Mill Valley News

Students attend an improved Career Fair

Students attend an improved Career Fair

Sammie Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Students from four high schools, Mill Valley, De Soto, Basehor-Linwood and Eudora, gathered on Tuesday, Feb. 19 to attend the second Career Fair held by USD 232. At the Career Fair, students had the opportunity to experience in-person networking with 67 businesses and attend an interview tips session. Counselor Chri...

Bowling teams win EKL title

Bowling teams win EKL title

February 14, 2019


Filed under BOWLING, SPORTS, Winter

The girls and boys varsity bowling teams both won league titles at the Eastern Kansas League tournament on Monday, Feb. 11. The boys scored 2061 points, while the girls scored 1807 points. Sophomore Peyton Wagoner believes the varsity girls bowling team has gained confidence and skill throu...

Boys bowling takes third in meet

Boys bowling takes third in meet

Tatum Elliott, News Editor

January 19, 2019


Filed under BOWLING, SPORTS

The boys bowling team took third place in its meet against DHS, SJA, Piper and Washington at Park Lanes on Thursday, Jan. 17. Placing behind Piper and DHS, the team collectively scored 2106, with one individual placing in the top five. Coach Amy McClure felt that the team’s overall performance was...

Senior Nolan Sprague recovering from diving accident, met with support from the community

Senior Nolan Sprague recovering from diving accident, met with support from the community

Ally Nguyen and Jakob Twigg

October 18, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Nolan Sprague, Special coverage, Top stories

HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED After senior Nolan Sprague suffered an injury to his C5 and C6 vertebrae near the top of his spinal cord in a diving accident on the night of Thursday, Aug. 9, he was paralyzed from the neck down. The accident has changed the lives of the Sprague family forever and now the road to recovery begins. ...

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...

Football loses to St. Thomas Aquinas

Football loses to St. Thomas Aquinas

Ally Nguyen, JagWire editor-in-chief

September 22, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The Jaguars lost to the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints 24-13 on Friday, Sept. 21. With this loss, their record falls to 2-2. Going into the game, the coaches worked with players to put together a defensive plan to counter the Saints’ style, according to senior defensive back Eli Midyett. “They ru...

Community rallies around senior injured in diving accident

Community rallies around senior injured in diving accident

Ally Nguyen, Elizabeth Joseph, and Jakob Twigg

August 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Nolan Sprague, SPORTS, Top stories

The community has come together after senior Nolan Sprague was paralyzed from the waist down after a diving accident on the night of Thursday, Aug. 9. Sprague is currently out of the ICU and is now in the pediatrics wing at Overland Park Regional Hospital following the accident. He is undergoin...

Baseball wins 4-2 against Olathe West on Thursday, May 10

Baseball wins 4-2 against Olathe West on Thursday, May 10

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under BASEBALL, SPORTS, SPRING

The baseball team played against Olathe West on Thursday, May 10 and won 4-2. This was also senior night for the team, and the seniors were honored before the start of the game. According to outfielder Will Morris, he and the rest of the senior players were looking forward to senior night in part...

Baseball defeats Rockhurst 7-3

Baseball defeats Rockhurst 7-3

April 26, 2017


Filed under BASEBALL, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The baseball team defeated the Rockhurst Hawklets 7-3 in a home game on Monday, April 24. The game started off with the Hawklets running in three in the top of the first inning. Mill Valley matched their three with three runs of their own in the bottom of the first. Head coach Jeff Strickland...

Football defeats Sumner Academy in first game of postseason

Football defeats Sumner Academy in first game of postseason

Deanna Newman, JAG Reporter

October 31, 2016


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

In the first game of the postseason on Friday, Oct. 28, the Jaguars defeated the Sumner Academy Sabres 56-0. Going into the postseason, the Jaguars had a regular season record of 4-4 and the Sabres had 2-5. Junior wide receiver Evan Rice had confidence in the team going into the game and is ...

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