The Blue Jay

Girls Soccer Win In Double-Overtime

Senior Maja  Bellika (center) listens to head coach Mitchell Dehoff before a game. Bellika scored the game wining goal to end double overtime against Wichita West on March 28.
March 29, 2019

The Lady Jays soccer team battled through the drizzling rain to win their second game of the season against Wichita West on their home field. They defeated the Pioneers 3-2 in a double-overtime win. Senior...

Girls Soccer Falls to Manhattan in Season Opener

Senior Yurri Schott moves the ball down the field against Manhattan High School during the first varsity home game of the season on March 21.
March 22, 2019

The Junction City Girls Soccer team opened the season against their rival, Manhattan High School, in a home game on Thursday, March 21. The junior varsity team lost 0-10, while the varsity team lost 0-9. ...

Athlete Showcase: Javontez Brime

Javontez Brime is a senior athlete on the track team.
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,...

Pippin 2019 Video: Preview of the Musical

March 5, 2019

Junction City High School’s spring production of Pippin the musical will premiere Thursday, March 7th through Saturday, March 9th at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. You can purchase them for $5 each...

Pippin 2019: Nicholas Paradas and Payton Tabb Cast for Leading Roles

Senior Nicholas (Nico) Paradas and junior Payton Tabb  perform
February 27, 2019

There seems to be a misconception that being cast for a leading role is every musical theater kid's dream but it's actually very difficult and a lot more goes on behind the scenes than people think. Hours...

Birds of The Nest: Grace Kroeger

Birds of The Nest: Grace Kroeger
February 25, 2019

"I started playing volleyball when I was in 3rd grade, and I've played all the way up to my senior year. I was going to attend some college, I just didn't know yet. I had some prospects, but none of them...

JCHS Students Deal With the Deployment of Family Members

Junior Kenzie Kohunsky is one of the many students who are impacted by the recent deployment of Fort Riley Soldiers.
February 22, 2019

At the beginning of the year, through the end of January, Fort Riley deployed three brigades to Poland to aid with Operation Atlantic Resolve and to rotate with the troops currently stationed there. The service...

Health Science Students Begin Semester Long Project

Julia Flores (11) discusses her mock patients symptoms and medical history during a meeting for her health science project on February 11.
February 11, 2019

Students in Health Science 2 are starting a large project on the National Health Science Standards under the instruction of Nancy Dettmer. Students will be tasked with diagnosing a mock patient who has...

Junction City Overcomes Manhattan in a Stunning Rematch

Senior, AJ Dickerson is attempting to pass the ball to a open teammate.
February 11, 2019

The Blue Jays boys’ basketball team was looking for redemption against the Manhattan Indians. The last time these two teams met; Junction City suffered a narrow loss with the final score being 51-49. Facing...

JROTC Drill Team Places Second in Council Bluffs Meet

LET 1 Regulation Team preparing for competition in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
February 1, 2019

Junction City High School has many different programs for its diverse students and the JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps)  program is one of them. Within JROTC are sub-teams such as Raiders,...

Birds of the Nest: Scott Franz

Scott Franz describes his journey through his career.
February 1, 2019

“I went to high school at Free State High School in Lawrence Kansas. I currently play football for Kansas State University, I am going to be a red shirt senior. So I will be going on my fifth and final...

Boys Basketball Earn ‘Tournament of Champions’ Runner-Up

The Junction City High School varsity boys basketball team were crowned the Tournament of Champions runner-up with a second place finish.
January 25, 2019

The Junction City Boys varsity basketball team traveled to Dodge City on January 17 to compete in the 76th annual Tournament of Champions. The Participating teams included Junction City (6A), Dodge City...

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