J and C Hoops Classic

The J&C has started and ended once again. The J&C Hoops Classic basketball tournament takes place in the pre-season of girls and boys basketball.  It consists of the local schools all participating in a tournament over the course of a week.  The teams compete for being the champion of the J&C for that year and […]

Swimming team adapts to new coach

This year, the swim team welcomed a new coach, Sean Barry. Despite having a new coach, the swim team quickly adjusted to his intense practice and workouts. Some of the Seniors on the swim team said the practices were a little more challenging with a lot more distance practice and less dry land workouts. “Swimming […]

Sensors help keep team safe

The West Side football team took a big step in concussion research this off season and will continue throughout this season with sensors that measure the intensity of sustained hits. While players aren’t required to wear the sensors, the ones who decided to volunteer are now feeling safer playing football. “Knowing that if i had […]

Girls soccer team defends title

November 2nd 2013 will forever be a wonderful day for the West Lafayette girls Soccer team and  will go in West Lafayette Jr. Sr. High history as a great award to add to the school.  This is the day that the West Lafayette girls Soccer Team went to the State Championship,  beat Gibson Southern 2-0 […]

The World’s game, America’s team

This summer’s World Cup in Brazil is shaping up to be one for the ages.  With one of the toughest fields in recent years, all teams should have to work to get through the group stages. The United States Men’s national team has one of the toughest roads to the round of 16 having to get […]

Unified Track and Field runs for charity

This spring season West Lafayette became one of 15 Indiana schools with a Unified Track and Field team. The program is being managed by coach David Joest. Unified teams are made up of “approximately even numbers of athletes with and without intellectual or developmental disabilities,” said Joest On Friday, May 9th, the West Lafayette Unified […]

“Ghetto” Joe tees up for success

Joseph Kim ’15 is a two-sport athlete (golf and wrestling) known throughout the school among his friends and acquaintances as “Ghetto Joe”.  According to Kim, this nickname came about when his friends started teasing him about his “roots” since he was born in California.  He decided to play along with this joke and became “Ghetto […]

King’s Proclamation: MJ is GOAT

One of the more recent, and most highly debated topics is Michael Jordan versus Lebron James for basketball’s GOAT, the Greatest Of All Time. However, before we dive into statistics, we have to define what makes a player “great.” Is it his ability to score at ease, the number of championships, or the ability to […]

William Mbongo soars

In sports there are some athletes that soar above the rest, and one such athlete is William Mbongo’14. He always liked running and physical activity in general, which is why he started sports. He stumbled upon basketball and never looked back. “I started playing basketball in 7th grade on the B team and worked my […]

Olympics are marred by scandal

St. Louis, USA, 1904 –Thomas Hicks, gold medalist in the marathon, was given strychnine (a performance enhancing drug) by his coach. Rome, Italy, 1960 — Danish cyclist Knud Enemark Jensen fell from his bike in competition and later died. Coroners found he was under the influence of amphetamines. Mexico City, Mexico, 1968 — two African-American sprinters (Tommy […]

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