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The swimming seniors take their final splash

The swimming seniors take their final splash

Kate Kealey, Editor in chief

January 19, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Photos, Sports, Swimming

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It is all about the stats?

It is all about the stats?

Brooke Netcott, Reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For basketball, statistics are important for keeping track of scores and how many shots players make per game. People do this manually and it is not as easy as it sounds. The scorekeeper needs to have a place to document all the player’s names on the team. He/She needs a record for offense and a ...

West defends home court with a win

West defends home court with a win

TJ Rhodes, Reporter

January 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Photos, Sports

The West Falcons played the Muscatine Muskies on Friday, Jan. 5 at West. The basketball duel started off with little points scored, despite the Falcons passing the ball seemingly with ease. West struggled to put up four points, while the Muskies scored eight through the first quarter. Halfway through...

West faces the Knights at Assumption

West faces the Knights at Assumption

Haley Newcomb, Assistant Media Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Photos, Sports

On Tuesday, Dec. 12 boys basketball faced the Assumption Knights at Assumption. The freshman game was 58-38 with Assumption winning. The sophomore game was 66-37 with West winning. The varsity game was 45-44 with West winning. Highlights Freshmen: In the third quarter, freshman RJ Molloy stole a pass from the Assumption offense, making a fast break ...

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, Assistant Media Editor

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, Assistant Media Editor

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, Multimedia, News, Photos, 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, Assistant Media Editor

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, Assistant Media Editor

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...

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