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Junior Peyton Moore(12) battles inside the paint as he was the Wildcats leading scorer in the game. Millard West utilized a fast offensive start and a lot of energy to boost them to a win over Roncalli, with a tough game coming up against Bellevue West they will need all the momentum they can get. “We really came out with energy after not playing on Friday,” Moore said. “We are going to try and carry this little bit of momentum we have got right now and have a great week of practice and prepare for Bellevue West.”

Wildcats roll past Roncalli

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2022
The Wildcats had a big win for the night, but they have many tougher ones coming up. In order to stay ahead in their season, they will need to continue the high pressure style of game, and keep forcing turnovers. “We have many tough games coming up,” junior Grace Kelley said. “We need to make sure that we keep the pressure up on defense to get the steals and turnovers that we caused against Grand Island.”

Wildcats control the Islanders

Garrett Wilcoxen, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2022
Junior Peyton Moore looks for a path to the basket, he totaled 11 points on two of three shooting from the field, as well as sinking seven free throws. Although the Wildcats offense was able to put up a decent amount of points, a tough third quarter both offensively and defensively hindered the Wildcats chances to come away with a victory. “They came out in the second half with a lot of energy and they used that to their advantage,” Moore said. “We also had some empty offensive possessions in the third and they also took advantage of that.”

Wildcats get caught in the Storm

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
January 13, 2022
Millard West put in hard work throughout the whole game but after halftime they excelled. They were quick, motivated, and came out ready to play. “The third and fourth quarters we used our coaches motivation to help us take chances on defense and go to the rim with confidence to help put us ahead,” sophomore Max Froloff said. “The best thing we did well in the game was realizing the opportunity we were missing out on by not playing hard and fixing that in the second half.”

West on point

Garrett Wilcoxen, Staff Reporter
January 13, 2022
Junior Jillian Weland follows through after releasing the ball during the duel vs. Papillon-La Vista South. The varsity girls competed hard against a strong Titan team, falling 13-8. “I struggled with the oil on the lanes,” Weland said. “I think it could help our team by practicing on different styles of lanes so we would be exposed to different oil patterns.”

Keep on rolling

Camille O'Neill, Sports Director
January 12, 2022
Junior Zac Grandgenett scores four points on Friday night. The previous night, the boys basketball team battled against Bellevue East and won 53-28. “I think the guys knew that the Prep game would be much more difficult, but they were confident,” head coach William Morrison said.” “They may have been a little nervous playing in front of their crowd. We did some good things in the first half but couldnt make any shots.”

Junior Jays Narrowly fly by the Wildcats

Miguel Paredes Reyes, MWHS Wildcat News co-Editor-in-Chief, co-Striv Executive Producer
December 21, 2021
Millard West got to take a midseason break with the Ram Relays. Although these races were not counted, the team still looks at things to improve. “This meet was much different than the others because it was more for fun,” senior Miguel Paredes Reyes said. “It was a time to let loose and bond more as a team early in the season. Even though it wasnt a big meet the guys still competed and put in the effort.”

A nice break

Garrett Wilcoxen, Staff Reporter
December 14, 2021
The Millard West Girls Wrestling team takes on a dual with Marian. With this being the first year of the team they hope to improve and better their skills throughout the season. “My goal for the whole team is to better themselves every day,” senior Macy Klein said. “Wrestling is demanding, physically and mentally,  and I believe that it will make all of us exceptionally better people and leaders. It will show, and has shown, that each of us are strong, capable and resilient no matter the circumstances.”

Girls on the mat

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
December 14, 2021
The Kansas Jayhawks look to bounce back after a disappointing finish last season.

The future of basketball is here

Braden Stueve, Staff Reporter
December 13, 2021
Senior Reese Kolar dribbles the ball out the court. Kolar totaled 12 points on four for four shooting behind the three point line, however, with many new faces on the Wildcats team the win means more than personal stats. “For almost all of us, this is our first time playing real varsity minutes,” Kolar said. “It was important to get the first-game nerves out of the way. It feels great to be growing closer together as a team and to get a win. Were learning each others skills and its beginning to translate into success.”

Bouncing back

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
December 10, 2021
Both Varsity bowling teams had a tough fought day at Western Bowl. They both went home 1-1, and are ready to pick back up next week. “For our first duel we did really well, considering we bowled a couple tough teams,” coach Megan Smith said. “Through this, we were able to keep our spirits up, and I’m looking forward to a great season.”

Rolling to a win

Garrett Wilcoxen, Staff Reporter
December 9, 2021
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