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Mill Valley returns to top of KVL standings

July 21, 2009

Lansing High may have won more league titles, but Mill Valley returned to its place on the Kaw Valley League throne for the 2008-09 school year, earning The Mirror’s annual KVL Athletics Department of the Year award for the fifth time in the six years of the award’s existence.

Mill Valley won five KVL titles this past year with first-place finishes in football, boys soccer, wrestling and boys and girls track.

Ultimately, that was a major difference in the Jaguars finishing with more points (109.5) than Lansing (102.5) in the overall KVL standings and knocking the Lions — last year’s KVL ADOY winner — from the top.

Lansing won six KVL titles in ’08-’09 but two of those — girls cross country and girls soccer — came in sports that had just six KVL schools participating, which meant the Lions earned six points apiece for those championships. League champs in bigger sports with 10 schools participating — such as volleyball, softball or boys and girls basketball, in which LHS also won league crowns — earned a league champ 10 points. The Jags received 10 points apiece for four of their championships and nine for boys soccer.

Amazingly, the two league powerhouses combined to win 11 of the KVL’s 14 sports titles. In the three sports won by other school’s, Mill Valley finished higher in boys cross country and golf while Lansing was better in baseball.

That dominance led to significant separation between them and the KVL’s third-place team, Tonganoxie. The Chieftains amassed 82 points for the year, led by second-place finishes at the league’s volleyball and golf tournaments, to finish third overall for the second straight year. THS took third in three sports — girls cross country and boys and girls track.

The gap between third and fourth was nearly as large. Basehor-Linwood took fourth overall for the third straight season by compiling 62.5 points. Although the Bobcats won a Class 4A state championship in boys basketball, postseason accolades aren’t a part of the KVL ADOY equation. BLHS finished second in the league in boys basketball and softball and tied for second with MVHS in girls basketball.

Santa Fe Trail was nipping at the heels of BLHS but finished a half-point behind the Bobcats. The Chargers made the biggest jump from last year’s rankings to this year, though, moving from eighth to fifth. SFT was the only school besides MVHS and LHS to win multiple league titles as the Chargers finished first in boys cross country and golf. SFT was second at the KVL wrestling tournament.

Not too far behind was Perry-Lecompton. The Kaws’ 60.5 points placed them sixth for the second straight year. PLHS was second in girls track and finished third in football and softball.

Piper took the biggest hit in the overall standings from last year but dropped just two spots, from fifth to seventh. The Pirates tied for second with Lansing in boys soccer and finished third in boys basketball.

Bonner Springs finished eighth after placing seventh last year. The Braves’ boys track team was second at the KVL meet and their boys cross country team finished third.

Bishop Ward missed out on some points because it didn’t field cross country, golf or girls soccer teams. But, as usual, the Cyclones’ baseball squad was successful, finishing second.

Although Turner finished last in the overall standings in its first year of KVL competition, the Bears managed to win a league championship in baseball. However, they finished last in five sports.

2008-09 KVL STANDINGS

Fall

Boys Cross Country

Team, KVL meet score

1. Santa Fe Trail, 55

2. Mill Valley, 61

3. Bonner Springs, 90

4. Turner, 100

5. Tonganoxie, 120

6. Lansing, 122

7. Perry-Lecompton, 189

8. Basehor-Linwood, 211

9. Piper, 217

Girls Cross Country

Team, KVL meet score

1. Lansing, 36

2. Mill Valley, 70

3. Tonganoxie, 85

4. Basehor-Linwood, 85

5. Perry-Lecompton, 116

6. Santa Fe Trail, 117

Football

Team, Regular season, KVL

1. Mill Valley, 8-1, 5-0

2. Lansing, 8-1, 6-1

3. Perry-Lecompton, 6-3, 4-1

4. Bonner Springs, 4-5, 4-2

5. Bishop Ward, 6-3, 5-3

6. Tonganoxie, 5-4, 2-3

7. Basehor-Linwood, 4-5, 3-5

8. Turner, 4-5, 1-4

9. Piper, 1-8, 1-7

10. Santa Fe Trail, 0-9, 0-5

Boys Soccer

Team, Regular season, KVL, KVL points

1. Mill Valley, 8-5-1, 6-1-1, 13

Tie-2. Lansing, 9-5-1, 6-2, 12

Tie-2. Piper, 12-3, 6-2, 12

Tie-4. Turner, 7-8-1, 5-2-1, 11

Tie-4. Bonner Springs, 7-8-1, 5-2-1, 11

Tie-6. Perry-Lecompton, 9-7, 2-6, 4

Tie-6. Bishop Ward, 6-8, 2-6, 4

8. Basehor-Linwood, 3-9-2, 1-5-2, 4

9. Tonganoxie, 4-9-1, 0-7-1, 1

Volleyball

KVL Tournament results

1. Lansing

2. Tonganoxie

3. Mill Valley

4. Bishop Ward

5. Santa Fe Trail

6. Piper

7. Perry-Lecompton

8. Bonner Springs

9. Basehor-Linwood

10. Turner

Winter

Boys Basketball

Team, Regular season, KVL

1. Lansing, 17-3, 12-1

2. Basehor-Linwood, 16-4, 11-2

3. Piper, 12-8, 9-4

4. Mill Valley, 12-8, 8-5

5. Tonganoxie, 12-8, 8-5

6. Perry-Lecompton, 11-9, 7-6

7. Bishop Ward, 9-11, 6-7

8. Santa Fe Trail, 6-14, 2-11

9. Bonner Springs, 6-114, 2-11

10. Turner, 4-16, 0-13

Girls Basketball

Team, Regular season, KVL

1. Lansing, 17-3, 12-1

Tie-2. Basehor-Linwood, 15-5, 10-3

Tie-2. Mill Valley, 11-9, 10-3

4. Piper, 14-6, 10-3

5. Tonganoxie, 14-6, 9-4

6. Santa Fe Trail, 7-13, 5-8

7. Bonner Springs, 4-16, 4-9

8. Bishop Ward, 6-14, 3-10

9. Perry-Lecompton, 3-15, 2-11

10. Turner, 1-19, 0-13

Wrestling

Team, KVL Tournament points

1. Mill Valley, 184

2. Santa Fe Trail, 159

3. Lansing, 144

4. Tonganoxie, 136

5. Perry-Lecompton, 119.5

6. Turner, 115.5

7. Basehor-Linwood, 95

8. Piper, 91

9. Bonner Springs, 76

10. Bishop Ward, 45

Spring

Baseball

Team, Regular season, KVL

1. Turner, 13-6, 8-1

2. Bishop Ward, 15-4, 8-1

3. Lansing, 13-7, 7-2

4. Tonganoxie, 14-6, 5-4

5. Basehor-Linwood, 11-9, 5-4

6. Mill Valley, 10-8-1, 5-4

7. Piper, 8-10, 2-6

8. Perry-Lecompton, 4-17, 2-7

9. Santa Fe Trail, 3-14, 1-7

10. Bonner Springs, 5-15, 1-8

Golf

KVL Tournament scores

1. Santa Fe Trail, 337

2. Tonganoxie, 337

3. Mill Valley, 341

4. Bonner Springs, 342

5. Basehor-Linwood, 343

6. Lansing, 347

7. Perry-Lecompton, 370

8. Piper, 377

9. Turner, 528

Girls Soccer

Team, Regular season, KVL, KVL points

1. Lansing, 7-7-1, 5-0, 10

2. Mill Valley, 10-4, 4-1, 8

Tie-3. Bonner Springs, 8-8, 2-3,4

Tie-3. Piper, 9-6-1, 2-3, 4

Tie-3. Tonganoxie, 6-9, 2-3, 4

6. Basehor-Linwood, 2-12, 0-5, 0

Softball

Team, Regular season, KVL

1. Lansing, 17-1, 8-0

2. Basehor-Linwood, 13-6, 7-2

3. Perry-Lecompton, 17-2, 7-2

4. Mill Valley, 12-8, 5-4

5. Bishop Ward, 9-9, 5-4

6. Tonganoxie, 7-11, 4-5

7. Santa Fe Trail, 8-11, 3-6

8. Piper, 5-15, 3-6

9. Turner, 5-14, 2-7

10. Bonner Springs, 2-18, 0-9

Boys Track

KVL Meet scores

1. Mill Valley, 132

2. Bonner Springs, 124

3. Tonganoxie, 88.5

4. Santa Fe Trail, 66.5

5. Piper, 61

6. Lansing, 54

7. Perry-Lecompton

8. Basehor-Linwood, 26

9. Turner, 14

10. Bishop Ward, 4

Girls Track

KVL Meet scores

1. Mill Valley, 205

2. Perry-Lecompton, 83

3. Tonganoxie, 77

4. Piper, 76

5. Santa Fe Trail, 60

6. Lansing, 46

7. Basehor-Linwood, 35

8. Bonner Springs, 11

9. Bishop Ward, 10

10. Turner, 8

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