Mill Valley News

Coaches suffer from gender stereotypes

Coaches suffer from gender stereotypes

Ben Wieland and John Lehan

December 11, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

In light of the school’s recent girls team state titles, one could easily conclude gender stereotypes in sports have dissipated. Although the imbalance between boys and girls in sports has been decreasing at Mill Valley, gender stereotypes remain an integral piece of history. Boys basketball coa...

Cross country team adjusts to new leadership

Cross country team adjusts to new leadership

Abby Layton and Chris Sprenger

October 19, 2017


Filed under CROSS COUNTRY, FALL, SPORTS

Head cross country coach Chris McAfee stands eagerly on the sidelines at the Rim Rock Classic on Sept. 23, cheering and coaching his runners as they race past him toward the finish line. In McAfee’s first year as head coach he has applied a number of changes in the way the team practices and races. T...

Seniors recognized in annual athletic signing ceremony

Seniors recognized in annual athletic signing ceremony

Allison Winker, JAG people editor

May 4, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The gym filled with students, community members and multicolored balloons as thirty students signed to various schools to continue their athletic careers in college on Tuesday, May 2. These seniors were recognized at the school’s annual athletic signing ceremony by the administration for their ...

Students stay after boys basketball game for Winter Homecoming dance

Students stay after boys basketball game for Winter Homecoming dance

Anika Roy, JagWire sports edior

February 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS

  Following the boys basketball team’s loss to St. James Academy on Friday, Feb. 3, students were invited to attend the Winter Homecoming dance in the commons for class cup points. StuCo members spent many weeks planning specific details for the event according to junior Tyler Orbin....

Winter Homecoming pep assembly signifies end of spirit week

Winter Homecoming pep assembly signifies end of spirit week

Tricia Drumm, JagWire features editor

February 4, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The main gym was crowded with navy blue and white on Friday, Feb. 3 for the pep assembly concluding the Winter Homecoming spirit week. The assembly packed in a wide variety of student involvement, including brief Winter Homecoming candidate lip-sync competitions, class dance battles, the routine ...

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 ...

Band receives two rating at Bonner Springs Marching Festival

Band receives two rating at Bonner Springs Marching Festival

Tricia Drumm, JagWire features editor

September 30, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Blue Band members and color guard arrived at Bonner Springs High School on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 29 to participate in the Bonner Springs Marching Festival. In the end, color guard was awarded a one rating, band was given a two and the drum line earned a three. The highest rating possible was...

Thirteen seniors honored at signing ceremony

Thirteen seniors honored at signing ceremony

Sydney Parker, JAG reporter

May 4, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

Thirteen seniors committed to collegiate-level athletic teams during the athletic signing on Tuesday, May 3. Senior Derek Meeks signed to run track at the University of Iowa and felt like running will always be a part of his life. “Early on, I found that running was something that I was good at...

Track and field competes in KU relays

Track and field competes in KU relays

Tricia Drumm, JagWire reporter

April 25, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories, TRACK

Track and field traveled to the Rock Chalk Stadium in Lawrence on Saturday, April  23, to participate in the 89th Kansas Relays with other high schools such as Lawrence-Free State, Gardner-Edgerton and De Soto. Junior Gabby Hopkins said her event, shot put, went well. She was enthusiastic to see othe...

Four DECA team members qualify for nationals

Four DECA team members qualify for nationals

Kate Ocker, JAG student life editor

March 9, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

DECA took 14 students, 11 of whom placed, to state at the Marriott in Overland Park from Sunday, March 6, through Tuesday, March 8. Out of 800 students competing in the state tournament, seniors Megan Feuerborn, Sid Jambunathan and Nadia Suhail and junior Ethan Hansen qualified for state by placing thir...

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