At the end of each semester, athletic departments across Kansas are required to check the eligibility of their student-athletes that were previously submitted to the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA). While each school in Kansas may implement their own academic eligibility guidelines, the MINIMUM guidelines that all schools MUST follow is that ALL students involved in any KSHSAA activities MUST pass a MINIMUM of 5 classes each semester in order to be eligible. It is very rare that a school of any size doesn’t have at least a few kids to submit, so I am excited to report that we did not have any ineligible JH and HS student-athletes that were on a KSHSAA roster!!! So, while our students can certainly continue to improve their grades, it just goes to show you the correlation between participating in extracurricular activities and getting good grades, achieving higher GPA’s, and having better attendance, etc. Please continue to keep your child on task, ask questions each day and follow their grades on PowerSchool.
We have just completed the junior high/high school basketball and wrestling seasons and we have had many highlights thus far, and our teams are still battling hard down the stretch:
Junior High Basketball: The Junior High Boys placed 2nd in the league tournament while the Lady Vikings placed 3rd.
HS Basketball: Mission Valley hosted this year’s Sub-State and our girls’ and boys’ teams delivered. Both teams were so close to qualifying for State but came up a little short of their goals.
Post-Season Honors: Megan Deters – 1st Team All-League; Hon. Men. All-State
Tatiana Halupa – Hon. Men. All- League
Dayton Logan – 1st Team All-League; Hon. Men. All-State
Joel Deters - Hon. Men. All- League; Hon. Men. All-State
HS Wrestling: The HS Wrestling team had two State Qualifiers…a Freshman State Champion and a Senior State Runner-Up:
Hope Blake - 19-2; 1-3A State Champion @ 132 LBS.; Beat the #1 & #2 ranked wrestlers in the State; First Wrestling State Champion in Mission Valley History!!!
Nolan Parker - 15-4; 2nd Place @ the 1-3A State Tournament @ 285 LBS.; Career Record: 106-34; 3-Time State Qualifier; 2-Time State Placer. College
Signings: Ashlyn Fast – Sterling College (Sterling, KS) – Volleyball
Nolan Parker – Cloud County Community College (Concordia, KS) – Wrestling
Scholars Bowl: The Scholars Bowl team has had a good year and went to Hillsboro HS for Regional Scholars Bowl on Feb. 6th. The top 3 teams advance to State.
Rod Hasenbank, 7-8 Principal/Athletic-Activities Director
Athletic Information for the 2020-2021 school year.