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Hitting the greens

Hitting the greens

Haley Newcomb, Reporter

August 21, 2017


Filed under Golf, Sports

On Monday, Aug. 21, the boys’ golf team played at Glynn’s Creek Golf Course in Long Grove. The team arrived to play at the course at 8 a.m., but teed off later than expected due to rain. They played alongside golfers from Western Dubuque, Clinton and Muscatine for 18 holes. The boys practice...

Student versus staff basketball game

Student versus staff basketball game

Kelly Snawerdt, Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Sports

On Thursday, May 11, West had one of its very famous student vs. staff basketball games as a finishing to this school year. The student team consisted of Brett Erwin, Trey O’large, Max Bigalk, Cannon Allen, Dylan Hansen, Garvin Paper, Rachel Stewart, Olivia Humphrey, Travis White, Abby Malone and ...

“True” fans support the Chicago Cubs to the end

“True” fans support the Chicago Cubs to the end

Denisse Duarte, Reporter

November 2, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

The World Series signals the return of all the baseball fanatics. This year, a team that has not won the World Series in over a hundred years, returns to the field for a chance at redemption. The Chicago Cubs worked their way up to play in the majorly recognized championship. There are many students...

Boys basketball team hits the court

Boys basketball team hits the court

December 4, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

At its first home game on Dec. 1, the boys basketball team started out strong, leading Dubuque Senior by 32-24 at the half.  However, Senior's full court defense forced some Falcon turnovers, and Senior got hot in the third quarter, outscoring West 20 to 9, to defeat West 57-51. Kenny Clay led...

Interview with new football coach Justin Peters

October 19, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Video

New football coach Justin Peters comes from Colorado bringing a new direction for success, both on the field and off.

Coach works to change attitudes of players as well as community

Coach works to change attitudes of players as well as community

Iris Hayslett, Editor

September 28, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Video

New football coach Justin Peters, isn’t just changing the football team’s record; his plan is to change West students’ attitude toward success. School spirit is pumped up thanks to the team’s three straight wins. In just four short weeks, Peters has brought a new game plan to the halls of W...

Spirited fans fill the stands

Spirited fans fill the stands

Caylla Townsley, Editor

September 11, 2015


Filed under Sports

Many things around West high school have changed this year, including the spirit on and off the football field. Not only have the football players gone 2-0 this season for the first time since 1987, but the student section has come alive once again . The student section has been full for the first two games of the...

Football team opens season with big win over North

Football team opens season with big win over North

Iris Hayslett, Editor

August 28, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

"Day by day, we get better and better, till we can’t be beat, won’t be beat" the football team shouts its new motto, and that’s exactly what the Falcons did in its season opener, defeating Davenport North 16-14 at Brady Stadium. West fans had lots to cheer about as the Falcon football team...

Rugby popualrity in the United States

Katie Mazzarollo

May 14, 2013


Filed under Sports

Rugby is a form of football that was started in the 1830’s in the United Kingdom. Aside from soccer, rugby is one of the most popular sports in the world. This may come as a surprise to some because rugby is not even on the list of the top 10 most popular sports in the United States.      The...

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