Mike Lavieri Reporter

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Miege shuts out Mill Valley soccer, 2-0
September 30, 2016
Mill Valley soccer suffered a 2-0 home loss to Bishop Miege, Thursday.
Mill Valley soccer clips St. James, 2-1
September 7, 2016
A two-minute stretch was all it took for St. James to unravel against Eastern Kansas League rival Mill Valley. The Thunder and Jaguars were evenly matched the entire game minus a 1 minute, 39 second period in the first half where Mill Valley scored two goals before going on to win 2-1.
Shawnee resident places second at CrossFit Games
August 1, 2016
When Bianca Williams arrived at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., on July 19 for the CrossFit Games, she was ranked sixth in the Masters women 55-59 division.
MVHS’s Brown helps East beat West in Shrine Bowl
July 31, 2016
Before playing in the Shrine Bowl for the East team, Mill Valley alumnus Anthony Brown didn’t care for Bonner Springs’ Connor Byers or St. Thomas Aquinas’ Tom Killilea.
Lavieri: Thank you, Shawnee (Part Deux)
July 31, 2016
When I left the Shawnee Dispatch in late 2014, I didn’t know what was in store for my career.
St. James’ Thornhill shows off athleticism
July 25, 2016
Last week, Zach Thornhill proved the 1992 film “White Men Can’t Jump” starring Woody Harrelson isn’t true. The St. James senior, who was playing in his final basketball tournament with his AAU team, KC Run GM, followed up a missed three pointer by Eudora’s Mitchell Ballock by slamming it home.
St. James football players help out at youth camp
July 21, 2016
Donning a Russell Wilson, No. 3, Seattle Seahawks uniform and football gloves, Rylan Semien, 10, was prepared for Wednesday’s youth camp at St. James.
High jump is all about technique, Mill Valley coach says
July 18, 2016
When Eric Thomas became the high jump coach at Mill Valley he didn’t know what he was doing.
St. James football concludes summer
July 16, 2016
St. James football concluded its summer, officially, on Saturday as it competed in a 7-on-7 tournament held at Blue Valley.
Mill Valley coach’s intensity is transferred to players
July 15, 2016
Ask anyone of the girls on the Mill Valley volleyball team and they’ll say coach Debbie Fay is intense.Ask any of the girls on the Mill Valley High School volleyball team, and they’ll say coach Debbie Fay is intense.

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Recent photos

Mill Valley begins its celebration after it defeated Pittsburg 4-1 to advance to the Class 5A state tournament for the first time since 2013 when the Jaguars placed fourth.

Mill Valley's Blake Eaton gets ready to throw the javelin on Friday at the Shawnee Mission North Relays. Eaton finished 14th with a throw of 146 feet, 5 inches.

Mill Valley's Chase Midyett clears a hurdle in the 110-meter finals. Midyett finished fifth with a season-best time of 15.45.

St. James' Allie Webb throws the discus on Friday at the Shawnee Mission North Relays. Webb took second with a throw of 119 feet, 9 inches. She also took second in the javelin.

Mill Valley's Gabby Hopkins throws the shot put on Friday. It was Hopkins' third throw and she set a new personal record with a put of 45 feet, 2.5 inches, winning the event by more than three feet over the second-place finisher. Last week at Gardner-Edgerton, Hopkins set a personal best with a throw of 41 feet, 7.75 inches.

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