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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...

Winter Guard Season is in Full Swing

Winter Guard Season is in Full Swing

Jillian Dunlay, Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

Though spring sports are starting up, the BV West winter guard season is still in full swing. The winter guard season lasts from November through April. The winter guard program consists of two guards, Silver and Ruby. Silver consists of those who are newer to the program, while Ruby consists of performe...

Basketball Milestone and Recognition

Basketball Milestone and Recognition

Kevin Glenn, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Just three years ago the girls basketball team was winless. Fast-forward to 2018 and the Jaguars were 8-8 headed into Sub-state with wins over Blue Valley opponents and a selection as Hy-Vee Team of the Week for Week 10. The program's comeback was impacted by a group of seniors who played together on...

Get W(rec)ked

Jacob Braun, Reporter

February 25, 2018


Filed under Sports

As the school year continues to progress, students are looking for ways to unwind and enjoy themselves. With cold weather and busy schedules, finding something to do with friends can be challenging. Many students are able to find a pastime that involves both social life and physical activity: recreational ...

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 ...

Winter Olympics

Natalie Fiorella and Kolbie Christensen

February 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

On Thurs., Feb. 8, the Winter Olympics will officially begin, with he first two events being curling and ski jumping. The opening ceremony will be held the following day. This year they will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 94 teams across 92 nations entered at least one athlete into the...

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...

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