Longhorn Round up
Longhorn Softball wins the Class 4 District 3 softball tournament in dramatic fashion! First title since 1997
Longhorn Softball wins a thriller in the bottom of the 7th inning over Westminster Christian Academy
Quarterfinal Softball win sends the Longhorns to Springfield and the Class 4 FINAL FOUR
The Parkway West Longhorn Softball team punched their ticket to the Class 4 Final Four on Saturday 10/21 as they defeated the North Point Grizzles in the Class 4 quarterfinals held at Parkway West.
Final score, Parkway West 11, North Point 1.
Parkway West advances to the Class 4 Semifinals on Thursday, October 26th at 1:00pm. The Longhorns will face off against the Washington Blue Jays.
Longhorn Softball finishes the Class 4 State Softball tournament 4th in the State
The Parkway West Longhorns Softball team competed in the Class 4 State Softball tournament on Thursday 10/26 in Springfield, Missouri at the Killian Sports Complex.
In the State semifinal game Parkway West played the Washington Blue Jays (35-1). The Blue Jays, who finished 2nd in the state last year defeated the Longhorns 16-1.
In the Class 4, 3rd place game, the Longhorns played the Kearney Bulldogs (26-6). The Bulldogs won the 3rd place game 9-2.
This was the first trip back to the Final four in 30 years for Parkway West. It was a tremendous season and one that the players, coaches and fans will never forget.
Parkway West finishes the season 22-11.
2023 Girls Golf
Kylie Secrest and Paige Hudnall represented Parkway West at the Class 3 State golf tournament. The State golf tournament was held at Crown Point in Farmington Missouri. Congratulations to both Kylie and Paige on a fantastic season.
7 – 1 conference match record, 9 – 2 overall record
Suburban Conference Red Pool Tournament Champions
MSHSAA Class 3, District 1 Tournament – 5th Place
Kylie Secrest – 1 st Place , 73, All-District Team, state qualifier
Paige Hudnall – 21 st , 92, state qualifier
MSHSAA Class 3 State Tournament – Oct 16-17, Crown Pointe GC – Farmington
Kylie Secrest – T4 th , 144 (68-76), All-State Team
Paige Hudnall – T35 th , 170 (86-84)
9 – 2 match record
The Longhorn Volleyball team won the Class 4 District 2 tournament held at Webster Groves High School. West High won in the 5th set in dramatic fashion to punch their ticket to the Class 4 Quarterfinals. They will play at St. Pius X in Festus on Saturday, October 28th versus St. Pius X.
WINTER SPORTS ATHLETES--YOU MUST UPDATE YOUR PRIVIT & BE CLEARED TO PARTICIPATE
Parkway West Marching Band
The Parkway West band program has had a very busy month of October. In addition to several marching band performances, the concert, symphonic, and jazz bands have been hard at work. The marching band finished their season on Saturday, October 21st at the Park Hills Central Rebel Invitational. West placed fourth in Class 5A preliminary competition and the color guard placed first out of 21 groups. The fall band concert will be held on Wednesday, November 8th at 7:30pm in the WHS Theatre. All three bands will perform. Learn more about the Parkway West Bands at www.parkwaywestband.com
Varsity field hockey finished their season on Oct. 21 when they fell to second seed St. Joseph’s Academy in the round of 16 of the State Tournament. To reach the Sweet 16, the Longhorns beat Lindbergh, a team we lost to (2-1) the previous week in the last game of the season. The team stepped up and upset the higher ranked Flyers 1-0 to send the Longhorns to the Sweet 16 for the 3rd time in program history. Our keeper Caitlin Brandmill led the state in saves, and we had two players, Brooke Hoenecke and Hannah Zaiser, finish the season with 30 plus points. The team played some brilliant hockey this season with outstanding team defense, beautiful passing combinations and pretty goals. We look forward to building on what we accomplished this season!
JV Field Hockey finished their season with the JV tournament on Saturday, Oct. 14. It was a very early, cold and wet weekend morning. The girls braved the day with leggings and hoodies layered under their uniforms and gave a valiant effort. We had multiple girls who played their very first season of field hockey with us this year and their improvement was dramatic! Well done! With two experienced senior goal keepers on varsity, junior Shirah Rimaji played with our team. She was a great leader, communicator and many of her fantastic saves helped us stay in the game. We look forward to seeing her shine on varsity next year. As always the JV team is excited to continue building their skills next season!
WINTER SPORTS ARE HERE!!
Winter sports at Parkway West are here!
Monday, October 30th Boys & Girls basketball and Girls Wrestling will start.
Monday, November 6th Girls Swim & Dive and Boys Wrestling will start
Boys basketball tryout information
Players, fill out this google form to sign-up for tryouts.
Tryouts begin Monday October 31st in the Main Gym.
Monday October 30th through Friday November 3rd: Grades 9-12: 3:00-5:15 p.m. in Main Gym.
Follow us on Twitter @WestBoysHoops for updates/schedule changes.
To be able to try out you MUST:
- Create or update your Privit account online so that the Activities Office certifies that you have successfully completed the process (this includes a current physical exam) Privit account must be marked CLEARED
- Go to the Resources section of the Parkway West Athletics webpage for Privit information and directions.
- Email Gina Groceman (Athletic Secretary) with any issues related to Privit: firstname.lastname@example.org
- You CANNOT participate in any tryout activities until your Privit account is CLEARED.
- All VICC students indicate the need for city transportation on the google form.
- Dress out in the PE locker room before tryouts. Wear athletic shoes and clothes for tryouts. Bring a lock and lock your belongings in the PE locker room. Do not bring your bag or belongings to the gym.
Criteria Used for Determining Player Selection:
- Be on time and attend all tryout sessions
- Basketball skills, abilities, and knowledge
- The ability to hustle and consistently work hard
- Ability to perform team offense and defense
- Coachable – ability to listen and follow directions
- Ability to accept and perform a role necessary for team’s success; Team > Me
- Grades and Citizenship
Since we can only keep a certain number of players, the tryout sessions are extremely important. Give it your best effort. GOOD LUCK!
Varsity Head Coach: John Wright Varsity Assistant Coach: Rich Rogers
JV Head Coach: Chris Sartorius Varsity Assistant Coach: Mario Patton
Freshman Head Coach: Evan Stern
Girls basketball tryout information
Girls basketball tryouts will be Monday 10/30 and Tuesday 10/31 from 3-5 for all girls basketball players in the North gym. Players can sign up using the following link.
Signing Day is Wednesday, November 8th at 3:00 in the West High Cafeteria
Signing day for any Senior that will sign a letter of intent to participate in athletics at the NCAA Division 1 or Division 2 level will take place on Wednesday, November 6th at 3:00pm in the West High Cafeteria.
Signing day information forms can be picked up in the activities office.
Girls Soccer-Spring season information
***ALL girls interested in trying out for 2024 spring soccer should attend ONE of the following informational meetings***
Date: Thursday November 16th
When: 7:20am OR 2:35pm
Where: Room 3405 (Coach Doherty’s Room)
Any questions or if you can’t attend, please see Coach Wayland, Coach Sloop, or Coach Doherty ASAP.