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Swim teams suffer from ventilation issues at practice pool

Swim teams suffer from ventilation issues at practice pool

Nora Lucas and Lexi Flipse

April 21, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, SPRING

Both the boys and girls swim teams have consistently had problems with ventilation at their practice location, Indian Trails Middle School. These problems cause athletes to have trouble breathing, making practice more difficult and decreasing performance. After contact between coaches, athletic dire...

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...

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...

Girls swim places fourth at BVSW invitational

Girls swim places fourth at BVSW invitational

Jakob Twigg, JagWire sports editor

April 11, 2017


Filed under GIRLS SWIM, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The girls swim team placed fourth out of 10 teams at the Blue Valley Southwest Invitational on Saturday, April 8. The girls finished the day after racking up 168 points. To start the meet, jaguars placed fourth in the 200 yard medley relay and junior Jordan Robinson took first place in the 200 yard ...

Senior Mitch Willoughby adjusts to being the sole diver for the swim team

Senior Mitch Willoughby adjusts to being the sole diver for the swim team

Lexi Flipse, Mill Valley News social media editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

After placing first at state in dive, senior Mitch Willoughby smiles and laughs while standing next to the second place diver on the podium. The season, and his dive career, have come to a close with a splash. Throughout his high school career, Willoughby traveled to Lawrence to receive coaching for...

Boys swim and dive places 11th overall at the state meet

Boys swim and dive places 11th overall at the state meet

Ally Nguyen, JagWire opinions editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

Boys swim and dive placed 11th overall at the 5A state competition on Friday, Feb. 18 for the preliminary rounds, and Saturday, Feb. 19 for the final rounds. The two-day event took place at the Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka. A first team all-state medal was awarded to senior Mitch Willough...

Boys swim team had its first meet of the season and had one relay team qualify for state

Boys swim team had its first meet of the season and had one relay team qualify for state

Ally Nguyen, JagWire opinions editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Winter

The boys swim team had its first meet on Saturday, Dec. 3 against seven other schools. During the 200 Yard Medley Relay, sophomore Chris Sprenger, senior Garrison Fangman, junior Carter Lawson and freshman Colby Beggs qualified for state with a time of 1:53.15. Although freshman Colby Beggs ha...

Girls swim places first at Bonner Springs meet

Girls swim places first at Bonner Springs meet

Nora Lucas, Mill Valley News social media editor

April 8, 2016


Filed under GIRLS SWIM, SPORTS, SPRING

Girls swim placed first at its meet on Wednesday, April 6. The meet took place at Bonner Springs High School, and the girls competed against four other teams including Shawnee Mission East’s junior varsity team, Lansing, Turner and Bonner Springs. Though it was only the team’s third meet, many...

Junior Travis Collins swims while dealing with muscular dystrophy

Junior Travis Collins swims while dealing with muscular dystrophy

Kat Anglemyer, JAG editor-in-chief

October 17, 2015


Filed under Breaking Barriers, Special coverage

Taking off in the Blue Valley Southwest pool during the invitational swim meet, junior Travis Collins tried not to focus on his legs. This was only the second time he had swam the 500-meter freestyle in a meet, and he wanted to prove that he could do it. Collins was born 12 weeks premature and had min...

Girls swim seniors recognized during senior night

Girls swim seniors recognized during senior night

Cassi Benson, JAG reporter

May 1, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

The girls swim team had its senior night during the Turner Invitational on Thursday, April 30, placing third overall. Seniors Olivia Hafer and Michaela Dervin walked through a tunnel of their teammates while being recognized midway through the competition. “[Senior night] was a little awkward...

Boys swim and dive places 14th at state

Boys swim and dive places 14th at state

Katherine White, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 23, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

The boys swim and dive team placed 14th in the 5A state competition at the Topeka Hummer Sports Complex on Saturday, Feb. 21. In individual events, senior Callahan Eckardt placed sixth in the 200-yard freestyle event and ninth in the 100-yard freestyle event, and sophomore Garrison Fangman placed 11...

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