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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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Stars of Fall Sports 2021

Stars of Fall Sports 2021

Emily Harter, Writer November 11, 2021

This year’s fall sports season has ended with many teams making appearances either at regional or state competitions. Some teams even finished their seasons with placements at the state level. Here are...

Varsity Volleyball team hosts dig pink event to raise money for breast cancer research. Four out of the five Olathe Schools come to play at Dig Pink.

Olathe Dig Pink Brings Volleyball Teams Together for a Cause

Meredith McCalmon, Writer November 2, 2021

For five years, Olathe West head volleyball coach Amy Hommsommer and her team have participated in a breast cancer fundraising event called Dig Pink.  “[It's] basically a unified effort from all...

Senior Autumn Jones finishes one of the last practices before the State Championships in Wichita

Order on the Court: The Chronological Sequence of the Tennis Season

Riley Cornell, Writer October 18, 2021

Prospective tennis players started the first week of school with a try-out process, unlike any other sport. Every player competes for their spot by playing with other competitors. They are then placed...

Varsity soccer works to make it to the playoffs this season, moving 8-3-1 for their record so far.

Soccer Works Toward State

Riley Cornell, Writer October 11, 2021

Olathe West Soccer has had lots of success in its past; winning the first state championship in West’s history and winning the Sunflower League Championship multiple times. The team had their season...

After winning State last season, the girls cross country team is hopeful for another successful season.

After Winning State Championship, OW Cross Country Starts New Season on a High Note

Meredith McCalmon, Writer September 23, 2021

The Cross Country team took home a State Championship title last season, which was no small feat for a team only a few years old.  “We were a very young team, and we still kind of are a pretty...

Photo by Scott Aldrich, taken Sept. 7 after the Olathe Cup

More Recognition for Olathe West’s Golf Team

Addison Smith, Writer September 17, 2021

Olathe West is known for its many popular sports teams such as basketball, soccer, and most importantly football. But West also has several sports that don’t always attract the most attention or biggest...

The football team celebrates their first home game win against Shawnee Mission Northwest on Sept. 9.

Kicking Off the Football Season

Ellie Pogorek September 17, 2021

On Thursday, Sept. 9, the football team won the first home game against Shawnee Mission Northwest 39-34 at CBAC. After a 21-28 loss against Olathe Northwest in the first away game of the season, the...

Varsity Football Trains to Prepare for the Season

Varsity Football Trains to Prepare for the Season

Diamonique Naert-Jimenez, Writer September 2, 2021

The football season is right around the corner, so grab your friends and bring out your face paint. Varsity has been preparing all summer, and their first official game is Friday, Sept. 3. Kickoff against...

Cross Country is getting ready for this season, starting training in summer.

Cross Country: Back and Better Than Ever

Emily Harter, Writer August 27, 2021

During the 2020 fall season, the girl's cross country team won the State Competition despite the setback of COVID. For the 2021 season, the team is looking to accomplish even more than last year. The team...

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...

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