The Black & White

Boys Soccer beats Des Moines North 6-0 on Senior Night

Hope Nkomezi '19 shields the ball from a Des Moines North defender in a match on May 3. Nkomezi scored a 10th minute goal in the 6-0 win.

Evan Newcomb, Sports Editor

May 14, 2019

The boys' soccer team celebrated senior night with a 6-0 drubbing of Des Moines North on May 3.  This senior class was lead by team captains midfielder Erik Catus '19 and defender Mitchell Hermon '19. Goalkeeper Eduard Stancu '19, defender Matthew Morris '19, attacker Joey Reyes '19, defender Colin...

Boys Soccer Recaptures Merle Hay Cup with 2-0 win over Urbandale

Cooper Peddicord '20 challenges an Urbandale player for the ball in a game on May 1. Peddicord and his team won the game 2-0.

Evan Newcomb, Sports Editor

May 5, 2019

The boys' soccer team recaptured the Merle Hay Cup for the first time since 2015 when they defeated the Urbandale Jayhawks 2-0 on May 1. The difference in this game was were goals from Erik Catus '19 in the 24th minute, his third goal this season and attacker Nicolas Garcia '21 in the 46th minute, his...

Boys Soccer beats Des Moines Roosevelt 1-0 in Extra Time Thriller

Erik Catus '19 challenges for the ball in a match against Des Moines Roosevelt Apr. 9. Catus had three shots in the 1-0 win.

Evan Newcomb, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019

On a cold and windy night Tuesday night the boys soccer team defeated Des Moines Roosevelt Roughriders 1-0 after two extra time periods when attacker Evan Kilstrom '20 scored the game-winning goal with 1:34 left to play in the match. The boys dominated the entire match and they had quite a few chances...

Girls Basketball loses to West Des Moines Valley in the State Tournament 76-64

The girls basketball team holds their state semifinalist trophy after their game against West Des Moines Valley on Feb. 28. This was their second straight state semifinal appearance.

Evan Newcomb, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

Up by seven points with 1:54 left in the state semifinal game against the West Des Moines Valley Tigers on Feb. 28, it looked likely that the girls basketball team was going to go on and play for a state championship, however in basketball no lead is secure until the clock hits zero and when the other...

Girls Basketball comes back from 18 down to beat Urbandale 66-57

Maya McDermott '20 celebrates after winning the girls state quarterfinal against Urbandale on Feb. 25. McDermott scored 22 points in the comeback win.

Evan Newcomb, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019

Shocked. That was what the fans in the student section were feeling when the top-ranked state girls basketball team was down 41-23 at halftime against the eighth seeded Urbandale Jayhawks in the girls state basketball quarterfinal. Urbandale was on fire shooting 59 percent from the field and hitting...

Let’s Talk About the Most Overrated Team in College Basketball this Year

Photo courtesy of kansascity.com

Evan Newcomb, Sports Editor

February 5, 2019

The Kansas Jayhawks are the most overrated team in college basketball, now hear me out before you start calling me an idiot. You are right not to believe me Kansas has been one of college basketball’s biggest names for decades and they have won 14 straight Big 12 regular season titles. They are known...