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Dreaming of girls lacrosse

Dreaming of girls lacrosse

Ally Gaskill, 21CJ Reporter

October 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

     Pass, shoot, score! Lacrosse is the fastest growing youth sport in the nation. Yet, when thinking of lacrosse, most picture a boys team. Unfortunately, that is probably because there are not many opportunities for girls to play. There is not one Blue Valley high school that has its...

Freshman Ashlyn Berning adds Experience to Varsity Volleyball

Freshman Ashlyn Berning adds Experience to Varsity Volleyball

Jenna Walesh, 21CJ Reporter

October 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

     The volleyball team made an appearance in the last three State championship matches, winning in 2015. The team's reputation for excellence and the expectations for team members are both great. Freshman Ashlyn Berning is the newest addition to the varsity team.    ...

Q & A with senior Tyler Logsdon

Q & A with senior Tyler Logsdon

Tyler Henry, 21CJ Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

Students and community members wonder each year how the BV West football team will stack up. No matter the interest level in the sport, the games bring out thousands of fans to enjoy the Friday Night Lights. The Jaguars earned a single win in 2017 and hope to improve. With a win on Homecomin...

Which RIDDLE is #1?

Which RIDDLE is #1?

Wyatt Novak, 21CJ Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The Riddle brothers do everything together. Besides having the same parents, both play varsity quarterback. Scott, a sophomore, and Greg, a junior, battle for and play the same position and many have wondered what it’s like on and off the field for the brothers. “Me and Greg are getting closer,”...

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,...