12/21 – MW 45 MN 43 - Millard West took down previously unbeaten 6-0 Millard North 45-43. A one point game at half, saw the Wildcats go on a 11-0 run in the third quarter only to have Millard North answer with a 12-0 run of their own. Tied after the third quarter Millard West got huge plays from Chaise Pfanstiel, who finished with 19 points. Overall it was a tremendous defensive game by Millard West other big contributors on both ends of the floor were Seniors Katelyn Osborne and Taylor Farrell. Juniors Honnah Leo, Jenna Bohaty, Gabby Felker, Kennedy Darner and Sophomore Laney Schipper. The Wildcats are now 4-3 with all four wins coming over teams ranked in the top 10.

12/28 – MW 69 ON 39 - On the heels of some hot 3 point shooting, Millard West jumped out to a 22-11 lead after the first quarter. The Wildcats had 5 3's from 5 different players in the quarter. Millard West had 10 different players score, led by Chaise Pfanstiel with 20.

Jan. 2 – MW 67 MN 64 - In a wild back and forth game Millard West was able to overcome a 4th quarter deficit to force overtime and the eventual 67-64 win. The win advances the Wildcats to the semi-finals of the Metro tournament against Omaha Westside Thursday at 5:15. The Wildcats were led by Chaise Pfanstiel with 18 points, Honnah Leo made four 3 pointers and finished with 16, Taylor Farrell scored 8 of her 11 in overtime at the foul line. Jenna Bohaty and Katelyn Osborne finished with 8 each.


12/27 – MW 43 MS 56 - After handling Millard South's full court pressure defense all game long, the Wildcats struggled to generate offense down the stretch. It was a cold shooting day and finishes at the rim weren't coming easy. Reese Peterson and Mia Huffman were both in double figures. Reese pitched in 15 points while Mia added 10 of her own. Maddie Fontana went 6/6 from the free throw line. Jada Grovijohn and Gwen Stocker each had six points. Karsyn Kahill had 2.

12/28 – MW 51 MN 42 - Although still shaking off rust from the five day moratorium, the Wildcats bounced back for a good win against Millard North. It was a very balanced scoring after as all girls chipped in. Hannnah Schnuerle got back into her shooting rhythm to hit two from deep and go 3/4 from the FT line to get into double figures with 15 points. Megan Van Essen matched her defensive effort with some nice offensive numbers to get 11 points on the day. Emmy Holl had some tremendous attacks at the rim for 8 points on the day, Reese Peterson had six, Gwen Stocker had 4, Karsyn Kahill with 3, and Maddie Fontana and Jada Grovijohn each had 2.

1/5 – MW 47 PLV 49 - After trailing the entire game, Megan Van Essen hit a three to tie the game with 1:05 remaining in the game. After getting a defensive stop, a foul allowed Papillion La-Vista to hit two free throws to win the game at the end of regulation. Reese Peterson led all scorers with 16 points. Jada Grovijohn added eight.


12/27 – MW 32 MS 25 - Shaking off the rust of the five day moratorium, the girls came out on fire building an eight point halftime lead. Utilizing the press, the girls were able to keep their lead and win the first round of the winter tournament.

12/28 – MW 50 BW 39 - In the championship game of the winter tournament, the girls brought their A game. The press caused multiple turnovers that led to baskets, and everyone contributed to win the title.

1/5 – MW 38 PLV 44 - In a back and forth game, Papio was able to make a few more shots and came away with the victory. The press was able to get some turnovers, and the girls played until the final buzzer.



12/21 – MW 44 MN 57 - Millard North pulled away from Millard West in the last 3 minutes to earn a 56-44 victory. Tristan Gomes led the Wildcats with 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks. He also had 2 steals in the game.

12/29 – MW 42 OS 69 - Omaha South beat Millard West 69-42 in the first round of the Metro Tournament. Tristan Gomes led the team with 10 poinits and 9 rebounds. Aabid Sidiqi scored 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds off of the bench.

1/3 – MW 61 ONW 46 - Kaedyn Odermann led the Wildcats with 17 points and 7 rebounds in his first career start. Evan Meyersick added 12 points and Dayls Beanum grabbed 7 rebounds.


12/21 – MW 54 MN 47 - The JV boys finished strong to get a victory over Millard North. After leading by 11 at halftime, Millard West was up by only 1 going into the 4th quarter. Strong Defense and smart decision making, along with great FT shooting allowed the team to continue their winning streak. Kaedyn Odermann led the team with 17 points.

12/27 – MW 62 MN 60 - After trailing by 13 at one point in the 3rd quarter, the boys put together a comeback to improve to 8-0. Jacob Jones led the team with 13 points-- 9 points in the last half of the 3rd quarter. Many plays were made defensively by the team to create offensive opportunities.

12/28 – MW 54 BW 36 - After leading by 4 at halftime, the team committed to the defensive end to hold Bellevue West to 11 second half points. Ryan Larsen and Max Anderson led the Wildcats with 9 points apiece.

1/5 – MW 60 PLV 53 - Tied going into the 4th quarter, Millard West hit 8 out of 11 free throws to secure the win. Nate Glantz led the Wildcats with 21 points. Aabid Sidiqi contributed 11 points.


12/27 – MW 41 CP 44 - The Wildcats lost a tough battle with the Jr Jay's. Ben Kelley led the Wildcats with 10 points.

1/5 – MW 62 PLV 43 - Caleb Lemon and Ben Bizal led the Reserve boys at Papillon-LaVista. Caleb had 12 and Ben added 9. This was a great team effort.


12/27 – MW 53 BW 35 - The Wildcats Freshmen B come back from the holiday break with a strong win over Bellevue West. Aidan Nelson lead the Wildcats with 14, Jacob Parker had 12 and Cayden Becker with 10.

12/28 – MW 49 MS 51 - The Wildcats Freshmen B lose their first game of the season to Millard South. It was a great game that came down to the last .02 sec of the game. The Wildcats got the shot off but not before the buzzer. The Wildcats scoring was lead by Tyler Spreitzer with 10. Cayden Becker had 9, Tony Filla and Jacob Parker had 8.


12/18 - DUAL vs. WESTSIDE

Girls MW 56 WHS 130 Boys MW 61 WHS 109

The Boys and Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving teams took on Westside High School Tuesday night. Despite strong efforts from athletes such as Mateo Miceli, Payton Hall, Kylie Grause, and Brock Wilwerding, the girls fell to Westside 130-56 while the boys fell 109-61. The Wildcats' next meet will be the Millard South Invite in January. Let's go, Cats!


GIRLS - 5th place with 130 points / BOYS - 5th place with 152 points

The Millard West Boys and Girls Swimming and Diving Teams started off the 2019 portion of the season with an extremely strong effort by each finishing 5th at the Millard South Invite. Even after a tough two weeks of winter break practices, the Wildcats were paced by victories by Audrey Frohloff (diving), Mateo Miceli (100 fly), and the boys' 400 free relay (DuBay, Moody, Backhaus, and Miceli).


This weekend, the Wildcats wrestled in a 7 team pool tournament finishing 4th. The JV wrestled in an 11 team dual tournament finishing 3rd. Both teams wrestled hard and got a little better. The Wildcats will be back in action Friday and Saturday at the Metro Tournament.


Congratulations to the Millard West Theatre Department (Thespian Troupe 5483) on their success at the Nebraska State Thespian Festival this past weekend. Congratulations to the following:

  • Brannon Evans who served as a 2018-2019 State Thespian Officer, her second year in a row to do this was awarded a $650 Performance Scholarship and was offered a spot to perform in the final showcase with the top 10 performers in the state!
  • Garrett Zaporowski who performed in the devised theatre production
  • Emily Hart, Tag Pfanstiel and Logan Patzke who were cast in the student written play, playworks staged readings
  • Josie Maw who was elected as 2019-2020 STO (State Thespian Officer in training)
  • Brannon Evans, Breanna Mack, andGrant Mannschreck who were awarded Superior Individual Events in Musical Theatre
  • We won 5th in Improv Challenge
  • Best Troupe Banner
  • We were honored as a GOLD Honor troupe based on a binder of documents the students put together about our program (gold is the highest honor in troupe excellence).
  • SO PROUD! Congratulations to Mrs. Brooke Phillips, Drama Teacher at Millard West High School for being honored as the Teacher of the Year by the Nebraska Thespians. Brooke was honored at the Nebraska Thespian Festival on January 4.

2019 started strong for MWF. They were Team Champions at the Millard North invite! Individuals placing were: Joanna Bai-Champ DI, 2nd Oratory, 3rd POI and Individual Sweeps Champion, Kaylee Hallgren-5th DI, 4th Honors HI, 5th Duo w/Trey Frazier and 3rd Individual Sweeps, Grace Klein-3rd Honors DI, Trey Frazier-4th Honors DI and Top Novice DI, Lauren Rezac-Entertainment Champ, 2nd Impromptu, 5th POI and 2nd Individual Sweeps, Aaryan Naik-4th Extemp, 2nd Informative, Robert Russell-1st Honors Extemp and 4th Impromptu, Grace Hofer-4th Merit Informative, Emma Cavalier-6th Honors Oratory, Sanjulaa Chanolian 5th Honors Oratory!


WE NEED YOUR HELP. If you know alumni, staff members, or major contributors to Millard West, please consider nominating them using the form below. We will be taking nominations through the fall and winter seasons. A hall of fame committee will then make selections in the spring and we will induct our first class next fall.

All of the criteria is laid out on the form. We are looking for the best of the best from Wildcat Nation who have contributed to our school's legacy as well as the Millard West community through their time here as well as after they have left.


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