Mill Valley News

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 bowling takes first place, girls place ninth at regional meet

Boys bowling takes first place, girls place ninth at regional meet

Sam Lopez, JagWire news editor

February 28, 2016


Filed under BOWLING, SPORTS, Winter

The boys placed first and the girls placed ninth at bowling regionals in Emporia on Thursday, Feb. 25.. Despite the girls team being ranked ninth before the meet, senior Merrick Vinke was still hopeful going into regionals. “Everybody was really pumped, hoping that we’d go to state,” Vinke said. “E...

Girls basketball emerges victorious against Shawnee Mission South

Girls basketball emerges victorious against Shawnee Mission South

Nora Lucas, Mill Valley News social media editor

January 24, 2016


Filed under GIRLS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

Girls basketball won against the Shawnee Mission South Raiders 56-43 on Friday, Jan. 22, at home. Before the game, team members expected ferocious opposition. “We knew that they were gonna be a tough team,” freshman Claire Kaifes said. “So, we had it in our minds that we had to be tougher.”...

Mudding strengthens car and owner connection, creates recreation

Mudding strengthens car and owner connection, creates recreation

Margo Wieschhaus, Courtney Bohnert, Maridee Weber, JAG editor-in-chief, JAG design editor, MVTV producer

April 27, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Wait for rain. Drive to rugged terrain. Plow car through mud. Examine browned exterior of vehicle. Repeat. Such is the springtime after-school and weekend routine, known as “mudding,” of students who own vehicles built for off-roading -- namely, Jeeps. Existing for the sole purpose of recreation,...

Juniors bond over Jeeps

Juniors bond over Jeeps

Lizzie Kulcsar, Sarah Myers, Adri Talavera, JagWire reporter, JagWire features/A&E editor, JagWire features/A&E editor

April 14, 2015


Filed under FEATURES

Anyone who has driven by the activities center parking lot this school year has more than likely noticed the long line of Jeep Wranglers parked side by side. Though it may at first seem like this is for looks, the driver’s friendship actually began prior to parking together and has since been strengthened...

Athletes sign letters of intent in group signing ceremony

Athletes sign letters of intent in group signing ceremony

Alana Flinn, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 7, 2014


Filed under SPORTS

After a postponed ceremony due to inclement weather, 15 athletes signed letters of intent in the auxiliary gym on Friday, Feb. 7 in front of family and friends. Senior Abigail Sieperda signed with the University of Arkansas for soccer. She said that the school felt like a natural fit for her. “I love...

Volleyball season ends after losses at state tournament

Volleyball season ends after losses at state tournament

Tori Aerni, JagWire sports editor

November 4, 2013


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

The Lady Jaguars finished their season 31-7, on Friday, Nov. 1. at the 5A state volleyball tournament. Mill Valley finished the tournament with losses against St. James Academy Thunder and the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints. The team defeated the Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles. Six seniors ended their career...

Jaguar volleyball team wins Dig Pink match against De Soto High School

Jaguar volleyball team wins Dig Pink match against De Soto High School

Tori Aerni, Ellen Merrill, JagWire sports editor, JagWire reporter

October 16, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

The Jaguar volleyball team hosted the Dig Pink volleyball tournament against the De Soto High School Wildcats on Thursday, Oct. 10 to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research for the Susan G. Komen foundation. The Jaguars won the match 3-0. For the past five years, Mill Valley and D...

Volleyball defeats Blue Valley and Lansing in triangular on Thursday, Sept. 12

Volleyball defeats Blue Valley and Lansing in triangular on Thursday, Sept. 12

Sydney Carson, web editor

September 13, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

The volleyball team defeated the Blue Valley Tigers, the number-one ranked team in class 6A, and the Lansing Lions in its triangular on Thursday, Sept. 12. Senior outside hitter Molly Oshinski, along with senior middle hitter Taylor Cowan led the team to victories against Blue Valley 25-13, 2...

Track captures League title

Track captures League title

Alana Flinn, Sports Editor, JagWire

May 9, 2013


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

The girls track team added another year to their string of Kaw Valley League titles, making this the 13th in a row on Wednesday, May 8 at Mill Valley. The boys team also took first place to make this its sixth title in a row. Junior Mary Altman said that the meet went smoothly which helped keep...

Journalism staffs earn top honors at JEMKC awards

Journalism staffs earn top honors at JEMKC awards

Mackenzie Eckman, Kathy Habiger, JagWire a&e editor, publications adviser

April 23, 2013


Filed under NEWS

Mill Valley High School journalism students earned top honors in the Journalism Educators of Metropolitan Kansas City annual awards night Tuesday, April 16. Seniors Hanna Torline and Austin Gillespie both won the Michael Dunlap Excellence in Journalism award given annually to the top student journ...

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