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8th Ranked City Defeats Xavier and Hempstead

Andie Westlake '22 drove to the hoop.
On Friday, January 15th the 8th ranked girls basketball defeats Xavier 68-48 Saturday January 16th 8th ranked girls basketball defeats Hempstead 76-42.
January 19, 2021

LIVESTREAM: City High Girls Basketball vs. Wahlert

The City High girls basketball team celebrates after advancing to overtime against West Des Moines Valley.
January 12, 2021


United as One

Shyan Skriver '24 and Shaylin Brown '22 smile as they pose in their City High swim gear. They both go to West Branch High School but swim for the City High girls swimming and diving team.
Some schools offer only a limited selection of sports, so their athletes compete for other schools, such as City High
January 4, 2021

Teammates train together, compete together, and work together towards a common goal. For high school sports teams, this often means representing their school. However, not all athletes are enrolled in...

Freshmen to Watch

Kalea Seaton '24 poses for a picture on the front steps of City High. She was on the City High girls swim state team this past fall.
Read about the freshmen that are already making a big impact on City High's sports teams
December 23, 2020

Expectations for Winter Sports

Seth Hiatt '21 driving a ball down lane one during meet against Western Dubuque in December 2019.
City High boy’s bowling and wrestling coaches discuss their expectations for the rest of the winter sports season
December 17, 2020

COVID-19 has become one of the most notorious subjects affecting everyone’s lives. This winter sports season, City High bowling and wrestling coaches have found it difficult to transition their athletes...

Athletes Going Through College Recruitment During COVID-19

Ella Cook '21, Carey Koenig '21, and Ayana Lindsey '21 smiling after signing letters of intent for their respective colleges.
Getting recruited for college sports can be stressful for some athletes and the addition of a global pandemic makes it even harder
December 17, 2020

Athlete Spotlight: Kelsey Joens

Kelsey Joens '23 in-bounds the ball during City's win over Cedar Rapids Prairie.
As a freshman, Kelsey Joens '23 was one of the top scorers on the City High girls varsity basketball team. Now, as a sophomore, she plans to continue to improve
December 16, 2020

Following in the footsteps of her parents and older siblings, Kelsey Joens ‘23 has taken up the family legacy of basketball. “Every day,, my family and I go to the gym and we shoot and do drills....

Athletes Struggling with Uncertainty Surrounding Season

More and more public basketball courts are found empty with temperatures dropping and cases rising. Like this one, more home courts and nets are being used.
With the ICCSD district's switch to 100% online education, all in-person sports and extracurricular activities were suspended. With that, a different batch of sports teams were forced to figure out how to keep their players fit enough to achieve their goals this season while not being able to meet with them
December 11, 2020

One email can take away two weeks of the sports season for City High athletes. Multiple emails can take away the entire season. All saying the same thing, canceled, postponed, all due to COVID. Parts of...

The City High Girls Swim Team Places 15th at State with Individual Finishes in the Top 3

Averi Loria '22 dives into the water for the second leg of the 400 yard freestyle relay.
November 17, 2020

  Despite multiple additional challenges due to COVID-19, the City High girls swim team was still able to compete at the 2020 Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union state swim meet on November...

City High Girls Swimming & Diving Team Places Fourth at Regionals with Three Athletes Qualifying for State Individually

Isabelle Polfliet '23 swims the 100 breaststroke in a dual meet against Waterloo
November 10, 2020

The entire pool went quiet until a loud beep pierced the silence, the meet had begun. On Saturday, November 7, the City High swim team competed at their regional competition, placing fourth out of eight...

Head Swim Coach Zane Hugo Accepts Position at the University of Wisconsin

City High Swimming and Diving Head Coach Zane Hugo poses at Mercer on the last day of practice before the 2020 Regional meet.
November 6, 2020

After seven seasons with the City High girls swim and dive team as well as six seasons with the City High boys swim team, Zane Hugo is resigning from the position of Head Swim Coach. He will start working...

City High Cross Country Competes at State

Rowan Boulter '22 racing against Ankeny Centennial in the first mile.
November 6, 2020

On a sunny October 30,  in efforts to put their hard work to the test, City High cross country racers spiked up, preparing to face the competitive atmosphere of the 2020 State Cross Country meet. “We...

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