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City High Football loses in Second Round Playoffs

The City High football team runs onto the field before their game against West High on Friday night.

Aala Basheir, Features Editor

October 26, 2020

Students gathered at the Trojan field to watch the City High Varsity Football Team play against West High in the second playoff game of the postseason. To advance further in the offseason, it was crucial for the team to win this game.  “The football game made everything feel a little more normal e...

COVID Regulations for Fall Sports

Greta Boerner '24 running a 5k with about one mile left in her race.

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle and Jae Dancer

October 23, 2020

From masks to screening questions to staying six feet apart, City High sports teams have to constantly keep regulations in mind that they would never have considered in past years. “I thought it would be different because the seniors were gone and we would have a very different team, but I didn...

City High Volleyball Falls to West High, Ending Their Season

Sara Cassady '21 and Joslyn Becker '21 jump up to block the ball.

Maya Morales, Reporter

October 23, 2020

Despite winning the first set and gaining a lead at the beginning of sets two, three, and four, the City High Varsity volleyball team lost their game last Tuesday. West High managed to come back to win both the second and third sets before finally winning the fourth set 25-22. The City High girls walk...

Their Season: Boys and Girls Cross Country

Sophomore Iris Wedemeyer battles down the last 100 to the finish line with a Dubuque Senior competitor in the girls varsity race.

Rachel Marsh, Photo Editor

October 21, 2020

Nearing the end of their season, the girls and boys cross country teams have their sights set on state. However, COVID-19 is making the process even more challenging than it normally is. With meet restrictions and practice cancellations, it’s harder for athletes to stay in shape and have the same team...

Athlete Spotlight: Heidi Stalkfleet

Heidi Stalkfleet '22 prepares for her 500 yard freestyle at the first dual meet of the 2020 City High girls swim season.

Jae Dancer, Sports Editor

October 21, 2020

Heidi Stalkfleet ‘22 has been doing IFLY club swim for years but after the recent University of Iowa swimming and cancellations, Stalkfleet has taken up City High swim for the fall 2020 season.  “Heidi’s got a great work ethic and I think she's really honest with herself about that. She kno...

Swimming Through COVID-19

Rika Yahashiri '21 attempts to get the a state qualifying time in the 50 yard freestyle, in the first meet of the season.

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Executive Editor

October 20, 2020

The clock hits 6:15 p.m. and swimmers start to get out of the water, put their masks on, and grab their bags to drive home. It’s the last practice before school starts and the members of the City High girls swim and dive team have no idea when they will see each other again. Laila Butler-Mills ...

City High Football Defeats Ottumwa to Move on to the Next Round of the Playoffs

The City High football team defeated Ottumwa 41-16.

Max Berry-Stoelzle, Reporters

October 20, 2020

The glaring lights of Bates Field shone down on the players as City High and Ottumwa battled to continue their seasons and move on to the next leg of the state playoffs. By the end of the game, City High had secured a convincing victory over Ottumwa with a score of 41-16. “It was great seeing the...

City High Volleyball Postseason Begins

Sara Cassady '22 celebrates after City High won set one 25-18.

Maya Morales and Julianne Berry-Stoelzle

October 19, 2020

The City High varsity volleyball team has dedicated their entire fall 2020 season to Emma Nugent ‘21, after her tragic passing this past summer.  “It got to be really tough and we all leaned on each other for support,” Makayla Ribble ‘20 said. The team has created reminders of Nugent all aro...

University of Iowa Swim Cancelled

Outside the University of Iowa Recreation and Wellness Center

Jae Dancer, Sports editor

October 16, 2020

After 25 NCAA national team championships throughout 83 years, all University of Iowa swimming and diving programs have been cut due to financial hardships caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. This was announced by University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld and Gary Barta on August 21.  “I was just r...

City High Volleyball Honors Emma Nugent During Last Home Game of the Regular Season

The City High volleyball team holds their hands in a circle over teammate Emma Nugent's jersey. Joslyn Becker '21 had bracelets made with

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle, Executive Editor

October 10, 2020

The gym went quiet before the start of the volleyball game between Iowa City High and Wahlert Catholic. City High players lined up in pink jerseys, as Maya Morales ‘21 took the microphone to say a few words about fellow volleyball player Emma Nugent ‘21, who passed away this past summer.  “...

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