The Student News Site of Olathe West High School

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The Student News Site of Olathe West High School

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The Student News Site of Olathe West High School

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The female viewership levels in the NFL have increased following the relationship between Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce.

“Swelce” Relationship Increases Female NFL Viewership

Addison Smith, Online Editor February 22, 2024

It’s no secret that Taylor Swift has made numerous headlines due to her dating Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce. From this, support and opposition have been brought to both the team and the games...

Sports rivalries bring lots of energy as well as emotion especially against our next basketball game against Olathe North West.

The Significance of Sports Rivalries

Logan Kraft, Writer January 17, 2024

The rivalry basketball game against Olathe Northwest on Friday, Jan. 12 begs the question, how important are rivalries when creating competition? Olathe Northwest is said by most of our student population,...

Sisters Hannah and Lexi Cooley have the opportunity this year to spend their Olathe West basketball season together.

Sisters on the Court

Reece Young, Writer December 11, 2023

This girls varsity basketball season, two sisters, senior Hannah Cooley and sophomore Lexi Cooley, are playing together for the last time. Hannah is the starting point guard on varsity, and Lexi is a point...

Sophomore Connor Tracy during the wrestling meet against Basehor-Linwood on November 29.

A Preview of Winter Sports

Avery Mathieu, Writer December 7, 2023

Girls Basketball Sophomore Lexi Cooley played both JV and varsity basketball last year, and said that the season went really well for her. This year, her goals are for the team to get to state and work...

Senior Sven Stroemsten competes in the butterfly at the Nov. 28 swim meet.

Photo Slideshow: Swim and Dive

Logan Kraft, Writer December 7, 2023

The unified bowling team poses holding their runners up plaque after the regional championship.

Unified Bowling Places Third at State

Addison Smith, Online Editor November 17, 2023

The Unified Bowling team finished third at KSHSAA State Unified Bowling Tournament after placing as regional runners up on Nov. 8 at Olathe East Lanes.  The team competed at state in Topeka, alongside...

February 2023 Emma sales plays varsity against Olathe east High school.

Basketball Tryouts Begin This Week

Maya Gee, Writer November 13, 2023

Boys and girls basketball tryouts start Monday, Nov. 13. Many student athletes have been using the previous weeks, months and years to get ready to start the season.  Junior Emma Sales and sophomore...

Savannah Cagle teeing off at Emporia Golf Course.

Sophomore Savannah Cagle Breaks Golf Records

Maya Gee, Writer November 6, 2023

The Olathe West golf team had a successful season. One player that stood out was varsity team member, sophomore Savannah Cagle.  Being good at a sport takes time and focus, and Cagle has taken that...

Sophomore Lindsay Ruder competes during her match against Olathe North on September 28th.

The Girls Tennis Season Has Officially Come to an End

Avery Mathieu, Writer October 24, 2023

The girls tennis season officially ended on Friday, Oct. 13 with sophomore Lindsay Ruder placing seventh at State. Ruder plays varsity and finished third at Regionals.   “I was able to go to...

Olathe West head coach, Jon Wiemers consulates with freshman quarterback Cameron Kruse before he heads onto the field.

Starting Fresh

Logan Kraft, Writer September 21, 2023

It’s the first Friday night game of the season. The crowd has taken their place in the stands. The cheerleaders are on the sideline and the football team steps out onto the field. Everything is as expected...

Sophomore Kaiya Finazzo, and freshmen Kylie Webb play their Third JV game of the season.

Volleyball Team Prepares for the Season

Maya Garcia Gee, Writer September 11, 2023

The girls volleyball team has begun with a strong start to the season.  The girls have been working as a team all summer long doing workouts and practices early each morning.  It has not been easy,...

Katelyn Eagan poses with K-State shirt after being accepted into K-State cheer.

Olathe West Cheerleader to K-State Cheerleader

Gracie Brown, Writer May 18, 2023

As this school year is coming to an end so soon, especially for the seniors, it can be a time when athletes are putting their cleats away, putting the bats down, and hanging up their uniforms, but it can...

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