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Senior Isaiah McDonald poses for a picture moments before receiving a shirt for placing first in the 400 meter dash race.

Isaiah McDonald Places First at Wartburg Track Meet

Ali Parkhurst , Reporter March 23, 2023

On Tuesday, March 21, the Wahawk boys and girls track and field teams traveled to Waverly for the Wartburg invitational track and field meet. During the meet, senior Isaiah McDonald placed an overall first...

Seniors Who Committed

Seniors Who Committed

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter March 10, 2023

As the 2022-23 school year is slowly wrapping up, we are seeing many Wahawk seniors announce their commitments to college sports. As they move from West High to collegiate sports teams, they look back...

Senior Sahara Williams makes a free throw shot. As her shot goes in, Ankeny Centennital makes their way in, going for the rebound.

Wahawks Fall Short At State Tournament

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter March 10, 2023

Monday, Feb. 27, the Wahawk girls traveled to the Wells Fargo Arena for the 2022-23 girls state basketball tournament. Fighting against Ankeny Centennial, the girls gave it their all in an attempt to make...


March 3, 2023

Meet West Highs FIRST Girls Wrestling Team

Meet West Highs FIRST Girls Wrestling Team

Lydia Parkhurst, Reporter February 28, 2023

The 2022-2023 school year is the first year West High has had an official girls' team. As this season comes to an end let's take a look back at the girls who made this team happen with the support of coach...

The girls team pose with the state qualifier flag after earning a victory against the Waukee Warriors and securing their spot at the state tournament for the fourth year in a row.

TICKET PUNCHED: Wahawks Defeat Waukee and Qualify for State

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter February 23, 2023

Tuesday Feb. 21, the Wahawks hosted Waukee in the final sub-state game of the season. The 21-1 Wahawks faced the 11-11 Warriors as the two teams fought for their spot at the state championship tournament.  As...

Senior Halli Poock shoots a three point basket in the third quarter of the game as the student section cheers her on in support.

Round One: Wahawks Defeat Ames in Sub-State Game

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter February 21, 2023

On Saturday Feb. 18, the Wahawks hosted the Ames Little Cyclones in the first sub-state game of the season. The Wahawks will continue their road to the state basketball season after defeating the 7-15...

Ian Sabanagic getting mentally prepared for the race ahead.

Ian Sabanagic: State Swimming

Tyler Hall, Reporter February 21, 2023

During the 2023 IHSAA State Swim Meet from February 10-11th, senior Ian Sabanagic was the sole representative for West High. To qualify for the state swim meet, swimmers must be one of the top 32 statewide....

Senior Halli Poock hits her personal goal with a layup that earns the Wahawks two more points and gives Poock her 2000th point.

THATS A RECORD: Halli Poock Breaks Two Wahawk Records

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter February 21, 2023

Saturday, Feb. 18, senior Halli Poock walked onto the court of the Bob Siddens gym with 1980 career points to her name. Poock sat just 15 points away from breaking Nina Smith's record of 1994 career points....

Senior Cooper Paxton hugs Assistant Coach Chad Smith after winning his third place match, guaranteeing his sport at state for the 2022-23 season.

State Bound: Two Wahawks Qualify

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter February 13, 2023

Saturday Feb. 11, the Wahawk boys made their way to Marshalltown for 2022-23 wrestling districts. This year, the top three places for each weight class would continue on to the Wells Fargo Arena in Des...

Players and coaches huddle together before the last regular season home game. With the players and coaches was Superintendent Dr. Jared Smith, the teams guest coach for the night.

Goodbye Seniors: Girls Basketball Last Home Game

Ali Parkhurst, Reporter February 12, 2023

Friday Feb. 10,  the Wahawk girls took on Dubuque Hempstead in their last regular season home game of the season. Hempstead sat with a 1-19 record prior to the game while the Wahawks held a 19-1 record...

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