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The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

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
“We were proud that this team and group of seniors led us to our 12th straight appearance at the state tournament,” head coach Joe Wessel said.  “We did some great things but just came up short. I think we made it an exciting game in sets 3 and 4. Next year we have to replace some great seniors but we look forward to getting back to training and helping these student athletes continue to buy into the Wildcat way.”

Silverhawks defeat the Cats

Reece Straley, Staff Reporter
November 15, 2022
Junior Alanna Bankston and sophomore Lauren Jones complete a block in the match against Papillion-La Vista. Jones and Bankston led the team with one block each. “We are always so upbeat when we get ready to play,” Bankston said. “The atmosphere with both of the student sections was fun to play in, and the fans really helped us keep our energy going throughout the match.”

Wildcats swat the Monarchs

Camille O'Neill, Sports Director
September 23, 2021
Millard West volleyball players waving to the crowd after their thrilling five set victory over Lincoln Pius. There were 500 tickets allowed for each team in the state tournament. “It really just added fuel to our fire,” junior Maddie Mactaggart said. “It was super exciting to hear the crowd go crazy when we scored a point and really helped keep the momentum going.”

Ready, set, state

Jonathan Willis, Striv Executive Producer
November 11, 2020
Millard West takes a picture with their District Championship Plaque after beating Marian three sets to one. “It felt good and it was an accomplishment to make it to State all four years that I was here,” senior Bridger Smith said.

Cats take Districts

Sean Beatty, Staff Reporter
November 5, 2020
Millard West volleyball members celebrating during a match against Millard South. The Wildcats won this match in a sweep over the Patriots. “We’ve had some ups and downs this year but we are all very close and have a really great culture throughout the team,” senior Bridget Smith said. “We always find a way to push through a tough match and we learn from each game.”

Finish the job

Jonathan Willis, Striv Executive Producer
October 13, 2020
The varsity volleyball team holds up a banner for senior Bridget Smith. During the first game of the Millard North invite, Smith reached the milestone of 1,000 assists throughout her time as a Wildcat. “All achievements should be recognized,” head coach Joe Wessel said. “We love giving our athletes their time to shine. We post many blurbs, photos and videos on our Twitter and Facebook pages because our student-athletes put in the work and we want them to be recognized.”

Playing her part

Dana Summers, News Director
October 6, 2020
Senior Gabrielle Nordaker makes the kill for a Wildcat Win

Wildcats roll the Titans

Garrett Wilcoxen, Staff Reporter
October 10, 2019
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