Seniors play in last game, Huskies defeat Mustangs, 20-2

In their “One Last Game” the Huskies beat the Mustangs by a score of 20-2.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

June 25, 2020

After missing out on their spring softball season, the girls softball team got a chance to play in “One Last Game.” The Huskies played the Mustangs and would beat them convincingly, 20-2. While it wasn’t a KSHSAA sponsored event, KSHSAA gave MSP their permission as long as no school uniforms were...

One last game

Huddled in a circle, the varsity softball team talks to each other during a game.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

June 23, 2020

After losing out on their spring softball season due to COVID-19, the softball team will get “One Last Game.” The idea started when a senior from Piper High School asked Midwest Sports Productions (MSP) if they would support an initiative to give the senior softball players in the area one last game....

Changes to Summer Conditioning Program

Changes to Summer Conditioning Program

Jack Nitz and Jonny Isaacson

June 16, 2020

Blue Valley Northwest began voluntary, outdoor athletics and activities conditioning on June 15. According to an email sent out by Assistant Principal Andrew Addington on June 1, the date was selected as the state is now in Phase 3 of Gov. Laura Kelly’s “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas,” whi...

District to build third activity complex

Juniors Ryan Callahan (12) and Nick Schwarz (22) combine to tackle a BVW player in the game against Blue Valley West on Friday Oct. 5 at the DAC. The Huskies were defeated by the Jaguars, 41-21.

Jenna Weyforth, Chief Writer

April 22, 2020

Blue Valley West’s current activities complex is set to be upgraded in August, and BVNW will soon no longer have to share the DAC with both BVN and BVW.  Executive Director of School Administration David Stubblefield said having a third activity complex in the district, which will be ready in Augus...

Gerke helped create Unified Sports program at BVNW

BVNW student Avery Reid participates in the Unified Sports basketball scrimmage at Late Night in the pound.

Megan Yates, Writer

April 13, 2020

Former Athletic Director Kevin Gerke was instrumental in establishing unified sports at BVNW, which allows students with special needs to play sports as a way to connect and socialize alongside their general education peers.

Remembering Kevin Gerke

Athletic Director Kevin Gerke smiles as he watches a Northwest football game.

Jonny Isaacson and Ethan Knauth

April 10, 2020

Athletic Director Kevin Gerke died yesterday. He was 47 and is survived by his wife, Carmen, and three sons, Zach, Brett and Braden. Gerke served as the activities director at Northwest for the 2015-16 school year, before transitioning into the role as athletic director from the fall of 2016 up until...

Varsity baseball coach Jade Samborski resigns

Former varsity baseball coach Jade Samborski talks to the baseball team during a game against Lee Summit West on March 18, 2019.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

April 3, 2020

After a successful first year leading the program, which saw the Huskies make the state tournament and finish with a 16-7 record, head varsity baseball coach Jade Samborski has resigned as a teacher and coach. Announcing it in a Remind message sent to the baseball players, Samborski thanked the team for ...

Spring sports season canceled

For the first time in school history, the spring sports season has been cancelled.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

March 24, 2020

For the first time in school history, the spring sports season at Blue Valley Northwest will not be played. The decision made by the Kansas State High School Athletics Association (KSHSAA) was in accordance with Governor Laura Kelly’s Executive Order regarding the closure and cessation of in-person...

2020 KSHSAA state basketball tournament canceled following quarterfinal round

Senior guard Markell Hood (25) drives into the paint. He would finish the game with 10 points.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, KSHSAA has decided to cancel their 2020 state basketball tournaments. Here is what KSHSAA said in a tweet released. "Given the escalating concerns regarding COVID-19, the best decision for the safety of student-athletes and spectators was to cancel the remainder of the...

Athlete of the week: Jack Chapman

Junior Jack Chapman is seeking his third straight state championship.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

March 10, 2020

How long have you been playing basketball for? I’ve been playing basketball since kindergarten probably. What position have you played throughout your career? Has anything changed for you? I used to be more of a center because of my height but with the help of Coach Fritz and some othe...

Second quarter Husky comeback seals substate championship win over Shawnee Mission South, 55-33

The boys basketball team celebrates their substate championship win.

Jack Bensing, Writer

March 8, 2020

With a trip to Wichita on the line, the Huskies were gearing up to keep their hopes of a fourth straight state championship alive. The first moments of the game proved to be a challenge for the Huskies, scoring only six points to start with and allowing the Raiders to score 15 points to end the firs...

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