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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...

Soccer Loses 2-1 In Overtime Game

Soccer Loses 2-1 In Overtime Game

Lexe West, Staff Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports, Showcase, Sports

In a two-to-one loss after going into overtime, the Junction City soccer team fell to St. Marys Academy at Al Simpler Stadium. The game took place Wednesday, October 4th. In the second half of the game, player Liam Post scored the one point that would send the team into over time. The score was ...

Curse of The Pep Rally Has Been Broken

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

September 23, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports, Sports

The curse of the pep rally was finally broken as the Junction City Blue Jays defeated Washburn Rural 35-21 on Friday, September 22nd, 2017. Over the years the Blue Jay Athletics and pep rallies haven’t meshed well. Pep rallies are meant to get the team excited and ready for the game, but recent...

PHOTOS: Varsity Volleyball on September 12th

PHOTOS: Varsity Volleyball on September 12th

Morgan Deering, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Photos, Showcase, Sports

The Junction City High School Lady Jays Varsity volleyball team played Washburn Rural, Shawnee Heights, and Topeka West on Tuesday, September 12th. Of these three games, the Lady Jays won one and lost two. The Lady Jays Varsity team does not have any remaining home games. Their next tournament is on...

Blue Jays Dominate in First Win

Blue Jays Dominate in First Win

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

September 19, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports, Sports

The Junction City Blue Jays have looked to turn the page for this season following Fridays win against Topeka West. The Blue Jays won the game 60-21 and have improved their record on the season to 1-2. After the previous two weeks filled with turnovers and missed opportunities the Blue Jays have turned...

Senior Collects Two Interceptions In First Ever Varsity Start

Senior Collects Two Interceptions In First Ever Varsity Start

Annie Johnson, Kilee Shuck, Torrie Simmons, Kaleb Hansen, Contributing Reporters

September 11, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports, Showcase, Sports

The entire Blue Jay fan section was on their feet, cheering loud, as the first time senior starter, Antonio Porter, made his first interception of the season during the September 1st game against the Emporia Spartans. The Blue Jays began the game with a six point leading streak. Later in the night, ano...

Should High Schools Cut Football?

Should High Schools Cut Football?

Morgan Deering, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Sports

Due to recent research involving C.T.E. (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) many parents and schools have been debating just how safe football really is for students. C.T.E. has many of the same showing sign as Alzheimer’s and dementia, but is the result of an injury rather than an endogenous disease....

Blue-White Scrimmage Photo Gallery

Blue-White Scrimmage Photo Gallery

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

August 31, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports, Showcase, Sports

The Blue/ White scrimmage was played on August 25th, 2017. The Blue Jays will take on Emporia at Al Simpler Stadium on September 1st, 2017.

Blue Jay Volleyball Preview

Blue Jay Volleyball Preview

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

August 31, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

With shoes screeching on the hardwood floor and volleyballs whizzing by, the volleyball team has been hustling to prepare for the season opener. With high intensity and energy being the off-season’s focus, several of the newcomers are trying to adjust. “The conditioning is more intense in high...

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...

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