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Jaguars win first round of playoffs against Topeka West

Jaguars win first round of playoffs against Topeka West

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 28, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS

The Jaguars defeated the Topeka West Chargers 49-10 in the first round of the playoffs on Friday, Oct. 26. With the win, the Jaguars will move on to the regional round of the playoffs. After a bad snap and an intentional grounding penalty by Topeka West, the Jaguars had the ball deep in Charger ter...

Band receives a two rating at Bonner Springs competition

Band receives a two rating at Bonner Springs competition

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Mill Valley marching band competed against several other local high school bands on Wednesday, Sep. 19 at Bonner Spring High School. The band earned a two ranking, one point away from a one ranking, and placed second overall at the competition. For the performance, the band performed “...

Boys basketball finishes fourth at state tournament

Boys basketball finishes fourth at state tournament

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

March 10, 2018


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

The boys basketball team lost to the Pittsburg Purple Dragons, 58-56 ,in the third place game of the state tournament on Saturday, March 10. The Jags finished the season 12-13. The Purple Dragons started off the first quarter on a 10-0 run. The Jaguars fought back with baskets from seniors Ike V...

Theatre allows for freshman Leif Campbell to gain confidence

Theatre allows for freshman Leif Campbell to gain confidence

Gabby Cabrera, JAG reporter

January 27, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Dressed up in a suit of glitter, freshman Leif Campbell focuses as he prepares for the next act of “High School Musical” at his community theatre, the Culture House, in the summer of 2017.  The scene changes as characters get into position and the music began, starting the next act. Taking after h...

Students embrace uncommon names and the stories behind them

Students embrace uncommon names and the stories behind them

Nora Lucas, JagWire editor-in-chief

November 15, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

As a teacher goes through roll on the first day of school, most names read easily. Hannah? Here. Jake? Present. The teacher hesitates, as they all do, on the next name down the line. Walzaray Starr III is not as easy to say out loud. Luckily for sophomore Tripp Starr, he’s been here before. He sig...

Theatre department performs first tap musical since 2009, “42nd Street”

Theatre department performs first tap musical since 2009, “42nd Street”

Tricia Drumm and Michael Sandri

November 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  While this year’s curtain call dance of the fall musical “42nd Street” featured every cast member tapping for about a third of the song, at the beginning of production in September, over half of the cast had not experience in tap shoes. “42nd Street” is the first tap musical si...

Students and JagWire staffers review burgers purely by its patty

Students and JagWire staffers review burgers purely by its patty

Annie Myers and Michael Sandri

October 22, 2017


Filed under Reviews

Freddy's - Rating: 5/5 JagWire: The patty tasted and chewed like genuine beef, enhanced by the whirlwind of flavors. Senior Devin Mendenhall: It is unique compared to the other burgers, considering the outsides, and then it is tender in the middle.       McDonald's - Rati...

Senior Jake Campbell spends time with teammates in lunchroom

Senior Jake Campbell spends time with teammates in lunchroom

Abby Layton, Mill Valley News social media editor

January 21, 2017


Filed under 5900 MONTICELLO ROAD, Special coverage

When students walk into the cafeteria in the morning, it is almost certain they will see senior Jake Campbell and other football players sitting at one of the tables.This is because of zero hour, a before school weights training program the football team participates in every morning all school year. ...

Girls basketball dominates Lawrence Free State

Girls basketball dominates Lawrence Free State

Abby Layton, JagWire social media editor

December 10, 2016


Filed under GIRLS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

Girls basketball  defeated Lawrence Free State 54-42 at home on Friday, Dec. 9. According to sophomore Presley Barton, the team was confident about its ability to win the game. “We watched film and then we went over the other teams plays and went over our plays,” Barton said. “We were ...

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