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Senior Wildcat linebacker James Conway poses for an image while on a visit to North Dakota State just days before the pandemic. Conway holds multiple Division One football offers. “Recruiting has been a tough process now, “ Conway said. “I haven’t been able to visit all the schools I want to, but other than that it has been going pretty solid.”

The best kept secret

October 9, 2020

The Athletic Leadership academy meets once every month to build upon their goal to elevate the culture. During these sessions, various companies including STRIV visit to help work on leadership skills.

Elevating the culture

September 23, 2020

The Millard West boys varsity team starts the race out strong. The Wildcats’ were able to start this race strong which allowed them to stay up front the entire race. “The start is one of the most crucial parts of the race, and could be argued the most important part,” Marshall said. “A good start is needed in order to get a good placement because being out in the front of the pack allows for better pacing, and it is easier to pass people ahead of you when you aren't in a large group.”

The strong run continues

September 21, 2020

Posters were painted and hung on each player's front door. The team wanted to surprise the seniors with an assortment of items and snacks as well. “We painted the football stripe and design on the brown paper bags”, senior Phoebe Rackliffe said. It’s always a fun time with the team when we make different things like this.

A senior surprise

September 18, 2020

Junior Sam Kirchner(left) and sophomore Joey Hartnett(right) are coming up the final stretch of the course. They ran with each other throughout the race, pushing each other to go faster and stay up front. “I think we had a nice pack,” Kirchner said. “Our top 5 were within  7.99 seconds of each other, and our goal was 15 seconds. I am very happy with that.”

Covid conference meet

September 4, 2020

During the pandemic, students are being restricted from attending different sports events. The administration is allowing limited people into some of the games, and other sports will have no attendees.

Sports distancing

September 4, 2020

Former Millard West baseball player and current Nebraska freshman Max Anderson and senior Corbin Hawkins celebrate a home run hit by Anderson in a 6-3 win against Westside in the second round of the metro tournament. Millard West won this game, but ended up losing round 2 of the Metro tournament. “My favorite game was when we beat Westside at the end of the year,” head baseball coach Steve Frey said. “They were the most talented team we played this past summer and it was well pitched by Jaxson Cahoy and we played our most complete game of the summer.”

A different summer

August 27, 2020

Seniors Seth Claybourne, Reagan Koza and Alexa Koza met with Athletic Director Lance Smith on Zoom Wednesday morning to discuss their plans for the future and the cancellation of the spring sports season.

Virtual Signing Day

April 29, 2020

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