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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...

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...

PHOTO GALLERY: Murder for Dummies

PHOTO GALLERY: Murder for Dummies

Sadante Person, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Spotlight

Junction City High School students performed their fall play "Murder for Dummies" opening night on Friday, November 17th.

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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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...

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 ...

Junior Committee Information

Junior Committee Information

Lexe West, Staff Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under News, Spotlight

Students attending JCHS have a multitude of opportunities to join different clubs and participate in different activities. Among those activities is the Junior Committee. The committee, which is supervised by Ms. Oliver, held a meeting last week to promote member sign-ups and to talk about the different...

New Year, New Band

New Year, New Band

Lexe West, Staff Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under Feature, Spotlight

After 20 years of leadership under Mr. Taylor, the Blue Jay Band faced a major change once their beloved teacher decided to retire. Quick to fill the now open spot in the Junction City staff was Mr. Morris. Morris hopes to use his nine years of experience to help better the band for the 2017-18 school...

Senior Fairwell: Jayden Davis

Senior Fairwell: Jayden Davis

Jayden Davis, Sports Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Local, Showcase, Spotlight

In my time of being a Junction City Blue Jay, I’ve had many people impact my life. From coaches, to teachers, to the kids I’ve grown with for the past four years. I’ve lost and gained a lot of people that have grown with me over the years. Going from Fort Riley Middle to Junction City High, was...

Senior Farewell: Cesar Ramos

Senior Farewell: Cesar Ramos

Cesar Ramos, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Spotlight

My name is Cesar Ramos-Ortiz. Coming into high school as a freshman was quite scary for me. People would constantly be telling me that I had to prepare for my future. I had people constantly telling me that I needed to find out what I wanted to do in life, and that I needed to find out NOW. I was nervous. My...

Senior Farewell : Auh’ Shay Sanchez

Senior Farewell : Auh’ Shay Sanchez

Auh'Shay Sanchez, Photographer

May 16, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

Hello, fellow JCHS peers , I'm Auh'shay Sanchez. I was born in Junction City but raised in Georgia practically all my life until freshman year with visiting my dad's side of the family every summer. Never did I think I  would attend the same high-school as many family members (Mom & Uncle '99)...

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