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Prepping for the Basketball Season with Andie Westlake

Prepping for the Basketball Season with Andie Westlake

Frances Bottorff, Reporter

November 12, 2019

As a freshman, Andie Westlake ‘22 played varsity basketball. Her shooting skills showed through on the court because she shot over 30% on the three-point line. Ever since the season ended, she has  continued to train.  “Most of us have been lifting three times a week and we've been doing open g...

It’s Not All in Your Head: Mental Health in Athletes

It’s Not All in Your Head: Mental Health in Athletes

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Features Editor

November 11, 2019

Before the sun has risen, Heidi Stalkfleet ‘22 pulls her goggles down over her eyes and dives into the cold pool. This early morning swim practice is followed by school, another swim practice, homework, and finally sleep–only to get up at five am and do it again. This is the daily routine of many hi...

City High Girls Swimming Places Eighth at State Meet

City High Girls Swimming Places Eighth at State Meet

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle and Carly Weigel

November 11, 2019

It was state, the final meet of the high school swim season. The screaming roar of the crowd filled the pool as the girls on the 200-yard medley relay walked out holding hands. One team at a time, they strode by the bleachers packed with family members and friends alike until they ended up behind...

Girls Cross Country Finishes Their Season in 9th Place at State

Girls Cross Country Finishes Their Season in 9th Place at State

Rachel Marsh, Reporter

November 11, 2019

The gun goes off. The race starts. This is what the training was for. What the blood, sweat, and tears were for. All for this race: the state meet. Running till collapse and running past that. Running all to cross the finish line, see the time flash across the board, and be proud of it. “If so...

Boys Cross Country Finishes Their Season with State

Boys Cross Country Finishes Their Season with State

Rachel Marsh, Reporter

November 11, 2019

Sometimes one point can make a big difference. This year, one point is all that kept the City High boys cross-country team from qualifying for state as a team on Thursday, October 24, at the district meet in Cedar Falls.  “I definitely felt like it was like a transition season. Last season, our...

Looking Back at the 2019 Girls Swim Season

Looking Back at the 2019 Girls Swim Season

Carly Weigel, Reporter

November 5, 2019

Swimmers dive headfirst into the water at the buzzer, drenching the pool deck among the roar of the crowd. It’s Regionals, and the City High Little Hawks are in position to score and make it to State. “I think it’s been a good meet,” Laila Butler-Mills ‘21 said. “It feels way more rela...

Girls Varsity Cross Country Finishes Top Ten at State Meet

Girls Varsity Cross Country Finishes Top Ten at State Meet

Rachel Marsh, Reporter

November 4, 2019

On November 2, the girls competed in Fort Dodge at the State meet. Boulter led the team and finished in 21st place with a time of 19:08. Second on the team, Wedemeyer placed 42nd with a time of 19:43, a personal record. Reynolds came in third for the team with a time of 19:49 putting her in the ...

Girls Swimming Grabs Third Place Finish at Regionals to Qualify for State

Girls Swimming Grabs Third Place Finish at Regionals to Qualify for State

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Feature Editor

November 3, 2019

Roaring cheers follow the sharp whistle that begins the race. Swimmers shoot off the blocks to compete for a spot at the state meet. At regionals this Saturday in Linn Mar, City High swimmers qualified seven girls and all three relays for state. “I thought we did really well,” Trinity Sade...

Volleyball Defeats West High in Regional Quarter Finals

Volleyball Defeats West High in Regional Quarter Finals

Natalie Green, Rachel Marsh, and Aala Basheir

October 31, 2019

City High Volleyball started on the first step in qualifying for State when they won against West High on Tuesday night with a score of 3-0.  “I really think we have the ability to [make it to state] if we all just play to our best performance,” Kelly Potter 20’ says. “Our team this ...

Girls Cross Country has Runner-Up Finish at Districts to Qualify for State

Girls Cross Country has Runner-Up Finish at Districts to Qualify for State

Rachel Marsh, Reporter

October 25, 2019

The girls team of 7 ran at Districts, finished with 4 individual qualifiers and a team ticket to state.

The Battle for the Boot: West High @ City High – Senior Night

The Battle for the Boot: West High @ City High – Senior Night

Aaron Stalkfleet, Reporter

October 25, 2019

Iowa City West @ Iowa City High  Battle for the Boot   Records:  City High: 2-6 West High: 3-5    7:30 P:M Bates Field    Game Preview: City High takes on West High in a crosstown showdown for the Boot. City High looks for their first Boot win since 2015. Meanwhile, the Little Hawks are coming off a tough home l...

Biking in Boredom

Biking in Boredom

Rachel Marsh and Emme Perencevich

October 23, 2019

What does someone who is in a sport do when they become injured and unable to participate? In some sports the player is benched or becomes the cheerleader. In others, they just stop going to practices. In cross country, people with injuries become cross-trainers. Cross-trainers are people who are unable to ru...

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