Mill Valley News

Girls tennis places sixth at EKL tournament

Girls tennis places sixth at EKL tournament

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

October 2, 2018


Filed under FALL, GIRLS TENNIS, SPORTS

Waking up early and facing the chill of the early morning weather, the girls tennis team headed out to the College Boulevard Activity Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26 where they competed against 8 other schools in the EKL tournament. Mill Valley placed sixth overall, with sophomore Sophie Lecuru placin...

Hold the door open for each other

Hold the door open for each other

Morgan Gurwell, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

May 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Before school one morning, I walked away from the parking lot and trekked toward the door with seven bags (thank you journalism and tennis) and a hot cup of coffee in hand. Obviously struggling just to walk with all of my things, I fully expected the junior boy walking in front of me to at least hold...

Journalism wins seventh state title in 5A state contest

Journalism wins seventh state title in 5A state contest

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

May 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Spotlight, Top stories

The journalism state team took first in the 5A Sweepstakes at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association state contest on Saturday, May 5, winning its seventh state title in 15 years. Competing against nine other 5A Kansas high schools, Mill Valley took first by three points, defeating 2017 state champion ...

Boys tennis places third at regional tournament

Boys tennis places third at regional tournament

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

May 5, 2018


Filed under BOYS TENNIS, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The boys tennis team competed in the regional tournament at Pittsburg High School on Friday, May 4, resulting in a third place team finish. Individually, junior Eric Schanker placed fifth, the doubles team consisting of  senior Drake Brizendine and junior Jacob Hoffman placed third, and the doubles...

Before the Bell: Students’ lives before school

Before the Bell: Students’ lives before school

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

April 25, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Backpack snug on your shoulders, textbooks in hand, you stroll into school with 15 minutes to spare. Fifteen minutes until the five-minute bell pulls you through your schedule. With the time you have left, what will you do? Maybe you’ll get some extra help on your Chemistry homework or lean agai...

Girls swim places first at Lansing Relays

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under GIRLS SWIM, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The girls swim team placed first of 10 teams at a invitational hosted by LHS on Saturday, April 7, with five teams placing first in their respective relays. The invitational consisted solely of relay races, so freshman Grace McLeod believes the expectations on the swimmers differed from other meets. ...

Lacrosse team finds victory at Shawnee Mission South

Lacrosse team finds victory at Shawnee Mission South

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

April 8, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, SPRING

The lacrosse team defeated the Shawnee Mission South Raiders 13-10 on Friday, April 6. Individually, junior Kamren Lovett scored three goals, followed by sophomore Ethan Mantel, junior Jameson Clark, and senior Sammy Rebeck with two goals and junior Jake Fiscella with one. With temperatures just...

Students discuss emotional value behind car accessories

Students discuss emotional value behind car accessories

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Logos and clever puns are typically what one would see as a bumper sticker, so it is unusual to come across stickers, like the ones owned by junior Hannah Barnes and senior Hayden Shaw, that hold a deeper meaning. Barnes’ bumper sticker is in the shape of an oval with a blue border and text that...

Substitute teacher finds school involvement by coaching three sports

Substitute teacher finds school involvement by coaching three sports

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Six sophomore boys basketball players run up and down the court at a home basketball game, passing the ball back and forth in an attempt to score a two-pointer. Sophomore boys basketball coach Steve Bock watches the players from the sidelines and calls out suggestions. Bock also coaches girls tennis ...

Girls basketball falls to Maize 37-44 in state quarterfinals

Girls basketball falls to Maize 37-44 in state quarterfinals

Lauren Ocker, JAG Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2018


Filed under GIRLS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The girls basketball team fell to Maize 37-44 in their state quarterfinals game on Thursday, March 8 at the Expocentre in Topeka. The girls scored the first points of the game with a two pointer from senior Evan Zars. The first half went back and forth between the Jaguars and the Eagles for the le...

Senior girls participate in Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year campaign

Senior girls participate in Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year campaign

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

February 25, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

After articulating their passion for the fight against cancer to another gracious community member, seniors Dani Crispin and Allison Winker collect another $20 from the purchase of a personally designed t-shirt, reading “cure,” placed next to an orange cancer ribbon symbolizing leukemia and lympho...

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