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Burning Out

Burning Out

Ellie Everitt, Reporter

December 6, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Student athletes put in more time than many professional athletes do, thus causing them to burnout in youth athletics before the age of 14. Burnout is defined by sports psychologists as “physical/emotional exhaustion, sport devaluation and reduced athletic accomplishment”.  Burnout appears to be a commo...

Reflections of a Championship Season

Reflections of a Championship Season

Andrea Mataloni, Guest Writer

November 30, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

  Four months of hard work, countless practices and loads of sweat came down to our final game of the season. No one on our basketball team had experienced a state championship game before and our drive to win was unbelievable. As the lights in Wells Fargo Arena shut off for player introductio...

Warrior Playoff Coverage: Do or Die

Warrior Playoff Coverage: Do or Die

Samuel Cox, Reporter

November 3, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Waukee Warriors and Valley Tigers are no strangers to each other. The two powerhouse teams met at Valley Stadium, nine weeks ago to kick off the football season. What had the potential to be a great game ended up being a complete blowout as the Tigers humiliated the Warriors 44-13. Fast forward to...

Waukee v. Urbandale

Waukee v. Urbandale

Madeline Ryan and Kurt Lavastida

October 4, 2015


Filed under PHOTOS, Showcase, SPORTS

The Arrowhead sent two reporters to capture the head-to-head game against Urbandale last Friday night. The gallery below displays images from reporters Madeline Ryan and Kurt Lavastida. The game ended 20-14 Waukee.

Warriors Declaw The Bobcats: Homecoming Edition

Warriors Declaw The Bobcats: Homecoming Edition

Samuel Cox and Photo's by Allison Long

September 26, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

High school football is a great way to bring a community together, and on Friday night Warrior fans filled the bleachers at Warrior Stadium from top to bottom on a perfect fall evening as the Waukee Warriors squared off against the Marshalltown Bobcats for the 2015 Homecoming game. The lights lit up...

Waukee vs. Dowling Football

Waukee vs. Dowling Football

Kyndal Lindsay and Genesis Ramos

September 14, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

      Waukee and Dowling meet on the field for the first time since the 2014 State Championship held at the UNI Dome. Sadly they fell short seven points from making a comeback to tie the game. The crowd was still in good spirits until the very last second, sporting their USA attire in honor of 9/...

Warriors Fall Victim to Tiger Attack

Warriors Fall Victim to Tiger Attack

Samuel Cox, Sports Reporter

August 29, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Excitement and baby powder filled the air as the Waukee Warriors stormed the field of Valley Stadium to take on the Valley Tigers. Unfortunately, that excitement didn’t last long for Warrior Fans. The Tigers came out firing on all cylinders in the first half by lighting up the scoreboard on offense,...

A Purple and Gold Weekend

A Purple and Gold Weekend

Leah Doyle, Reporter

March 8, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The sound of the clock counting down rung in the player's ears. Sweat slid down the crooks of their necks then fell onto the polished floor. The area shook as the crowds bellowed and stomped for their winning team, both embellished with purple and gold. Pride clung to the chests of Waukee fans after Waukee's history-making...

Girls Win State

Caleb Andrews, Reporter

March 8, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Revenge. A chance to rewrite the record books and avenge an early season loss. People say revenge is a dish best served cold but Waukee served up revenge with a hot offensive performance against number one Valley. One of the biggest rivalries was put on display this weekend. Waukee and Valley squared...

Girls basketball charging to state.

Girls basketball charging to state.

March 4, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Waukee girls' basketball team managed to keep all the fans on their toes. They started off strong, and managed to keep one step ahead throughout the entire game. The fans were biting their nails when Cedar Falls tried to come back, but the warriors dashed their hopes, coming out to play with the...

Waukee Surges to State

Waukee Surges to State

Adam Hensley, Sports Editor

March 4, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Waukee Warriors are headed to the state tournament after a 65-47 victory over the rival Valley Tigers. Early on, it seemed as though Waukee did not come prepared to battle. The Tigers snagged a 9-4 first quarter lead, leaving Waukee fans questioning where scoring would come from. Valley's Turner...

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