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Fall Color Guard Begins

Jillian Dunlay, Reporter

April 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

   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

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

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

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

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

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...

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