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    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 @3:52pm and Brooke Kayser @3:56pm.

    Team Hip Hop competes @6:16pm.

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

    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

     


    Ticketing Procedures for West Vs. Dowling Playoff Football Game

    The ticketing procedure for the West vs. Dowling football playoff game on Friday, October 30 is as follows:

    Each participant will be given five vouchers to share with family and friends. People with vouchers must then purchase their playoff ticket in advance at West High’s Business Office.

    The ticket price set by the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) is $8 each and can be purchased at West High’s Business Office beginning Wednesday, October 28 at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude Friday, October 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.

    No tickets will be sold at Drake Stadium on Friday night.

    A mask must be worn and social distancing guidelines will be in place to purchase a ticket and to attend the game.

    If you have any questions feel free to contact the West High Athletic Office at 319-433-2707.


    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 Seniors 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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