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The Cost of Being an Athlete

Bianca Garcia and Behr Kitts

October 9, 2017


Filed under September Print, Sports

The opportunity to play sports is always a fun time with friends and coaches. Playing sports teaches teamwork, hard work, discipline and a desire to win. Popular sports like soccer, football, baseball and basketball are relatively safe sports where anyone with the will to compete can participate. Some...

Tremaine Gives Triathlons a Try

Tremaine Gives Triathlons a Try

Jonah Park, Managing Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under September Print, Sports

Swim, bike, run. Triathlons are a true test of athletic endurance and versatility. Senior Emmè Tremaine has been competing in triathlons for only seven months, but she has climbed the national rankings rapidly. Tremaine was introduced to triathlons in February. She has always been a runner, competing...

Athletes Sign to Continue Sports in College

Athletes Sign to Continue Sports in College

Hannah Fisher, Photographer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Five Jaguars signed Letters of Intent to continue participating in soccer, gymnastics, tennis and baseball in the BV West gymnasium today at 1:30 p.m. Some will remain close to home while others will travel thousands of miles to pursue the sport they love. Senior Evan Carlile plans to play soccer...

Sophomore leads swim team to 8th place State finish

Sophomore leads swim team to 8th place State finish

Staff

February 19, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

     With a strong kick and a terrific second half, sophomore Jonah Park left the competition behind to become the 6A 500 freestyle State champion at the KSHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Topeka, Kan. on Feb. 18. Park posted a time of 4:39.78 besting the mark 0f 4:43.38 set by...

College Signings Photo Gallery

College Signings Photo Gallery

Emily Haas, Photographer

February 8, 2017


Filed under Photo Galleries, Sports, Top Stories

Several BV West seniors signed to play their National Letters of Intent last week. The athletic department held a ceremony during JAG on Feb. 7. The athletes gave speeches thanking their coaches, families and friends. All in attendance were treated to refreshments afterward. The following students were...

Junior Hannah Holladay Performs at United States Figure Skating National Championships

Junior Hannah Holladay Performs at United States Figure Skating National Championships

Rachel Pickett, Contributor

January 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports, Web Exclusives

BV West junior Hannah Holladay was one of 14 people on her team to perform in the opening ceremonies of the United States Figure Skating National Championships in front of an audience of about 9,000. Holladay, who has been skating for over nine years felt that the performance was an honor. "Being...

Senior Madison Lilley wins Evelyn Gates Award

Senior Madison Lilley wins Evelyn Gates Award

Staff

November 17, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Web Exclusives

"It's just easier to concentrate on being a team; we all want the same thing," senior Madison Lilley said in an interview with local sportscaster Dave Stewart in front of the entire BV West student body and several sports and volleyball dignitaries. Lilley's selection as the Evelyn Gates Award winner,...

Volleyball hosts Senior Night

Volleyball hosts Senior Night

Lanie Render, Contributor

October 21, 2016


Filed under Sports

On Tuesday, the seniors of BV West's undefeated volleyball team played their last home game of their Jaguar volleyball career. Before the game, seniors Madison Lilley, Peyton Uhlenhake, and Chloe Ennis walked onto the court, escorted by their parents while their achievements were read. Their teammates...

Girls Tennis

Girls Tennis

Bianca Garcia, Contributor

September 22, 2016


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusives

The girls tennis team is confident they can smash their competitors on the court this fall. Tennis is a grueling sport. There is a lot of conditioning, teamwork, tournaments preparation, commitment and experience required for success. Sophomore Maria Masroua, exemplifies those winning qual...

BV West Varsity Football

BV West Varsity Football

Izzy Watkins, Contributor

September 19, 2016


Filed under Sports

Coach Josh Koerkenmeier, the new head coach for varsity football, is ready for the season. Last year Koerkenmeier was one of the assistant coaches; this year he is taking on the new role of head coach and is experiencing major differences in the jobs. Because Jags are familiar with Koerkenmeier, or...

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