Mill Valley News

School to switch to Sunflower League

School to switch to Sunflower League

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

January 19, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

Mill Valley will be moving to the Sunflower League for all activities in the 2020-21 school year. The move comes three years after the school switched to the Eastern Kansas League. One of the main reasons for switching leagues was to play more 6A teams, according to athletic director Jerald VanRheen...

Volleyball loses in sub-state tournament

Volleyball loses in sub-state tournament

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 24, 2018


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, VOLLEYBALL

The volleyball team placed second out of the four teams in their pool at Olathe Northwest on Saturday, Oct. 20. The team lost to the defending 6A state champions and this means the team did not qualify for state. Based on their season ranking, the result did not come as much of a surprise to...

School moves from 5A to 6A classification

School moves from 5A to 6A classification

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 22, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

For the first time in its history, the school has been included in the 6A classification, which expanded from 32 schools to 36 for non-football activities and was announced by KSHSAA on Sept. 26. 5A also increased from 32 schools to 36 for non-football activities, which means classes 4A through 6A w...

Volleyball falls to De Soto in a five-set match

Volleyball falls to De Soto in a five-set match

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

September 22, 2018


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, VOLLEYBALL

The volleyball team fell to De Soto on Thursday, Sept. 20. The team won the first set 25-17, lost the second set 25-14 and lost the third set 25-22. The Jaguars came back to win the fourth set 26-24 but ended up losing the last set 15-11. Senior Sydney Pullen felt the team played well, even i...

Volleyball defeats Blue Valley West in a two-set match

Volleyball defeats Blue Valley West in a two-set match

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories, VOLLEYBALL

The volleyball team swept the Blue Valley West Jaguars on Tuesday, Sept. 11. After previously losing to BVW earlier in the season, the team won the first set with a score of 25-19 and the second set with a score of 25-17. The jaguars fell to Blue Valley Southwest later that night, losing 23-25 in t...

Rising number of freshmen compete as varsity athletes

Rising number of freshmen compete as varsity athletes

Katya Gillig and Drake Brizendine

September 28, 2017


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

Silver Stars As students watch the Silver Stars performing during halftime at a football game, they may notice eight new faces among the 18 dancers. According to freshman Lauren Jarvis, the amount of freshmen on the team has come with a major learning curve. “[Having many freshmen] means we have t...

Volleyball falls to St. Thomas Aquinas in substate championship

Volleyball falls to St. Thomas Aquinas in substate championship

James Ball, Mill Valley News reporter

October 23, 2016


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, Top stories, VOLLEYBALL

The Jaguar volleyball team participated in the substate tournament on Oct. 22 at St. Thomas Aquinas. The Jaguars won their first match against Sumner Academy, but lost to St. Thomas Aquinas in the substate championship game. The Jaguars beat the Sabres in two sets, scores being 25-8 and 25-10. The...

Volleyball falls to Aquinas at home

Volleyball falls to Aquinas at home

Sydney Parker, JAG sports editor

September 27, 2016


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball lost to St.Thomas Aquinas in two sets during their home duel on Tuesday, Sept. 20. As the team anticipated this match-up, sophomore defensive specialist Sydney Pullen, along with the rest of the team, practiced to be able to perform their best. “We worked on the things we nee...

Volleyball claims victory over Shawnee Mission North in first match of the season

Volleyball claims victory over Shawnee Mission North in first match of the season

Nora Lucas, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

August 31, 2016


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, Top stories, VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball swept its match against the Shawnee Mission North Indians after three successful wins on Tuesday, Aug. 30. This was the first match of the season, making the Jaguars now 1-0. As a whole, the team anticipated a win, accrediting the success to practice and excitement. “I expected to wi...

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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Volleyball defeats De Soto at dig pink match

Volleyball defeats De Soto at dig pink match

Sam Lopez, Sports editor

October 12, 2014


Filed under SPORTS

The volleyball team beat De Soto in the final set at the dig pink fundraiser after five grueling sets on Thursday, Oct. 9. The Jaguars won the first two sets against De Soto 25-18 and a close 25-22.However, in the third game the Wildcats found their groove and defeated the Jaguars in both the third...

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