The Blue Jay

State Wrestling 2020

Elisa Robinson, 2019

Olivia Knerr, Staff Editor

March 6, 2020

On February 27, 2020, in Salina, Kansas, the State wrestling meet commenced at the Tony Pizza Event Center. The meet began at 6 pm and ended at 7 pm. There were 500-1000 people there to watch the meet. JCHS girls wrestling was in attendance, specifically the senior, Elisa Robinson. Elisa Robinson...

Keiana Newman: Dynasty of a State Champion

Keiana Newman, two-time state champion in the 100-meter hurdle, competes in hurdles at the home track meet on April 9, 2019.

Juan Tovar, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019

Senior Keiana Newman is no dismissive name. For two years in a row, Keiana Newman has been crowned State Champ in the 100-meter hurdles, as well as winning 300-meter hurdles at state in 2017 and runner up in 2018. These feats have been no easy task with impressive runners from all over the state gunning...

Athlete Showcase: Javontez Brime

Javontez Brime is a senior athlete on the track team.

Juan Tovar, Staff Member

March 18, 2019

The return of spring sports brings back memorable athletes. Javontez "Tez" Brime is a senior returning for his final season of track. The previous season entailed some notable achievements. Last year, Brime attended state alongside the 4x100 relay team which also included alumni Ian Sanchez, Izayiah...

Recap of the 2018-2019 Basketball Season

AJ Dickerson (12), Aaron Hamilton (12), Anthony Twiggs (12) , and Darrin Battiste (11) All get together to motivate each other in between plays

March 1, 2019

In a valiant effort, the Blue Jays (9-10) fell to Lawrence Free State (8-6) in the first round of the playoffs with a final score of 66-35. Despite this loss, the boys had an outstanding year of Basketball, this season showcased Junction City’s effort to create a better basketball program. Ever...

Baseball Roster Released

Baseball Roster Released

Taryn Tanguay, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

The Junction City baseball rosters have been released after spring tryouts during the week of  February 25th - March 1st. The season opener will be played at McPherson High School on Monday March 25th.   Junior Varsity Varsity Mason Dussault (11) Kazerick Smith (11) Anthony Hamilton...

PHOTOS: Varsity Boys Basketball VS Hayden High School

Tray Minor, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

The Blue Jays varsity boys basketball defeated Hayden High School 50-49 on Tuesday, Jan 29.  

PHOTOS: Boys Swim at Manhattan

Junior Adrian Robles prepares for a backstroke start at a meet in Manhattan on January 9, 2019.

Morgan Deering, Managing Editor

January 16, 2019

The Boys Swim Team competed at the Manhattan Kansas Swim Meet on January 9, 2019. Results are still pending. The boys team will be swimming in their next meet on January 17, 2019 in Dodge City, Kansas.

Varsity Basketball Finds Early Season Success

AJ Dickerson,12, drives to the basket and knocks a Manhattan player off balance.

Taryn Tanguay, Sports Editor

December 12, 2018

With the basketball season in full swing, the Blue Jays are riding the momentum of early season success with a 2-1 record. As the season begins, the Blue Jays are continuing to improve as a team. One area they are focusing on this season is team chemistry. “There are times where things are going...

VIDEO: JCHS vs. MHS Chin-Up Challenge

VIDEO: JCHS vs. MHS Chin-Up Challenge

Elyse Nguyen, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018

On Friday, October 5th, 2018, the Great American Rivalry Series came to Junction City High School to host a chin-up competition against Manhattan High School.  

PHOTOS: Blue Jays Beat Manhattan in Silver Trophy Game

The Blue Jays hoist the Silver Trophy in victory over Manhattan High.

Jacob Hermanson, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

The Blue Jay football team regained the Silver Trophy after a two-year hiatus in a 9-7 upset win over Manhattan High School on October 5 at Simpler Stadium.