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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. ...

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...

Boys golf places seventh in invitational at Sycamore Ridge

Boys golf places seventh in invitational at Sycamore Ridge

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under BOYS GOLF, SPORTS, SPRING

The boys golf team headed out to Sycamore Ridge Golf Club for their tournament on Wednesday, May 2, finishing seventh overall with a total score of 310. The undesirable weather dampened the grass, but junior Blake Aerni, who scored a total of 77, believed that the conditions did not affect his p...

Forensics takes on 33 other schools at the largest tournament of the year

Forensics takes on 33 other schools at the largest tournament of the year

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG Reporter

March 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Students participating in forensics travelled to Olathe Northwest on Saturday, March 3. While they did not place as a team, several members ranked individually. Junior Lauren Rothgeb finished sixth in dramatic interpretation and juniors Elizabeth Joseph and Lucy Graff made it to semifinals as a due...

Tenor and bass singers participate in district-wide festival

Tenor and bass singers participate in district-wide festival

Annika Lehan, JAG organizations editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Waiting in anticipation for the conductor to begin, tenor and bass singers from all across the district stood on risers in the gym during the first annual Tenor/Bass Choral Festival on Monday, Jan 8. All participating singers came from Lexington Trails, Monticello Trails, Mill Creek, De Soto and Mi...

Thomas A. Soetaert Aquatic Center provides fun memories for many

Thomas A. Soetaert Aquatic Center provides fun memories for many

Jakob Twigg, JagWire news editor

December 3, 2017


Filed under Special coverage

During the long, hot days of summer, many people prefer a place on or near the water. It is fitting that the Thomas A. Soetaert Aquatic Center (TASAC), located at 13805 Johnson Dr., has become a haven for Shawnee residents looking to cool off during those bright, warm days. TASAC was originally b...

Jaguars’ loss to St. Thomas Aquinas ends their postseason run

Jaguars’ loss to St. Thomas Aquinas ends their postseason run

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The Jaguars lost to the St. Thomas Aquinas Saint 55-21 on Friday, Nov. 17 in the sub-state championship game. The loss ended the Jags’ season with a final record of 7-5. The Saints ran the ball 42 yards for a touchdown on their first play from scrimmage. The Jags failed to convert on four...

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