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Coming in for relief against Elkhorn South, senior pitcher Ben Sterbens looks to close the game out and earn a save. Sterbens has been put in this situation before and would not back down no matter the circumstance. ‘’Getting outs is my number one priority once I step on the mound,’’ Sterbens said. ‘’I trust my defense behind me so I do my best to make it easy on them whether thats a pop-up or a routine ground ball.’’

Wildcats dodge the Storm

Brady Mar, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2024
 Freshman 5-star quarterback, Dylan Raiola winds up for a deep throw that resulted in a 65-yard touchdown. Raiola was originally committed to Georgia but flipped his commitment to Nebraska to play as a legacy Cornhusker.

Nebraska Spring game

Holden Clausen, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2024
In the offensive half, senior attacker Kaden Sellmeyer navigates past a defender. Despite their eventual loss, the Cats displayed resilience in the final quarter, with key attackers like Sellmeyer contributing crucial goals. “The biggest thing that they knew was our primary offensive plays and our primary scorers,” Sellmeyer said. “Their goalie was also making some pretty impressive saves. Not to mention David being knocked out of the game due to injury made it harder for us to get the offense going.”

Tigers pounce past Wildcats

Sam Whittaker, Staff Reporter
May 13, 2024
Standing high at the top of the podium after winning Districts, sophomore McKenna Kleppinger is named district champ and punches her ticket to the state tournament. She would end up beating her own school record jumping 11’6”. “One of my big goals this season is to place individually at state this year and my senior year as well,” Kleppinger said. “Additionally, I hope for our team to be in the top two at state this year.”

Record breaker

Nathan Delaney, Staff Reporter
May 9, 2024
Senior captain goalkeeper Gabe Griffiths has led the team all year. He finished the season allowing less than a goal a game leading the team to a 13 win season.

District battle

Nathan Delaney, Staff Reporter
May 8, 2024
Four-star recruit Kaden Magwood celebrates a big three against Utah Prospects 17u.

Talent flies to Omaha

Wyatt Carmichael, staff reporter
May 1, 2024
Following their 11-10 overtime win over the then-undefeated Burke Bulldogs, Millard West head lacrosse coach Nick Brown addresses the team. Millard West at the time sat among a select group of undefeated teams in the midwest. “ I couldn’t see myself coaching any other program,” Brown said. This program means everything to me. Being a two-time captain of the program and having the success we had while I was playing, it only feels right giving back to the new generation of Millard West lacrosse.”
Photo Courtesy of Whittaker Media

New coach, no problem

Sam Whittaker, Staff Reporter
April 29, 2024
Senior caption goalkeeper Gabe Griffiths hoist trophy with team after winning the Millard South Invitational

Wildcats win big at Buell

Nathan Delaney, Sports Editor
April 26, 2024
Starting off the 4x400 relay, senior Bobby Joseph, looks to finish in first and hand the baton to his teammate. Joseph’s start was enough to bring Millard West 2nd place in the relay. “I got a pretty good start for the 4x400 and we barely got beat out by first place,” said Joseph. “We are going to get back to work at practice to improve our time, and hopefully finish first when it really matters.”

Racing to finish in First

Holden Clausen, Staff Reporter
April 24, 2024
Senior shortstop Tyson Lewis rounds the basepaths after hitting a huge triple to change the tide after being put in a 4-0 hole. Lewis had the triple but as well as two walks and a hit by pitch, and plated two runs. “Yes I have had a good start to the season, but I am always looking to get better,” Lewis said. “ Sometimes you just gotta keep your head down and focus on your craft.”

Opening day dub

Logan Moseley, MWHS Wildcat News Editor and Chief
April 22, 2024
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