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Soccer Kick-Off Success on Pitch and in Stands

Soccer Kick-Off Success on Pitch and in Stands

Sydney Hendin, Yearbook Photo Editor

August 31, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The boys soccer team opened their season on Fri., Aug. 28 with a win against rival Blue Valley. The Jaguars posted 2 goals in the Big Cat Super Clasico in front of more than 600 fans decked out in tropical themed attire despite the drizzly weather. Video of Nate Watkin's goal is available at https://youtu.be/ObzUSS6gciQ.  ...

A Harmonious Team

Michael Rehkop and Tucker Robinson

May 21, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Choir at Blue Valley West is a very unique and different department from any other in the Blue Valley West school. The choir is one big family. The choir spends countless hours preparing and performing their music. Most would say that the choir performs very well but most don’t know all their...

Class Day Photo Gallery

Class Day Photo Gallery

Carlie Greenwood and Mercedes Porter, Photographers

May 15, 2015


Filed under News, Photo Galleries, Top Stories, Web Exclusives

The Class of 2015 celebrated their time at BV West with musical performances, speeches and the traditional ringing of the school bell one last time.  The ceremony in the gymnasium began with a performance by the band and the senior class filed in dressed in their graduation caps and gowns led by Junior...

Sophomore drops new EP

Sophomore drops new EP

Mikaela Schmitt, Reporter

April 8, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

For many, singing and performing is just an interest, but a talented sophomore has turned that interest into a passion. Sophomore Kate Cosentino released her second EP on Friday, Jan. 30.   An event to celebrate the release was held at RC’s Backdoor in Martin City, at 7 pm. Cosentino played...

Girls Swim and Dive Starts Season

Girls Swim and Dive Starts Season

Justine Hayes, Reporter

April 7, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Wed., April 2 the BV West swim team had their second meet of the season in Osawatomie, Kan. Four other teams attended: Topeka Hayden, Paola, Piper and Parsons. "Everyone did really well this meet," Coach Ardy Dehdasht said. With BV West moving down to 5A, this meet allowed them to compete against...

What a Ride! Boys Basketball State Wrap-Up

What a Ride! Boys Basketball State Wrap-Up

Sabrina Cline, Photographer

March 19, 2015


Filed under Photo Galleries, Sports, Top Stories, Web Exclusives

The boys basketball team headed to the State tournament after an exciting win over the BV Southwest Timberwolves to win the sub-state tournament 63-41 on March 7. The excitement in the halls was palpable for the team even with many students were concerned about mid-terms and projects, and the countdown...

KSPA Regional Winners Announced

KSPA Regional Winners Announced

Lauren Hansen, Editor in Chief

March 11, 2015


Filed under News, Top Stories

Student journalists competed in the Kansas Scholastic Press Association regional competition on Friday, Feb. 27 at the University of Kansas (KU) in Lawrence, Kan. This week, state qualifiers were announced. The State competition will be held on Saturday, May 2 at KU. Sophomore Gabrielle Kohnle and...

Grades: Are They Important?

Grades: Are They Important?

Hannah Engelken, Reporter

March 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Staying up till 3 a.m. and waking up at 6 a.m. is not healthy. Kids have to stay up late almost every night to keep up with school, sports, clubs, jobs, social life, and family. How are kids supposed to be active in school if they are living on of 3-5 hours of sleep? 59% of teenagers report that managing...

Spring Signing Ceremony Honors Athletes

Spring Signing Ceremony Honors Athletes

Vinnie Garimella and Carlie Greenwood, Photographers

February 10, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Seven BV West athletes were honored at an assembly on Tues., Feb. 10.  Three young ladies, Reece Christopherson, Kelcy Fisher and Isabel Kurzban each signed to play soccer.  Four young men signed to play football: Luke Curtis, Sam Davis, Blaise Gammon and Hunter Saulsbury. The ceremony was attended...

Boys Basketball Wins EKL Contest Feb. 3

Boys Basketball Wins EKL Contest Feb. 3

Sydney Hendin, Mackenzie Cunnyngham, Photographers

February 10, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Web Exclusives

Coach Donnie Campbell lead his team to a victory against the visiting Trailblazers from Gardner-Edgerton on Feb. 3 with a score of 61-47.  The EKL bout lifted the Jaguars to a record of eight wins and five losses and third place in the league. The Jags came to play on Tuesday night and began with...

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