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PHOTO GALLERY: Boys Swim at KSU Invitational

PHOTO GALLERY: Boys Swim at KSU Invitational

Morgan Deering, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018


Filed under Photos, Sports, Spotlight

The boys swim team traveled to Kansas State University on January 10, 2018 to compete in the KSU Invitational. The team saw 8 PR's (personal records) at the meet and the team went home finishing in 5th place.

Two Students Sign to Run Cross Country At The Collegiate Level

Two Students Sign to Run Cross Country At The Collegiate Level

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Sports, Spotlight

Seniors Kailey Koomen and Michelle Sanchez have officially signed to run cross country at the collegiate level. Koomen and Sanchez have signed to Southwestern College to run cross country for Coach Tim Testa, who is a JCHS alumni and former cross country/ track coach. “I’ve met the team there...

Topeka West Gallery

Topeka West Gallery

Sadante Person, Photographer

January 10, 2018


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Coach Nick Perez Looks To Start Season With A Swish

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spotlight

The Blue Jays Basketball team is back with a new head coach, Coach Nick Perez. Perez was the assistant coach for Coach Schmidt last season. Coach Perez has high expectations for the season and he believes in his players. All the players have bought into the program and are following the steps to become...

Thane McDaniel Commits to play D1 Baseball at the University of Kansas

Thane McDaniel Commits to play D1 Baseball at the University of Kansas

Morgan Deering, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports, Local, Sports, Spotlight

McDaniel, who as been playing baseball since he was four, recently committed to play baseball at the University of Kansas.

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Missed Opportunities Strike The Blue Jays Once Again

Missed Opportunities Strike The Blue Jays Once Again

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports, Sports

The Junction City Blue Jays lost to the Lawrence Free State Firebirds 47-14 on November 3rd, 2017 to end their season with a final record of 5-5. Missed opportunities strike again as the Blue Jays lose in the second round of the playoffs such as they did last year against Hutchinson. The Blue Jays ...

Playoff Preview: Battle of the Birds

Playoff Preview: Battle of the Birds

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports, Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

The Junction City Blue Jays (5-3) take on the Lawrence Free State Firebirds (9-0) in the second round of the playoffs on November 3rd, 2017. The Blue Jays are underdogs in the game against Lawrence Free State, who is currently ranked the number one team in the 6A class. The Firebirds are the number...

Blue Jays Advance in Playoffs After Thrilling Comeback Victory Against Wichita West

Blue Jays Advance in Playoffs After Thrilling Comeback Victory Against Wichita West

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Junction City Football lives on as they beat Wichita West 28-21 in a close thriller in the first round of the 6A playoffs on October 27th, 2017. The Blue Jays fought back the whole game and prevailing as the underdogs. The defense stepped up and kept the Jays in the game with multiple turnovers on downs, ...

4 Cross Country Runners Qualify for State

4 Cross Country Runners Qualify for State

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports, Sports, Spotlight

Junction City Cross Country season is slowly coming to an end but they still have goals they continue to chase. On October, 14th, 2017 the Boys and Girls Cross Country team competed at the Centennial League meet with state qualifications looming in. The Boys team finished 4th at the meet with two ...

Blue Jays Bounce Back with 56-22 Win Over Olathe West

Blue Jays Bounce Back with 56-22 Win Over Olathe West

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports, Sports

The Blue Jays quickly bounced back to true form after Friday’s explosive 56-22 win against Olathe West. The Blue Jays offense was running on all cylinders in the first half with a total of 49 points in the half, a season high. The game started out with a bang when freshman running back Russell Wilkey...

Girls Tennis Qualifies Doubles Team To State

Girls Tennis Qualifies Doubles Team To State

Amber McCarthy, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports, Showcase, Sports

The Lady Jays Tennis Team has qualified a doubles team for the 6A State Tennis Tournament. Junior Codi Post and Senior Jordan Dombrowski qualified after placing fourth at the regional meet. The duo is excited to compete at the State Tournament. “Last year I went to State to support another player...

Blue Jays Fall to Indians in 42-12 Loss

Blue Jays Fall to Indians in 42-12 Loss

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports, Sports

The Manhattan rivalry week is the biggest week of the football season and one of the biggest weeks of the school year. The Manhattan Indians won the game 42-12 on October 6th, 2017 and keeps the Silver Trophy for the second consecutive year The game started off on a high note with both teams scor...

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