WATERLOO — A slow start went a long way toward the Waterloo West football team sustaining its first loss last week against Western Dubuque.
Wahawk quarterback Cade Dodd made sure those early mistakes weren’t repeated in Friday’s matchup with Marshalltown.
Dodd threw for 258 yards and five touchdowns in less than a half of action, pacing the Wahawks in a 56-14 rout Friday night.
Congratulations to Senior Mario Wright and Freshman Carley Caughron who were named to this week's Waterloo - Cedar Falls Courier's Preps to Watch!
WATERLOO -- Waterloo East had started fast and grabbed the lead in each of its first four football games this season. Waterloo West took notice.
Scoring on its first four possessions, West rolled to its fifth consecutive victory in the 105th meeting of the Wahawks and Trojans with a 58-6 victory Friday in front of more than 4,000 fans at Memorial Stadium.
Congratulations to Senior, Caleb Dodd on being named a Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier Prep to Watch.
Congratulations to Senior Football player, Kalen Burt for being named a Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier Preps to Watch!
WATERLOO — Freshman Carley Caughron had a big night as Waterloo won four events in a 118-67 girls’ swimming dual loss to Dubuque Senior Tuesday night at the Central Intermediate pool.
Caughron set a Waterloo West school record in the 100 butterfly, touching the wall in 1:01.38 to erase the previous record of 1:01.57 set by Taylor Pherigo in 2011.
West’s Nick Joens earned second-team honors on the All-Mississippi Valley Conference teams released last week.
Also, Waterloo West’s Noah Susong and Cameren Happel were honorable mention selections in the Mississippi Division.
Nick Joens was also named to the All MVC All-Academic Team along with Dylan Moore.
West High Senior, Sydney McFarland and Freshmen, Lauren Conrey, were both named Honorable Mention in the All-Mississippi Valley Conference Mississppi Division.
McFarland was also named to the All MVC All-Academic team along with Junior, Brooke Stackhouse.
THE LINEUP – Participated in football, wrestling and track and field.
AN HONOR ROLL – INA all-state linebacker and three-time all-district and All-Metro honoree. Finished senior season with 86 tackles, 11 for loss, for the 8-2 Wahawks. Two-time state wrestling qualifier, placing fifth his senior season. Honor student.
ON DECK – Will attend Ellsworth Community College and compete in football.
THE LINEUP – Participated in volleyball, track and field, softball and basketball.
AN HONOR ROLL – Two-year volleyball starter and honorable mention all-conference selection. Academic all-conference. Four-year, multi-event state track and field qualifier. Capped senior season with sixth-place finishes in the state 4A 4x200 and 4x100. Qualified for the Drake Relays 4x100 and placed seventh in the Drake 4x200 as a senior.
ON DECK – Will attend Upper Iowa University and compete in track and field.
Waterloo West had three players named to the 2017 All Metro Baseball Team as chosen by the head coaches at Cedar Falls, Waterloo West, Waterloo East and Waterloo Columbus.
Noah Susong led West with a .308 average. The sophomore blasted a pair of home runs while also tallying 10 doubles and five triples. Nick Joens batted .299 with a team-best 21 RBIs, and fellow senior Cameren Happel batted .273 while playing solid defense for the Wahawks behind the plate.
Waterloo West had two players named to the 2017 All Metro Softball Team as chosen by the coaches of Cedar Falls, Waterloo West, Waterloo East and Waterloo Columbus.
Lauren Conrey led the team with 35 hits and a .324 average. The freshman also smacked 4 home runs and led the team with 24 RBI's. Senior Sydney McFarland finished the season with a .321 average, 3 home runs and a .950 fielding percentage playing a solid Center Field for the Wahawks.
WATERLOO — Lonnie Moore is in no rush to decide which players he will send onto the field as his starters when Waterloo West opens its 2017 high school football season Friday at Dubuque Senior.
DUBUQUE — Waterloo West used its quickness in the open field to scoot past Dubuque Hempstead 33-7 Friday night in a non-district high school football game.
The Wahawks improved to 2-0 on the season, while the Mustangs fell to 1-1.
DUBUQUE — Waterloo West took control in the second half and won its football season-opener on the road at Dubuque Senior Friday, 28-13.
Camryn Meyer led the Waterloo Girls Cross Country team with an eighth place time of 22:54 to earn All Metro. Ireland Frisch and Victoria Knight also earned all-metro team honors with ninth and 10th place finishes.
On the boys side, Seniors Clayton Streed and Cody Samuelson led Waterloo West with fifth and sixth place finishes, while senior leader Sam O’Brien also earned all-metro with his 10th place finish.
Adijan Muhamedagic's 49-yard field goal with 1.5 seconds left gives the Wahawks a shocking 38-35 win over Washington in the regular-season finale at Kingston Stadium. West scores 18 points in the final 1:13 for the unbelievable come-from-behind win!!
Congratulations to Senior, Adijan Muhamedagic on being named a Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier Prep to Watch.
Waterloo West’s Kaylissa Arndorfer was named to the MVC second-team in the Mississippi Division.
Mary Smith and Shelby Schoonover received Honorable Mention while Smith and Morgan Ubbelohde were named to the All Academic Team.
Led by Waterloo Swim's Madelyn Solomon and Taylor Hogan seventh place finish and Lauren Kimball's 16th place finish, Waterloo received 24 points which gave them a fourth place finish.
Congratulations to Kaylissa Arndorfer for being named to the All-Metro 1st Team.
Shelby Schoonover was also named 2nd team and Mary Smith and Riley Porter were both Honorable Mention.
Congratulations to the 9 West High Football players named to the All Metro Football Teams:
Cade Dodd, QB
Mario Wright, WR
Devon Jones, WR
Ross Brown, OL
Kalen Burt, DL
Caleb Dodd, LB
Noah Susong, LB
Amel Saric, DB
Adijan Muhamedagic, P/K
Congratulations to Junior NaTracia Ceaser for being named a Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier Prep to Watch!
Congratulations to Carondis Harris-Anderson, Zia Collett and J.P. Richmond for being named Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier Preps to Watch!!
Congratulations to Junior Jada Draine for being named a Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier Prep To Watch!
Congratulations to Kalen Burt, Lauren Conrey and Chase Pabst for being named Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier Preps to Watch!!
Congratulations to Senior Basketball player Carondis Harris-Anderson for scoring 1000 points and becoming West High's All-Time career scoring leader!
Congratulations to Sophomore basketball player, Isaiah Johnson, for being named a Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier Prep to Watch!!
Congratulations to Seniors Aleah Cook and Dalton Draeger for being named Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier's Preps to Watch!
Congratulations to these 4 Seniors who signed their Letters of Inten on Monday, February 7th to play College Football:
Devon Jones - Ellsworth Community College
Caleb Dodd - Ellsworth Community College
Kalen Burtt - Iowa Central Community College
Cade Dodd - Iowa Central Community College
Junior Na'Tracia Ceaser was named to the All Mississippi Valley Conference First Team as voted on by the conference Girls Basketball coaches. Ceaser was the leading scorer for West at 15.9 points per game. She also averaged 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 steals.
Lauren Conrey was named to the 2nd Team. Conrey, just a Sophomore, averaged 8.8 points per game and averaged 5.1 assists and 3 steals per game. Her 118 assists on the season ranked her 3rd in all of 5A.
Junior Jada Draine and Senior Aleah Cook were named Honorable Mention.
Draine along with Junior Kaitlyn Meyer were named to the All Academic Team.
Colleen Duffy, a starting 3rd baseman for the Waterloo West Wahawk Softball team, has signed her Letter of Intent to continue her softball career at Central Methodist University.
Central Methodist University is a NAIA Division I school in Fayette, Missouri. The Eagles are a member of the America Athletic Conference.
Colleen is a four year letter winner who has played on West High's Varsity softball team since she was an incoming freshman and has received All Conference and All Metro Honors.
Senior Carondis Harris-Anderson was named to the All Mississippi Valley Conference 1st Team as voted on by the MVC coaches.
Harris Anderson was West’s leading scorer at 22.2 points per game, shooting 50.5 percent overall and 38.4 percent from behind the arc. He also led the Wahawks in rebounding at 6.5 per game and averaged 2.0 assists.
Senior Kalen Burt and Sophomore Isaiah Johnson were named Honorable Mention.
Seniors Todd Keller and ShauRome Taylor were named All Academic.
Congratulations to Junior Na'Tracia Ceaser for being named to the Girls Basketball All Metro 1st Team while Junior Jada Draine and Sophomore Lauren Conrey were both named to the 2nd Team.
Seniors Aleah Cook and Zia Collett were both named Honorable Mention.
Congratulations to Senior Carondis Harris-Anderson for being named to the 4A All State 2nd Team by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.
Harris-Anderson finished his career with 1,288 points at West High.
The Wahawk senior averaged 21.6 points while shooting 50 percent from the field this past season. He also led the Wahawks with 6.5 rebounds per game and ranked among the team leaders in assists, steals and blocks.
Congratulations to Senior, Carondis Harris-Anderson and Sophomore Isaiah Johnson for making 1st Team All Metro while Senior Kalen Burt was named to the 2nd Team.
Sophomores Jaden Keller and Nick Pepin were named Honorable Mention.
Julius (JJ.) Boimah, a wrestler for Waterloo West High School, has decided to continue his wrestling career at the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa. The University of Dubuque is a NCAA Division III school and a member of the American Rivers Athletic Conference. He is a two time state qualifier (junior year in Colorado, and senior year in Iowa). In addition, he was a First Team All Mississippi Valley selection and a 2018 Fall Nationals All American.
Director of Athletics, Dr. Anthony W. Pappas stated: “We are very happy for JJ and his entire family. He has had an excellent senior year with us and we also want to wish him good luck on his collegiate career.”
Lillian Lederman and Ajla Sivic, of Waterloo West High School signed their National Letters of Intent to play soccer for Hawkeye Community College. Hawkeye Community College is a member of the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. Lederman is a four year starter and captain, and she was a Honorable Mention All Mississippi Valley Conference selection. Sivic has been a four year varsity player and has provided excellent senior leadership.
Dr. Anthony W. Pappas, Director of Athletics at Waterloo West High School comments: “I am extremely happy for Lillian and Ajla and their families. They have helped improve our girl’s soccer program immensely. We are very proud of them and wish them the best of luck as they join the Hawkeye Community College Red Tails.”
Wahawk juniors Isaiah Johnson, Caleb Haag, Dequavion Walker and Jaden Keller earned second-team recognition. Johnson, Haag and Walker each averaged more than 11 points a game, while Keller was the metro’s top rebounder and also led West in assists and steals.
NaTracia Ceaser and Lauren Conrey were named to the 1st Team All Metro Team while Jada Draine and Gabby Moore were named to the 2nd Team.
Ceaser, who recently signed to play basketball with William Penn, scored 1,231 career points while contributing across the board for a West team that finished .500 or better her final three seasons.
Conrey made the first team for the first time in her career after accumulating 112 assists and 64 steals.
Congratulations to West High's Bowling Coach, Todd Bracken who was recently named the District Coach of the Year!!
WATERLOO—NaTracia Ceaser, a 5’10” guard from West High School, signed her National Letter of Intent today to play collegiate basketball for William Penn University in Oskaloosa,
William Penn University is a member of the Heart of America Conference. William Penn is currently 30-2 and advancing to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Championship Round.
Ceaser is a four-year starter and a First Team All Mississippi Valley Conference player. She has also been named to the Iowa Girls' Coaches Association (IGCA) All District Team and the Iowa
Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) All Region Team.
Congratulations to Junior Bowler Tristan Corcoran on his State runner-up finish at the State 3A Bowling Tournament here in Waterloo. In his 2nd game of the day, he had 10 consecutive strikes to make a huge come back and finish with a 277. He finished the tournament with a 483 which allowed him to capture 2nd place.
Corcoran’s finish was the highest in school history for a West boys’ bowler.
West High School senior Isabella Guyer, a goal keeper, signed her national letter of intent today to play soccer for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. UW Parkside is a Division II college and is a part of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Guyer is a four-year starter and was named the Mississippi Valley Conference Goal Keeper of the Year in 2016 and 2018. She is a school record holder in several goal keeping categories as she heads into her senior soccer season. She registered seven shutouts in 2018.
Congrats to Senior Natracia Ceasar for being named 1st Team All MVC! Also congrats to Senior Jada Draine and Junior Lauren Conrey for making the 2nd Team!!
Sophomore Gabby Moore and Freshman Brooklynn Smith were named Honorable Mention.
Seniors Jada Draine and Meredith Eighmey were named to the All Academic Team.
WATERLOO— J.P Richmond, a bowler for West High School, signed his national letter of intent to attend Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska, last Saturday. Midland University is a NAIA school and a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
Richmond is a four-time letter winner and was named captain during his junior and senior years. He bowled on the 4th place state finisher in 2017 and helped lead West High School to a 3rd place finish in 2018. In addition, he was a First Team All-Mississippi Valley Conference selection.
Director of Athletics, Dr. Anthony W. Pappas stated, “We are very happy for JP and his entire family. He has had an excellent bowling career at West High School and we know he will finish his senior season at a very high level. We also wish him good luck on his collegiate career.”
Kaylissa Arndorfer, a 6'2" outside hitter/middle blocker from Waterloo West High School signed her National Letter of Intent today to play volleyball at the University of Northern Iowa. Arndorfer, a four year varsity starter, was a three time All Mississippi Valley All Conference selection-including being named to the first team this season. In addition, she was a three time All Metro pick. She averaged 3.82 kills per game and she led the state in blocks her junior year.
Madelyn Solomon, a gymnast, from Waterloo West High School signed her National Letter of Intent today to become a part of the University of Iowa Gymnastics team. Maddy has competed regionally in gymnastics for the past 12 years. She qualified for the Level Nine National Championships which were held in Spokane, WA, and she was an alternate for the Level Ten National Qualifying Team. During her career at West High, Maddy was also a state qualifier in Swimming and Diving and Track and Field.
Noah Susong was a valuable senior leader for Waterloo West’s defense with 88.5 tackles, 13 for loss. He was joined on the All-Metro team by senior defensive back Amel Saric and linebacker Mac Pedro. Seniors Tanner Pollock at wide receiver and Brenden Burton on the offensive line were named to the All-Metro offense alongside running back Isaac Tolbert
University of Northern Iowa volleyball recruit Kaylissa Arndorfer of Waterloo West returned to the All Metro first team after averaging 3.82 kills and 1.77 digs per set with 24 total blocks. Her West team secured seven more wins than a season ago before falling to Cedar Falls in the regional final.
Waterloo West’s senior setter Christina Campbell and junior outside hitter Lauren Conrey were named to the All Metro second team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Waterloo School Board of Directors will officially acknowledge and recognize the tremendous successes of the following 2019-20 teams and coaches:
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!
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 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!!
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
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!!
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!
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!
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.
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
Second Team - All Conference
First Team - All Conference
Second Team - All District
First Team - All District
First Team - All State
The boys varsity bowling team ended their season with a 9-1 record, with a high team score of 3484.
Honorable Mention - All Conference
Second Team - All Conference
First Team - All Conference
First Team - All District
First Team - All State
Congratulations to our bowlers!
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.
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!
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!!!
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.”
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.)
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!
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.
We would like to congratulate Victoria Knight for being named to the First Team Academic All-State in Iowa High School Girls Wrestling.
Congratulations to our women's golfer, Chase Doland, who will represent West High at the state golf tournament on June 1st and 2nd in Ankeny.
If you would like to show your support for our state qualifier, you can go to Irv Warren on Monday night (May 31) at 6:00pm for a send off.
Also, congratulations to our women's golf team with a 5th place finish at Regionals!
The Waterloo Optimist Club, formed in 1929, is excited to announce a new annual scholarship for baseball and softball players. In order to honor players, the club established a $500 each scholarship to one baseball and one softball player at each Waterloo high school.
2021 Optimist Club of Waterloo Scholarships:
West: Brady O'Connor, baseball
West: Brianna McPoland, softball
Recipients will be honored at future games with dates yet to be determined. Contact Optimist Club president Roger Goldsberry with questions at 319-231-8886.
Congratulations to the two young ladies who made the Iowa Track Coaches Association Academic All State Team. Seniors Carley Caughron, and Laura Hepworth of Waterloo West High School, were announced as award winners today. To qualify for this prestigious award, they must hold senior status, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or higher, and be a State Meet Qualifier.
Director of Athletics, Dr. Anthony W. Pappas added: “We congratulate these two seniors for being selected and for all their hard work. They are both truly deserving of this honor.”
Congratulations to our 2021 Clyde Artus Award Winners: Mitch Fordyce and Carley Caughron!
ACTIVITIES: Golf, basketball, baseball
HONORS: Fordyce earned third-team all-state honors as a catcher last summer by the IHSBCA. He is a two-time all-Mississippi Valley Conference first-team selection, been named all-metro twice in baseball and this past winter was a second-team all-metro basketball selection. Fordyce also carried a 3.9 grade-point average.
COLLEGE PLANS: Fordyce has signed to play baseball at Des Moines Area Community College.
In addition to basketball, Fordyce competes in golf and baseball. He maintains a 3.9 GPA.
ACTIVITIES: Swimming and track
HONORS: Caughron capped a standout senior season with a third-place finish in the 50 free and second place in the 100 free at the state swim meet. Caughron finished her career owning six Waterloo West swim school records and was the 2020 Regional Swimmer of the Year. A state track qualifier, Caughron also was an academic all-state honoree for both swimming and track.
COLLEGE PLANS: Caughron has signed to swim at Iowa State University.
Several baseball and softball players were honored by the Mississippi Valley Conference last week.
In baseball, Mitch Fordyce and Colby Adams were first team picks.
Fordyce, the Wahawks’ shortstop, hit .453 with a .526 OBP. He drove in 37 runs while hitting seven home runs, 10 doubles and four triples. He also scored a team-best 39 times.
Adams batted .400 from his lead-off spot and he scored 33 times while adding 16 stolen bases.
Second baseman Sam Moore was named to the second team.
In softball, Bri McPoland was named to the first team.
Congratulations to Mitch Fordyce, Colby Adams, Sam Moore and Carter Schulte who were named to the 2021 All-Metro Baseball Team.
We would also like to congratulate Brady O'Connor and Luke Fordyce who received Honorable Mentions.
Mitch Fordyce, Colby Adams, Sam Moore, Carter Schulte and Luke Fordyce all plan to continue their baseball careers at the collegiate level.
Congratulations and wishing you all the best at the next level!!!