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Near the point, Wildcat senior defenseman Eddie Patchen readies to fire a shot. Patchen’s two goals in the game propelled the Cats to a 5-2 win, completing the season series sweep over the Millard South Patriots. “It’s always nice to be able to sweep a team in a season, no matter who they are,” Patchen said. “Communicating, passing, and practicing led to results on the powerplay. It just helps us stay motivated and boosts our momentum.”
Photo courtesy of Whittaker Media

Cats claim Q

Sam Whittaker, Staff Reporter
February 22, 2024
Guard Norah Gessert going for the steal against the Bellevue West Thunderbirds. Gessert intercepted the pass from number eight. Millard West was up 38-23. She would then go for a fastbreak ending in a layup to put the Wildcats up 40-23. “They contribute in a lot of ways,” Kruger said. “One way they contribute is the obvious on the court production that you see, in points, rebounds, block shots and steals. They have had a big step up from last year.”

Twin Cats

Mohammad Khan, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2024
Western Bowl played host to the match giving the Wildcats some slight home advantage. Most of the team prefers bowling at home as they believe it gives them a competitive advantage over their opponents.

A striking win

Connor Michalski, Staff Reporter
December 20, 2023
The transfer portal in college sports has completely changed the way college athletes can move schools for sports. For many student-athletes, the transfer portal can either be a new beginning or the end of an era.

A new way of thinking

Wyatt Carmichael, staff reporter
December 18, 2023
Junior Colvin Zimmerman dribbles past a Prep player during the 2022-2023 season.

Cat’s ball

Mohammad Khan, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2023
Looking down at a paper, senior Taylor Hansen signs her letter of intent. Hansen was signing to play division three womens basketball. I chose Simpson College in Iowa, Hansen said. Their program really stood out to me because the coaches and players invited me in and welcomed me like I was a part of their family.

Signing for success

Delaney Lueck, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2023
Kerkman and Pockharel are looking up at the ball with Kerkman getting ready to spike the ball.. Elkhorn South had hit it over but it got saved. From that, Pockharel set the sike up. “I think the win was something that we really needed. We had been losing for a while,” Kerkman said. “ We had played them before and last time they beat us and we had to beat them this time.”

Block ‘em

Mohammad Khan, Staff Reporter
November 2, 2023
Safety for athletes

Safety for athletes

Saylor Massey, Staff Reporter
February 22, 2023
USC dominates Rice in week one to start the season 1-0.

The season starts

Braden Stueve, Staff Reporter
September 8, 2022
Senior Drew Borner celebrates his first inning run. The Cats erupted for an eight run first on their way to the state title. “I’ve never felt anything like it,” Borner said. “ It’s surreal and I still haven’t fully grasped it yet. This team battled adversity from the end of last year all the way to this final game. I love my boys.”

Millard Best

Evan Vaslow, MWHS Wildcat News co-Editor-in-Chief
May 24, 2022
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