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“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...

“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...

The Davenport West Competition Team has a team huddle right before they go out and perform at State. The team motivated each other with speeches and prepared each other to give their best performance.

Soaring to State

Isabella Martens and Alexandria Petersen December 6, 2022

Four months of training, focus, and determination is what set up the cheer team for success.  The West High cheer team went to state on October 29th and earned 6th place with their routine. It was...

Davenport West Varsity Cheerleaders pose for the last picture of the 2020 season.

Tryouts in a Pandemic

Morgan Hauschild, Reporter April 1, 2021

You see them at football games. You see them up in the air, doing stunts with excited faces. Who might these people be you may ask? The Davenport West cheerleaders!  On March 7th, West held their 2021...

Senior and flyer Miranda Schwein in the midst of her stunt, preparing to be caught by juniors Hailey Hansen and Ivori Bly and senior Addison Flynn. This stunt was performed at one of the many late night practices required to perfect their routine for state.

Second in the state

Emma Bernick, Media Editor November 5, 2018

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...

Cheer, state week

Cheer, state week

Haley Newcomb, Assistant Media Editor November 7, 2017

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...

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