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Former teachers learn new ways to stay active and stay in touch with students after retiring

Former teachers learn new ways to stay active and stay in touch with students after retiring

Abby Layton and Joe McClain

March 7, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Over the years many teachers have come and gone from Mill Valley, including former principal Dr. Joe Novak, track coach Mike Peck and former head girls basketball coach John McFall. As all three retired teachers have learned, there are many ways to handle retirement. Spending time with family, finding...

After 35 years in the district, head cross country coach Mark Chipman retires

After 35 years in the district, head cross country coach Mark Chipman retires

Braden Shaw, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 4, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

After spending countless hours on fall weekends and every day after school, head cross country coach Mark Chipman is moving on to a new chapter in his life: retirement. Chipman has coached in the district since 1982, including football, basketball, track and field and most recently, cross country...

Cross country places second and third at state meet

Cross country places second and third at state meet

Claire Kaifes, JAG reporter

October 30, 2016


Filed under CROSS COUNTRY, FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The boys and girls cross country team placed second and third at state on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Rim Rock farm. The boys placed second only behind St. Thomas Aquinas, who had five top twenty finishers. The girls team took third behind Aquinas and St. James. The boys team had two top twenty f...

After switching from volleyball to running, junior Britton Nelson finds success on both the track and the trail

After switching from volleyball to running, junior Britton Nelson finds success on both the track and the trail

Morgan Gurwell and Abby Layton

October 26, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

It’s a great accomplishment for any athlete to win a state title, but it’s even more remarkable for junior Britton Nelson. She started out playing volleyball her freshman year, but became a track state champion just over a year later. Other than middle school track, running had never been a big pa...

Cross Country teams finish second and fifth at EKL league meet

Cross Country teams finish second and fifth at EKL league meet

Claire Kaifes, JAG reporter

October 14, 2016


Filed under CROSS COUNTRY, FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

Cross country competed at their first EKL league meet on Thursday Oct. 13 at Blue Valley High School. The boys finished second and the girls team finished fifth. Junior Britton Nelson placed fifth was the only runner to place in the top ten for the girls. Nelson finished with the time of 19:41. J...

Cross Country takes fifth and ninth at Rim Rock Classic

Cross Country takes fifth and ninth at Rim Rock Classic

Claire Kaifes, JAG reporter

September 25, 2016


Filed under CROSS COUNTRY, FALL, SPORTS

The girls cross country team took fifth and the boys cross country team finished ninth at Rim Rock Classic on Saturday, Sept. 24. Both teams were led by junior Britton Nelson, who finished first overall in the girls division with a time of 20:00.03. Nelson was the only top 25 finisher for both t...

Cross country team achieves first and fifth at Bonner Springs

Cross country team achieves first and fifth at Bonner Springs

September 18, 2016


Filed under CROSS COUNTRY, FALL, SPORTS

The boys team takes first place with 45 points while the girls finish fifth with a total of 147

Cross country earns first and second in SMS Quad

Cross country earns first and second in SMS Quad

Tricia Drumm, JagWire features editor

September 3, 2016


Filed under CROSS COUNTRY, FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

    At the first cross country meet of the season, the boys team placed first, and the girls team took second in the Shawnee Mission South Quad on Thursday, Sept. 1. Both teams raced two miles on the Johnson County Community College field. Led by junior Britton Nelson with a ti...

Cross country team competes at state meet

Cross country team competes at state meet

Sydney Parker, JAG reporter

November 1, 2015


Filed under CROSS COUNTRY, FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The boys cross country team placed fourth overall while the girls team had four individual runners competing in the 5A state meet held at Rim Rock Farm on Saturday, Oct. 31, which was the last meet of the season. The boys finished in fourth place, falling  only nine points short of third. Sen...

Students earn first-ever Mill Valley Awards at Homecoming pep rally

Students earn first-ever Mill Valley Awards at Homecoming pep rally

Tori Aerni, JagWire editor-in-chief

September 17, 2015


Filed under Homecoming 2015, Special coverage

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