Fish Out of water

After school on October 12th, the West Lafayette High School swim and dive teams met with the FISH Aquatics team on the field behind Happy Hollow Elementary School. Every two weeks the two groups take a break from their normal conditioning routine to engage in a game of ultimate frisbee. This tradition has been going […]

BOYS SWIM AND DIVE TWO-TIME CHAMPIONS, GIRLS TAKE SECOND

The return of the West Lafayette Red Devils’ swim and dive team to Hoosier Conference marked a second place finish for the girls and another first place victory for the boys. Ben Virata ‘17 and Charlie Ho ‘18 represented West Side at the diving portion of the conference, which was held at home on Thursday, […]

Melissa Gutwein enters her last sectional

What events do you swim? 100 Breaststroke 100 Butterfly   Favorite food, book, song? Wheat Thins, Harry Potter series, Do My Thang by Miley Cyrus   Do you swim outside of the sport? Year round with a club, Boilermaker Aquatics   What do you plan to accomplish this season? Win Sectionals in the 100 Breaststroke […]

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 […]

Charles Vaughan ’17 is making a splash

While the extent of many freshmen’s worries consists of figuring out where their classes are, Charles Vaughan ’17 is focused on state medals, school records, and cementing his name into the West Lafayette swimming history book. Vaughan, a Central Catholic transfer, said that his start in swimming came in the form of a safety precaution on Lake Freeman. “I almost fell in the lake […]

Winter Sports in a Nutshell

  Many West Lafayette Fall sports teams ended their season with a favorable ending.  Girl’s soccer won their first ever class A state championship, boy’s and girl’s cross country finished ninth and fourth respectively at state, and volleyball brought home a sectional title.  As winter sports quickly approaches, the teams participating hope to continue this […]

Sports superstitions continue

There are lots of things that West Side sports teams consider to be traditions, they can be anything from wearing special clothes on game days to having special rituals right before they play.  Some athletes directly relate these traditions to wins or losses.  If it works, why change it?

WL sports for dummies

For some, sports are not in their main interests and therefore they are uninformed about what actually goes on with our school sports. Given that, here is some basic information about West Side sports. -Girls Tennis Coach: Tim Wright Key Players: Sasha Sokolchik ’15, Miriam Frank ’13, Rival: Harrison Last Sectional Title: 2012 Season: Spring -Boys […]

Head swim coach resigns

After this past swimming and diving season, Coach Debbie Fruitt resigned as head coach in order to spend more time with her family. Athletic Director Brock Touloukian says he’s taking the usual procedures of hiring a new coach. “We have multiple teacher openings,” said Touloukian.  “The word’s out that we’re looking.” With many teachers retiring […]

Colonis flies through water

When Brandon Colonis ’14 was six years old, his local swimming club needed an extra swimmer for their relay team.  He decided to join and hasn’t stopped swimming since. Brandon moved to West Lafayette when he was eight years old and joined Boilermaker Aquatics.  With the exception of playing football in junior high, his main […]

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