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Mill Valley enjoys another dominant year in KVL

Jaguars win Mirror’s athletic department of year award

July 13, 2010

Final Results

(Scores were compiled through 14 high school sports. Although some KVL schools compete in other sports, they do not count because a majority of schools don’t participate.)

Kaw Valley League

  1. Mill Valley, 112

  2. Lansing, 99

  3. Basehor-Linwood, 84

  4. Tonganoxie, 72.5

  5. Piper, 68

  6. Bonner Springs, 59

  7. Santa Fe Trail, 58

  8. Bishop Ward, 54

  9. Perry-Lecompton, 49.5

  10. Turner, 48

Number Crunching

• League champions in each sport received a point for the number of KVL teams participating in that sport. For example, if just eight schools fielded a team, the league champ was awarded eight points. In that scenario, second place gets seven points, third gets six points and so on.

• If a team tied for a certain place (such as the two-way tie for sixth in girls basketball), points were awarded by adding the points for that place (sixth) with the points for other slots occupied (seventh) by another tying team(s). That number (5+4=9, in this example) was divided by the number of tying teams (two) to reach the points awarded for a tie (4.5).

The results have been tabulated, the points distributed and it should come as no surprise that — once again — Mill Valley High is king of the Kaw Valley League.

The Jaguars won six league titles during the 2009-10 school calendar, helping them capture The Mirror’s KVL Athletics Department of the Year award for the sixth time in seven years.

1. Mill Valley

League crowns in boys and girls cross country in the fall set the tone for Mill Valley’s year-long success and the Jags ended on an even higher note in the spring with four more KVL titles — in girls soccer, softball and boys and girls track.

But what set Class 5A MVHS (112 points) apart from runner-up Lansing (99 points) in the KVL ADOY standings was its incredible consistency across the board. The Jaguars’ teams finished in the top half of the league standings in all 14 sports. What’s more, Mill Valley was in the top three in 10 different sports — volleyball placed second and boys soccer, baseball and golf were third.

2. Lansing

LHS nearly matched Mill Valley with five league titles of its own as the perennial KVL powers combined to lock up 11 of the year’s 14 championships. The Lions sat atop the standings in boys soccer, volleyball, girls basketball, wrestling and baseball.

With second-place finishes in girls cross country, girls soccer and boys track, plus third-place finishes in softball and girls track, Lansing matched MVHS with 10 top-three spots. Ultimately, however, finishing near the bottom in three different sports detracted the 5A Lions from keeping pace with the Jags in the overall standings.

3. Basehor-Linwood

BLHS — the top Class 4A program this year — was the only other school to win multiple KVL titles in 2009-10. The Bobcats’ 7-1 mark in football and undefeated march through the boys basketball schedule helped propel Basehor-Linwood to third place in the overall standings after three straight years of finishing fourth.

If postseason play were part of the KVL ADOY award equation, BLHS would have received a boost from the softball team’s state title. The squad’s second-place finish in the league still helped, though, as did the girls basketball team’s position as KVL runner-up.

4. Tonganoxie

After occupying the No. 3 spot in the athletics department standings the past two years, the Chieftains dropped to fourth this time around. THS didn’t win any league titles but it had two teams (golf and girls track) take second place and three more (volleyball, boys basketball and boys track) finish third.

What hurt Tonganoxie — and allowed rival BLHS to jump ahead in the overall standings — was finishing next-to-last in four different sports. On the other hand, the lack of dead-last finishes gave the Chieftains an edge (4.5 points in the overall standings) over the fifth-place program.

5. Piper

Outside of this year’s top three schools, Piper was the only other program to earn a KVL title, winning the league’s rain-shortened golf tournament in May. That championship, along with a third-place finish in football, helped the Pirates move up two spots from last year’s seventh overall finish.

6. Bonner Springs

Like PHS, the Braves improved two spots in the overall standings from a year ago, even though they only had one team finish in the top three in ’09-’10 — the BSHS wrestling team took third place at the KVL tournament. Bonner Springs also took fourth in boys cross country and boys soccer.

7. Santa Fe Trail

In the Chargers’ KVL swan song — SFT will not compete in the league beginning this fall — they managed a pair of second-place finishes, in boys cross country and boys basketball.

8. Bishop Ward

The Cyclones won a Class 4A state championship in baseball but finished second in the KVL this past spring. The program’s only other top-three season came in girls basketball, when BWHS was third.

9. Perry-Lecompton

Like the Chargers, the Kaws just finished their final year in the KVL. Unfortunately for PLHS, it ended on a sour note. Perry-Lecompton had one top-three finish (second place in boys soccer) and the program dropped three spots from last year’s overall standings.

10. Turner

In just its second year competing in the KVL, Turner again finished dead last in the overall standings. Second-place finishes in football and wrestling highlighted a year that featured last-place finishes in four other sports.

2009-2010 Kaw Valley League Standings

Fall

Boys cross country

Team, KVL meet score

  1. Mill Valley, 40

  2. Santa Fe Trail, 81

  3. Turner, 83

  4. Bonner Springs, 108

  5. Tonganoxie 124

  6. Basehor-Linwood, 143

  7. Piper, 175

  8. Lansing, 182

  9. Perry-Lecompton, 221

Girls cross country

Team, KVL meet score

  1. Mill Valley, 45

  2. Lansing, 57

  3. Basehor-Linwood, 75

  4. Bishop Ward, 122

  5. Tonganoxie 131

  6. Santa Fe Trail, 138

  7. Perry-Lecompton, 168

  8. Bonner Springs, 170

Football

Team, regular season, KVL

  1. Basehor-Linwood, 8-1, 7-1

  2. Turner, 8-1, 4-1

  3. Piper, 6-3, 5-3

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

  5. Mill Valley, 6-3, 3-2

  6. Tonganoxie, 5-4, 2-3

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

  8. Bonner Springs, 3-5, 2-4

  9. Lansing, 2-7, 1-6

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

Boys Soccer

Team, regular season, KVL, KVL points

  1. Lansing, 11-3-1, 7-1, 14

  2. Perry-Lecompton, 13-2, 6-2, 12

  3. Mill Valley, 8-8, 6-2, 12

  4. Bonner Springs, 9-7, 5-3, 10

  5. Turner, 8-6-1, 4-3-1, 9

  6. Tonganoxie, 6-8-2, 3-4-1, 7

  7. Basehor-Linwood, 8-8, 3-5, 6

  8. Bishop Ward, 1-14-1, 0-7-1, 1

  9. Piper, 2-13-1, 0-7-1, 1

Volleyball

KVL tournament standings

  1. Lansing

  2. Mill Valley

  3. Tonganoxie

  4. Basehor-Linwood

  5. Bishop Ward

  6. Perry-Lecompton

  7. Santa Fe Trail

  8. Piper

  9. Bonner Springs

  10. Turner

Winter

Boys Basketball

Team, regular season, KVL

  1. Basehor-Linwood, 18-2, 13-0

  2. Santa Fe Trail, 15-5, 10-3

  3. Tonganoxie, 12-8, 9-4

  4. Mill Valley, 9-11, 9-4

  5. Piper, 11-9, 8-5

  6. Lansing, 11-9, 7-6

  7. Bonner Springs, 8-12, 4-9

  8. Turner, 7-13, 3-10

  9. Bishop Ward, 3-17, 2-11

  10. Perry-Lecompton, 2-18, 0-13

Girls Basketball

Team, regular season, KVL

  1. Lansing, 18-2, 13-0

  2. Basehor-Linwood, 13-7, 10-3

  3. Bishop Ward, 13-7, 9-4

  4. Piper, 11-9, 7-6

  5. Mill Valley, 9-11, 7-6

  6. Perry-Lecompton, 10-10, 5-8*

  7. Santa Fe Trail, 9-11, 5-8*

  8. Bonner Springs, 6-14, 5-8

  9. Tonganoxie, 6-14, 4-9

  10. Turner, 2-18, 0-13

(*PLHS and SFT tied for 6th)

Wrestling

Team, KVL tournament points

  1. Lansing, 189.5

  2. Turner, 137

  3. Bonner Springs, 114

  4. Mill Valley, 113

  5. Santa Fe Trail, 81

  6. Basehor-Linwood, 76.5

  7. Piper, 70

  8. Perry-Lecompton, 55.5

  9. Tonganoxie, 49

  10. Bishop Ward, 23

Spring

Baseball

Team, regular season, KVL

  1. Lansing, 14-3, 7-1

  2. Bishop Ward, 10-6, 7-1

  3. Mill Valley, 12-5, 6-2

  4. Piper, 11-8, 5-4*

  5. Basehor-Linwood, 11-7, 5-4*

  6. Turner, 8-10, 5-4*

  7. Bonner Springs, 6-11, 2-7

  8. Perry-Lecompton, 4-12, 2-6

  9. Tonganoxie, 4-12, 2-6

  10. Santa Fe Trail, 2-16, 1-7

( * PHS, BLHS and Turner tied for 4th)

Golf

KVL tournament scores

  1. Piper, 172

  2. Tonganoxie, 173

  3. Mill Valley, 173

  4. Santa Fe Trail, 174

  5. Bishop Ward, 180

  6. Basehor-Linwood, 184

  7. Bonner Springs, 187

  8. Lansing, 198

  9. Turner, 209

  10. Perry-Lecompton, 220

Girls Soccer

Team, regular season, KVL, KVL points

  1. Mill Valley, 15-1, 6-0, 12

  2. Lansing, 9-5-1, 5-1, 10

  3. Piper, 8-7, 3-3, 6

  4. Bonner Springs, 6-9-1, 3-3, 6

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

  6. Tonganoxie, 4-7-3, 1-4-1, 3

  7. Bishop Ward, 2-11-1, 0-6, 0

Softball

Team, regular season, KVL

  1. Mill Valley, 14-4, 8-1

  2. Basehor-Linwood, 18-2, 8-1

  3. Lansing, 16-4, 7-2

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

  5. Bonner Springs, 9-11, 4-5

  6. Tonganoxie, 8-10, 3-5*

  7. Santa Fe Trail, 9-9, 3-5*

  8. Turner, 4-14, 1-7

  9. Bishop Ward, 5-13, 1-8

  10. Piper, 1-15, 0-8

(*Tonganoxie and SFT tied for 6th)

Boys Track

KVL meet scores

  1. Mill Valley, 162

  2. Lansing, 88

  3. Tonganoxie, 87

  4. Piper, 75

  5. Bonner Springs, 61

  6. Santa Fe Trail, 42

  7. Perry-Lecompton, 35

  8. Basehor-Linwood, 28

  9. Bishop Ward, 17

  10. Turner, 15

Girls Track

KVL meet scores

  1. Mill Valley, 220

  2. Tonganoxie, 92

  3. Lansing, 82

  4. Piper, 58

  5. Perry-Lecompton, 42

  6. Santa Fe Trail, 29

  7. Basehor-Linwood, 27

  8. Bishop Ward, 25

  9. Bonner Springs, 23

  10. Turner, 6

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