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 […]

IHSAA refereeing is too easy

Being a high school sports referee is a serious job.  Referees have to be unbiased and make tough decisions on calls that could have crowds booing them for the duration of the event.  If this is the case, why does it seem that referees get more calls wrong than right?  I’ve witnessed bad refereeing at […]

Girls’ soccer wins State

  A state championship for any sport is the culmination of endless hours of effort and tremendous amounts of teamwork.  On November 2nd, Coach Aaron Blessing and his girls soccer team achieved just that with a 2-0 win against Gibson Southern in the class A final at Michael A. Carroll stadium. “We talked about winning […]

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?

Erin Brophy ’14 is a natural talent

Erin Brophy ’14 with a bow and violin means mellifluous sounds that fill your ear. Brophy with a soccer ball means domination on the field. Brophy with running shoes means zooming past the finish line. Most students are whole-heartedly involved in one extracurricular activity, whether it’s academic, musical or athletic. It is an arduous task for […]

Womann or Machine? Shelby Mann

By now, most high school sports fans know who Shelby Mann ’14 is.  She is one of the few three-sport athletes at West Side who is considered one of the best players on every team. In soccer, she is a goal-scoring machine who made 27 goals in the first 13 games this year, including an unforgettable […]

Seriously Speaking 8/16

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Fall Sports in a Nutshell:

West Lafayette hopes for another successful year of fall sports. Summer is over, school started, and you know what that means: fall sports. When people think of fall sports they think of the Friday night thrill of a football game, but that is only one of the many successful sports programs at West Side. Girls Soccer: […]

Concussions hurt

The old saying, “rub some dirt on it and you’ll be fine” no longer has much standing when it comes to sports head injuries. When some 4,500 NFL players sued the league for $750 million over head injuries, it focused people’s attention on the long term effects of head trauma.  Recent studies have shown that the […]

Lowell kicks day and Knight

At the end of his junior year, Knight was thinking about how much time he would have as a senior, because he would be taking easy classes, but he couldn’t have been more wrong. With his place kicker graduating, Varsity Head Football Coach Shane Fry needed someone to take charge and hit the point after attempts and to kick-off. He needed Knight, a varsity soccer player with a powerful leg. […]

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