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Senior Sadie Millard celebrates after becoming the state champion of the 400 meter dash. Millard finished with a time of 56.80 seconds, and added to a strong showing from the girls team all around. “I couldnt be more proud of my teammates,” Millard said. “Each one of them came out and gave their all in each of their races. We have gotten super close this season and I will always be super proud no matter how they run or what place they get.”

State season

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
May 23, 2022
Millard West DECA outside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in their trip to Atlanta for the DECA International Competition. The event lasted from April 23-26 with the students eligible to achieve widening of their skills in each of their respective topics. “I would really just encourage people to join DECA because it’s a great resume builder. Along with giving students just general life skills that are going to make them competitive in any career,” DECA sponsor Ashley Dworak said. “Really, a lot of the competitions and things we do are centered around business content, but all of the skills in which they’re learning and improving on is really gaining practice for them.”

All in for Atlanta

Sam Whittaker, Staff Reporter
May 9, 2022
The Wildcats celebrate a big win earlier in the season against Millard North. This year the Cats finished with a regular season record of 24-5, and they will be a number one seed in their District tournament bracket, however there is always room for improvement. “I think we need to score more runs in the middle innings,” senior Sam Novotny said. “We usually put up runs in the first and last couple innings but I think it would really help if we could put a few more runs on the scoreboard for the middle innings and put more pressure on the other team.”

Postseason bound

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2022
Millard West journalism staff poses for a photo with their medals at NSAA State Journalism. The staff took third place overall.  “It was good to have awards in person,” adviser Mark Hilburn said. “I think the students deserve to be recognized in person for their work and not in a video a few days later.”

Wildcats take State Journalism

Morgan Weir, Editor-in-Chief
May 3, 2022
Freshman Brady Ferguson delivers a pitch in a game earlier this season against Millard North. On Tuesday, Ferguson tossed four innings, only allowing one hit and one earned run en route to the win. “I definitely could have done a better job with holding the runners on,” Ferguson said. “It [the win] gives me more motivation to keep earning starts and keep doing my thing now that Im finally getting settled in.”

The best of the West’s

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
April 28, 2022
Senior second baseman Drew Borner tosses the ball to the pitchers mound at the end of an inning against the Millard South Patriots. The Patriots won 9-5.

Millard West Baseball vs. Millard South 4.12.2022

Evan Vaslow, MWHS Wildcat News co-Editor-in-Chief
April 13, 2022
Senior Avery Moore waits for his turn to bat against the Omaha Burke Bulldogs. The Bulldogs won 9-7.

Millard West Baseball vs. Omaha Burke 4.11.2022

Evan Vaslow, MWHS Wildcat News co-Editor-in-Chief
April 13, 2022
Senior goalkeeper Cody Fuller kicks a ball downfield in a game earlier this season. Millard West is now preparing to take on Gretna and have been working on new formations to take down the Dragons. We really focused on formation tactics and making sure everyone knew their role,” Fuller said. “The game against Gretna will be a good challenge of what we’ve been testing out.”

Wildcats hold Monarchs scoreless

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
March 28, 2022
Senior Johnson Lu works the ball up the field in a game last year against South Sioux City. This offseason Lu played on a club team to continue to stay sharp and improve his skills. “I play club so I don’t really have an off-season,” Lu said. “We won state in the fall and we’ve been traveling to places like Phoenix, St. Louis, and South Carolina to play better teams and get more exposure.”

New season, same goal

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
March 16, 2022
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