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The NFL must fix officiating before it’s too late

The NFL must fix officiating before it’s too late

Ben Wieland, Jagwire opinions editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

On Sunday, Jan. 20, millions tuned in from across America to the NFL Conference Championships. Viewers wanted to see the stars - Todd Gurley, Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Kansas City’s own Patrick Mahomes - play hard and decide the game. Instead, viewers got controversy and a game decided by the offic...

Football announcer positively impacts community through job

Football announcer positively impacts community through job

Mia Thomas, JAG editor-in-chief

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Sitting among the crowd of coaches in the press box, football announcer Nick Pierce prepares to speak on a Friday night. Pierce, a seventh grade teacher at Mill Creek Middle School, has been announcing for the football team for the past four years. Pierce, who started announcing at games in 2015, believed that a...

Jaguars lose to St. Thomas Aquinas in the sectional championship game

Jaguars lose to St. Thomas Aquinas in the sectional championship game

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

November 10, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The Jaguars lost to the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints 30-7 on Friday, Nov. 9 in the sectional championship game. The loss ended the Jaguars’ season with a final record of 7-4. Senior running back Cameron Young believes the season was a success, as the team was able to get better each week. ...

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...

Students participate in fantasy football for class credit

Students participate in fantasy football for class credit

Lexi Flipse and Chris Sprenger

November 23, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

In the darkness of their own living rooms, “Monday Night Football” playing on TV illuminates the room as several students check up on their fantasy football team. Many people do this every year as a friendly competition with friends and family. However, for the students in business teacher Nicole Port...

Football is more than a sport

Football is more than a sport

Kendall Gaignat, JAG sports editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I’m sure that you all have heard by now, our Jaguars lost to the Saints 55-21 on Friday, Nov 17. It was a fight and you could tell our boys wanted to win and bring home another state championship trophy. Aside from the loss, there was something other than a football game that happened on that fiel...

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. ...

Two-time state championship team recognized at pep assembly

Two-time state championship team recognized at pep assembly

Alexis Strauss, JAG Reporter

November 30, 2016


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS

Students filled the bleachers during seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 29 to honor the football team on its second consecutive state championship title. The assembly was hosted by TWC SportsChannel anchor Mick Shaffer and performances by the Silver Stars and cheer team gave the atmosphere a boost. Sh...

Stress levels were high, but that didn’t top the excitement at the state game

Stress levels were high, but that didn’t top the excitement at the state game

Kendall Gaignat, JAG reporter

November 29, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I'm sure most of you, like me, went to the state game this past Saturday. The game was by far the most stressful and suspenseful game I've ever been to for any sport. Honestly though, the suspense made the win that much sweeter. When I’m watching sports, I get absorbed into the game, because I'm so co...

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