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OPINION: Westside Girls Basketball is Living in Golden Age

OPINION: Westside Girls Basketball is Living in Golden Age

Jonathan Snover, Sports Team Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 3, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Opinion, Sports

When Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball in the early 1890s, 12 players were on the floor at one time with three assigned to each side of the court. By the 1930s, the Amateur Athletic Union was giving women a platform to play Naismith's game in the national spotlight. Now, eighty some...

Westside Hockey Falls to Patriots, Will Play for Championship Sunday

Westside Hockey Falls to Patriots, Will Play for Championship Sunday

Nathanael Monjarez, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Westside hockey team played against Millard South at Baxter Arena on Friday, March 1, 2019. Westside played in the first of two games to earn the title of state champions. The Warriors fell back halfway through the second period by one and in the third by two, reulting in a loss. Down but not out, wi...

Fire Causes Swimmers to Evacuate After Championship Weekend

Fire Causes Swimmers to Evacuate After Championship Weekend

Zoe Miller, Co Social Media Coordinator and Opinion Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under News, Sports, Swim & Dive, Wired

On Saturday, Feb. 23, Westside girl’s and boy’s swim teams competed in Lincoln, NE at the State Championship for swimming. Both teams placed with girls finishing in sixth place and the boys finishing in second place. Due to the blizzard that hit the Eastern part of Nebraska that day, the swimmers...

Warrior Girls Wrap up Season at State Tournament

Warrior Girls Wrap up Season at State Tournament

Jonathan Snover, Sports Team Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 1, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Westside girls basketball team traveled to Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln on Thursday, February 28, 2019, where they took on Lincoln Southwest in the first round of the NSAA Girls Basketball Championships. Despite junior Ella Wedergren's 18 points, Westside would fall to the Silver Hawks by a 69-55...

Brown Hits Buzzer Beater as Warriors Qualify for State Tournament

Brown Hits Buzzer Beater as Warriors Qualify for State Tournament

Jonathan Snover, Sports Team Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 26, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Thirty-five percent. That's what the Westside boys basketball team shot from the three point arc in the A-6 district final on Tuesday. But with 1.6 seconds left and a two point deficit, that wasn't going through junior forward Carl Brown's mind. As Chase Thompson tipped the ball his way, he let the...

RECAP: Thompson Breaks Record as Warriors Glide Over Patriots

RECAP: Thompson Breaks Record as Warriors Glide Over Patriots

Jonathan Snover, Sports Team Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 23, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Westside boys varsity basketball team hosted Millard South on Friday, February 22, 2019, in the first round of the NSAA District A-6 bracket. The Warriors were off to the races out of the gate with an eight point lead after one quarter and an 18 point lead at the halftime break. By the time the fourth...

Westside Girls Win District, Qualify for State Tournament

Westside Girls Win District, Qualify for State Tournament

Jonathan Snover, Sports Team Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Loud noises rang on the south side of the main gym at Westside High School on Friday evening, and dead silence came from the north as Westside senior Ryley Nolin found the net on a late-game layup. The sea of white that represented the Red Shield, the Westside student section, went nuts. The Westside...

Westside Alumnus Pays Admission for Students at Basketball Games

Westside Alumnus Pays Admission for Students at Basketball Games

Jonathan Snover, Sports Team Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Four dollars can buy a lot of things. It can pay for a double dose of two-for-two candy deals at the convenience store, it can get 40 chicken nuggets at Burger King and it's what a student can pay to get into an on-campus NSAA postseason event. However, courtesy of KB Building Services, which is owned...

Westside Swim and Dive Prepares for State Meet

Westside Swim and Dive Prepares for State Meet

Aidan Flairty

February 22, 2019


Filed under Swim & Dive

The girls and boys swim team have been putting in hours of work per day the entire season. Now it is their opportunity to display their skill and end the season strong at the state meets. The meets start for the swimmers on Friday, February 21 in Lincoln, Nebraska, with the girls at 9:00 a.m.. For...

Three Wrestlers Place at State Tournament

Three Wrestlers Place at State Tournament

Jonathan Snover, Sports Team Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 19, 2019


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Chants of "Let's Go Bow" rang out from the western side of the CHI Health Center Omaha, wrestling fans came as one to recognize the two new four-time state champions and a contingent of Westside fans cheered as senior Nolan "Deuce" Miller-Johnston broke the school record for wins in a season. It was...

Wrestler Perseveres Despite Condition

Wrestler Perseveres Despite Condition

Elizabeth Matz, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under Feature, Sports, Wrestling

Junior Jacob Vincentini juggles three sports, academics and diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects a person’s overall health. People with diabetes have double the risk of heart disease and stroke. It is also important for them to control what they eat as well as how often they exerc...

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