Evan Johnson continues to improve

  This may be Johnson’s last year of high school, but his days of running have no end in sight. A year after winning state in cross country and getting 41st in the state, Evan Johnson ‘16 hopes to repeat with a changed up varsity lineup that still sees Johnson as the 2nd best runner […]

Cross Country Runs to State Meet

The last Saturday of October, the cross country state meet was held at the LaVern Gibson Sports Center in Terre Haute.  Twenty-four teams as well and individuals competed for dominance.  “We worked hard this year,” said girls’ captain Hayley Yocum ’14. The team started practice mid-summer and has been running six days a week since. […]

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: […]

Sports have successful year

As another school year comes to a close, lets go back in time and take a look at some of the more memorable games and moments of the 2012-2013 school year: 10. WL vs. BC– In the 2012 J&C Hoops Classic, the Lady Devils took on the returning champion Benton Central in the semi-finals. It would […]

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 […]

Coach, alum at marathon

Coach Custer and Boston area alumni tell their stories of last week’s Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent shootings. Among the many out-of-town runners at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15th, 2013, was track coach Mr. Custer. “I qualified in November 2011 when I ran a 3.05.08,” he said. “You have 18 months to fulfill […]

Athletes take talent to college

Kayla Jones College: Anderson Sport: Basketball Why?  “It was a small Christian college that offered me everything I was looking for.” Sarah Collicott College: Indiana Wesleyan University Sport: Volleyball Why?  “I really liked the Christian atmosphere and the girls were really, really nice.” Grace Lachmund College: Purdue University Sport: Cross Country, Track Why?  “I’ve always […]

Sports: By the numbers

5- Losses the girls soccer team had the entire season. 3- Bobbie Burgess finished 3rd for the girls XC team at state. 2- The girls cross country team finished 2nd overall at state. 17- The boys cross country team finished 17th overall at state. 23- The number of goals Katie Bitner scored for the girls soccer […]

Cross Country Team Runs Wild

“It’s fantastic, a nonstop party and that’s great,” said Jae Kwon’15 of the atmosphere of the cross country team.  The general feeling of every cross country meet and practice is easily the most defining quality; they have a closeness that is well noted and enviable among sports teams. The first step of any new season is […]

Run, Bobbie, run!

Bobbie Burgess talks about life, running, and her race to the finish.      Bobbie Burgess is one talented athlete, though you would never hear that from her.  “She adds an element of intensity because she’s so hard core. But, she’s also really fun to be around,” says Ellie Brower. Brower was not the only one to […]