Research shows that hungry children have poorer mental and overall health, miss more days of school, suffer greater rates of behavioral disorders and are less prepared to learn when they are in school. With goals of helping to eliminate these life-changing effects of the children, Backpack Buddies supplies . . .
Riverside School will be hosting students from Doniphan West and Troy schools on Wednesday, February 4, for Rachel’s Challenge Event. A Community Event will be held at 6:30 that evening in the Riverside auditorium at the Wathena campus. Parents and community members are invited and encouraged to attend this hour-long program. . . .
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Below is a link to the HS Activities for 2014-2015. Please note that dates and times are subject to change throughout the school year. Default Hyperlink Text
On January 17, two Doniphan West students participated in the Royal Valley power lifting meet. This was the first lifting meet that Wade Joyce and Kimble Trainer had ever participated in and both lifters took home 3 rd place medals in their weight class. They competed against very tough competition as most schools participating in this event were 3A thru 6A. Wade had lifts of 300 lbs in the bench press, 405 lbs in the squat, and 225 lbs in the hang clean for a total of 930 lbs in the men’s 242 lb weight class. Kimble had lifts of 170 lbs in the bench . . .
Jeffrey Watts, Doniphan West senior, has signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the Highland Community College Scotties. Watts enjoys pitching for both the DWHS and Doniphan County American Legion teams. Jeffrey is the son of Misty Watts and Jeff Watts.
The Doniphan West Mustangs hosted the Wetmore Cardinals Tuesday night and added another W to the win column. The Mustangs hit the hardwood running by dominating the first quarter 19-5. Their confidence continued to flow as they added another 20 points in the 2nd quarter taking a 39-20 lead going into the half. The Mustangs had an impressive second half as they made 11 of their 13 attempts from the field for an 89% shooting percentage. Junior, Lane Spiker, was asked what the team is doing to prepare for games and he replied, “We are not overlooking any team. In the TVL league, anyone can beat anyone on any given night. We are taking it one game at a time. We know we have to get off to a fast start and try to get teams down early.” Austin Taylor got 5 steals on the night while Cooper Leach and Lane Spiker both aided the offense with 4 assists each. Points were dispersed through many players: Cooper Leach-17, Austin Taylor-12, Jeffrey Watts-12, Lane Spiker-9, Landon Parsons-6, Tynan Bollinger-5, Calvin Simmons-3, Justin Clark-2, Devin Taylor-1. The JV team also came ready to play and scored 32 points . . .
The Doniphan West High School wrestling team competed at the Onaga Tournament on Saturday, December 13th. For the 2nd year in a row, the Mustangs brought home the 3rd place team trophy. Doniphan West scored 93 team points to finish behind Silver Lake and Wabaunsee out of 14 teams. The Mustangs were led by a trio of tournament champions: junior Garret Dunlap at 160lbs, junior Kody Collins at 182 lbs and senior Tristan Speer at 220 lbs. Garret dominated his weight class by going 4-0 with 4 pins. He also won the Onaga Tournament last season. . . .
Below is a link to the MS Activities for 2014-2015. Please note that dates and times are subject to change throughout the school year. Doniphan West MS Activities Calendar (Updated 11/5/14)
Doniphan West Middle School held their 8th Grade Basketball Recognition Night on Monday, January 26 at the last home game of the season. Each 8th grade basketball member presented their parent with a flower in honor of all their support throughout the season. Camryn Bollinger: Parents--Rex & Michelle Bollinger I'Quaveayre Jackson: Parent--Patricia Leeper Kaden Robinson: Joseph & Elizabeth Robinson Abby Joyce--Marty & Amy Joyce Tucker Holzhey--Brad & Jackie Holzhey Jack Pickman--Pat & Kathleen Pickman . . .