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...

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 ...

Girls basketball to not have substate game

Junior Megan Edwards drives in for a layup on a fast break.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

February 28, 2020

Heading into their senior night game, the girls' varsity basketball team holds a record of 3-16; not good enough to qualify them for a substate game due to a new KSHSAA rule. Head coach Matthew Shulman said they would’ve needed a top 16 seed to qualify. “It’s a new rule through KSHSAA, so how ...

Wrestling state live broadcast

Junior Brendan Bartholome takes down his opponent in the varsity wrestling dual on Jan. 8.

February 27, 2020

Kansas High School Playoffs Stream high school sports live and on demand on any device with the NFHS Network. ...

Huskies hold on, defeat Tigers 73-66

Junior Alston Mason (1) attempts a layup to give the Huskies a five point cushion late in the fourth quarter.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

February 22, 2020

Heading into the fourth quarter, the Huskies found themselves with a comfortable 11 point, 59-48 lead. The Huskies would hold onto that double-digit lead for the majority of the fourth quarter until the Tigers moved to a press and turned over the Huskies. They would find their lead cut to six with...

Win streak hits 14, Huskies defeat Mill Valley, 88-41

Senior Markell Hood (25) shoots a fadeaway jumper during the boys varsity basketball game.

Emma Johnson, Managing Editor

February 18, 2020

  As the end of the regular season approaches the Huskies proved their dominance once again, defeating the Jaguars by 47 points. The win has juniors Alston Mason and Ben Fritz both optimistic looking toward the end of the season, the team’s chances of winning the Eastern Kansas League ...

Huskies pull off OT thriller, defeat Jaguars, 39-36

Senior Grace Coble gets double-teamed in the post.

Olivia Dowell, Print Editor

February 18, 2020

Coming into their second meeting of the season with the Mill Valley Jaguars, junior Megan Edwards said the girls varsity basketball team wanted to avenge their Jan. 7 loss to the Jaguars. Edwards knew similar to their first game, this would be a competitive matchup. “We knew this was gonna be a...

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