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Peter Marshall pitches during the JV and C-team scrimmage.

Spring Sports Preview 2021

Sydney Brown, Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2021

It's March, which means the beginning of spring sports season. All teams started tryouts and practices this past week in preparation for a full season this year. There have been some changes, just...

Olathe West Girls Basketball Heads to Sub State Tournament

Olathe West Girls Basketball Heads to Sub State Tournament

Emily Harter, Writer March 3, 2021

The lady owls will play their first sub-State game in an effort to secure a spot at state. The girls will face off against Lawrence High School on Wednesday, March 3.  The team is able to host the...

Junior Connor Shepherd reaches the fall preparing for a flip turn during the 200 meter freestyle.

Boys Swimming: How a Bigger Team has Affected Their Season

Sydney Brown, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2021

This season, the boys swim team has their biggest team yet. With 25 swimmers, the team has been winning meets and is making their way to the State Championship at the end of the season.  Because...

After a turnover of the ball, junior Terique Suwareh dribbles the ball up the court, staying aware of the Barstow defense.

Start of Basketball Season: First Varsity Game Rundown

Sydney Brown, Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2020

Last Friday night, winter basketball season kicked off with both boys and girls varsity playing at home. After discussions about canceling or postponing winter sports in Johnson County, winter sports...

Patriots player kneels before game during national anthem among other teammates.

Olathe West Football Speaks on Black Lives Matter

Emily Harter, writer October 30, 2020

On Aug. 26 2016, former San Francisco 49er’s player, Colin Kapernick, kneeled during the National anthem to protest racial inequality and the oppression of Black people in America. Kapernick’s protest...

First home football game of the season against ONW, families of players are required to social distance and wear masks during the game.

Continuing Fall Sports: Inside Look From Admin

Sydney Brown, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2020

As Olathe West heads into week 6 of sports this fall season, everything is carrying on as planned with the COVID-19 protocols. The tickets are still limited per player family and only family is allowed...

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....

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

Makayla Rivera Lays the Foundation for Future Girl Wrestlers

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...

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,...

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

Photo Slideshow: Girls Basketball vs. Gardner Edgerton

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...

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