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Best Play by Play

Jonathan Willis, Striv Executive Producer
May 21, 2021
Senior Dustin Hatch shoots at state basketball. He played tennis his freshman year, football sophomore through senior basketball all four years and track all four years in order to achieve his Iron Cat award.

More than iron

Jenna Reynolds, Features Editor and Co-anchor
May 4, 2021
As the Wildcats prepare for their tough close to the regular season there are many things they can work on. The team needs to learn from their mistakes in the seventh innings of this game and use them to improve. “We need to pitch well and play good defense,” Frey said. “Not give up free bases and make them earn their runs.  We need to produce runs when we have runners in scoring position.”

Wildcats take a devastating loss

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
April 23, 2021
Gonzaga, led by Drew Timme, and Baylor, helped by Mark Vital, lead their respective teams into battle to try and earn each school's first championship in program history. Baylor came off an impressive win over Houston, whereas Gonzaga came off a thriller against UCLA.
Photo by Logan Moseley.

March Madness

Logan Moseley, Staff Reporter
April 19, 2021
Millard West played a tough game and adjusted to different situations quickly. The team is getting used to playing together and is getting better every game. “I think our team continues to gradually improve with our approach at the plate,” senior Corbin Hawkins said. “Slowly, guys are falling into their roles in the lineup and understanding what they need to do to help the team.”

West dominates at the plate

Garrett Wilcoxen, Staff Reporter
April 2, 2021
Senior Corbin Hawkins had a big game against Skutt; he went 2-3 on the day with a stolen base and two runs scored. “I’ve just been trying to have competitive at bats,” Hawkins said. “Winning those 1-2, 2-2 and 3-2 counts, to apply pressure on the pitcher and defense.”

Soaring past the SkyHawks

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
April 2, 2021
Raising the bar

Raising the bar

Annabelle Harshbarger, Staff Reporter
March 29, 2021
Sophomore Piercze Marshall (lane one) awaits his leg of the 4x400 relay. There was fierce competition in this event and it took a lot of preparation. “I put in countless hours over the winter training for track, and during the spring, I've been training even harder,” Marshall said. “Having goals and benchmarks set for each week leading up to this meet allowed me to place as well as I did.”

Off to a fast start

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
March 26, 2021
Boys soccer sat atop the podium in 2009 and 2015, bringing home two State Championships. In 2007 and 2009, the girls soccer team won State, but has been even more dominant in recent years as they added three more trophies to their collection in 2013, 2015 and 2019.

A strive to thrive

Tenley Wright, Chief Photographer
March 25, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most sports were forced to play games with empty stadiums to keep all players, coaches and staff safe.

A year to remember

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
March 19, 2021
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