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Junior swimmer Sarren Hines  swims the 50 M freestyle in the triangle against Manhattan and Topeka High School last Tuesday, March 29 at the Topeka Natatoriam. She placed first with a time of 28.93 seconds.

Blue Jay girls swim beats personal records

Andrea Hipolito, Staff Writer April 5, 2022

The Junction City girls swim team had a meet on March 29, 2022 in the Topeka Natatorium. Junction City competed against two teams, Manhattan High and Topeka High. Overall, they placed 2nd as a team. With...

Senior Andrew Khoury fields the ground ball.

Baseball ends regular season with 9-12 record; loses in first round of regionals

Nathaniel Rumbaugh, Staff Writer May 27, 2021

The Junction City Blue Jays baseball team had an up and down ride in 2021. With last season being canceled, there were high hopes for this baseball season. Things did not turn out as hoped though, with...

Baseball scores big against Emporia

Baseball scores big against Emporia

Nathaniel Rumbaugh, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

The Blue Jays Baseball team had a successful road trip on Tuesday when they faced Emporia. The first and second game were quite different, in which the Blue Jays won by 4 and then by 9. In the first game...

Junior Brooke Swango works to rotate her opponent to her back for the pin. Swango was one of five wrestling to compete at state. Although she didnt come home with a placing, Swango says she enjoyed the experience.

Winter Sports Recap

Nathaniel Rumbaugh, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

Before the spring season can officially begin, here is how the winter sports completed their seasons. Boys basketball fell during sub state to the Firebirds of Lawrence Free State. To get to the 2nd round...

Winter sports have successful seasons

Winter sports have successful seasons

Nathaniel Rumbaugh, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic Junction City High School has managed to keep sports up and running. Throughout everything, our Blue Jays boys basketball team has still competed well each week. Posting...

Senior Russel Wilkie carries the ball while senior DJ Giddens blocks for him.

Football wins Silver Trophy in final rivalry game at Al Simpler Stadium

Trevor Laughlin October 13, 2020

The Junction City Blue Jays varsity football team took on the Manhattan Indians on September 11, 2020 in a very exciting rivalry game. Junction City started the game to take the lead with a 65 yard...

Elisa Robinson, 2019

State Wrestling 2020

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....

Fall Senior Night Celebration / Final Football Home Game

Joshua Allen, Staff Writer October 21, 2019

October 18, 2019 was the last home game of the regular football season. It was also senior night for fall sports and activities. We asked two senior varsity players how it felt to play their last home...

Sports Recap: Fall Sports

Joshua Allen, Staff Writer September 20, 2019

On September 12, 2019, The JCHS Girls Tennis team participated in a quadrangle, hosted by Washburn Rural. Varsity players Krysta Talley and Anna Torres beat Marysville 8-1, but sadly lost to Washburn Rural....

Freshman Tylar Pere catches against Liberal on Wednesday, May 15.

PHOTOS: Varsity Baseball Regionals vs Liberal

Taryn Tanguay, Sports Editor May 22, 2019

The Blue Jays defeated Liberal with a final score of 3-2, advancing to the next round of regionals. The Blue Jays fell to Haysville-Campus in the 12th inning with a final score of 12-13. The varsity...

Sophomore Trevor Laughlin pitches against Emporia on Friday April 26.

PHOTOS: Varsity Baseball vs Emporia

Taryn Tanguay, Sports Editor May 1, 2019

The Blue Jays defeated Emporia during their first game with a score of 7-4. The Blue Jays fell to Emporia in the second game with a score of 9-10. The Blue Jays game scheduled for April 30 has been...

Because of the reconstruction of the baseball field at Rathert Stadium, the baseball team has been unable to play any home games this season. Junior Joel Nieves at bat on the road against Hayden on April 23.

Baseball Field Reconstruction Prevents Home Games

Torrie Simmons, Pow Wow Yearbook Staff April 29, 2019

As of April 23, the reconstruction of the baseball field at Rathert Stadium, where Junction City High School plays baseball, has been completed. The process of installing the turf infield and sod outfield...

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