To Melissa, athletics is art

          photo by Wylie Gorup You’ve seen her sparkling on the football field during halftime, leading the SheDevils dance team, and maybe even twirling fire. Senior Melissa Freiser started baton twirling when she was eight years old and has been at it ever since. “My coach said she saw something in […]

Girl’s tennis team ready to serve up success

The coming of spring marks the beginning of the tennis season, and this year, West Side’s team is making some changes. Not only is head coach Tim Wright making cuts for the first time this year, but also some of the team’s top players, including junior Sarah Cai, are leaving this season. While the loss […]

Dedicated athletes continue to train year round

     West Side’s sports teams are pretty intense. From warm-ups to conditioning sessions, the season seems like a blur that ends abruptly. So what do athletes do when their sport isn’t in season? Some students choose to participate in other school teams, while others choose to continue in their sport, but off season. The purpose […]

Superbowl XLVII brought fun and festivites to local area

       It’s that time of year: the food, the parties, the commercials … And this year it was right down the street. Superbowl Sunday is an exciting time whether your favorite team is playing or even if you enjoy the commercials more than the game itself. Having such a huge event take place in […]

West Side’s scores Jan. 25 – Feb. 10

Boys’ Basketball (12-5) Jan. 27 at Delphi W 35-33 Jan. 28 Frankfort W 62-50 Feb. 3 Lafayette Central Catholic L 44-45 Feb. 4 Lafayette Jeff L 43-45 Feb. 8 at Frontier Feb. 11 McCutcheon Girls’ Basketball (13-8) Jan. 27 at Delphi W 35-33 Jan. 28 Frankfort W 62-50 Feb. 3 Lafayette Central Catholic L 44-45 Feb. 4 Lafayette […]

Ice-skaters glide through winter

 The snow and ice on the ground mean the end of most outdoor sports. For some West Side students, however, the cold weather means they can start participating in their favorite activity of the year: ice skating. One of these ice skating enthusiasts is junior Svea Nelson, who has ice-skated competitevely for several years both […]

Tumbling to the top: Gymnast Whitney Tudor is serious about her sport

  If you asked any friend, teammate, or coach about gymnast Whitney Tudor they would have nothing but good things to say. “She is an amazing teammate and awesome friend!” says fellow teammate Elisa Royer. “She is really caring and would do anything for anyone,” agrees Coach Meghann Raub.   Whitney has been doing gymnastics […]

Take it to the mat: The wrestling team stays focused during their season.

  By Abby Bien  Sophmores Jade Doty (left) and Jason Van Meter (right) wrestle during practice. Although there is a wrestling team, the sport is really a one-on-one competition. “Once you step on the mat, no one else can help you,” says sophomore Jade Doty, one of the star wrestlers on this year’s team. Because […]

Get the scoop on Drake Danford

  Drake Danford talks about his life as a basketball player. To senior Drake Danford, basketball was a sport that came naturally. Having played basketball almost his entire life. Although he played football and baseball until junior high, basketball is the sport that stuck. His ability to create offense and his competitive nature makes him […]

A fish out of water: Featured athlete Kaitlin La Plant

  In junior high and freshman P.E., each class is required to spend a unit swimming. Many complain: the water is too cold, changing is awkward, swimming is too hard. On the flip side, there are always those kids who feel comfortable in the water, and dive right in like they were born with flippers […]

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