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Boys Swim Wins 6A State Championship

Swim team members celebrate their 6A State Championship over Olathe East on Feb. 22.

Norah Kennedy, Katie Forsen, Ansley Gildemeister, Gabi Alexander, Photographers

April 19, 2020

The 2019 boys swim 6A State championship made history as the first for the school. The Jags beat BV North by a just 2.5 points. While many thought they would place in the top three at 2020 State, no one could have predicted the one point victory over Olathe East to boast of back-to-back championships.  The...

11 athletes sign National Letters of Intent

Fall 2019 Signees

Bella Cohen, Ali Oelschlager, Libby Schwabauer, Keely Woods, Photographer

November 18, 2019

Representing four sports and countless hours of dedication, 11 seniors signed their National Letters of Intent in front of a packed gym on Nov. 14 at BV West. Athletic director, Cindy Roach served as the master of ceremonies as athletes and coaches spoke.  Trey Berman, Soccer, William Jewell Alexis...

Boys Soccer 6A State Runner-Up

Boys soccer players show mixed emotions when accepting second place medals and trophy at State meet on Nov. 9 at Topeka's Hummer Sports Complex.

Gabi Alexander and Ansley Gildemeister, Photographers

November 14, 2019

The Olathe West Owls beat the Jaguars 2-1 in the Class 6A state championship game at Topeka's Hummer Sports Park on an unseasonably warm Nov. 9. Although the Jags had the advantage of a full student section, they scored no goals in the first half. The Owls scored two goals at the beginning of the...

Football defeats SMNW in Regional final

Seniors break through the cheerleader's Senior Night banner on Oct. 25

Staff

November 7, 2019

There were 62 football games played on Nov. 8, yet the KC Star chose the highlight the Jaguars win over Shawnee Mission Northwest on the stellar play of senior David Brown. Throughout the regular season, Brown posted respectable numbers while often being double and triple teamed. Friday night, he took his play...

Girls Soccer Wins State Quarterfinals in Overtime

Stepping into the overtime direct kick in the State quarterfinal game, Andree Orcutt scores the winning goal.

Gabi Alexander and Maria Kershaw, Yearbook Photographers

May 22, 2019

The Raiders scored the first goal in the State quarterfinal match up at BV West on May 22. The Jaguar's hopes of a State championship three-peat was in jeopardy.  With three minutes left in the first half, sophomore Lindsay Kuhlman got the ball past SM South's talented goalie to tie the game. ...

Spring Sports Snapshot

Sophomore Brenna Morrison picks up a grounder hit by BV Northwest on April 11. The Jags lost 0-1.

Austen Nordstrom, Guest Photographer

May 9, 2019

While the varsity competed in the Blue Springs tournament on the other side of the State line, Austen Nordstrom caught up with the C team. The C team trounced BV North 11-2. Photo by Austen Nordstrom Photo by Austen Nordstrom Photo by Austen Nordstrom Photo by Austen Nordstrom Nordstrom caught an early season baseball game March 21 against Shawnee Missi...

Senior Basketball Players Leave a Legacy

Senior Basketball Players Leave a Legacy

Scott Riddle and Ally Madden

April 26, 2019

The senior basketball players worked tirelessly throughout the season to improve their record. The season started out strong in November in 2018, however the team faced some obstacles when 3 out of the 4 seniors were injured. Senior Matt Cairns was among the injured and expressed his excitement to ret...

Sub-Varsity Success

Brenna Morrison and Julia Tinsman

April 26, 2019

Freshman Kaitlin Meinheit, is a member of the girls C basketball team. The teams’ fourteen game winning streak gathered attention. “Our longest winning streak was fourteen games,” Meinheit said. The girls won fourteen consecutive games, which was the longest games won by the team in many year...

Senior Basketball Players Leave a Legacy

Scott Riddle, Contributor

April 25, 2019

The senior basketball players worked tirelessly throughout the season to improve their record. The season started out strong in November in 2018, however the team faced some obstacles when 3 out of the 4 seniors were injured. Senior Matt Cairns was among the injured and expressed his excitement to ret...

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