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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. ...

‘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...

Community rallies around senior injured in diving accident

Community rallies around senior injured in diving accident

Ally Nguyen, Elizabeth Joseph, and Jakob Twigg

August 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Nolan Sprague, SPORTS, Top stories

The community has come together after senior Nolan Sprague was paralyzed from the waist down after a diving accident on the night of Thursday, Aug. 9. Sprague is currently out of the ICU and is now in the pediatrics wing at Overland Park Regional Hospital following the accident. He is undergoin...

Baseball wins 4-2 against Olathe West on Thursday, May 10

Baseball wins 4-2 against Olathe West on Thursday, May 10

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under BASEBALL, SPORTS, SPRING

The baseball team played against Olathe West on Thursday, May 10 and won 4-2. This was also senior night for the team, and the seniors were honored before the start of the game. According to outfielder Will Morris, he and the rest of the senior players were looking forward to senior night in part...

Baseball defeats St. James

Baseball defeats St. James

Claire Kaifes, JAG reporter

May 4, 2017


Filed under BASEBALL, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The baseball team defeated St. James 8-1 in a home game on Tuesday, May 2. Throughout the game, several individual players made great plays, according to sophomore catcher Ethan Judd. Judd believes that his team played good defense and kept the energy level up the whole game, which, to him, ar...

Baseball defeats Gardner-Edgerton in first game of the season

Baseball defeats Gardner-Edgerton in first game of the season

Allison Winker, JAG people editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under BASEBALL, SPORTS, SPRING

The baseball team opened their season with a win over Gardner-Edgerton at home on Tuesday, March 28, finishing the game with a score of 6-2. According to junior left fielder Will Morris, the team spent multiple hours each day practicing both offense and defense in order to prepare for the sea...

Baseball team loses in first round of state tournament

Baseball team loses in first round of state tournament

Tori Aerni, JagWire editor-in-chief

May 26, 2016


Filed under BASEBALL, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

After scoring the first eight runs of the 5A baseball quarterfinal on Thursday, May 26, giving them an early 8-0 lead, the Jaguars failed to stop a comeback by the Shawnee Heights Thunderbirds, ultimately falling 11-9. Sophomore Will Morris began the game with a single on his first at bat. Senior outfielder Lucas Krull followed with a double, bringing Morris home and the score to 1-0. I...

Baseball field renovations begin

Baseball field renovations begin

Elizabeth Fleming, Mill Valley News assistant editor

October 8, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The first step of several-year-old plans to renovate the baseball field came to fruition Friday, Sept. 25, with the installation of a new scoreboard. Although all of the field’s renovations won’t be done for several years, according to head baseball coach Jeff Strickland, the team does expect...

Prior to league change, athletes reassess current facilities

Prior to league change, athletes reassess current facilities

Nick Booth, Jason Chen, and Sarah Myers

September 21, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

As teams prepare to enter the Eastern Kansas League next fall, athletes are previewing what competition will look like in the EKL. When looking at how Mill Valley’s facilities compare to those of EKL schools, however, there are many places where the school falls short. For the swim team, challenges...

Baseball team works to build off the loss of last season’s seniors

Baseball team works to build off the loss of last season’s seniors

Lizzie Kulcsar, Braden Shaw, JagWire reporter, JagWire reporter

April 15, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

After the final out of the 2014 season, the baseball team members looked to regroup after an early loss in the postseason. Last year, the team had its season end in the regional round against Emporia. Assistant coach Dustin Stinnett saw the positives in last season, but left disappointed by the final res...

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