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    2021 Wahawk Girls' Middle School Volleyball Camp

    Please see the attached flyer for the 2021 Wahawk Girls' Middle School Basketball Camp.

    Bring the completed form and entry fee to West High School on the first day of camp.

    Make checks payable to:

    West High Volleyball


    All-Metro Boys' Basketball Honors

    Senior Amar Kuljuhovic was named to the first team, while averaging 16.7 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.

    Seniors Mitch Fordyce and Michael Robinson Jr. finished their careers with the second team honor.

    Seniors Lucas Fordyce and Colby Adams received honorable mention honors.

    Congratulations boys!

    https://wcfcourier.com/sports/high-school/basketball/boys-basketball-talented-seniors-headline-2021-all-metro-team/article_55864062-4075-5522-9c8d-921797ab3dac.html?fbclid=IwAR1K1aqrWN6TSEh3LzsRRBwdwTuIijFhsWwGND5OcRVDGpJQ8iyZrgOOZ1k


    2021 Wahawk Baseball & Softball Fundraiser

    The baseball and softball teams are selling these peeler cards with lots of great coupons for only $20. Reach out to a player if you would like to buy one, or send us a message and we will get you in contact with a player!

    Go Wahawks!


    2021 Wahawk Girls' Middle School Basketball Camp

    Please see the attached flyer for the 2021 Wahawk Girls' Middle School Basketball Camp.

    Mail the forms to:

    West Girls' Basketball Camp

    c/o Dr. Anthony Pappas

    425 E. Ridgeway Ave

    Waterloo, IA 50702

    Make checks payable to:

    West High Girls Basketball


    Girls' Basketball Players Receive All-Metro Honors

    Sophomores Halli Poock and Sahara Williams finished third and fourth among Class 5A’s top scorers, earning their second first team all-metro honor.

    Halli Poock led with 41 3-pointers, an average of 21 points a game and 5.7 assists.

    Sahara Williams hit 33 3-pointers with a 42.3% success rate, averaged 19.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.

    Senior Gabby Moore and junior Booklynn Smith were named to the second team all-metro.

    Junior Sierra Burt and sophomore Sierra Moore received honorable mention.

    Congratulations to our basketball players!

    https://wcfcourier.com/sports/high-school/basketball/2021-all-metro-girls-basketball-team-made-its-mark-at-the-state-level/article_0be7b200-6b29-5b93-ab63-045b95c9205c.html#:~:text=METRO%20GIRLS'%20BASKETBALL-,2021%20all%2Dmetro%20girls'%20basketball%20team%20made%20its,mark%20at%20the%20state%20level&text=All%2Dmetro%20girls'%20basketball%20first,Halli%20Poock%20of%20Waterloo%20West.


    2021 BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ SOCCER COVID SPECTATOR POLICIES

    West boys’ and Waterloo United girls’ soccer home games will be held at Memorial Stadium or the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. Please check the schedules to see where each home game will be played.

    Masks Required

    All spectators at Memorial Stadium and the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex are required to wear a mask while entering and during the entire game (except when eating or drinking at their seats). Any spectator not following the mask requirements will be asked to leave the premises.

    Spectator Admittance/Seating

    There will be no limits on the number of spectators at Memorial Stadium or the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. All fans will be seated on the “Home/West” side for all soccer games at Memorial Stadium. All spectators are asked to maintain proper social distancing.

    Admission $5 Adults/$4 Students

    Admission prices at Memorial Stadium and the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex for non-tournament games are $5 for adults and $4 for K-12 students.


    Landon Sturch Receives MHSHL Recognitions

    Junior Landon Sturch was recently awarded First Team All Star in the Midwest High School Hockey League.

    He was also chosen as a 2020-2021 MHSHL All League Defenseman, (one of the top four defensemen in the league as voted on by the coaches from the teams in the league.)

    Congratulations Landon!

    http://midwesthighschoolhockey.pointstreaksites.com/view/Midwesthighschoolhockey/home-page-230/mhshl-news-2/news-midwest-high-school-hockey-league-8


    West High School Receives IHSAA Iowa Pride Challenge Award

    Waterloo West High School was named a service award winner for the Iowa Pride Challenge sponsored by the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), and the Iowa Hall of Pride.

    West High School won their award for their community service project--“Clean the Athletic Area Night.” Student/Athletes from our winter sports teams came together and cleaned the entire athletic area during an evening of community service. A plaque and a check for $500.00 will be presented to the Student Government program at West High School.

    Director of Athletics, Dr. Anthony W. Pappas commented: “We are very proud of all of our student/athletes’ efforts towards this community service project. We are also very happy to present the $500.00 check to West High’s student government program. This is a great accomplishment for West High School.”


    2021 Virtual Spring/Summer Sports Kick-Off

    Please take a moment to watch these hard-working Wahawks as they are getting ready to compete this summer and spring! Venue spectator limitations have been lifted for these events, but masks will still be required and social distancing guidelines will still be in place.

    Let's show these Wahawks our support this year! Go Wahawks!!!

    https://youtu.be/q9NFJ8TWvZg


    Kaden Karns Selected to Compete in North/South Senior All Star Wrestling Meet

    Kaden Karns, a four-year wrestling letter winner, and State Place Winner for Waterloo West High School, has been selected to wrestle in the Charles City Mat Club’s 41st annual North/South Senior All Star Wrestling Meet in Charles City, Iowa on Saturday, April 10, 2021. The North/South wrestling meet is the original All Star wrestling event in Iowa.

    In addition, Kaden has been selected to wrestle for Team IOWA at the AAU National Duals at the HyVee Hall in Des Moines, Iowa on April 2-3, 2021.

    Congratulations to Kaden and good luck!

    Michael Robinson Jr. Signs with Simpson College

    Michael Robinson Jr. a member of the Waterloo West High School’s football and basketball teams, signed his letter of intent to attend Simpson College. Simpson College is a Division III schools and a member of the American Rivers Conference. Michael is a four-year letter winner in basketball and a three-year letter winner in football. He was elected team captain for the 2020 football season and he was named to the All MVC Second Team and First Team All-Metro in Football.

    Director of Athletics, Dr. Anthony W. Pappas stated: “We are all very happy for Michael. I want to personally congratulate him on this great accomplishment and wish him well at Simpson College.”


    Amar Kuljuhovic Named to Third Team All-State

    Congratulations to senior center Amar Kuljuhovic, who finished his career as a third team all-stater! 6-foot-6 center, demonstrated an ability to knock down shots from the perimeter while also controlling the paint. He averaged 16.7 points and 8.5 rebounds per game and shot 52.8% from the field.

    Congratulations Amar!

    https://wcfcourier.com/sports/high-school/basketball/all-state-basketball-landon-wolf-jayden-mackie-named-to-first-team/article_971b9c27-e525-57af-9d99-b92d250dcb05.html?fbclid=IwAR2E_TpvPy9S3ei2NrCMAbyouT7H4DvvhmlGgzcqwaIcYq0Cj88McnRqFsI


    Bowling Team Players Receive MVC Honors

    Bowling Team Players Receive MVC Honors

    The girls varsity bowling team ended their season with a 6-4 record, with a high team score of 2896.

    Honorable Mention - All Conference

    Samantha Camilo

    Lydia Orr

     

    Second Team - All Conference

    Melanie Nelson

     

    First Team - All Conference

    Kayley Fangman

    Sydney Wilson

     

    Second Team - All District

    Sydney Wilson

     

    First Team - All District

    Kayley Fangman

     

    First Team - All State

    Kayley Fangman

     

     

    The boys varsity bowling team ended their season with a 9-1 record, with a high team score of 3484.

    Honorable Mention - All Conference

    Jonathan Featherston

    Brady Steere

     

    Second Team - All Conference

    Aidan Kohl

    Josh Smith

    Kale Smith

     

    First Team - All Conference

    Ben Melcher

     

    First Team - All District

    Ben Melcher

     

    First Team - All State

    Ben Melcher

     

    Congratulations to our bowlers!

    Boys' Dickinson Relays Results

    The Dickinson Relays took place on March 9 at the UNI-Dome.

    Tay Norman took ninth in the long jump, (20 feet, 6.5 inches) and placed eighth in the 200 in 24.03.

    Jeron Shaw placed sixth in the 60, (7.2).

    The 4x400 was sixth in 3:42.48.

    Congratulations on a great start to the season!

    https://wcfcourier.com/sports/high-school/west_high_wahawks/wests-norman-has-pair-of-top-ten-performances-at-dickinson-relays/article_2727290b-2182-52e3-aca9-c3d6b8e316d3.html


    Wrestlers Receive MVC Honors

    Congratulations to the following wrestlers who were selected!

    First team - Kaden Karns, 113 weight class.

    Second team - Cooper Paxton, 138 weight class.

    Second team - Drew Hundley, 195 weight class.

    All Academic - Victoria Knight, Farhan Ahmed and Bu Reh.


    Girls' Basketball Players Receive IPSWA All-State Basketball Honors

    Sophomores Halli Poock and Sahara Williams were named to the first team.

    Poock averaged 21 points, 5.7 assists and 4.3 steals at point guard.

    Williams averaged 19.7 points a game on 56% shooting, including 42.3% accuracy from 3-point range. She also recorded 7.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.8 steals per game.

    Congratulations to our athletes!

    https://wcfcourier.com/sports/high-school/basketball/metro-stars-anaya-barney-halli-poock-sahara-williams-earn-first-team-all-state-honors/article_8b519ff3-c944-57f5-836e-c11aec292525.html?fbclid=IwAR1-8Vh1Mbw2OOVX_A5zJ39g-8H0VGWa2YFO0lF2gzIntb2bDpnWPgLM3ww


    Waterloo Warriors Qualify for the 2021 State Tournament

    The Waterloo Warriors Varsity & JV Hockey Teams have qualified for the State Midwest High School Hockey League Tournament that is scheduled to begin on Thursday, March 4 in Ames, IA.

    The Warriors JV Team received the #7 Seed and will take on #4 Des Moines Capitals at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, March 5.

    The Warriors Varsity Team received the #3 Seed and will take on #7 Sioux City at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5.

    Good luck to our West players and the rest of the team!

    Both games will be live-streamed on their YouTube channel, “Waterloo Warriors High School Hockey.”
    https://youtube.com/channel/UC2z0a5BCNBMBRV0cKoZp3PA


    Boys' Basketball Players Receive MVC Honors

    Senior Amar Kuljuhovic was selected to first team after leading the Wahawks in scoring at 16.7 ppg. He also hauled in 8.5 rebounds a game.

    Senior Mitchel Fordyce made the second team.

    Seniors Colby Adams and Michael Robinson Jr. were Honorable Mention selections.

    Sam Moore, Lucas Fordyce, Nate Ewell, Alen Dizdaric, Jaxson Hoppes and Tyree Gardner were named to the Academic All-Conference team.

    Congratulations to all of our athletes!


    Brianna McPoland Signs with North Iowa Area Community College Softball

    Brianna McPoland signed her national letter of intent today to attend North Iowa Area Community College and play softball. Brianna is a multi-sport athlete who was named to the All MVC Conference First Team each of the last two seasons. In addition, she is a three-time All-Metro Softball selection, and she has also lettered in basketball. 

    Director of Athletics, Dr. Anthony W. Pappas stated: “We are all very happy for Brianna. I know that she has worked extremely hard to become a good softball player. We wish her well at NIACC.”


    Ben Melcher Signs with Grand View University Bowling

    Ben Melcher, a senior bowler, signed his national letter of intent to attend and bowl for Grand View University, in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, February 13, 2021. He is a three-year letter winner and was named captain during his senior year. He was also a two-time Mississippi Valley All Conference selection. He was an integral part of West High’s 2020 Boys 3A State Championship Bowling team.

    Director of Athletics, Dr. Anthony W. Pappas stated: “Ben has been a great bowler for West High School. He has been a part of some great bowling accomplishments during the past few years. We wish him nothing but the best as he continues his bowling career at Grand View University.” 


    New Head Baseball Coach

    Nate Lamphier has been named the new head baseball coach at West High School. Lamphier previously served as the head baseball coach at South Central Calhoun High School where he led his baseball teams to one conference championship and upper division finishes in five of the last six years.

    A native of Oelwein, Lamphier played collegiate baseball at Upper Iowa University. Lamphier has been hired as a special education teacher at West High School.

    West High Director of Athletics, Dr. Anthony W. Pappas stated, “We are happy to have Nate on board and we look forward to working very closely with him as he tries to continue to improve our baseball program.”


    Football Players Sign Letters of Intent

    Five football players from the 2020 football team signed their letters of intent together at West High School.

    Nate Ewell and Tay Norman both signed with Grandview University. Orlando Vivians signed with St. Ambrose University and De’Vontay Betancourt and Tay Campbell both signed with Ellsworth Community College.

    Dr. Anthony W. Pappas, Director of Athletics at West High School commented, “I want to wish each of these young men the best of luck as they continue their careers at the next collegiate level. I hope that they continue to find great success at their future schools.”

    Pictured left to right: De’Vontay Betancourt, Tay Campbell, Orlando Vivians, Nate Ewell and Tay Norman.


    Kayley Fangman Signs with St. Ambrose University Bowling

    Kayley Fangman signed her national letter of intent to attend St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, on February 1.

    Fangman is a four-time letter winner and was named captain during her junior and senior years. Fangman was also an MVC First Team All-Conference selection and an All-District selection.

    Director of Athletics, Dr. Anthony W. Pappas stated, “Kayley has worked hard and been involved in many different activities during her years at West High School. We want to wish her Good Luck as continues her bowling career at St. Ambrose University.”


    New Head Softball Coach

    Adam Dehl has been named the Head Varsity Softball Coach at West High School. Dehl has been coaching softball for 16 years in the Waterloo Optimist program and helped oversee the Junior Wahawk Softball program for seven years. Dehl served as West High’s varsity assistant softball coach for the previous two seasons.

    Dr. Anthony W. Pappas, Director of Athletics at West High School comments, “I am very happy to announce Adam Dehl as our new head varsity softball coach. I know he will work very hard to improve our softball program. He will be very vested in the work needed to help all of our softball players and teams improve.”


    Dr. Anthony Pappas Achieves 600 Wins

    On January 16, 2021 when the girls basketball team beat Fort Dodge 63-24, it was a special moment for the basketball team, school and community as Dr. Anthony Pappas received his 600th career win.

    A few of Dr. Pappas' accomplishments:

    --Recipient of the 2016 Morgan Wootten Lifetime Achievement Award

    --Recipient of the 2016 Golden Plaque of Distinction Award—Bestowed by the IGHSAU

    --Selected as the 2015 NFHS National Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

    --Inducted into the Iowa Girl’s Coaches Association Basketball Hall of Fame, April 2005

    --2017 National High School Athletic Coaches Association Finalist for National Coach Of The Year

    --Has been a guest speaker for the: NCAA; IGHSAU; IACA;  IADA; IBCA, WBCA & USA Basketball

    --Past regional scout for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)

    --Finalist for the WBCA National Coach of the Year Award and selected to coach in the NIKE/WBCA All-American Game in April 1998 (Televised on ESPN)

    --Selected as a Coach for the 2011 McDonald’s All American Game in March 2011 (Shown on ESPN)

    Congratulations to Dr. Pappas, the entire coaching staff and the basketball players!


    Carley Caughron Signs with ISU Swimming

    Carley Caughron signed her letter of intent yesterday to attend and swim for Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Carley concluded her brilliant career at West High School with the following accomplishments: She was voted First Team All State three times, and she is a four time All Mississippi Valley selection. She was the MVC champion in the 50 freestyle and 100 fly during her senior year. In addition, she was named the 2020 Regional Swimmer of the Year.

    Carley holds five individual school records and is a part of one relay school record. She also holds two individual pool records in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. Carley also lettered in track and qualified for the State Track Meet in Des Moines.

    Dr. Anthony W. Pappas, Director of Athletics at Waterloo West High School, comments: “I am extremely proud of Carley and happy for her and her entire family. She has worked tremendously hard to become a great swimmer. We wish her nothing but the best as she joins the Iowa State Swimming Program.”


    2020-2021 Virtual Winter Sports Kick-Off

    Due to the uncertain times we are living in, we had to cancel this year's Winter Sports Kick-Off. However, we would like to share with you the first ever Virtual Winter Sports Kick-Off! Take a moment to watch and support our winter sports teams! Go Wahawks!!

    https://youtu.be/wh3LQUy6aG4


    Norman and Ewell Named to IPSWA All-State Second Team

    Two football players were honored by the Iowa Print Sports Writer’s Association by being selected to the all-state football team.

    Tay Norman and Nathaniel Ewell both made the second team.

    Norman hauled in 55 passes for 852 yards and seven scores, with a season long 79-yard touchdown catch.

    Ewell recorded 48 solo tackles and 61.5 total hits. He was credited with 10.5 tackles for loss.

    Congratulations to our football players!

    https://wcfcourier.com/sports/high-school/cf_tigers/prep-football-ipswa-all-state-football-teams-released/article_5d9bc690-13c6-583a-8c8b-2e88d570d7b9.html?fbclid=IwAR30HyE44Y2qdaf-e1KzlxX-nN-TFWDGk3etNce8XN3DkzgRVENHcMdxWuU


    Football Players Named to All-Metro Team

    Congratulations to the football team, who posted their first postseason win since 1992, as well as receiving All-Metro nominations!

    First Team: Carter Schulte, Tay Norman, Nathaniel Ewell, Michael Robinson, Clayton Rottinghaus, Tyree Gardner, DeVontay Betancourt and Jeremiah Feahn.

    Honorable Mention: DePree Banks and Orlando Vivians Jr.

    Congratulations to our football players!

    PC: Jim Nelson

    https://wcfcourier.com/sports/high-school/cf_tigers/thirty-nine-athletes-named-to-all-metro-football-squad/article_f794b632-8945-5498-af1a-83f344ae6aae.amp.html?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_wcfcourier&__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR09yJkGQBcrieAhW2P76UmvFe6XoLVWm0UwZhBx_iLvU2ViR5ZrfqcKkpc

     


    Caughron Places at State, Breaks School Records

    Congratulations to senior Carley Caughron!

    Caughron placed second in the 100 free with a school record time of 51.17.

    She also placed third in the 50 free with another school record time and All-American consideration time of 23.54!!


    Girls' Swimming State Results

    Congratulations to the girls who competed at the State Swimming Meet on November 13-14 in Marshalltown!

    The 200 freestyle relay of Carley Caughron, Anna Gieser, Anna McNally and Kate Miller won their heat, but also finished well above their qualifying position with a school record time of 1:43.03, which was good for 19th. They also competed in the 200-medley relay, receiving 29th place.

    Congratulations girls!

    https://wcfcourier.com/sports/high-school/swimming/state-swimming-waterloos-caughron-cedar-falls-frericks-clock-top-three-finishes/article_84587c87-3b91-55cc-9977-b09cf8600231.html?fbclid=IwAR1Pf9opfUWcexAiE7MnAHRHrnsO4QVRdhyMUo9png_oebKfEjWw-ymkgfw


    School Board Recognition - 11/09/2020

    The Waterloo School Board of Directors will officially acknowledge and recognize the tremendous successes of the following 2019-20 teams and coaches:

    • West High Boys Bowling State Championship - Coach Brandon Steen and staff.
    • West High Girls Basketball MVC Divisional Championship and State Final Four Finish - Dr. Anthony Pappas and staff.
    • West High Boys Basketball MVC Divisional Championship - Coach Cliff Berinobis and staff.

    Due to COVID restrictions, Dr. Anthony Pappas will accept the board acknowledgement and recognition on behalf of the teams and coaches.

    The Board meeting is set for Monday, November 9th 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and will be broadcasted on Mediacom channel 79.6. The athletic teams recognition will take place around 5:10.

    Congratulations to all and Go Wahawks!


    Caughron Named District Champ, 2020 Regional Athlete of the Year

    Senior swimmer Carley Caughron has been named the District Champ!

    She placed first in the 100 free and second in the 50 free at the Regional Swimming Meet on November 7, 2020. Caughron will now move on to the State Tournament, which is set for November 13-14.

    She was also named the 2020 Regional Athlete of the Year.

    Congratulations Carley, we are so proud of you!


    Girls Set to Compete at State Swimming

    The following swimmers qualified for the girls’ State Swimming Meet which will be held on Saturday, November 14 in Marshalltown:

    Carley Caughron: 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay

    Kate Miller: 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay

    Anna McNally: 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay

    Anna Gieser: 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay

    Rylie Long: 200 Medley Relay

    Emma Clark: 200 Free Relay

    Congratulations and good luck girls!


    Dance Team Set to Compete at State

    Congratulations to the West High Dance team competing at State on November 19, 2020 at the Wells Fargo Arena and HyVee Hall in Des Moines. 

    Competing soloists: Alexis Nelson at 3:52 p.m. and Brooke Kayser at 3:56 p.m.

    Team Hip Hop competes at 6:16 p.m.

    The Team Hip Hop event will be live streamed and the awards ceremony will be held virtually on December 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

    Congratulations and good luck to our Dance Team!


    Volleyball Players Receive MVC Honors

    Sophomore Sahara Williams received a first team honor in the Mississippi Valley Conference Valley Division. Williams averaged 3 kills and 2 digs per set.

    Seniors Gabrielle Moore and Rylee Hundley were named to the second team in the Mississippi Valley Conference Valley Division. 

    Senior Jaeda Gieser and sophomore Sierra Moore were honorable mention selections.

    Congratulations to our volleyball players!

    https://wcfcourier.com/sports/high-school/volleyball/wests-williams-cedar-falls-wedgbury-bronner-earn-mvc-first-team-honors/article_4731968a-b51b-5b1d-a3f4-6b070759d1fa.html

     


    Football Players Receive MVC Honors

    Quarterback Carter Schulte and wide receiver Tay Norman were first team offensive selections in the Valley Division.

    Linebacker Nate Ewell was selected to first team.

    Defenders Michael Robinson Jr. and Jeremiah Feahn were second team selections in the Valley Division.

    Orlando Vivians, Tyree Gardner, Clayton Rottinghaus and De'Vontay Betancourt were honorable mention picks.

    Congratulations to our football players!

    https://wcfcourier.com/sports/high-school/football/cedar-falls-ostrich-named-mississippi-player-of-the-year/article_25d48a93-c929-52c2-9a3d-169e573115b0.html


    Waterloo West State Football 2020 Apparel

    DEADLINE: October 27, 2020!

    The orders can be picked up in the high school gym from Coach Milder on Friday from 7:45am-1pm. Please wear a mask and bring a photo ID.

    https://weststatefb2020.itemorder.com/


    Caughron Places First in MVC Swimming Meet

    Congratulations to Senior Carley Caughron who finished first in the 50 free and 100 fly at the Mississippi Valley Conference swimming meet on October 17, 2020 at Holmes Junior High School!


    New Waterloo Boys' Swimming Coach

    Jeff Kamp has been named the new head boys’ swimming coach for the Waterloo Schools combined swimming program. Coach Kamp has been the head girls’ swimming coach for the combined girls’ swimming program for the past six years.

    Kamp has extensive experiences in club swimming programs for both boys’ and girls’ swimmers over the past 17 years.

    Dr. Anthony W. Pappas, Director of Athletics at West High School comments, “We are very excited to have Jeff as our head boys’ swimming coach. He has done an excellent job building our girls’ swimming program and I know he will work very hard to continue to grow our boys’ swimming program. We are very excited to have him as our new boys' swimming coach.”


    Boys' Golf Players Receive MVC Honors

    Congratulations to seniors Lucas Fordyce and Dylan Alcorn who received MVC Honors.

    Lucas Fordyce was named to 2nd Team MVC Valley All-Conference.

    Dylan Alcorn was named to MVC Valley Honorable Mention.


    2020-2021 Virtual Fall Sports Kick-Off

    Due to the uncertain times we are living in, we had to cancel this year's Fall Sports Kick-Off. For the first time ever, we had the honor of hosting a Virtual Fall Sports Kick-Off. Take a moment to watch the kickoff for our fall athletics! Go Wahawks!!

    https://youtu.be/WPOivMsApGE 


    Fordyce Named to Class 4A All-State 3rd Team

    Junior Mitch Fordyce was named to third team all-state in Class 4A by the Iowa Baseball Coaches Association. Fordyce was a catcher for the Wahawks. 

    Fordyce batted .410 with six doubles and drove in nine runs while playing multiple positions for the Wahawks.

    https://wcfcourier.com/sports/high-school/baseball/area-players-named-to-ihsbca-all-state-baseball-teams/article_112bdb75-52f9-5f08-bcae-c6ac43569696.html#utm_source=wcfcourier.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletter-templates%2Fbreaking&utm_medium=PostUp&utm_content=a1e373ddb963f862c6e0f44bdc122c967d66ddb1


    Fordyce, Lagow, Moore & Paxton Earn Mississippi Valley Division Honors

    Junior Mitch Fordyce was selected to all-Mississippi Valley Conference first team. Fordyce batted .410 with six doubles and drove in nine runs while playing multiple positions for the Wahawks.

    Senior Mondre Lagow was selected to all-Mississippi Valley Conference second team. Lagow batted .326 and scored a team-best of 13 runs.

    Junior Sam Moore and senior Max Paxton earned the Mississippi Valley Division's honorable mention. 

    Congratulations to our baseball players!

    https://wcfcourier.com/sports/high-school/cf_tigers/prep-baseball-four-metro-players-named-all-mississippi-valley-conference/article_eed395ad-9175-54eb-978b-668b90269a75.html#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social


    McPoland, Olsson & Christoffer Earn Mississippi Valley Division Honors

    Junior Brianna McPoland was honored with the first-team all-Mississippi Valley Conference award. McPoland was a first-team pick after hitting .400 and leading the Wahawks with 13 runs scored.

    Senior Bre’Ann Olsson and junior Haley Christoffer earned the Mississippi Valley Division’s honorable mention.

    Congratulations to our softball players!

    https://wcfcourier.com/sports/high-school/cf_tigers/wests-mcpoland-easts-stocks-earn-first-team-all-mississippi-valley-honors/article_765799ad-39d8-51d3-9de3-370736307599.html


    2020-2021 Booster Club Membership Forms Available

    The 2020-2021 West High Athletic Booster Club Membership forms and Athletic Passes are now available!!

    Consider joining and supporting Wahawk Athletics.  Athletic Passes get you into every home West High event as well as Waterloo Warrior Hockey!!

    Click on the form below and return to the West High Athletic Office.

    Contact the West High Athletic Office if you have any questions or need a Membership Form.

     


    Mondre Lagow named to Courier's Clyde Artus Award

    The Artus Award is named after the former Courier writer-photographer known for his coverage of high school sports and has honored the best and brightest senior athletes in the metro area for more than 60 years.

    Mondre Lagow was named a senior MVP by representing his school at the highest level.

    SPORTS: Football, basketball and baseball.

    HONORS: Lagow was a two-year starter for the football team, earning all-Metro honors this past season as well as Class 4A, District 3 second team defensive honors. For his football exploits. Lagow was a finalist for the Waterloo Rotary Club’s Doc Miller Award. Lagow is in the middle of his fourth season as a member of the varsity baseball team.

    COLLEGE PLANS: Undecided.


    Lauren Conrey named to Courier's Clyde Artus Award

    The Artus Award is named after the former Courier writer-photographer known for his coverage of high school sports and has honored the best and brightest senior athletes in the metro area for more than 60 years.

    Lauren Conrey was named a senior MVP by representing her school at the highest level.

    SPORTS: Volleyball, basketball, track and softball

    HONORS: A four-year starter on basketball, Conrey was a three-time all-metro pick and a two-time all-Mississippi Valley Conference pick and finished her career ranked third all-time behind Jamey Cox and Shannan Smith with 386 career assists. Conrey also earned all-MVC honors in volleyball twice and was a two-time all-metro honoree.

    COLLEGE PLANS: Will attend Grand View University to play basketball.


    New Head Girls' Track and Boy's Cross-Country Coach

    Lincoln Vorba has been named the new head girls' track coach and head boys' cross-country coach at West High School.

    “I am excited to have coach Vorba take over both programs,” West director of athletics Dr. Anthony W. Pappas said. “I feel he will continue to elevate the success levels of both programs. His energy and dedication will serve the athletes of West High School very well.”

    Vorba teaches physical education and health at West High School. Previously, he has been an assistant boys' track coach and assistant girls' basketball coach since 2018. Before that, he was the head girls' track coach at Estherville Lincoln Central High School.


    Haag Commits to Upper Iowa

    West High School senior, Caleb Haag, signed his National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Upper Iowa University.  Upper Iowa, a Division II school, is a member of the Northern Sun Conference. 

    Haag is a two-time All Mississippi Valley Conference selection and also an All-Metro selection. Haag helped lead the Wahawks to one of their best records in the history of West boys’ basketball this past season.

    Dr. Anthony W. Pappas, Director of Athletics at West High School comments, “I want to congratulate Caleb and his family on his signing.  I also want to wish him good luck on his collegiate career at Upper Iowa University.  I feel his best basketball is still ahead of him.”


    New Head Girls' Cross-Country Coach

    Evan Deuth has been named the new head girls’ cross-country coach of the Waterloo combined high school girls’ cross country team. Deuth is currently a Project Lead the Way teacher at Carver Academy. 

    Deuth is a 2013 University of Northern Iowa graduate and a graduate of Bettendorf High School in Bettendorf, Iowa, where he participated in cross-country and track and field. 

    Dr. Anthony W. Pappas, Director of Athletics at West High School comments, “I am excited to have Coach Deuth take over our combined girls’ cross-country program. Coach Deuth will do a great job for us. He is very organized and a hard worker. He will continue to elevate our girls’ cross country program.”


    Lauren Conrey Signs Letter of Intent

    Lauren Conrey, a 5’9” guard from West High School signed her National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Grand View University in Des Moines. Grand View is a member of the Heart of America Conference.  

    Conrey, a four-year varsity starter, was a First Team All Mississippi Valley Conference selection, First Team All-District selection, First Team All-Region selection and was named to the All-Metro First Team. In addition, she was a four-sport letter winner lettering in volleyball, basketball, track and softball. 

    Dr. Anthony W. Pappas, Director of Athletics at West High School comments, “I am extremely happy for Lauren and her entire family. She has worked hard and really improved her game during her four years at West. Lauren has an excellent all-around skill set that will fit in well at Grand View University. We are all proud of her and wish her all the best.”


    Cole Knight To Continue Wrestling Career

    West High School senior, Cole Knight, will continue his wrestling career at Iowa Lakes Community College next year while pursuing an agriculture production degree.

    Knight started wrestling in kindergarten and is a four-year letter winner in the sport.

    Dr. Anthony W. Pappas, Director of Athletics at West High School comments, “We are so very happy for Cole and his family. He has worked extremely hard to become the best that he can become. We all wish him the best as he continues his wrestling career at the collegiate level.  Good Luck Cole.”

    Steve Farrell, West High School wrestling coach comments, “In my 15 years of coaching, there have been very few wrestlers that have worked as hard as Cole does. I am so proud of him as a wrestler and his desire to want to wrestle at the next level. I know he will be very successful in anything he puts his mind to.” 


    Erin Rankin Signs Letter of Intent

    Erin Rankin, a soccer player from West High School, signed her Letter of Intent today to become a part of the Loras College Women’s Soccer Team. Loras is a Division III College and a member of the American Rivers Conference.

    Rankin is a four-year starter and has been named to the Mississippi Valley All Conference First Team in each of the last two years. In addition, she was also named First Team All-Metro in 2018 and 2019.

    Dr. Anthony W. Pappas, Director of Athletics at West High School comments, “I am very happy for Erin and her family and we are all very proud of her here at West High School. We wish her nothing but the best of luck as she begins her collegiate soccer career at Loras College.”

     


    Waterloo Warriors Qualify for Midwest High School Hockey Championships

    The Waterloo Warriors Varsity & JV Hockey Teams have qualified for the State Midwest High School Hockey League Championships that are scheduled for this Thursday, March 7th thru Sunday March 8th in Ames, IA.

    The Warrior JV Team received the #3 Seed and will take on the Quad Cities at 1:45 pm on Thursday, March 5th while the Varsity team received the #1 Seed and will take on the Des Moines Oak Leafs at 6:30 pm Friday, March 6th.


    West Girls Named to All MVC Teams

    Waterloo West had three players selected to the All MVC First Team.

    Freshman Halli Poock led the Wahawks with a 18.8 scoring average. She was joined on the first team by senior Lauren Conrey and junior Gabby Moore.

    Conrey, a Grand View University commit, leads West with 50 made 3-pointers, led the team in assists (114) and is a four-year starter. Moore averaged 9.7 points, while adding 73 assists and 42 steals.

    Freshman Sahara Williams and sophomore Brooklynn Smith were named to the second team. Williams averaged 9.9 points and 6.5 boards, while Smith averaged 9.0 points and led the team with 22 blocked shots.

    Senior Ashley Nystrom and Sophomore Sierra Burt were named Honorable Mention.

    Waterloo West head coach Dr. Tony Pappas and his staff were named Coach of the Year.

    https://wcfcourier.com/sports/high-school/cf_tigers/five-metro-girls-named-to-all-mississippi-valley-first-team/article_899b6ff1-f792-5864-8b50-f5f988e4096b.html


    West Boys win 3A State Bowling Championship

    West fought back from a 33 pin deficit to beat runner-up Marshalltown by 39 points and win the 3A State Bowling Championship 3,265 to 3,226, with Cedar Falls taking third with a score of 3,197.

    https://wcfcourier.com/sports/high-school/west_high_wahawks/state-bowling-waterloo-west-boys-capture-a-state-bowling-title/article_098e0cbf-ca79-5e8e-9ecd-bb1b1712fddb.html


    West Girls Advance to State

    Freshman Halli Poock's two free throws with one second remaining and the Wahawks trailing by one sends the West High Women's Basketball team to the State Tournament for the first time since 2014.

    https://wcfcourier.com/sports/high-school/west_high_wahawks/ticket-punched-poock-sends-west-to-state-in-thrilling-fashion/article_d8de02d8-a227-5b41-9bfd-1dbf3c3e6d68.html

     


    Karns Places 7th at State Wrestling

    Waterloo West junior Kaden Karns earned his second trip to the state tournament. Karns, ranked fourth at 120 pounds, lost a hard-fought 7-3 decision to third-ranked Thurman Christensen of Waukee in the District Finals.

    At the State Wrestling Tournament, Karns went 3-2 to make the podium at 7th Place!!


    Avery Kroll Signs with Northern State Volleyball

    Avery Kroll, a 5’10” outside hitter/middle blocker from West High School signed her National Letter of Intent today to play volleyball at Northern State University. Northern State is a member of the Northern Sun Conference. Kroll, a three-year varsity starter, was a First Team All Mississippi Valley Conference selection—including being named to the first team this season.  

    In addition, she was a three-time All-Metro pick.  She was also a First Team All Regional pick and she recorded her one thousandth kill this season. She was named the Waterloo Rotary Metro Volleyball MVP earlier this week.

    Dr. Anthony W. Pappas, Director of Athletics at West High School comments, “I am extremely happy for Avery and her entire family. She has worked very hard to become an excellent volleyball player. We are very proud of her and wish her the best as she joins the Northern State University Volleyball program.”


    Allison Schaffer Signs with Upper Iowa Softball

    West High School senior, Allison Schaffer, signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball at Upper Iowa University. Upper Iowa, a Division II school, is a member of the Northern Sun Conference. Allison is a three-year letter winner who caught for the West Wahawks.

    Dr. Anthony W. Pappas, Director of Athletics at West High School comments, “I want to congratulate Allison and her family on her signing today.  I also want to wish her good luck on her collegiate career.”


    Olivia Worthley Signs with Hawkeye Soccer

    Olivia Worthley of Waterloo West High School signed her National Letter of Intent to play soccer for Hawkeye Community College. Hawkeye Community College is a member of the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. Worthley is a three-year starter and she was an Honorable Mention All Mississippi Valley Conference selection.

    Dr. Anthony W. Pappas, Director of Athletics at Waterloo West High School comments: “I am extremely happy for Olivia and her family. We are very proud of her and wish her the best of luck as she joins the Hawkeye Community College Red Tails.”


    Braley Bogart Signs with Hawkeye Bowling

    Braley Bogart of Waterloo West High School signed her National Letter of Intent to bowl for Hawkeye Community College. Hawkeye Community College is a member of the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. Bogart is a three-year letter winner and she has a career 231 high game.

    Dr. Anthony W. Pappas, Director of Athletics at Waterloo West High School comments: “I am extremely happy for Braley and her family. She is a  wonderful young lady and we want to wish her the best of luck as she joins the Hawkeye Community College Red Tails."


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