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The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

Warming up during a pitching change, then junior Nick Venteicher gets ready to close against the Millard North Mustangs. This wasnt a new situation for the junior, as Venteicher had five saves on the year and looks for more this year. “I put a lot of time this off season into the weight room,” Venteicher said. “We have a lot of returnees and newcomers this season look great. I’m excited because we play the best schedule in the state. It’s gonna be a fun ride and we got some revenge to get this season.”

State or bust

Logan Moseley, MWHS Wildcat News Editor in Chief
March 13, 2024

Beyond halftime

Blake Kahler, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2023
Millard West varsity competition cheer won their 12th national championship in Orlando, Florida, to receive white jackets.

A cheerful win

Maleah Arellano, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2023
After a long and demanding season, freshman Brooklyn Vaughn prepares for State. She is finally able to show that all her hard work has paid off.

Giving her all

Ariana Griffin, Catalyst Online Editor-in-Chief
February 22, 2023
Band on the field after their win was announced.

Marching Band makes history

Valerie Pioppi, Staff Reporter
October 27, 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
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
Moore dives into third base on his RBI triple against the Kearney Bearcats. Millard West won 3-0.

Millard West Baseball vs. Kearney 5.13.2022

Evan Vaslow, MWHS Wildcat News co-Editor-in-Chief
May 17, 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
Sophomore Noah Blair after wining a state tile 3-2 over Millard Souths Caden Olin.

2022 State Wrestling

Halle Opat, Photo Editor
March 16, 2022
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