Mill Valley News

Three students participate in non-traditional sports

Sarah Fulton, sports editor, Sarah Gonzales, reporter, Joel Hodgdon, reporter/ads

April 20, 2011


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Freshman T.J. Phillips Freshman T.J. Phillips is in a class of his own. The lone athlete from the school on his club lacrosse team, he enjoys the uniqueness of his chosen sport. "I’ve been playing lacrosse since I was in fourth grade and I’ve always loved the sport," Phillips said. "It’s fa...

Track team makes gains despite low numbers

Hanna Torline, reporter

April 20, 2011


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With a large number of point-producing athletes not returning to the track team due to graduation, moving and some not coming out for the team, it was unclear if the returning athletes would be able to fill the shoes of those who didn’t return. Head boys coach Chris Dunback was apprehensive abo...

Girls soccer team defeats Barstow 5-1

Nichole Kennelly, photographer

April 15, 2011


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The girls varsity soccer team took on the Barstow High School Knights on Tuesday, April 12. Despite the difficult field conditions, they won the game 5-1, making their record 5-0-1. The opposing team presented many challenges, but head coach Arlan Vomhof was pleased with the outcome. "Considering the conditions t...

Track team’s success continues

Emily Johnson, photographer

April 13, 2011


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Despite unfavorable weather on Thursday, April 7, the varsity track team was successful at the annual Jaguar Invitational, hosting De Soto, Maranatha, Shawnee Mission West, Ottawa, Schlagle and Washington. The girls team finished first overall with the help of sophomore Emily Brigham’s school record breaking ...

Girls varsity soccer ties Bishop Miege 2-2

Kristina Milewski, Features Editor

April 13, 2011


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After a double overtime, the Bishop Miege Stags and the Jaguars faced a stalemate with a score of 2-2 on Wednesday, April 6. Both teams displayed excellent defense in the second period and during overtime. Freshmen Abby Sieperda and Michaela Remijio scored in the second period. “We played well, but...

Basehor-Linwood defeats softball team

Ali Judy, photo editor

April 11, 2011


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On Tuesday, April 5, the girl's softball team was defeated by Basehor-Linwood, 12-8, even after a home-run hit from senior Taszia Roseberry. Although the team lost, head coach Sarah Haub thought they gained experience. "The girls learned some good lessons in the first two games of the season," H...

Baseball team defeats Shawnee Mission North

Taylor Young, photographer

April 6, 2011


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On Monday, April 4 the varsity baseball team went head to head with Shawnee Mission North. Seniors Alex Wilson and Mark Biesma, and junior Tyler Moore hit home runs, contributing to the team’s win with a final score of 13-1. "The team came out focused and jumped the opponent from the beginning,"...

Announcers are the voice of the game

Sarah Fulton, sports editor

March 22, 2011


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It all began with a sarcastic comment. Three years ago a fellow teacher at Riverview Elementary jokingly told P.E. teacher Isaac Hodges that he had a good voice and should be the new basketball announcer at the high school. "It is a pretty simple story," Hodges said. "I emailed to inquire about th...

Sports injuries put players out for the season

Joel Hodgdon, reporter/ads

March 22, 2011


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The spring sports season is here and athletes are taking to the field to prepare for fast upcoming meets and games. With high school athletes in America accounting for 2 million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations annually, there is a definite risk to playing sports. Not all sports...

P.E. expansions may not have been enough

Sarah Fulton, sports editor

February 10, 2011


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The numbers are impressive, 20 weight stations and 10 dumbell stations. However the new weight room has failed to live up to the hype that surrounded it during construction. A total of 1,550 square feet were added to the weight room to bring it from 1,400 feet to 2,950 square feet. Despite the improvements...

Students practice unique sport: hunting

Joel Hodgdon, reporter/ads

November 16, 2010


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Both an art and a sport, hunting is not a pastime traditionally enjoyed by many people in suburban areas, but seniors Deven Treibel and Travis Heath enjoy the uniqueness of their chosen sport. "I started hunting when I could first hold the gun up," Treibel said. "It’s something to wake up for, ...

Coaches add their own touches to new district policy

Hanna Torline, reporter

November 16, 2010


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It’s a common stereotype that athletes are just that: athletes. People sometimes think they put sports above academics, which in some cases may be true. However, the district is trying to change that reputation. In order to hold athletes to higher standards, halfway through last year a change was ...

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