TOPEKA, Kan. - The KSHSAA Board of Directors met virtually Tuesday at the request of the Appeal Board to reconsider their position on spectators for the winter activity season. By a vote of 54-24, the KSHSA BOD approved the motion: Effective Thursday, December 10 through January 28, 2021, in…
The Junction City Blue Jays walked off the court Friday night with the 70-67, double-overtime victory over the Topeka Seaman Vikings in the first game of the season.
After three days of tryouts, the Junction City Blue Jays boys basketball team roster is mostly set. There will be an additional round of tryouts for the members of the football team looking to make their splash on the court when their season ends according to coach Nick Perez.
The end of the season came a week earlier than the Junction City Blue Jays, and their fans, hoped for Friday night with the 62-27 loss to the defending state champions Derby at Al Simpler Stadium.
Lower than normal turnout for tryouts didn’t bother Lady Blue Jays head coach Tim Testa after three days of workouts before naming the 2020-21 team.
The Junction City High School Athletic Field was dedicated Sept. 24, 1965. On Friday, the stadium that was renamed to honor coach Al Simpler in 1983 will host its final high school football game, ending a 55-year run as the home of the Blue Jays. The team will start the 2021 season at a new …
The end of the 2020 football season is nearing completion with the final home game being held at historic Al Simpler Stadium this Friday night as the Junction City Blue Jays host the Derby Panthers in the Kansas State High School Activities Association Class 6A football tournament semifinals.
Junction City High School’s Shenk Gymnasium was buzzing with action Saturday as the Blue Jays were the one of the hosts of the Kansas State High School Activities Association Class 6A Sub-State Volleyball tournament. Along with Junction City, Manhattan, Washburn Rural and Topeka High teams c…
The end of the regular season came as a surprise to the members of the Junction City High School football team Thursday when they were notified of a COVID-19 positive student at Topeka Highland Park which forced the cancellation of the final game.
The best cross country runners will meet next Saturday in Augusta at the Kansas State High School Activities Association Class 6A State Meet. To get there, this Saturday teams across the state competed at regional meets where the top-3 teams and three individuals not associated with a team m…
The final regular season race is in the books for the 2020 Junction City High School cross country teams. The teams both finished seventh in their respective varsity groupings with one medalist finishing inside the top-20 finishers Saturday in Salina.
The long 2020 volleyball season is nearing an end and the Junction City High School Lady Jays volleyball team is riding a small high after going 4-2 over the weekend at the Atchison Tournament.
Eight teams of anglers ventured out on to Milford Lake Sunday with hopes of being crowned the 2nd Annual United Way of Junction City/Geary County Bass Tournament champion. The high winds blew across the lake all day make the waters rough with some whitecaps in the middle of the large lake, f…
The top catfish anglers in the nation descended on Milford Lake Saturday for a chance to earn a spot in the Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s King Kat Classic Tournament Oct. 29-31 at Milford Lake and to earn valuable points for the season-long championship.
The first tournament of the fall baseball season was completed on Sunday for the Junction City Blues Baseball Club 12U’s with the team sweeping the competition to earn their first title as a club.
Week one of the Kansas State High School Activities Association and Junction City High School football is upon the region as the Blue Jays prepare to travel to Wichita Friday to take on the Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles.
The 2020 season is underway for the Junction City High School Blue Jays soccer team as they held their annual Blue-White Scrimmage Wednesday inside Al Simpler Stadium. The game featured the varsity team squaring off against the junior varsity squad in their first game-like exercise of the season.
The Junction City Jays 11U baseball team closed out their season Sunday at the Manhattan Summer Slam, falling to eventual tournament runner-ups Next Level Manhattan in the semifinals 11-13 in extra innings.
The Junction City Blues dropped a pair of games Saturday evening at Rathert Stadium to the visiting Salina Falcons, 14-9 and 5-3, to move to 7-5 on the season.
Dark and ominous clouds rolled in from the north Monday night at North Park as the Junction City Redbirds squared off against Riley 2 in the first of two scheduled games between the two on the night.
The Junction City Jays 14U baseball team moved to 4-4 on the season after finishing the McPherson Tournament 3-2 including a loss to the host team in the championship round.
The Junction City Jays 13U traveling team moved to 6-6-1 on the season after finishing second to the host team at the McPherson Tournament over the weekend.
The Junction City Jays 9U baseball team traveled to McPherson for their second tournament of the season. The team finished the weekend 3-1 finishing the round-robin tournament in second place.
The Geary County Chaos 14U softball team rolled through the Riley County Ponytail Express Tournament over the weekend finishing second while going 4-2 in the event.
Ten runs in two innings sealed the victory for the Junction City Blue Bronco team Monday night at North Park as they run-ruled the visiting Riley County Falcons 15-3.
The first pitch of the summer season is less than a week away for the players of the Junction City Jays 11U baseball team and they knocked off a little rust with a scrimmage against the C4 Raptors Sunday in North Park.
Junction City hosted the Manhattan Crusaders 12U team Sunday in a double-header at North Park as they prepare for their season opening tournament in Salina this weekend.
A historic night took place in Abilene Saturday as Carden Combat Sports and Never Surrender MMA hosted the first live fighting event in the state of Kansas. The night brought together five combative style fights under one roof — boxing, kickboxing, combat jiu jitsu, mixed martial arts and fo…
Like other baseball teams in the county, the Junction City Senior American Legion baseball team has been hard at work preparing for their delayed season to begin, starting today with a scrimmage against Chapman at 6 p.m. at Rathert Stadium.
Sounds of baseball bats pinging echoed in North Park this week as baseball teams from Junction City got their season underway with their first practices of the shortened season.
The KS National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Annual State Tournament was scheduled for April 3 and 4 in Hutchinson, at the State Fairgrounds. The Tournament was canceled like many other States NASP State Tournaments.
The sports season is on hold for the student-athletes of Junction City High School until March 22, but before the district closed all activities, the girls soccer team was hard at work preparing for their upcoming season at Al Simpler Stadium.
Senior Savannah Adams accomplished what most seniors dream of doing during their high school career — becoming state champion — Thursday at Wichita’s Northrock Lanes during the Class 6A State Bowling Tournament.
The Junction City boys bowling team was eight pins from achieving a season goal — bringing home hardware to show their hard work to everyone — Thursday at the Class 6A State Tournament at Wichita’s Northrock Lanes.
The Junction City Lady Blue Jays trailed early in the Class 6A State Bowling Tournament in Wichita Thursday before turning their scores around to take second place by two pins over Garden City.
As the final buzzer sounded in the gymnasium at Lawrence Free State High School Wednesday, the 2019-20 basketball season came to a close for the Junction City Blue Jays as they fell 56-68 to the Firebirds.
After a two-day trip to Liberal, the basketball season has come to a close for the Junction City Lady Blue Jays as they fell to the number one seeded Liberal Lady Redskins, 23-58.
Twelve Junction City High School wrestlers walked into the gym at Washburn Rural last weekend with hopes of competing at the Class 6A State Wrestling Tournament this weekend in Park City. Nine finished inside the top-8 in their respective weight classes clipping their ticket while two Blue J…
After the high of watching Qua’Vez Humphreys crowned the 2020 Winter Homecoming King, the Blue Jays basketball team struggled late against Topeka West to fall 52-60 in the teams next to final appearance in Shenk Gymnasium during the regular season.
A private reception was held Friday night in the Junction City High School cafeteria honoring the members of the 1970 Class 4A State Basketball Champions. The team led by coach Ralph Rindt, Bob Smalley and Bill Hill finished the 1969-70 season 19-5. Many of the athletes were also part of the…
Last week when the Lady Blue Jays defeated the Topeka West Lady Chargers they ended a two year losing streak. Friday night, the team snapped a 757 day streak at Shenk Gymnasium earning their first home victory since Jan. 2018.
The Junction City Blue Jays bowlers finished the Centennial League meet at Gage Bowl in Topeka. Both teams finished lower in the ranks through match play but the teams games, known a Baker’s, raised the teams totals.
The final home game for the Saint Xavier Rams ended with tears falling from several of the players as they walked out of their team area toward waiting parents and friends Tuesday night at the school. The night was dedicated to the players, cheerleaders, the three seniors on the two squads a…