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On the grind

On the grind

Alec Shipley, Reporter February 26, 2021

254 points, 47 assists, 46 rebounds, and 39 steals, all in just fifteen games. These are just a few of the accolades that senior John Miller accounted for during the 2020-21 season as a member of the basketball...

Alyssa Broer ‘22 practices jumps right before she goes on with her team to do their state lyrical dance. In addition to their state competition the dance team danced at halftime for basketball and football games. “One thing I really enjoy about the dance team is our basketball season. It’s always so fun when we are in the hallway practicing before we go out because I get to hang out with my best friends. When performing we are closer to the crowd and it makes dancing for them so much easier,” Broer said.

Performing behind a mask

Isabella Martens, Reporter February 17, 2021

Sparkly costumes, faces full of makeup, and big smiles is what people usually think of when they hear dance, but the Diamond Dancers have proven that there is much more to it.  Since this summer, the...

Erwin shares some qualities with his older brother, Brett Erwin, who graduated from West in 2018. They both played basketball all four years of high school. “They’re both hard working. They were obviously raised really well so they’re both great kids. I think Derek is a little more outgoing towards everyone else,” Paulson said.

Never give up

Luke Loving, Reporter February 10, 2021

Imagine climbing a mountain, but every time you almost reach the top, you trip and fall right back down to the bottom. Imagine having to rehab through the whole off-season leading up to your senior year....

Good grades were required to play in the West versus Pleasant Valley boy basketball game on Feb 4. In fact, good grades are required to get play time. A student athletes favorite part of the game is the opportunity to play. “Dont focus on things that you cant control and always do your homework before you do anything else to be able to play,” senior and student athlete Kyle Burton said.

Student first, athlete second

Diana Garcia, Reporter February 7, 2020

Throughout the years West High School has been a competitive school with sports. In every sport, all  teammates and their coaches support one another, become close, and encourage academic success.  As...

Senior Erica Henderson is an example of just one Falcon athletic standouts. Henderson highest bowling score is a 279 and her goal is to surpass this score during her final season on the bowling team.

Falcon athletic standouts

Marissa Mendez, Reporter January 16, 2020

Every sport has that one outstanding player. A player that you know is going to be good as soon as they step onto the field, court, mat, or floor. A player that is passionate about what they do and how...

JV team gets ready for the game.

JV and varsity girls defend home against Bettendorf

Martin Morales, Reporter January 25, 2018

Final scores Varsity: 65-17 Bettendorf JV: 47-8 Bettendorf

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