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Inbounding the ball, senior Taylor Hansen looks for a teammate to pass to. On Feb. 2, #1 Millard West took on the #2 team Millard North. We knew it was going to be a fun game with it being a Millard rivalry as well as it being LadyCat night and there were a lot of people to cheer us on, Hansen said. It made for such a fun atmosphere and we really thrived off the energy throughout the game.

Can’t be beat

Delaney Lueck, Feauture's Editor
February 7, 2024
After winning the Metro Conference Championship, senior Taylor Hansen is handed the trophy to celebrate the victory. Led by a strong defensive and all-around team effort the team was able to go all the way. “It felt really good to hold the plaque and celebrate with my teammates,”  Hansen said “It was one of our goals this year to win the tournament and it felt good that our hard work has paid off.”

Cats take Metros

Nathan Delaney, Sports Director
January 22, 2024
Late in the game, freshman Kylee Millard runs the offense. With the Wildcats having a big lead coach made a point to get everybody in the game. “It is important, of course there are JV games but it’s not the same thing,” head coach Marc Kruger said. “Getting them out there with a chance to prove themselves to us coaches is important. It can lead to them possibly getting a larger role when we need bench players to set up.”

Wildcats survive the Storm

Nathan Delaney, Staff Reporter
December 20, 2023
Looking for a teammate, senior Taylor Hansen attempts to pass the ball. On Dec. 2. the girls faced the Titans from Papillon La Vista South. Im so glad we won the game, Hansen said. It was our first home game and it was super nice to have my friends cheer me on.

Same section, never filled

Delaney Lueck, Feature Editor
December 11, 2023
Junior Taylor Hansen scores a layup to help Millard West pull away for Omaha Westside. Hansen was able to consistently find ways to beat Westside from every part of the court. She ended up finishing the game with 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals. “Throughout the game, I tried to stay really confident,” Hansen said. “I think our team needed confidence in this game because we all knew that the stakes were high. I knew that we needed to play our best game so that we could continue our season. I also knew that it was important to win so that our Seniors could experience a win for their last home game ever.”

Season on the line

Nathan Delaney, Staff Reporter
February 24, 2023
Senior Gwyneth Stocker attempts a layup during her senior night game against Millard North. The Wildcats would end up pulling off the upset against the Mustangs, sending Stocker out with a victory. “My favorite memory from this year in terms of basketball so far was beating Millard North at home on senior night,” Stocker said. “Not only did we beat the number 5 team in the state, but we won on what could have been my last home game ever.”

Setting up the team for success

Camille O'Neill, Sports Director
March 2, 2022
Freshman Norah Gessert dribbles passed Gretna defenders. Gessert had seven points against the Westside Warriors in their 53-33 win. After one of our best pregames we had during the season we knew we were going to have a good game, sophomore Addie Klahn said. Everyone did what they were supposed to and it was a great team win.

No worries against the Warriors

Miguel Paredes Reyes, MWHS Wildcat News co-Editor-in-Chief, co-Striv Executive Producer
March 2, 2022
Freshman Norah Gessert shoots a free throw late in the third quarter. Gessert totaled 10 points as well as a rebound and assist. The big win gives them confidence as they get ready for a big rivalry game against Millard South. “The girls know we can compete with anyone in the state,” head coach Marc Kruger said. “We just havent been able to break through and finish off a really good opponent. Hopefully this game can serve as a lesson that we cant take possessions off and need to be ready to play our brand of basketball for all four quarters.”

Wildcats battle the Bulldogs

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
January 27, 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
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