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Softball falls to Olathe West, 2-0

The Jaguars fell to last year’s state 6A champs

The girls softball team fell to Olathe West with a final score of 2-0 Tuesday, April 9. They entered the game knowing the competition would be tough against last year’s state champions.

According to sophomore Macy Brunner, having this knowledge set the team on edge.

“We knew going into the game it would be tough competition,” Brunner said. “I think this made us a bit unsure at the beginning and caused our energy to be lower than normal. In softball energy plays a big part in your performance and your ability to work as a team. But even considering that, we still only allowed two runs so I believe if we all would’ve contributed a little more we would’ve won that game.”

Senior Elly VanRheen explains how the team’s nerves were normal for a younger team.

“We went into the game already on edge knowing it was a good team,” VanRheen said. “I wish we could’ve come to the field confident in our abilities. I’m not worried about this for the rest of the season, we have a young team and it’s normal for them to be nervous.”

Brunner feels she played well considering their tough opponents.

“I think I had a pretty solid game,” Brunner said. “Defensively I was at third and got a decent amount of stuff hit my way. Offensively I was hitting 5th and went 1/3 with a line drive to center. I definitely could’ve done better but considering the pitcher we were facing is a D1 commit, I’d take any sort of hit as long as it helps my team.”

Overall, VanRheen believes the team could prepare for the rest of the season by improving their confidence.

“We just need to continue to grow confident in our own skills and work to keep energy high the whole game,” VanRheen said. “Losing energy is when we’re going to lose games.”

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Sophia Estes
Sophia Estes, JAG editor-in-chief
This is senior Sophia Estes’s third year on the JAG yearbook staff. This year she will be taking on the position of JAG Editor-in-Chief.  When Sophia is not writing for the yearbook, you can find her in Jag Chorale and dancing competitively. She also enjoys reading, hanging out with her friends, listening to music and spending time with her dog.
Evie Tindell
Evie Tindell, JAG reporter/photographer
This is sophomore Evie Tindell’s first year on the JAG Yearbook staff where she’ll be taking on the role of photographer. In school she’s a member of the GSA club. Outside of school she enjoys going rock climbing, playing softball with her friends, listening to music, and reading in her room til 4am. 
Alonnah Gage
Alonnah Gage, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief
This is junior Alonnah Gage’s second year on the JAG yearbook staff and she will be taking on the positions of Mill Valley News Editor-in-Chief, as well as writer and photographer for the JAG yearbook. When not in C-101, you can probably find her running track, or participating in NHS, NEHS, FCA, HOSA, Art Club, or on the Relay for Life Committee. Outside of school, she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, watching netflix, eating ice cream and reading romance novels.

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