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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
Congratulations to Senior Avery Kroll for being named to the All Metro First team, while Senior Lauren Conrey, Junior Caira Hall and Freshment Sahara Williams made the 2nd Team.
Senior Sabrina Anderson and Junior Gabby Moore were named Honorable Mention.
Avery Kroll, a Northern State Volleyball signee, returned to the first team after helping the Wahawks enter Class 5A’s state rankings during a 27-14 season. Kroll averaged 4.58 kills per set on .362 hitting.
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.”
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.”
Congratulations to these Wahawk Football players for earning All Metro!! They include running back Isaac Tolbert, wide receiver Mondre Lagow, offensive lineman Nathan Bauler, linebacker Nathaniel Ewell, defensive end Michael Robinson Jr. and linebacker Mitchell Kayser.
Congrats to Senior Avery Kroll for being named to the All MVC 1st Team while Senior Lauren Conrey and freshman Sahara Williams were named to the All MVC 2nd Team. Juniors Caira Hall and Gabby Moore were named Honorable Mention.
Waterloo West, which fell one game short of making the state tournament, finished the season with a record of 27-14, which was the most wins and best record since 1997.
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 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."
The Waterloo West Volleyball program will be honoring longtime Waterloo Teacher and Coach Karen DeSerano at their Breast Cancer Awareness Volleyball game on Tuesday, October 1st vs. Liberty High School. The Sophomore and JV Team will begin at 5:30 pm with the Varsity game starting around 7 pm. Coach DeSerano will be honored just before the Varsity game.
Fans are encouraged to pack the gym in support of Coach DeSerano and wear pink to the game. Special "Team DeSerano" shirts are being sold to help raise money for the game and Breast Cancer Research. Complete the form below and bring to the West High Athletic Office or Hoover Middle School by September 23rd.
Karen DeSerano was diagnosed with breast cancer this past May and has gone thru several chemo treatments and is scheduled for surgery October 17th. DeSerano has been a Teacher in the Waterloo School District since 2004 starting out at Kittrell Elementary and has been a coach and teacher at Hoover Middle School since 2014.
She started coaching Volleyball at Peet Junior High and has been coaching Volleyball, Basketball and Track at Hoover for the past several years. She has also coached club volleyball teams throughout her career and has been the official Scorekeeper for home UNI Volleyball games for the past 31 years. DeSerano has had such a positive impact on so many kids that she has taught and coached over the years with several of them playing for West High that night.
All proceeds from the sale of the Team DeSerano shirts will be going to Breast Cancer Research in Karen DeSerano's name.
Congratulations to Senior Football player, Isaac Tolbert for being named the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier Prep of the Week!!
Tolbert is coming off a huge game where he ran for a school record 343 yards and four touchdowns.
The 2019-2020 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.
The West High Athletic Booster Club will be hosting the 2019 Fall Sports Kickoff on Thursday, August 22nd at Waterloo Memorial Football Stadium.
This is going to be a great night for Wahawk Athletics and different than previous Kick Offs. There will be several events going on throughout the night so plan on getting there early. Here is the schedule for August 22nd:
5:00-8:30 pm - Ford's Drive 4 UR School Fundraising event. Test drive a new Ford Vehicle and for every test drive, Ford pays the West High Athletic Booster Club $20. We have a chance to earn $6,000 for our Athletic Programs. Save time and Pre-Register online at the following link: https://t.co/gxdyc098Fa?amp=1
5:00-7:00 pm - Walking Tacos, Hot Dogs, Loose Meat Sandwiches, cookies or chips and a drink will be available as a meal deal for $5.00
5:30 - 6:50 pm - Open practices for all Fall Sports Teams. Volleyball will be inside the Central Gym, Swimming will be in the Central Pool, Football, Golf and Cross Country will all be outside in Memorial Stadium
7:00 - 8:00 pm - Fall Sports Kickoff. Come out and meet the Coaches and student athletes that will be competing for West High this Fall. The Marching Band, Cheerleaders and Dance Team will all be performing!!
Booster Club Memberships and Wahawk Merchandise will be all be available to purchase.
Ms. Ashley Berinobis has been recommended to the Waterloo Board of Education to be named the next head volleyball coach at Waterloo West High School. She is a graduate of Waterloo East High School and has served as an assistant JV volleyball coach and assistant Varsity Volleyball coach at West High School. In addition, she has served as a head club volleyball coach for many years.
Dr. Anthony W. Pappas, Director of Athletics at West High School comments: “We are very excited to have Ashley Berinobis take over our volleyball program. We feel she will continue to lead our volleyball program in an upward and positive direction. Her ties to West High School are an asset that will help her continue to move our volleyball program forward.”
Brandon Steen has been recommended to the Waterloo Board of Education to be named the new head bowling coach at West High School. Steen is an avid lifelong competitive bowler and has spent the past 25 years coaching youth and high school bowlers in the Cedar Valley. Steen is currently a United States Bowling Congress certified Silver Level bowling coach.
Dr. Anthony W. Pappas, Director of Athletics at West High School comments, that he is excited to have Coach Steen take over our bowling program. “He will lead one of our most accomplished West High athletic programs and I feel very confident that he will continue to guide our program in a positive direction and keep us very competitive with the other elite bowling programs in the state. We whole heartedly welcome Brandon to our West High Coaching Family.”