Mill Valley weekly roundup: Multiple Jaguar teams picking up momentum
Another week, another first place for the Mill Valley boys cross country team, this time at the Bonner Springs Invitational. The girls, not to be outdone, placed third out of 15 teams.
Derek Meeks (16:42) finished third overall for the boys and Callahan Eckardt (17:02) placed seventh.
On the girls side, Amber Akin won the event with a time of 15:13 and Ellie Wilson (15:51) placed ninth.
C.J. Meeks, meanwhile, finished 11th with a time of 17:11 and Graham Wilson placed 13th with a time of 17:14. Ally Henderson placed 26th with a time of 16:19 and Margo Wieschhaus placed 29th with a time of 16:27.
The Jaguars will be in Lawrence Saturday for the Rim Rock Farm Classic.
Girls golf returns to action
The girls golf team returned to the course Sept. 17 at the Hayden Invitational at Cyprus Ridge and finished third overall.
Holly Webb led the team shooting a 45, good enough for tenth place. Laurel Knust was one shot off with a 46, Courtney Carlson hit a 48 and Meg Green shot a 49 in a well-rounded going.On Thursday, Mill Valley traveled to the Shawnee Mission South Invitational at Deer Creek Golf Course in Overland Park. Knust and Webb tied for 17th in the event as the Mill Valley-De Soto team placed sixth overall.
The team will next play Wednesday at the Paola Golf Course.
Boys soccer hitting stride
The boys soccer team has hit a stride of late, winning three straight going into Friday’s match against 6A powerhouse Shawnee Mission East.
The Jaguars played even all the way with the Lancers and they eventually had to settle for a 1-1 tie when overtime couldn’t decide a winner. With the tie, the Jaguars move to 4-1-1 on the season.
They had back-to-back games to start the week, Monday against Tonganoxie and Tuesday at Basehor-Linwood.
Busy week for girls tennis
The tennis team was busy this week with a tournament at Gardner on Wednesday and a dual against Free State Thursday.
The singles team went a total of 5-8 in that stretch with Mikaela McCabe going 3-2 against her opponents. She placed third in the Gardner tournament for No. 2 singles players.
The doubles team of Jordan Townsend and Taylor Felshaw won two matches during the week.
Mill Valley played host to a triangular meet Tuesday.
Volleyball looking formidable
The volleyball team rode its hot streak into Tuesday’s league play, defeating Turner in three sets. On Saturday, the Jaguars went 4-1 in the Hayden tournament and emerged as the champions.
They beat Bishop Ward, Topeka Hayden, St. Thomas Aquinas and Silver Lake, with the lone loss coming from Manhattan.
Hannah Billings and Molly Oshinski were selected for the all-tournament team.
Mill Valley played host to Tonganoxie on Tuesday and will visit Ottawa on Thursday.