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Head Baseball and Basketball Coaches Resign from Coaching Duties

Head Baseball and Basketball Coaches Resign from Coaching Duties

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports, Local, News, Sports

Junction City High School Athletics will be losing two head coaches at the end of this year. Blue Jays Baseball coach Drew Biery has decided to resign from coaching the baseball team. Coach Nate Schmitt has also decided to resign from his basketball coaching duties. Coach Biery plans to teach at Manhattan...

Blue Jays Baseball Brings End to Regular Season

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter
May 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

On Tuesday, April 9th, 2017 The Blue Jay Baseball Team took on the Manhattan Indians in their regular season finale. The Blue Jays lost both games losing game one 4-3 and game two 12-6. The Blue Jays finished the season at 11-9 with regionals looming in. Thane McDaniel started game one and pitche...

Staff Profile: Coach Zimmerman

Staff Profile: Coach Zimmerman

Jayden Davis, Sports Reporter
May 15, 2017
Filed under Feature, Featured Sports, Local, Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

Junction City High School, like the town itself, is such a diverse community. Not only is the high school home to a variety of students, but teachers and staff as well. One of the most notable teachers in our school, an icon to some and a mentor to others, Mr. Zimmerman. Mr. Randall Zimmerman, more...

GALLERY: Girls Soccer Senior Night

GALLERY: Girls Soccer Senior Night

Astrid Ramos, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports, Photos, Sports

On May 4th, The seniors of the girls soccer team were recognized during Senior Night before their last home game, against Topeka West. The girls varsity soccer team tied 1-1, going into overtime twice. The tied goal was made by sophomore, Codi Post. The next game is against Great Bend High School on...

Lady Jays Soccer Season Coming To A Close

Lady Jays Soccer Season Coming To A Close

Jayden Davis, Sports Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under Feature, Featured Sports, Showcase, Sports

This spring has been a rollercoaster ride for the girls’ soccer team, and a fun one to be exact. This season has had its ups and its downs but looking at the big picture, it has been one exciting uphill climb. After starting off the season losing a rivalry game to Manhattan in a disappointing 10-0...

Baseball Senior Night

Baseball Senior Night

Jose Baquero and Ben Dye
May 4, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports

On Tuesday night, the Blue Jays took on Washburn Rural on senior night. The Blue Jays split with Rural. They won the first game 5-3, and lost the second game 4-1. On the mound for the Blue Jays in game one was Thane McDaniel. McDaniel looked stellar through four innings. In the fourth inning, Rural...

Pass The Mic: NBA Playoff Edition

Pass The Mic: NBA Playoff Edition

Jose Baquero, Sports reporter
May 2, 2017
Filed under Audio, Entertainment, Sports

In this episode on Pass The Mic, the boys bring special guest Lonnie Autry to discuss the first round of the NBA playoffs. Use #AskTheMic on twitter if you want us to answer your sports questions!

Tennis Looks Towards League Play

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under Sports

On Monday, May 1, The Blue Jays tennis team is traveling to Topeka -Kossover Tennis Facility for the league tennis tournament. The team has had many underclassmen step up this year and gave the seniors competition. “ I think we had a lot of players step up this year such as Adonis Washington, Mason...

Baseball Update

Baseball Update

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Sports

On Friday, April 21, the Blue Jays Baseball participated in United Service Organization night. The USO on Fort Riley offers programs to keep service members connected to the people, places, and things they love.  The Blue Jays had special uniforms that supported the USO. Their proceeds from the game...

Late Goal Gives Girls Soccer A Loss

Late Goal Gives Girls Soccer A Loss

Astrid Ramos, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports, Local, Sports

  The Blue Jays girls soccer team played against the Shawnee Heights Thunderbirds on April 25th. The final score of the game was 1-0, with the Thunderbirds winning the game with a free kick in late in the second half of the game. The Blue Jays girls soccer next game is on Friday the 28th...

Junction City/ Washburn Rural Baseball Preview

Junction City/ Washburn Rural Baseball Preview

Jose Baquero, Sports reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports, Sports, Spotlight

The Blue Jays will play at home against Washburn Rural on April 28th. This important game also will come with high emotions as the seniors will be recognized on this year's Senior Night. The Blue Jays are coming off a great win against Seamen High and are almost in full stride. "The pitching staff...

Blue Jays Split With Heights

Blue Jays Split With Heights

Jose Baquero, Sports reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports, Showcase, Sports

The Blue Jays traveled to Topeka to play the Thunderbirds on Tuesday. The game was originally scheduled as a home game but due to bad weather, Rathert Stadium was not in good condition. Sophomore, Thane McDaniel got the nod for the bump the first game. The Blue Jays ended up winning 8-7. McDaniel...

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