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Sept. 2018 - PWHS Back-to-School Edition

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Congratulations to the 2018 September Students of the Month

Congratulations to the PWHS 2018 Students of the Month pictured above L to R: Senior Tyler Brown, Junior Owen McNeil, Sophomore Westley Montavon, Freshman Sharon Macias

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Golf Team wins SOC!

Portsmouth West Golf team clinched the Southern Ohio Conference title this season thanks to the consistent play of each member through the four-round tournament. The combined scores of Brynden Roark, Dustin Sowards, Brady Whitt, and Eli Adkins resulted in the team pulling ahead of Wheelersburg and earning the title of SOC II champions.


"I am very proud of the team and all four of the boys. At various times this season, they all stepped up and had great matches for us and all contributed very much to our success. Thursday wasn't our best match, but our consistency throughout the four rounds allowed us to come away with another conference title. Also congratulations to Brynden Roark, Brady Whitt, and Dustin Sowards for making 1st team all-conference," said coach Eric Gray.


Sectional play starts September 25.


Picture used with permission from Shawnee Golf Resort

After-school Tutoring Available to all Students

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UCAN College Night - Oct. 24 5:30-7pm

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2018 Football Homecoming Queen and Court

Congratulations to the 2018 Football Homecoming Queen and her court. The homecoming will take place during halftime of the October 5 football game vs. Valley. The homecoming dance will immediately follow the game.

  • Queen: Breanna Bricker
  • Senior Attendant: Kimberly Tieman
  • SCCTC Attendant: Brooklyn Kazee
  • Junior Attendant: Whitney Campbell
  • Sophomore Attendant: Jordan Hammond
  • Freshman Attendant: Eden Cline
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Chorus/Choir Update

TACKLE FOR A CURE T-shirts will be available for pre-paid orders on October 1. Shirts will be $15.00 each with checks made payable to PWHS CHOIR (Tackle). (Slight upcharge for larger sizes)

Sponsorships for our teams’ October home game touchdowns will also be available. The culminating activities for our Project and the community Pink Out will be during the Wheelersburg game on October 26, 2018.

Football Update


By Joe Igaz and Brycen Buckle


The Portsmouth West Senators are currently 4-1 after coming off a loss to Raceland Friday. Though the loss gave them much to prepare for the remainder of the season, Coach Johnson gave his perspective on the season thus far. "The season has gone great so far. The players have exhibited a great work ethic and have shown an ability to win in several different types of games. We have lopsided and close games and have had to come from behind. If we stay focused and continue to improve, I am very optimistic for the rest of the season."


Coach Johnson wants the lessons learned in football to carry over to players' lives. "[I want to] Help each player become a good man, win the SOC and make a run at a state championship. Be phenomenal or be forgotten!" said Johnson.


The Portsmouth West Senators head to Minford this week for a game against the Falcons.


Photo by Joe Shupert

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Volleyball Update

By Bailey Kegley and Jordyn Swords


The 2018 Senators volleyball team currently has a record of 0-8 in their conference and a record of 1-8 for the first half of their regular season. The Portsmouth West Lady Senators are working hard to improve their record for the second half of the 2018 season, and the players know that with that hard work, success is sure to follow.


“There are many things to contribute to a good team. We have full capability, we just have a hard time executing our plans. We’re a good team, but our season just hasn’t shown it,” said senior captain Molly Taylor.


Photo by Teresa Powell. To view more or purchase, click here.

Cross Country Roster

Pictured below

kneeling l-r: Reilly Carr, Ethan Winters, Trenton Hayslip, Tyler Brown

back row l-r: Blake Tackett, Randy Patrick, Ben Dubiel, Jerrod Rushford, Tyler Caldwell

Not pictured: Gabe Elliott

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Boys Soccer Update

The boys' record at the time of this publication is 1-10. Though the team is young with only two juniors and the rest underclassmen, they are working toward improving their record the second half of the season.

Girls Soccer Update

By Dreama Sadler and Lexy Quirasco


Currently, the record for girls soccer is 0-10. Although they have not earned a win yet this season, the girls are improving as a team each game.

Band Update

by Trevin Humston


The 2018 band is comprised of nearly 75 hard working and passionate members, playing their show "Law of Attraction."


The Sensational Senators are off to a great season, receiving four trophies at the Rock Hill band competition, including 1st Place Class B Band and 1st Place Overall Color Guard. They also qualified for the OMEA State Competition.

Miss West Molly Taylor

2018 Miss West Molly Taylor received many awards and scholarships at the 2018 Portsmouth River Days Queens Pageant held at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts at Shawnee State University on September 1. Taylor earned the highest scores in the interview and fitness categories, earning her $600 in scholarships. Her parade float also earned 2nd overall.


The pageant, with all its events and appearances, was time-consuming and hard work, but Miss West continued to stay true to her platform of ultimate positivity. "This experience has helped me in more ways than I could ever know. Although I didn't walk away with a crown, I walked away knowing that my next adventure is just around the corner - and I can't wait to see where it takes me," stated Taylor.

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DigiTech Class Creates Constitution Day Video

Students in Mrs. Copley's Digital Technology class created the video above to celebrate Constitution Day on September 17, 2018. They would like to send a special thanks to Washington-Nile maintenance staff for their assistance in the confetti cleanup!

PWHS 2018 - 2019 Digital Technology Class

This newsletter is comprised of content collected and created by the 2018-2019 Digital Technology class, aka DigiTech.


If you have information you would like to see included in future newsletters, contact Mrs. Copley.