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JV Women’s Tennis Meet Recap

JV Women’s Tennis Meet Recap

Jae Dancer, Reporter

May 15, 2019

Unexpected frigid and windy weather on May 9 caused many JV serves to spiral out of control, but even with the poor conditions, City High Women’s tennis managed to gain a win against West High’s JV Women’s team. Previously, City High lost 1-8 against West High mid-April, and this was good motivation to...

What’s All That Racquet?

What’s All That Racquet?

Victoria Weckmann, Reporter

May 7, 2019

From smashes and topspin shots, to lobs and dropshots, the 2019 boys tennis season thus far has been an eventful sport, and despite some crushing losses, they are optimistic as ever. “The season is going okay, I don’t think we have won a meet yet,” said Elliot Tomek ‘20, a junior varsity p...

Kicking It Up A Notch

Kicking It Up A Notch

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle and Alison Kenaston

May 6, 2019

There’s an hour and 15 minutes on the clock, yet no goal has been scored. The City High v. West girls soccer game is a highly anticipated match and seems like it will end in a tie. However, with less than four minutes left, Sam Schroder ‘19 passes the ball to Mia DePrenger ‘22, who scores. The student ...

Playmaker Profile: Jose Fajardo

Playmaker Profile: Jose Fajardo

Jack Bacon, Reporter

May 3, 2019

Fate has a funny way of surprising people. Just ask City High boys soccer coach Jose Fajardo. Growing up in Seville, Spain, Coach Fajardo was considered one of the best youth soccer players in the country. But when a string of leg injuries resulted in 13 surgeries and derailed his career, he deci...

City High Track competes at 109th annual Drake Relays

City High Track competes at 109th annual Drake Relays

Jae Dancer, Reporter

May 3, 2019

Rain or shine City High Little Hawks traveled to compete in the 109th Drake Relays held in Des Moines, Iowa. While the weather was not ideal, Caroline Schaeckenbach ‘20 placed second in the state for 400 hurdles with a time of 1:04.05. She also ran in the shuttle hurdle consisting of Jordan Sekafetz ...

Thos Tough

Thos Tough

Lottie Gidal, News and Sports Editor

April 30, 2019

Every morning Thos Trefz writes a quote on the blackboard that hangs over his room. Quotes are all over his Instagram and T-shirts; they are layered throughout his coaching lessons. Any of the runners that frequent his room could tell you about all the times Thos has used a quote to help them push through...

Remembering Coach John Raffensperger

Remembering Coach John Raffensperger

Jack Bacon, Reporter

April 27, 2019

City High has lost a legend. “There are many, many things that I will remember about Coach Raff,” says A.D. Terry Coleman. At a school famous for outstanding coaching talent, Coach John Raffensperger left as indelible a mark as any. In 34 years as head coach of the boys track program, “Raff” forged ...

City Falls 2-7 to Cedar Rapids Washington

City Falls 2-7 to Cedar Rapids Washington

Jae Dancer, Reporter

April 22, 2019

In defeat, City High girls made Cedar Rapids Washington work for it with some matches lasting over two hours. “My singles match against Cedar Rapids Washington went really well,” Caroline Carter ‘20 said. “It was two hours long and I felt like both of us kind of had the same skill levels so i...

City v. West Soccer

City v. West Soccer

Lottie Gidal, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019

Women "We pay you the big bucks to score something out there!" yelled West High's varsity girls coach in frustration as the game entered its second half, and the coach's sentiments were shared by the expectant crowd. The annual City v. West soccer game was progressing at a slow pace, with only a few ...

Check-In With Tennis

Check-In With Tennis

Victoria Weckmann, Reporter

April 9, 2019

The first men’s varsity tennis meet at City High is officially over, and despite some crushing losses, Evan Hansen ‘19 is optimistic for the upcoming season. “[My goals are] probably to improve as much as I can and win as many matches as I can,” Hansen said. Hansen is not new to tennis ...

Girls Track Team Reaches for Drake Relays at Pleasant Valley

Girls Track Team Reaches for Drake Relays at Pleasant Valley

Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin, Executive Editor

April 9, 2019

The girls track team has been practicing since February; running, jumping, and throwing almost every day for three months. It has attended many meets and is now working on qualifying events for the Drake Relays. On April 5, it competed in a meet at Pleasant Valley, varsity scoring fifth place with 90 poi...

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