Spring Sports in a Nutshell

  The greatest basketball player to ever play, Michael Jordan, once said “I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.” West Lafayette athletes take the same mindset.  As the second semester reaches the midway […]

Track records broken

With many runners having their final year as seniors, the track team has pushed themselves harder than ever. On April 22nd, the relay team of Heather Lucht ’13, Angely Phillip ’13, Katie Bittner ’13, and Emily Field ’14 broke the current  girls Shuttle Hurdle relay. “We all just ran our normal races and it was really […]

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 […]

Spring sports bloom

Baseball: The team looks to bounce back from last season’s sectional championship loss to eventual state champions Western Panthers.  The Red Devils do return a couple of key pieces from last year that helped them to a 20-win season. Returning players that saw quality playing time at the varsity level last season include Brian Bangs ’13, […]

Run Wild with Susan Hubbard

Track is an intimidating sport to outsiders. The athletes on the track team have a close bond as a result of running together for so many years, as many of the runners began running track back in junior high. One of those runners is Susan Hubbard ’15. “Susan is ridiculously silly, very hardworking, and honest in […]

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 […]

Jae Kwon is always optimistic

Jae Kwon is the raffle winner of The Scarlette’s winter bake sale.  If you asked one of Jae Kwon’s friends to describe him, most will say things along the lines of optimistic and fun loving. Many of his friends are from his sports teams, track and cross country, in which he is very involved. “As a freshman, […]

Angely Philip

Running is truly a joy for junior Angely Philip. When the shot rings out and the race starts, “I feel an adrenaline rush; I feel like I’m running for my team,” she said. Angely, who started running track at West Side last year, initially joined to stay in shape for soccer season. “Soccer started out […]

David Afolabi is awesomely skilled

“It’s awesome!” David Afolabi used this signature phrase to describe almost all aspects of his life–from his unique sense of humor to his love of technology. David is known throughout the school for his style of dress.  “I love sweater vests and collared shirts,” he explains.  He says it’s more comfortable and easier to dress […]

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 […]