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Olathe West Football Speaks on Black Lives Matter

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

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 sparked an entire movement that has caused a stir in not only the NFL but the entire sports commu...

Continuing Fall Sports: Inside Look From Admin

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

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 in the game. Friends and other students are not allowed in. Indoor athletes are required to wear m...

Senior Girls Commit to Play College Basketball Over the Summer

Senior Girls Commit to Play College Basketball Over the Summer

Tyler Burkett, Writer

October 12, 2020

Over summer break, seniors Bailey Collar and Mackenzie Hart signed to play basketball at the collegiate level.  For both players, this accomplishment was the culmination of many years of work. “I started playing basketball in second grade when I was 8 years old,” Collar said. “So I’ve be...

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...

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