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‘Bigger than Baseball’ raises funds for senior Nolan Sprague

‘Bigger than Baseball’ raises funds for senior Nolan Sprague

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 16, 2018


Filed under BASEBALL, Nolan Sprague, SPORTS, SPRING

  As part of the continued efforts to raise money for the Sprague family, members of the community planned and participated in the Bigger than Baseball clinic, softball tournament and silent auction held on Saturday, Oct. 13. Around 250 people of all ages participated in the event. The Bi...

Engineering students volunteer with Jag Wars competition

Engineering students volunteer with Jag Wars competition

Deanna Newman, JAG Reporter

February 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Eighth graders from all three De Soto school district middle schools gathered in the auxiliary gym on Friday, Feb. 24 to compete in a Star Wars themed engineering competition. The competition was started this year by engineering teachers Helga Brown and Gayle Kebodeaux. The competition is put on by engineering stu...

Cross country places second and third at state meet

Cross country places second and third at state meet

Claire Kaifes, JAG reporter

October 30, 2016


Filed under CROSS COUNTRY, FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The boys and girls cross country team placed second and third at state on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Rim Rock farm. The boys placed second only behind St. Thomas Aquinas, who had five top twenty finishers. The girls team took third behind Aquinas and St. James. The boys team had two top twenty f...

The Music Man: I will sell my eventual firstborn to see ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway

The Music Man: I will sell my eventual firstborn to see ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway

Justin Curto, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 12, 2015


Filed under BLOGS

When I took AP U.S. History last year, social studies teacher Jeff Wieland instilled a great respect for Alexander Hamilton in me. I began to see Hamilton as an intellectual who made great contributions to the new U.S. — someone who wrote over 50 essays as part of the Federalist Papers, created a ne...

The Music Man: Radkey returns to Lawrence with local charm, but experienced professionalism

The Music Man: Radkey returns to Lawrence with local charm, but experienced professionalism

Justin Curto, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 26, 2015


Filed under BLOGS

Radkey has been one of Kansas City’s most notable local bands for a while now, and the band isn’t even from Kansas City. The three brothers who comprise the punk rock band — lead vocalist/guitarist Dee Radke, bassist/vocalist Isaiah Radke and drummer Solomon Radke — are actually from St. Jo...

Sideline Report: Duke wins the national title, further proving how good Coach K really is

Sideline Report: Duke wins the national title, further proving how good Coach K really is

Braden Shaw, JagWire reporter

April 7, 2015


Filed under BLOGS

As you probably already know if you are in any way into college sports, the NCAA Division I men’s basketball  national championship took place last night, Monday, April 6. The two teams to make it to the final were the Wisconsin Badgers and Duke Blue Devils. This was a great game to watch and neither ...

Cross country teams place third at state for first time ever

Cross country teams place third at state for first time ever

Katherine White, JagWire news editor

November 4, 2013


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

Both cross country state teams set a new school record when both placed third in the State 5A Cross Country Championships at Rim Rock Farm on Saturday, Nov. 2. Head coach Mark Chipman predicted that the boys would place high. “Going into it I thought we had a good chance at getting third ...

Freshman makes finals in state swimming meet

Freshman makes finals in state swimming meet

Cassi Benson, JAG Reporter

May 29, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

At the first meet for the first swim team, freshman Sherry McLeod became the first swimmer to qualify for state, placing fourth in the 100 backstroke. McLeod also later qualified for the 500 freestyle. “It felt really good [to qualify my first meet because] I did not think it was possible [since ...

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