond Dancers dance their way to earn three division one ratings

Diamond Dancers dance their way to earn three division one ratings

Hannah Myers, Reporter

December 9, 2017


Filed under Dance, News, Sports

On Friday, Dec. 1 the Diamond Dancers competed in the ISDTA (Iowa State Drill Team Association) competition. Their routines consisted of three different types of dances: kick, pom and contemporary. Dancers are judged differently in each category. For kick, judges look for straight legs and pointed...

Boys basketball at Central

Boys basketball at Central

Haley Newcomb, Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

On Tuesday, Dec. 5 boys basketball faced the Blue Devils at Central. The sophomore game ended 46-45 with a West win. The varsity game ended 67-60 with a West win. Highlights Sophomore: In the fourth quarter, the Falcons were down one point in the last 10 seconds when sophomore Zach Trevino sc...

Falcon basketball takes on Maquoketa

Falcon basketball takes on Maquoketa

Haley Newcomb, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

On Saturday, Dec. 2 the girls and boys basketball teams faced the Maquoketa Cardinals for their first game of the season. The JV girls game ended 50-10 with a Maquoketa win. The JV boys game was 56-24 with a West win. The varsity girls game was 70-10 with a Maquoketa win. The varsity boys game was...

Boys basketball scrimmage recap

Boys basketball scrimmage recap

Brooke Netcott, Reporter

November 27, 2017


Filed under Basketball, News, Sports

On Saturday, Nov. 25 the boys basketball team had a scrimmage against DeWitt. The sophomores scrimmage was 54-47 with a DeWitt win.  And the varsity scrimmage was 60-47 with a West win.

West hosts annual winter sports kickoff

West hosts annual winter sports kickoff

Haley Newcomb, Reporter

November 18, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

The winter sports kickoff was held in the auditorium on Nov. 16. Athletic director Kevin Petersen recognized fall sport athletes for academic awards and introduced this year's winter sports teams. The Diamond Dancers performed and announced they are headed to state Nov. 30. Volleyball all-conference...

Cheer, state week

Cheer, state week

Haley Newcomb, Reporter

November 7, 2017


Filed under Cheer, News, Sports

West High’s competition cheerleaders began what the team calls “state week” by participating at the Triton Challenge, Oct. 28 in Fort Dodge. The challenge was an all day event, and is considered a warm up for state by the team. The cheer team takes videos of the routine they perform at the cha...

West High Diamond Dancers

West High Diamond Dancers

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

November 3, 2017


Filed under Dance, Sports

Teamwork is the soul of the sport of dance and it shows in the West High Diamond Dancers. The Diamond Dancers not only dance at both home football and basketball games, but compete in competitions as well. With practices every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 a.m.-7:30 a.m., the girls go through proce...

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football

TJ Rhodes, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

Fantasy football is the spirit of the NFL captured within a unique betting system to create a player’s own football team made up of NFL players. The purpose of playing fantasy football is to have a good time and/or bet money. Players will get a new perspective of the NFL and the players. During...

“Friday night lights” dim for seniors

“Friday night lights” dim for seniors

TJ Rhodes, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Football

The Falcons played the Western Dubuque Epworth football team in the final home game of 2017 Thursday, Oct. 12. It was senior night honoring the current 15 seniors on the team. These seniors are Adam Letts, Richie Quandt, Jacen Petersen, Josh Kopp, Alex Hunt, CJ Busch, Derrick Olcott, Dawson Vanwi...

Girls’ swim team holds Senior Night

Girls’ swim team holds Senior Night

Madison McNabb, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Photo Galleries, Swimming

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, West had their final home swim meet of the year. Seniors Courtney Schaeffer, Kassie Remley, McKenna Rommel, Madison Cousins and Mackenzie Evans were all recognized at Senior Night. “I think it’s a neat night for the seniors. It’s a good way to recognize the students tha...

Falcon volleyball team faces the Clinton River Queens

Falcon volleyball team faces the Clinton River Queens

Haley Newcomb and Brooke Netcott

October 4, 2017


Filed under Photo Galleries, Volleyball

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the Falcons faced the Clinton River Kings at West. The freshmen team lost three matches with the scores being 25-8, 25-9, and 15-3. After freshman, the sophomore and junior varsity hit the courts. Sophomores started the night with a comeback win of 26-24, but lost the next two ...

West hosts 2017 Homecoming Game

West hosts 2017 Homecoming Game

TJ Rhodes, Reporter

October 3, 2017


Filed under Football, Photo Galleries

Davenport West sophomore and varsity football played the Pleasant Valley Spartans on Sept. 29. Sophomores lost 20-6 while varsity lost 62-7. Matt Mcbeth from PV was injured within the first 59 seconds of the sophomore game. The ambulance came to take Mcbeth to the hospital. “It's always...

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