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Bracket Busting Season Ends as Virginia wins National Title

Bracket Busting Season Ends as Virginia wins National Title

Jack Scioli, Wired Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

After an exciting March and April, the NCAA college basketball tournament, also known as March Madness, has finally come to a close. After top seeds  Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, and Gonzaga dominated the first two rounds of the tournament, March Madness lived up to its name when Auburn destroyed ...

Westside Swim Team Wraps Up Season at State Meet

Westside Swim Team Wraps Up Season at State Meet

Aidan Flairty

March 4, 2019

The swim season has wrapped up for both the boys and girls swim teams as they had their final state meet on Saturday, Feb 23. The girls team finished their season with a 6th place finish, and the boys team were runners-up for the state title. On the girls side, junior Annika Wilmers said she was very conte...

OPINION: Westside Girls Basketball is Living in Golden Age

OPINION: Westside Girls Basketball is Living in Golden Age

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

March 3, 2019

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...

Fire Causes Swimmers to Evacuate After Championship Weekend

Fire Causes Swimmers to Evacuate After Championship Weekend

Zoe Miller, Wired Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 1, 2019

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 Journalism Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 1, 2019

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 Journalism Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 26, 2019

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 Journalism Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 23, 2019

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 Journalism Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 22, 2019

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 Journalism Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 22, 2019

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...

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