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Hooray For Winter Guard

Kolbie Christensen, Reporter

February 15, 2018

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

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

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...

Pin It To Win It

Pin It To Win It

Bianca Garcia, Reporter

January 2, 2018

Eat, sleep, wrestle. As winter approaches, so does wrestling. But this sport is unlike any other, involving intricate techniques such as takedowns, pins and joint locks. Wrestlers do not necessarily have to be the strongest to win, but instead they have to be quick and smart strategists to win. To...

Blue Valley College Signing

Blue Valley College Signing

Audrey Glander, Photographer

December 7, 2017

On Tuesday, Nov. 21, BV West seniors joined together in the gym to sign their letters of intent to the college they are attending for a specific sport. There were ten students total, committing to all different universities for volleyball, swim, tennis, golf, softball and basketball. Many emotions were...

Fall Signing Day 2017

Fall Signing Day 2017

Molly Cummings, Photographer

December 5, 2017

Many BV West athletes signed to continue their athletic career in college on Nov. 14, 2017. It was an memorable moment for not only the athletes, but for the families who has watched the players grow up loving the game. Coaches, friends and teachers also joined to support those who signed. ...

BVW Girls Basketball First Win of the Season

BVW Girls Basketball First Win of the Season

Zoey Greenberg, Photgrapher

December 1, 2017

Coach Richard Strecker led the girls basketball team to their first win in as many games on Thursday, Nov. 30 against Lawrence Free State. The Lady Jags defeated the Firebirds 43-34 in the first home game of the season.  Senior Brook Lansford led all scores with 18 points. (Other BV West scores:...

Bow Down to the Bow

Bow Down to the Bow

Jacob Braun, Reporter

November 15, 2017

Under the bright stadium lights on a Friday night, the atmosphere of a football game is almost electric with a cheering crowd, enthusiastic cheerleaders, and a committed team working hard to secure a win. There is something very unique about the atmosphere of spirit and pride created at each game. Th...

To Commit or Quit

To Commit or Quit

Chelsea Park, Reporter

November 13, 2017

Near the end of their high school career, most seniors face the difficult decision of deciding which college to attend for the next four years of their lives. However, there are a select few who make this decision earlier than the rest. These students are athletes who commit to play in college. When...

Boys Soccer Team Claims State Title

Jonah Park, Managing Editor

November 8, 2017

For the first time since 2010, BV West claimed a state championship this Saturday in the 6A boys’ soccer tournament in Topeka. They defeated Olathe South in the championship game with a score of 4-1. Although the team finished with a record of 14-5-1, they were able to overcome the odds. ...

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