Falling into the Season

A look into the fall sports at BV West


Zoey Greenberg

What side? West side! Fall sports are in full throttle, giving students plenty of opportunities to come out and cheer on their fellow Jaguars. Whether it is a Friday night spent at the Blue Valley District Athletic Complex (DAC) rooting on the football team, a midweek visit to the golf course to support girls golf or a weekend event for any of the four other fall sports, there is never a shortage of entertainment for sports fans.

Bill Wolff

The start of a new tennis season means the return of familiar faces as well as new additions to the team. With experience ranging from athletes playing their first matches of their tennis careers and athletes who have played for many years, the girls tennis team has a large variety of talent for the 2017 season.

“Even though the team has players at many different levels, we all strive to do our best and support each other,” tennis captain and junior Andrea Wolff said.

Join the tennis team and coach Traci Rhodes for their next game as they play at Topeka West on Sept. 26.

Lydia Berutti

Get ready to see the girls golf team’s drive this season.

“Our team’s goal for this year [is] to improve our consistency,” senior Molly Saporito said. “[We] seem to perform well at higher pressure tournaments, especially the EKL championship and our regional tournament.”

Coached by Aaron Anderson, the golf team has already won first place at the Blue Valley Cup. Their next chance to win is Sept. 27 at the Eagle Bend Golf Course.

Hannah Smith

There are many things that set the volleyball team apart from other schools.

“We all have respect for each other and get along really well,” volleyball captain and senior Jana Owens said. “It’s rare to have such easy chemistry with a team.”

The team is playing on Sept. 26 at St Thomas Aquinas. They are coached by Jessica Horstick.

Nathan Foxworthy

Cross Country shows us what family is all about.

“We want to make a family and get everyone to know each other,” junior Connor Sullivan said.

The team has worked hard to improve their skills, ut also their bond with one another.

“The family aspect of the team is my favorite part of being in cross country,” sophomore Benjamin Sussman said.

This tight-knit family is coached by Mallory Huseman and is ready for another win on Sept. 30 at Raymore-Peculiar East Middle School.

Natalie Canon

With the objective of always improving upon previous years, the football team has a set of goals they would like to achieve this season.

“Our goals for the season are improvement in teamwork, communication, and knowledge of the game,” senior Henry Broussard said.

The team is coached by Josh Koerkenmeier. Come out and see the team play their next game on Sept. 28 against East Kansas League rival Bishop Miege at the DAC, and do notforget about the Homecoming game on Oct. 13 where the homecoming queen will be crowned.

Isa Elwell

Coach Alex Aiman feels that the soccer team is stronger when they work as one.

“I’ve got a lot of star players,” Aiman said. “They’re better if they actually do less. Less is more. You don’t have to do it all, but your teammates help. If we play individually the other team can shut us down, but if we play as a team we’re tough to shut down.”

Come see their unbreakable teamwork at the DAC on Oct. 3.