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Cheer team receives superior rating at competition

Cheer team receives superior rating at competition

Kendall Gaignat, JAG sports editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under CHEER, SPORTS, Top stories

  The cheer team earned a superior one rating for their group routine in the Blue Valley Southwest Showcase at Blue Valley Southwest on Saturday, Nov. 11. Additionally, the team was presented an outstanding choreography award as well. Before the competition, the team was hit by some unexpec...

Silver Stars adjust to addition of class time practice

Silver Stars adjust to addition of class time practice

Nora Lucas, JagWire editor-in-chief

September 16, 2017


Filed under DANCE, SPORTS, Top stories

The members of the Silver Stars Dance Team have a change on their schedule: their Blue One class. As of this year, dance team members have a practice during this block, qualifying them to compete at the national level. While they are still required to attend morning and evening practice, the extra 8...

Silver Stars perform in spring show

Silver Stars perform in spring show

Nora Lucas, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 25, 2017


Filed under DANCE, SPORTS, Top stories

The Silver Stars dance team performed in its annual spring show on Friday, March 24. The show featured team, solo and ensemble dances from throughout the season, as well as performances from the Silver Studs, Silver Star moms and the Shining Stars dance clinic. As it is the last time the team ...

After 17 seasons, the wrestling team stays a contender

After 17 seasons, the wrestling team stays a contender

Joe McClain, Braden Shaw, JagWire reporter & photographer, JagWire editor-in-chief

March 10, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories, Winter, WRESTLING

Whether it’s the family atmosphere or the trophies from the state tournament, head wrestling coach Travis Keal strives to create an environment based on success on and off the mat. “Keal Trained” is a mantra used by the team, something that describes the wrestling team’s overall mindset acco...

Boys basketball falls to St. Thomas Aquinas

Boys basketball falls to St. Thomas Aquinas

Grace Lovett, JAG Reporter

March 4, 2017


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

  The boys basketball team lost in the first round of substate against St. Thomas Aquinas on Thursday, March 2. Before the start of the game, sophomore Logan Talley notes that the team was prepared for it to be emotional, win or lose. “We’ve built such a good friendship throughout t...

Girls basketball falls to Aquinas 46-34

Girls basketball falls to Aquinas 46-34

March 4, 2017


Filed under GIRLS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

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Girls basketball defeats BVSW in first round of substate

Girls basketball defeats BVSW in first round of substate

Sydney Parker, JAG Sports Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under GIRLS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

The girls basketball team won its first game of regionals against Blue Valley Southwest 62-39 at home on Wednesday, March 1. In order to support her teammates, sophomore Trinity Knapp, who finished the game with four points, came into the game with a positive mindset. “We encouraged e...

Wrestling places fourth in state meet

Wrestling places fourth in state meet

Claire Kaifes, JAG Reporter

February 27, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories, Winter, WRESTLING

The wrestling team placed fourth in the state meet on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Hartman Arena in Wichita, KS. Senior Dylan Gowin finished first in his individual weight class and juniors Connor Ward and Jarrett Bendure placed second and third. Head coach Travis Keal also won 5A wrestling coach of th...

Girls basketball falls to Blue Valley

Girls basketball falls to Blue Valley

Abby Layton, Mill Valley News social media editor

February 26, 2017


Filed under GIRLS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

Girls basketball lost to Blue Valley 52-43 after a close game on Friday, Feb. 24. Mill Valley gained the lead early in the first quarter, but the game quickly proved to be close one, with both teams trading the lead back and forth. According to assistant coach Andy Preston, this was somet...

Boys basketball falls to Blue Valley 76-65

Boys basketball falls to Blue Valley 76-65

Braden Shaw, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 25, 2017


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

  After leading throughout the first half, the boys basketball team fell to Blue Valley 76-65 on Friday, Feb. 24. Going into halftime, the game was tied at 33-33 and the Jaguars had been hitting shots throughout the first half. Head coach Mike Bennett wanted to take advantage of Blue Valley’s...

Boys swim and dive places 11th overall at the state meet

Boys swim and dive places 11th overall at the state meet

Ally Nguyen, JagWire opinions editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

Boys swim and dive placed 11th overall at the 5A state competition on Friday, Feb. 18 for the preliminary rounds, and Saturday, Feb. 19 for the final rounds. The two-day event took place at the Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka. A first team all-state medal was awarded to senior Mitch Willough...

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