Mill Valley weekly roundup: Volleyball starts 10-2, top tennis players on a roll
For the second week in a row, the boys cross country team placed first, this time at the Paola Invitational. The girls team finished third at the same event.
Thirty-nine runners ran the boys race and Mill Valley had four top-10 finishers: Derek Meeks (second), Graham Wilson (fourth), C.J. Meeks (fifth) and Callahan Eckardt (seventh).
Amber Akin came in second in the girls race the second week in a row and Ellie Wilson placed sixth.
The Jaguars will compete in Saturday’s Bonner Springs Invitational at Wyandotte County Park.
The Jaguars will return to competition at Spring Hill on Sept. 25.
The boys soccer team won both its games this week, pushing its record to 3-1 on the season.
On Tuesday, Mill Valley had a close game with Gardner who tied the game late on a penalty kick, sending it into overtime. The Jaguars went on to score the winning goal. Then, on Thursday, Mill Valley defeated Turner, 4-1.
No. 1 and No. 2 singles players Paige Wiebe and Mikaela McCabe continued their strong start to the season against Olathe North on Thursday.
Wiebe won her match, 8-6, while McCabe went into a tiebreak but emerged with an 8-7(5) victory. The singles players went 3-3 and Mill Valley’s doubles teams went 1-2 on the day. The tennis team traveled to the Gardner Invitational on Tuesday. Results were not available at press time.
The volleyball team has been on a tear as of late. After going 5-0 last weekend at the Olathe South Invitational, Mill Valley took down Bishop Ward in straight sets, 25-8, 25-9, 25-11 in league play on Sept. 10.On Thursday, the Jaguars went up against the No. 1 team in 6A, Blue Valley, and won 25-13, 25-21. They went on to beat Lansing, also in straight sets, and ended the week with a 10-2 record.
Mill Valley will play host to Turner on Tuesday and a triangular with Blue Valley and Blue Valley West on Thursday.