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On Different Playing Fields

On Different Playing Fields

Chelsea Park, Reporter

May 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

Two teams, one sport. Many student-athletes play for both a high school and club team. However, this is not an option for some athletes, forcing them to choose one team over the other. Whether an athlete only competes for high school or club depends on various factors, including the individual’s sport,...

Profile: Alexis Linnebach

Kolbie Christensen, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

Graduating from high school is a big step that many people take in their lives. The next step they take is one of the harder steps, college. To get in to college you have to save money, work on your grades and figure out your career path. But freshman Alexis Linnebach has a different story. She has ...

Jags compete in the track meet at Mill Valley

Jags compete in the track meet at Mill Valley

Katherine Edmunds, Photo Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Sports

Junior Rudy Sullivan and sophomore Ty Gifford work together in their race to move faster and farther than their opponents. Senior Alex Jashinski rises above the pack to extend the farthest he can in the triple jump. Junior Chad Hickman reaches and splashes into the sand i...

Fall Color Guard Begins

Jillian Dunlay, Reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

Though spring sports are still in gear, one fall activity is just beginning: color guard. The fall color guard performs with the Spirit of Blue Valley West band at football games, as well as the Red and Silver Brigade at competitive marching band competitions. Though considered a fall activity, color g...

Athletes sign to extend careers in college

Athletes sign to extend careers in college

Alexis Christopherson, Elle Kopischke, Photographers

April 13, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries, Sports, Uncategorized

Tuesday, April 10, seven Jaguar athletes took the bold step of signing Letters of Intent to continue the sport they excel in at the collegiate level. All are headed out of Kansas reaching as far east as Indianapolis, Indiana and west to Gunnison, Colorado, southwest of Denver. Seniors Lauren Harrell,...

Tracking Success In All Fields of Competition

Tracking Success In All Fields of Competition

Chelsea Park, Reporter

April 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

Run, Jump, Throw. Track and field embodies the basis of an active life. As it possesses a broad range of athletic skills, an extensive scope of students are members of the BV West track and field team. Dedicated sprinters, jumpers, and throwers return to the sport each year, however, a handful of students...

The University of Kansas’s Successful Basketball Season

Kolbie Christensen, Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

The University of Kansas has had an incredible regular basketball season this year and has been dominating in this year’s 2018 Men’s NCAA March Madness tournament. The University of Kansas is heading off to San Antonio for the final four game against Villanova on March 31st. Kansas has been to the fi...

1 v 1 with Freshman Brenna Morrison

1 v 1 with Freshman Brenna Morrison

Kiley Peterson, Contributor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

   Photos by Molly Foster (Brenna Morrison #10) “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.” Mia Hamm. “I like this quote because it explains how the athlet...

Freshmen Athletes Share Experiences as High School Cheerleaders

Freshmen Athletes Share Experiences as High School Cheerleaders

Ally Madden, Contributer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

From stunting to chanting to pom poms, becoming a high school cheerleader is a dream for many young girls. But what is it really like behind the scenes? Freshmen Regan Umbarger, AK Marquette and Cassidy Julian shared their thoughts regarding this high-intensity sport. There is a stereotype around...