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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...

Last coach standing

Head coach Tim Serbousek talks with senior wrestler Edward Thomas during a dual on Jan. 15 at BVNW. As the head coach for 27
years, Serbousek holds a 426-182-1 record as head coach. Former athletic director Steve Harms said that Serbousek knows what it
takes to be a successful head coach and has the correct priorities for his team.

Ben Hobbs, Design Editor

March 5, 2020

 Head wrestling coach Tim Serbousek remains as the only coach left from 1993, when the school opened. Starting his coaching career in Iowa with a youth league, Serbousek moved on to utilize his coaching talents at Northwest Missouri State University before moving to Blue Valley High School in 1985. Aft...

Huskies advance to Substate Championship, defeat Jaguars, 80-56

Senior Markell Hood (25) rises up to dunk the ball in the team's substate semifinal game

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

The last time the Huskies and Jaguars met, the Huskies dominated the entire way through ending up on top by 47 points. This time around, the Jaguars found a way to keep it close early. Junior guard Jack Chapman said the team wasn't locked in like they should have been on defense. "This time we weren't...

Athlete of the week: Caiden Casella

Junior Caiden Casella took third place at the 6A Kansas state wrestling tournament Saturday Feb. 29.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

How long have you been wrestling for? This is my ninth year competing in wrestling. Have you ever played any other sports? I played football, but wrestling is where I found most of my success. I'm better at it than I was at football, which I like more. What is your favorite thing about wres...

NFL 101 Awards recap

In the Kansas City Chiefs part of the 101 awards, Chairman and CEO of the Chiefs Clark Hunt speaks.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

February 29, 2020

The 101 Awards, which recognizes the top NFL players and coaches each year, occurred earlier Saturday at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. This was the 50 anniversary of the event. The players and coaches who received the awards and attended the event are as follows: AFC Offensive Player of the Year...

Huskies clinch EKL Championship outright on Senior Night

Senior Luke Blau (10) puts up a contested layup during his first varsity start of his career during senior night.

Megan Yates and Tessa Regan

February 29, 2020

Starting his first-ever varsity game, senior Sam Stewart scored five points for the Huskies. “I went in there and played three minutes in the first quarter, I got two buckets and it felt amazing, I was just smiling [the whole time],” Stewart said.  Stewart also said how he has always looked ...

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