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Recreation Sports Excite Students

Kara David, Section Editor

March 1, 2011


Filed under News, Sports

Athletes at BV West dedicate hours a week to practicing and training in order to compete against other high schools in the EKL.  They have high-stress games and tournaments that require strength, agility, and competitiveness. Many students who aren’t the highest skilled in a particular sport get cut...

Debate Team Takes State Title

Scott Mullen, Editor

January 25, 2011


Filed under News, Sports

Over the weekend of Jan. 14 – 15, the BV West Debate Team attended the State Debate Competition at BV North. The team came away from the tournament with its first state title since the school’s opening. In the past, the team has finished second at the state tournament five times and third once. In...

BV West Swim & Dive Success

Jacob Grove, Editor

January 22, 2011


Filed under Sports

Morning and night, nine practices’ a week. The boys swim and dive team is in full swing. Two meets a week on top of six to seven thousand yards a day, there is no shortage in competition. “The battle through it well,” senior Taylor Buel said. “They are good at sucking it up and pushing through...

Girls Basketball: So Far, Well Done.

December 14, 2010


Filed under Sports

This year the girls are coming off of a very improved season.  Two years ago was a less than stellar season for the Jaguars but last year they turned it around and made some very impressive strides going 10-11.  A big part of this success is the addition of Coach Matt Adams.  Coach Adams has done ...

Boys Basketball Starts Their Season

Kyle Parmenter, Reporter

December 4, 2010


Filed under Sports

The Jaguar basketball team, who have been working very hard in the offseason for the upcoming season, look to have a great year.   They have been conditioning during the week to prepare for their rigorous practices and games.  They have solid leadership, a good coach, and will have the fans behin...

Winter Sports Preview

November 2, 2010


Filed under Sports

Girls Basketball Key Players:  Seniors Jackie Lybarger, Nneoma Wamkpah, Jenna Shaw, Allison Knight Goals: “Our team has a few goals this season,” Coach Matt Adams said. “First, we want to have a Defensive Field Goal Percentage of 32% or lower. We also want to finish in the top half of the...

BV West Soccer Crew

October 29, 2010


Filed under Sports

The boy’s soccer team kicked off the 2010 season with a championship win in the Fat Cat tournament in which they are hoping to end their season carrying home the Kansas 6A State Championship trophy. In 2009 the team finished with a 13-6 record and a loss in the State quarter final to Lawrence Free State. With this ...

Mill Valley Cheer Competition

Scott Mullen, Section Editor and Scott Mullen, Section Editor

October 29, 2010


Filed under Sports

The BV West cheerleading squad will take a routine to competition at Mill Valley High School between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. This will be the second time that the squad has attended this competition. All three teams, varsity, junior varsity, and freshman, will compete together, combining...

World Cup Controversies Change View Of The Game

Leena Younes, Reporter

September 18, 2010


Filed under Sports

All good things come to an end, including the vastly watched 2010 FIFA World Cup. The action was held in South Africa from June 11- July 11 and Spain earned their first World Cup title. But look deeper into this situation without the Vuvuzela playing. Was it the supposedly ornate fashioned soccer ball...