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Boys basketball earns third place at 6A state

The Jags bring home first-ever 6A state basketball trophy with victory over Wichita Northwest, 73-58

For the first time since 2016, the boys basketball team brought home a state basketball tournament trophy by defeating Wichita Northwest 73-58 in the 6A state third place game Saturday, March 9 in Wichita.

Day 1: Olathe North Thursday, March 7

The Jags defeated the Falcons, 69-57, extending their win streak to 10 games. Sophomore Reece Riedel led all scorers with 22 points.

Day 2: Shawnee Mission Northwest Friday, March 8

Despite sophomore JaKhai Cater’s 17 points, the Jags lost the Sunflower League matchup, 60-50.

Day 3: Wichita Northwest Saturday, March 9

Behind 25 points from junior Carter Kaifes and 16 from senior Mason Kemp, the Jags defeat Wichita Northwest, 73-58.

The Jags finish the season 18-7, the second consecutive 18-win season. The third place trophy is the school’s first in 6A boys basketball. The team last appeared in the state tournament in 2021, and won 5A state in 2016.

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Callie Cahoy, JAG design editor
This is junior Callie Cahoy’s second year on the JAG yearbook staff and she will be taking on the position of design editor. When Callie is not working on the yearbook, you can find her running cross country, playing basketball or participating in NHS and Relay For Life as an ELT. Outside of school, she enjoys watching 90’s rom-coms, listening to Taylor Swift, eating cookie dough, and hanging out with friends.
Thomas Helm, JAG photographer
This is junior Thomas Helm’s first year on the JAG yearbook staff and he will be taking on the position of photographer. When not working for the yearbook you can find him running cross country and track. Outside of school he enjoys playing golf, coaching baseball teams, playing video games, and listening to music.

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