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Cancelled Spring Sports, and their Seniors

Cancelled Spring Sports, and their Seniors

Sydney Brown, Editor N Chief

May 4, 2020

Recently, Kansas students found out that they would not be returning to school for the rest of the year. With this news, spring athletes had to say goodbye to their seasons which had not even started. For seniors, this meant letting go of a season most of them waited to play for years.    ...

Makayla Rivera Lays the Foundation for Future Girl Wrestlers

Makayla Rivera leaves the first of many handprints on the wallf of Olateh West to commemorate her work through the wrestling season.

Riley Keiter, Writer

May 4, 2020

Like other high schools, West has offered wrestling as a boys sport, but this year introduced girls wrestling as well. However, their season was anything but novice, as many girls advanced to place in multiple tournaments. Most notably was freshman Makayla Rivera, who placed second in the girls’ first K...

Wrestlers Compete at State, Including Girls for the First Time

Wrestlers Compete at State, Including Girls for the First Time

Brendan Ulmer

March 6, 2020

Every year, wrestlers who place in the top eight at the regional tournament have the privilege of qualifying for the state tournament in Wichita. This year was unique, however, because for the first time, the wrestling team sent our qualifying women's wrestlers to their own state tournament. The wo...

Photo Slideshow: Girls Basketball vs. Gardner Edgerton

Junior Mackenzie Hart drives towards the basket to score a layup.

Matt Bice, Writer

February 27, 2020

Tuesday, Feb. 18, the girls varsity basketball team won against Gardner Edgerton 80-43. This moved their record to 13-3 and keeps their Sunflower League record spotless. The girls also won versus Olathe South 46-44 on Friday, Jan. 21 and lost to Shawnee Mission East 52-40 Monday. Leaving their record at...

Scrimmage Kicks off Basketball Season

Sophomore Alexis Newman jumps for the ball at tip off to start the game.

Sydney Brown and Matt Bice

December 6, 2019

The boys and girls basketball teams held scrimmages on Monday, pitting their varsity teams against the JV teams and the C teams against the D teams. Both teams are optimistic for the coming seasons, hoping to improve from last year. Last year, the boys varsity had a record of 12-10 while the girls var...

Boys Soccer Takes State Title

The soccer team poses with their state championship medals, trophy, and winning tournament poster.

Matt Bice, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2019

Boys soccer won the Kansas state championship this past Saturday against Blue Valley West with a score of 2-1. The first goal being scored by junior Henry Curnow and the second by senior Jony Munoz. “It’s a great feeling, it’s just unforgettable and unbelievable," junior Ryan Sauter said. "Three ...

Football Faces Mill Valley in Regional Round of State Playoffs

Football Faces Mill Valley in Regional Round of State Playoffs

Brendan Ulmer, Writer

November 8, 2019

Today at 7 p.m., the varsity football team heads to Shawnee to suit up to face the Mill Valley Cougars in the regional round of the state tournament. Coming off of a comfortable victory over Topeka Seaman, spirits are high on the home front. “It’s gonna be a really good game,” quarterback A...

Boys Varsity Soccer Wins Regionals, Advances to State

Junior Nicco Lopez tries to steal the ball from his opponent.

Brendan Ulmer, Writer

November 6, 2019

As the leaves fall from the trees and their season winds down, the soccer team find themselves proud of their performance and excited about the future. “Yesterday's game, we won 5-0 [against Olathe East],” Elijah Ochoa said. “It’s the result that we really wanted after hard training over th...

Photo Slideshow: Varsity Girls Golf Regionals

Junior Taylor Modrcin tees off at the first hole of the course.

Sydney Brown, Managing Editor

October 23, 2019

  Last Monday, Oct. 14, girls varsity golf competed at regionals at Sunflower Hills Golf Course. Six golfers went in hopes of making it to the KSHAA state championship which took place Monday and Tuesday this week. Freshman Liz Lyons, sophomore Lauren Richey, and junior Bailey Basham all made...

Analysis: The Search for the Lombardi Trophy

Analysis: The Search for the Lombardi Trophy

Olivia Eisenhauer, Writer

October 17, 2019

Coming into this season, myself, along with many other members of the Red Sea were predicting the Chiefs going to the Super Bowl. But with the Chiefs dropping the past two games, what happens to this hope? The Chiefs have a record of 4-2 and still leading the AFC West, but things need to change if Ka...

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