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Varsity athletes choose between sports

Varsity athletes choose between sports

Jakob Twigg, JagWire sports editor

April 25, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, SPRING

As the spring sports season begins, some varsity girls cross country runners are faced with the choice of running track or playing soccer. For those who have found success in both sports, this choice will define their athletic career for years to come. For some freshmen, such as Quincy Hubert, th...

Senior Chris Sprenger is the most decorated swimmer in school history

Senior Chris Sprenger is the most decorated swimmer in school history

Jakob Twigg, JagWire sports editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, SPORTS

Since his career began at the age of six, swimming has played a major part of senior Chris Sprenger’s life. He currently holds five individual school swim records, and is part of all three relay records for Mill Valley. During the state meet this year, he placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke an...

Students play in recreational basketball league

Students play in recreational basketball league

Jakob Twigg and John Lehan

February 6, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The sounds of cheering and laughter filled the space of Okun Fieldhouse as recreational league basketball teams Brian’s Feet and A.N.D. duked it out in a tense matchup.  As the last two minutes slowly petered away, both teams put up point after point in an effort to close out the game. When the cl...

Sports teams should foster a positive passion in athletes, not a negative one

Sports teams should foster a positive passion in athletes, not a negative one

Claire Boone, JagWire managing editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When it comes to recreational sports, I’m all too familiar with the parents and coaches who sit on the sidelines and scream the entire game. Whether it’s during a recreational soccer game or a relaxed beach volleyball game, I’m certain I’ve heard it all. No matter the sport or the level of compe...

Girls basketball beats Blue Valley 49-41 in last regular season game

Girls basketball beats Blue Valley 49-41 in last regular season game

Drake Brizendine, JagWire reporter

February 25, 2018


Filed under GIRLS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

The girls basketball team defeated Blue Valley High School with a score of 49-41 at home on Friday, Feb. 23. The two teams competed in a close back-and-forth game as the team trailed 13-12 Tigers at the end of the first quarter. To take the lead back, junior Presley Barton made a three point buzzer-...

Girls golf places fourth at the Lawrence-Free State invitational

Girls golf places fourth at the Lawrence-Free State invitational

Jakob Twigg, JagWire new editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under FALL, GIRLS GOLF, SPORTS

The girls golf varsity squad competed against 15 other teams on Monday, Oct. 2 at the Lawrence-Free State invitational. Overall, the team had a final score of 388 points, putting them in fourth place, right behind Olathe Northwest. Leading the team of five was senior Bella Hadden, who placed first ...

Wrestling places second at EKL league tournament

Wrestling places second at EKL league tournament

Claire Kaifes, JAG reporter

February 12, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories, Winter, WRESTLING

The wrestling team finished second in its first EKL league tournament on Saturday, Feb. 11. at St. Thomas Aquinas. Seniors Dylan Gowin, Joey Gray, Jett Bendure and juniors Jarrett Bendure and Conner Ward received first place in their weight class. BVSW finished first overall. Head coach Travis Ke...

Boys Basketball defeated by BVNW

Boys Basketball defeated by BVNW

Grace Lovett, JAG Reporter

December 4, 2016


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS

The boys basketball team fell to BVNW in the first game of its season with a final score of 78-53 on Friday, Dec. 2. The team started off with a close first half, ending halftime with a score of 30-30. Senior guard Blake Montgomery describes the team's momentum during the half as “back and fo...

Coaches train athletes in more than one sport

Coaches train athletes in more than one sport

Braden Shaw and Abby Layton

November 25, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

The hectic nature of high school athletics impacts not only the athletes participating in the sport, but also on the coaches who commit all of the time and effort necessary for their team to succeed on the playing field. This is even more evident for coaches who coach multiple sports throughout ...

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 ...

Staff editorial: State title raises the bar

Staff editorial: State title raises the bar

JagWire staff

December 10, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials, Top stories

With the 5A football state championship title still fresh on the minds of students and staff, the atmosphere throughout the school and surrounding community is full of excitement and pride. The eyes of Kansas schools, the media and patrons of the community are heavily geared toward us now that we have an ...

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