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LaMelo Ball runs point guard for the Illwara Hawks of the NBL. Ball was touted as the top point guard prospect in the draft. Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan is hoping this selection could help change the franchise and take them towards relevancy in the NBA.

Young stars get their night

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
December 4, 2020
The Millard West Unified Bowling team put up a great performance in their tournament in Norfolk. They were able to obtain a third and sixth place finish. They have big hopes for the rest of the season and what can come for the team.

Wildcats roll into Norfolk

Sean Beatty, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2020
Senior Laney Schipper fighting for the ball in a game against Omaha Bryan. This is Schipper's third year on varsity and she is the most experienced player on the team.“Laney knows what it takes to compete at this level,” head coach Marc Kruger said. “We are looking for her to be a consistent scorer and defender.”

New faces

Jonathan Willis, Striv Executive Producer
December 1, 2020
The Cornhuskers have been preparing since last week's game against Illinois and have changed their lineup to adjust to Iowa’s difference makers. Frost was looking forward to the game against Iowa, and even though they didn’t have the outcome they wanted, he believes they can improve. “The team had a solid chance of winning this week's game against Iowa but we made some mistakes,” Frost said in a postgame interview. “It was great to see us come out fast this week, and although we lost, our defense played their hearts out and gave it their all.”

The rivalry continues

Garrett Wilcoxen, Staff Reporter
December 1, 2020
On Thursday, December 3, Millard West starts their basketball season in Fremont against Creighton Prep.

Wildcats are back in action

Noah Walls, Staff Reporter
December 1, 2020
Senior Dylan Fucik swims the 100 backstroke at time trials. Last season, he was a part of the record breaking 400 Freestyle Relay team. “I am mainly looking forward to competing again,” Fucik said. “We haven’t competed for eight months so jumping in and competing with other teams is what I’m most excited about.”

Diving into a special season

Miguel Paredes Reyes, Sports Director
December 1, 2020
The Masters may be returning but no fans will be returning to the tournament. The atmosphere was different the whole weekend; there were still family members and members of the club still the cheers and roars were not the same.

A Masters like no other

Sean Beatty, Staff Reporter
November 19, 2020
The varsity team strikes their first pose in their Tumbling, Non-Building routine. For their first competition of the season being completely virtual, the girls look forward to hopefully being able to compete in person. “I think it makes it a little harder to get a feel for what a comp day is really like, especially for the freshman,” senior Delaney Cutler said. “Luckily on the showcase night, we had a good amount of people in the crowd yelling with us which really helped us out.”

Shout for your team

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla, Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online
November 19, 2020
The 2020 MLB MVP awards went to José Abreu(left) and Freddie Freeman(right). Both guys had incredible seasons and put up incredible numbers. They were well deserving of the award and their names will be cemented in history as the Most Valuable Player.

Elites of the year

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
November 19, 2020
Senior Iowa Hawkeyes center Luka Garza flexes after an and-one bucket in a game against Penn State. The preseason National Player of the Year has led the Hawks to a fifth overall ranking in the preseason AP Poll. “I don’t think there’s any way he can work harder,” said Head Coach Fran McCaffery. “He’s the hardest working player I’ve ever met.”

College basketball is back

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
November 13, 2020
No fans will be in attendance this year for the Pac-12 but family members will be permitted to be at the games. Many fans are just happy that the Pac-12 will have a season this year even though they aren't able to attend.

The Pac is back

Sean Beatty, Staff Reporter
November 12, 2020
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