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Boys swim places ninth at state meet

Boys swim places ninth at state meet

Ally Nguyen, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 19, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boys swim team placed ninth at the 5A-1A state swim meet that had its preliminary round on Friday, Feb. 16 and final round on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Capitol Federal Natatorium. Of the eight swimmers who attended and competed in seven events during the preliminaries, four went on to compete...

Boys swim ties for seventh place at the Eastern Kansas League meet

Boys swim ties for seventh place at the Eastern Kansas League meet

Ally Nguyen, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 4, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boys swim team placed seventh at the Eastern Kansas League meet on Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3. The meet took place at Blue Valley Northwest High School and coach Dan Dervin was named EKL 5A coach of the year. Most notable results include senior Carter Lawson swimming a state-qual...

Boys swim finishes third at Blue Valley West Invitational

Boys swim finishes third at Blue Valley West Invitational

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boys swim team placed third at the Jaguar Invitational meet on Thursday, Jan. 25. Sophomore Colby Beggs finished 0.3 seconds away from qualifying for state in the 200 meter Individual Medley (IM) and several swimmers placed second in individual events. Sophomore Avery Lawson’s preparation...

Boys swim places ninth at Timberwolf Invitational meet

Boys swim places ninth at Timberwolf Invitational meet

Ally Nguyen, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

January 22, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Winter

The boys swim team placed ninth at the Timberwolf Invitational meet hosted by Blue Valley Southwest on Saturday, Jan. 20. The sixth place rank was out of the 16 schools who competed. Mill Valley finished with top ten finishes in six events and scored 68 points. Most noticeably, sophomore Colby...

Boys swim places first overall at Turner invitational

Boys swim places first overall at Turner invitational

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Winter

Jaguars finished in first with junior Chris Sprenger qualifying for state in both the 100-yard fly and 100-yard backstroke. The boys varsity swim team traveled to Turner High School on Monday, Jan. 8 to compete against seven other EKL teams. Although the meet was successful, Sprenger believes ...

Sophomore Ellie Kerstetter competes in international CrossFit competitions

Sophomore Ellie Kerstetter competes in international CrossFit competitions

Christopher Sprenger, JagWire sports editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

As she stood on the podium, exhausted after all the rigorous physical activity completed at the Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin on Aug. 6, sophomore Ellie Kerstetter receives her third place medal with pride. At the CrossFit Games, Ellie competed in various CrossFit-based exercises tha...

StuCo teams up with Noah’s Bandage Project in drive

StuCo teams up with Noah’s Bandage Project in drive

Ally Nguyen, JagWire opinions editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Noah Wilson was six years old in April of 2014 when he was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare cancerous tumor that grows in or around bones. He passed away in June of 2015, but not before starting an organization that would come to help many children in the Kansas City area: Noah’s Bandage Proje...

Senior friends spend free time rock climbing at Apex Climbing Gym

Senior friends spend free time rock climbing at Apex Climbing Gym

Christopher Sprenger, JagWire reporter and photographer

May 16, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Ever since the beginning of the school year, seniors Parker Billings and Nick Nelson have traveled to Apex Climbing Gym to rock climb with their other senior friends. At Apex, the group of seniors — Billings, Nelson, seniors Sue Kim, Riley Arthur, Camden Davis and Spencer Taylor — do bouldering, a typ...

Girls swim places eighth in EKL championship meet

Girls swim places eighth in EKL championship meet

Christopher Sprenger, Mill Valley News reporter and Photographer

May 10, 2017


Filed under GIRLS SWIM, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The girls swim team placed eighth at EKL League championships at Blue Valley Southwest on Saturday, May 6. This was the first league championship meet for the girls swim team in the new league. The meet was a two-day, preliminaries-finals meet where the top 18 in each individual event and the t...

Spring pep assembly focuses on athletic achievement and prom introductions

Spring pep assembly focuses on athletic achievement and prom introductions

Ally Nguyen, JagWire opinions editor

April 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Students gathered in the main gym on Friday, April 28 to watch the recognition of various groups, winter sports and the introduction of prom candidates. Students also participated during the class competitions. The assembly kicked off with a performance of the fight song by the band while students ...

Student Council holds open mic night to benefit Noah’s Bandage Project

Student Council holds open mic night to benefit Noah’s Bandage Project

Ally Nguyen, JagWire opinions editor

April 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Junior Student Council members Durga Jambunathan and Simon Vongxay hosted an open mic night in the Senior Cafe on Wednesday, April 12. Audience members could attend at no cost but were encouraged to bring a box of bandages or a monetary donation of two dollars to support Noah’s Bandage Project. ...

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