The Student News Site of Olathe West High School

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The Student News Site of Olathe West High School

Owl Post

The Student News Site of Olathe West High School

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Spring Sports Recap

Spring Sports Recap

Reece Young, Writer May 20, 2024

As school comes to an end, so do spring sports. With many of the programs being successful in the past, high expectations are held for their programs throughout their season. Spring sports at West consist...

The girls basketball team poses for a group photo in the team room.

New Varsity Head Coach For Girls Basketball

Maya Gee, Writer May 8, 2024

The team room filled with cheers and excitement from the girls basketball team as the announcement of Jami Hodge as the new girls basketball head coach.  This year was varsity head coach Rick Rhoades’...

Junior Ty Miller pitching during the varsity game against Shawnee Mission-East on April 4.

Baseball is First in State

Avery Mathieu, Writer May 2, 2024

The baseball team is a couple months into the season and is currently ranked number one in the state and the Sunflower District with a record of 20-1. Senior Jarren Hay described why he thinks the team...

Freshman Celise Kellepouris, at bat during the varsity Jamboree against Shawnee Mission West.

Softball Season Startup

Avery Mathieu, Writer March 29, 2024

With the first game on March 22, the softball team has begun their season as the returning state champions. As a part of the winning team last year, junior Bella Jaso explained what winning State meant...

Junior Jasmine Stiede gets set on her block before her race starts.

Off to the Races: The Beginning of Track and Field Season

Reece Young, Writer March 26, 2024

Track and field kicked off their season on March 22. Varsity track and field is attended the Varsity Invitational versus Olathe East High School. Coming into their 2024 season with a State championship...

Sophomores Avery Cogdil and Kaiya Finazzio receive the Owls warrior belt award for who played best that night.

JV Girls Basketball 2024 Season Comes to an End

Maya Gee, Writer March 7, 2024

The JV girl's basketball team had a 15-1 season, one of the best JV seasons in the district. Basketball season is one of the longest sports seasons, lasting almost four months. All the girls pushed...

Freshman Colton Nichols lining up a shot during a varsity game against Shawnee Mission West.

Freshman on Varsity: Colton Nichols

Avery Mathieu, Writer March 4, 2024

Not everyone gets to play on varsity as a freshman. Only four students in Olathe West’s seven years have gotten to play varsity basketball as a freshman. However, Colton Nichols has earned the opportunity...

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...

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

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