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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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Football Season Concludes; Players Reflect

Football Season Concludes; Players Reflect

Addison Smith and Miranda Elgin December 2, 2022

Football season ended Nov. 11 against Olathe Northwest, wrapping up the fall sports season. Even though it wasn’t the outcome they wanted, the team had many other victories and successful moments...

Senior Spotlight: Fall Sports

Senior Spotlight: Fall Sports

Bryce Mallory and Annie Self November 14, 2022

Senior athletes share their personal experiences with their sports as they finish their final fall season playing for Olathe West. 

Triple Threat: Girls Cross Country Wins Third State Championship

Triple Threat: Girls Cross Country Wins Third State Championship

Corinne Zieg and Caleb Chacon November 5, 2022

On Oct. 29, the girls Cross Country team made history yet again. Competing at Rim Rock Farm, they placed first and gained their third consecutive State title. The team had been dominating many of their...

Lacrosse Season Begins in Olathe

Lacrosse Season Begins in Olathe

Addison Smith, Writer April 5, 2022

Lacrosse is one of many unique sports, a competitive game consisting of long handled lacrosse sticks and a lacrosse ball.  Lacrosse is also a lesser known sport, especially when overshadowed by basketball,...

The soccer team poses during team photo day.

Girls Soccer Prepares for Upcoming Season

Nola Miller March 10, 2022

On Feb. 28, the girls soccer tryouts started for the upcoming season. Coaches Matt Trumpp, Andrew Miller, Andy Weber and Randy Enright instructed the players in various exercises to test their athletic...

Rivera stands at the number one spot on the podium following the conclusion of the tournament.

Olathe West Wrestling Finishes Season with Successful Run at State Competition

Emily Harter, Writer March 7, 2022

Olathe West had 11 athletes, both boys and girls, that qualified for the 2022 state competition. The team finished off the season with an individual state championship from female wrestler Makayla Rivera....

Senior Maurice Coleman walks the court with his family for the senior night ceremony on Feb. 22.

Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Win Senior Night Home Games

Diamon Naert-Jimenez, Writer March 4, 2022

The boys and girls varsity basketball team won their games against Shawnee Mission East in the home gym on senior night, Feb. 22. The final score for the boys was 62-52, the girls taking the win with...

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...

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