Mill Valley News

19 seniors honored at annual signing ceremony

19 seniors honored at annual signing ceremony

Lauren Ocker, JAG Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

During the annual signing ceremony, 19 seniors signed to continue their academic and athletic careers at various colleges across the country on Wednesday, May 2. The signing ceremony had a unique difference this year; seniors signed one-by-one at a table in the center of the main gym, rather than ...

Stuco implements prom theme, ‘Dancing Through the Decades,’ into the prom pep assembly

Stuco implements prom theme, ‘Dancing Through the Decades,’ into the prom pep assembly

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Students in the bleachers roar in excitement as the prom candidates perform to songs during the prom pep assembly on Friday, April 13. With the 2017-2018 school year almost finished, StuCo hosted the year’s final pep assembly. For about a month, student body secretary junior Hannah Barnes worked w...

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...

Boys basketball falls to Bishop Carroll 58-47 in state semifinals

Boys basketball falls to Bishop Carroll 58-47 in state semifinals

Tricia Drumm and Katya Gillig

March 9, 2018


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

The boys basketball team fell to the Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles 58-47 on Friday, March 9 in the state semifinal game. The Golden Eagles started the game off with three straight field goals to take a 8-0 lead. The Jaguars battled back with a two-pointer from freshman Keeshawn Mason, two free throws ...

Special services department hosts third annual prom

Special services department hosts third annual prom

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

As an upbeat playlist echoed from the speakers, students and staff members from a variety of Kansas high schools gathered in the Mill Valley auxiliary gym for the 2018 prom. A collection of Valentine’s Day themed decorations lined the walls and unique activities such as a movie room and game table were se...

Boys basketball defeats Blue Valley Southwest 67-41

Boys basketball defeats Blue Valley Southwest 67-41

Nora Lucas, JagWire editor-in-chief

January 31, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boys basketball team defeated the Blue Valley Southwest Timberwolves 67-41 in the EKL matchup on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at home. Senior Cooper Kaifes led the first quarter with seven points individually, and through fast-paced runs down the court, the team scored 13 points against BVSouthwest’s ni...

Boys basketball pulls out a win over Lansing

Boys basketball pulls out a win over Lansing

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

January 27, 2018


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

  The boys basketball team defeated the Lansing Lions 67-57 on Friday, Jan. 26 at Lansing. At the end of the first half, the Jaguars were leading Lansing 29-25, and by the end of the third quarter, they were winning 45-38. Going into the game, senior Brody Flaming was hoping for a good ou...

Eastern Kansas League experiences success after placing at and winning many state championships

Eastern Kansas League experiences success after placing at and winning many state championships

Abby Layton and Katya Gillig

December 21, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The Eastern Kansas League, consisting of 10 schools, has been largely successful in recent years. Of the 177 possible athletic state titles in the last three years in class 4A through 6A, the EKL has won 54 state championships. The next closest league is the Sunflower League, with 27 state championships...

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