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Out of the 80 minutes his team played Friday night, head soccer coach Mitchell Dehoff thinks the Lady Jays played 75 great ones. But, it was the five minutes in which they didn’t that ended up costing them.

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The Junction City Blue Jay tennis team participated in a quadrangular Tuesday afternoon against Manhattan, Marysville and Highland Park High School. Aaron Reutzel finished in second place by leading his team in the top singles flight. Reutzel dropped his first match to Marysville, but came b…

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Down a run, Junction City had the bases loaded with no outs in the seventh inning. The Blue Jays already had scored two in the inning and were looking to turn the game for good. 

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Head coach Aaron Craig has learned a lot during his four years being a coach at Junction City. Whether it’s coaching football or softball, or any sport for that matter, one thing that remains constant is how big a deal it is facing off with Manhattan High School.

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Pitcher Rachel Duer took the mound Thursday afternoon against Marysville High School in game one of a Chapman softball doubleheader. Duer is doing something new this season, thanks to the green light from head coach Eileen Webster. 

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After an overtime game Thursday night against Wichita West High School, the Junction City Lady Jay soccer team found themselves in a familiar situation Monday night against Wichita Southeast High School. With both teams failing to punch one into the net during regulation, JC entered an overt…

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Although the Junction City Lady Jays soccer team fell to Wichita Classical 4-1 Tuesday night, JC head coach Mitchell DeHoff saw an encouraging second half from his team. And that stellar second-half performance translated into a Thursday night win over Wichita West High School. 

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Junction City took a lot of rain Tuesday afternoon, but it stopped right in time for the girls soccer team’s Blue-White scrimmage at Al Simpler Stadium.

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Chapman’s Fighting Irish had their backs against the wall with a final opportunity to save their season. After trailing almost the entire game, Chapman had one final opportunity to salvage a victory against Nickerson Friday night. This was it; either score and earn a trip to the boys state b…

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The Junction City Blue Jays entered their sub-state playoff game Wednesday without their go-to guy, A.J. Dickerson. After sustaining a knee injury against Topeka West, and re-aggravating the injury against Seaman, Dickerson was unable to suit up for Wednesday night’s showdown, and he was mis…

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The Junction City bowling teams traveled to West Ridge Lanes in Topeka to compete in the Regional Tournament Friday. And after some stellar performances, the Blue Jays were crowned regional champions. 

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The Junction City Lady Jays competed in a play-in game Monday night against the Wichita West Lady Pioneers. The winner would be traveling to take on undefeated Liberal High School. The winless Lady Jays fought hard, but fell in this one by a score of 63-36, which ended their season.

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After a pair of losses Thursday on Junction City’s Senior Night, the boys and girls basketball teams were right back at it on Friday night in Emporia for the regular season finales for both teams. 

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It was Senior Night at Shenk Gymansium on Thursday night as both the boys and girls basketball teams hosted what was likely their last basketball game of the season. 

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The Junction City bowling team hosted a triangular Monday afternoon during the team’s senior day. The varsity boys, girls and junior varsity boys all finished in first place.

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Thursday featured the final home basketball game of the season for St. Xavier Catholic School. The Rams took care of business against Heritage Christian, and ended the season on a high note, cruising to a 50-20 win.

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Ten days ago Junction City and Topeka High School met at Shenk Gymnasium, and Topeka edged the Blue Jays 74-59. Monday night featured a much different type of game between the two, but a late Trojans run helped them keep their first-place Centennial League aspirations alive.

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Denzel Acheampong and Katelyn Craft stood at half-court at Shenk Gymnasium Friday night prior to the boys basketball game with no idea what was in store for them. With a swarm of their fellow classmates looking on in anticipation, wondering who was going to be crowned the Winter Homecoming k…

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It was Winter Homecoming night at Junction City High School Friday, and the community and student body came out in full force to show support as Highland Park came to town to play both basketball teams. Highland Park played spoiler by sweeping both games.

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The Junction City wrestling team hosted its first and only home meet of the season Saturday morning. Not only was it the last time hosting a tournament this season, but it was also coach Bob Laster’s last one as head coach. 

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