“Late Night in The Pound” returns for first time since 2016

Blue Valley Northwest will be bringing back “Late Night in The Pound,” a preseason event aiming to generate excitement for the winter sports and activity programs. The event will take place on Friday Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. with a Chili feed prior at 6 p.m.


Emily Farthing

Senior Markell Hood carries toward the basket during the game against Blue Springs, Nov. 30. BVNW defeated BSHS, 70-40.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

Blue Valley Northwest will be holding, “Late Night in The Pound” For the first time in three years. The event will start at 8 p.m. with a scrimmage of the Unified Sports basketball team. Following that will be scrimmages from future Husky elementary basketball teams, the girls varsity and junior varsity teams and will end with a scrimmage between the boys varsity and junior varsity teams. In between the scrimmages, there will be performances by the band, dance and cheer teams.

The event which will double as a fundraiser has the price of admission set as canned goods. BVNW Athletic Director Kevin Gerke said there’s no set goal for the fundraiser and will accept whatever amount one can bring.

What winter sport are you most excited for?

  • Basketball (78%, 38 Votes)
  • Wrestling (16%, 8 Votes)
  • Bowling (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Swim and Dive (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 49

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“With this being the first year we’ve done something on this scale, I’ve tried to be realistic in my approach, in terms of not trying to expect too much,” Gerke said. “Certainly we’d like to have as much stuff as possible to donate, but in terms of number of items, we don’t really have any goals going into it.”

Gerke said Late Night in the Pound will provide a similar experience to that of Husky Night for fall teams.

“I think it’s about having an opportunity for our winter programs and groups to get some recognition and it’s a fun way to kick off their season, like I feel like Husky Night does for the fall,” Gerke said.

Depending on the response of this year’s event, Gerke said he hopes Late Night in the Pound will become an annual event.

“Much like Husky Night has been around forever, I would like for this to become something that every year everybody can look forward too,” Gerke said. “It’s a nice event for kicking off the winter sports season, so we hope it goes well enough that it would be something we want to continue.”