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Young BV West Swim Team Finishes 7th at State

Jonah Park, Managing Editor

February 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

The BV West boys' swim team presented a strong showing at the season-concluding state meet in Topeka this Friday and Saturday, finishing 7th out of 24 teams in the 6A class. Almost every swimmer dropped time in an individual event or swam a season-best relay split. Two of their relays were seeded...

Hooray For Winter Guard

Kolbie Christensen, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

Starting in late November, the BV West winter guard teams have been practicing every week. There are two teams that represent BV West, the ruby and the silver team with the ruby team known as the varsity team. Winter guard is an indoor competitive sport that is based on traditional color guard but it ...

Boys Swim Prepares for State

Boys Swim Prepares for State

Katie Gildemeister, Linsey Poland, Lauren Gambill, Madelyn Merrill, Sydney Holsinger, Photographers

February 5, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries, Sports

After a disappointing fifth place at the East Kansas League meet Feb. 2 and 3, the boys swim look toward State. The 12 qualifiers and Coach Sample have two weeks to prepare themselves for their culminating meet in Topeka, Kan. Feb. 15 & 16.  Although fifth at EKL was a surprise, the team...

Pin It To Win It

Pin It To Win It

Bianca Garcia, Reporter

January 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

Eat, sleep, wrestle. As winter approaches, so does wrestling. But this sport is unlike any other, involving intricate techniques such as takedowns, pins and joint locks. Wrestlers do not necessarily have to be the strongest to win, but instead they have to be quick and smart strategists to win. To...

Blue Valley College Signing

Blue Valley College Signing

Audrey Glander, Photographer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Photo Galleries, Sports

On Tuesday, Nov. 21, BV West seniors joined together in the gym to sign their letters of intent to the college they are attending for a specific sport. There were ten students total, committing to all different universities for volleyball, swim, tennis, golf, softball and basketball. Many emotions were...

Fall Signing Day 2017

Fall Signing Day 2017

Molly Cummings, Photographer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Photo Galleries, Sports

Many BV West athletes signed to continue their athletic career in college on Nov. 14, 2017. It was an memorable moment for not only the athletes, but for the families who has watched the players grow up loving the game. Coaches, friends and teachers also joined to support those who signed. ...

BVW Girls Basketball First Win of the Season

BVW Girls Basketball First Win of the Season

Zoey Greenberg, Photgrapher

December 1, 2017


Filed under Photo Galleries, Sports

Coach Richard Strecker led the girls basketball team to their first win in as many games on Thursday, Nov. 30 against Lawrence Free State. The Lady Jags defeated the Firebirds 43-34 in the first home game of the season.  Senior Brook Lansford led all scores with 18 points. (Other BV West scores:...

Bow Down to the Bow

Bow Down to the Bow

Jacob Braun, Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under October Print, Sports

Under the bright stadium lights on a Friday night, the atmosphere of a football game is almost electric with a cheering crowd, enthusiastic cheerleaders, and a committed team working hard to secure a win. There is something very unique about the atmosphere of spirit and pride created at each game. Th...

To Commit or Quit

To Commit or Quit

Chelsea Park, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under October Print, Sports

Near the end of their high school career, most seniors face the difficult decision of deciding which college to attend for the next four years of their lives. However, there are a select few who make this decision earlier than the rest. These students are athletes who commit to play in college. When...

Boys Soccer Team Claims State Title

Jonah Park, Managing Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Sports

For the first time since 2010, BV West claimed a state championship this Saturday in the 6A boys’ soccer tournament in Topeka. They defeated Olathe South in the championship game with a score of 4-1. Although the team finished with a record of 14-5-1, they were able to overcome the odds. ...