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Football roundup: Miege hands De Soto first loss; 5A, 6A playoffs set
October 21, 2017
In a matchup of the two top-ranked teams in Class 4A-I, No. 1 Bishop Miege shut out No. 2 De Soto, 31-0, on Friday. Olathe North edged Shawnee Mission Northwest, 26-22, in the battle for the No. 3 seed in the east of the Class 6A playoffs. Northwest will play Olathe South at 7 p.m. Friday at SM North in the first round of the playoffs. Maranatha returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, but could not slow down Maur Hill Prep in a 51-12 loss. Shawnee Mission North suffered a 55-0 loss to Olathe South to end its regular season. The Indians will travel to Blue Valley North at 7 p.m. Friday for the first round of the 6A playoffs. In the 5A playoffs, St. James will take on Lansing in the first round, while Mill Valley will travel to Topeka Seaman. Both kickoffs are set for 7 p.m. Friday.
Mill Valley O-line helps Young to big second half in 35-21 win over Gardner-Edgerton
October 21, 2017
After leading the Eastern Kansas League in rushing last year, the yards haven’t come quite as easy for Mill Valley junior Cameron Young this season. But just like any top-tier running back, Young has remained patient as the Jaguar offensive line has continued to gel after losing four starters from last year. Young’s big night finally came on Friday, as his three second-half touchdowns fueled the Jaguars to a 35-21 win over Gardner-Edgerton.
St. James soccer surges past Blue Valley, 4-2
October 20, 2017
St. James scored three unanswered goals in the second half to rally past Blue Valley for a 4-2 win in the final regular season match for both teams on Thursday. Sam Enna scored twice, and Thomas Reece and Seth Barrick added a goal apiece.
Mill Valley soccer edges Miege, 3-2, in regular season finale
October 20, 2017
Mill Valley junior Jake Ashford scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with 3:28 remaining to give the Jaguars a 3-2 win over Bishop Miege on Thursday in the last regular season game for both teams. Seniors Trent Anderson and Brent Stevenson also scored in the first half to propel Mill Valley to a 2-0 lead. The Jaguars finished the regular season with a record of 12-4, and handed Miege — the defending Class 4-1A state champions — its first loss.
Mill Valley volleyball sweeps Gardner-Edgerton on senior night
October 19, 2017
As sub-state brackets were released Wednesday morning, the players on the Mill Valley volleyball team were excited to find out what opponents stood in their path to the Class 5A state tournament, but the postseason still wasn’t their main focus at that point in time. The Jaguars still had some business to take care of on Wednesday night against Gardner-Edgerton, which also served as senior night for Abby Archibong, Ava Taton and Allie Harvey. The senior trio fueled the Jaguars to victory in their final home match, as Mill Valley swept Gardner-Edgerton, 26-24, 25-20.
Soccer roundup: Mill Valley, De Soto earn 3-2 wins for 11th victories
October 18, 2017
Jake Ashford scored twice in the first half, and Brent Stevenson netted the game-winner with nine minutes remaining in the Mill Valley’s soccer team’s 3-2 win over Blue Valley on Tuesday. De Soto earned a 3-2 comeback win over Spring Hill to conclude its regular season. After the Wildcats were trailing, 2-1, early in the second half, Carlos Navas Ramirez tied it up before Ethan Rodriguez scored the game-winner. Rodriguez also scored on a header in the first half. St. James suffered a 5-1 loss at the hands of Rockhurst.
Shawnee Mission Northwest, SM North suffer OT losses in Sunflower League soccer finales
October 18, 2017
The Shawnee Mission Northwest and SM North soccer teams were both handed heartbreaking overtime losses to end their respective regular seasons on Tuesday night at the Shawnee Mission Soccer Complex.
Volleyball roundup: De Soto wins Frontier League; St. James sweeps Olathe East
October 18, 2017
De Soto finished its Frontier League schedule undefeated after sweeping Spring Hill, 25-17, 25-9, 25-16, on Tuesday. The win over the Broncos locked up a league title for the Wildcats. St. James defeated Olathe East in straight sets, 25-20, 25-21, in its regular season finale. Maranatha split its matches at the Jackson Heights triangular — sweeping Jackson Heights, 25-17, 25-13, and losing to Horton, 27-25, 25-19.
Mill Valley’s Hadden runner-up at 5A state golf tournament; SJA 4th, MV 5th
October 17, 2017
Mill Valley senior Bella Hadden was the runner-up at the Class 5A girls golf state tournament on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course. Sarah Lawson followed in eighth to help Mill Valley to fifth place. St. James finished fourth behind medalists Allison Comer (seventh place) and Kate Duggan (12th place).
Soccer roundup: Mill Valley tops Free State; Maranatha upends Bishop Ward
October 17, 2017
Ian Carroll and Myles Mustapich scored in the final 10 minutes to lead the Mill Valley soccer team to a 2-0 win over Free State. Daniel Fuller scored twice, and Aaron Bowlin also found the back of the net to guide Maranatha to a 3-1 win over Bishop Ward. De Soto had its four-game winning streak snapped after a 2-0 loss to Baldwin.

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Mill Valley senior Brody Flaming steps up to throw a touchdown to Logan Talley after taking his time in the pocket thanks to the pass protection from senior Jake Broadbent (57), junior Alex Kremer (56) and sophomore Kyle Kelly (76) in the first half of the Jaguars' 35-21 win over Gardner-Edgerton on Friday.

Mill Valley junior Jake Ashford (11) celebrates his go-ahead goal with senior Brent Stevenson (7) late in the second half of the Jaguars' 3-2 win over Bishop Miege on Thursday.

Mill Valley seniors Ava Taton (left), Abby Archibong (middle) and Allie Harvey (left) get into position at the net during the second set of the Jaguars' 26-24, 25-20 win over Gardner-Edgerton on Wednesday.

Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Edy Alvarado battles for possession against Olathe East junior Anthony Flores during the Cougars' 2-1 loss to the Hawks on Tuesday.

From left to right: St. Thomas Aquinas sophomore Maggie King, Mill Valley senior Bella Hadden and Salina Central senior Ellie Cobb hold up their medals after the Class 5A state girls golf tournament on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course. Cobb won the tournament after shooting even par-71. Hadden was the runner-up, as she carded a round of 79. King followed in third with a round of 80.

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