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…
The Junction City Blue Jays travel to Dodge City this week in the second round of the Class 6A football tournament bracket to take on the undefeated Dodge City Demons.
Brothers Trae and Thane McDaniel celebrated a Cowdin Cup championship together on Saturday night, but their next steps will be quite different.
In late May, the Junction City Brigade convened for the first time at Rathert Field. A lot entered Junction City from different backgrounds and other parts of the country, but a lot of them had similar goals for the summer.
Clinching the No. 1 seed in the playoffs has its benefits. One is that your team receives a bye, and doesn’t have to compete in a postseason game until the semi-final round. The second is that you play the worst seed remaining in the playoffs by that point. But with those elements working in…
In the final regular season home game for the Junction City Brigade, the ball was in the hands of ace pitcher Riley Taylor Sunday night. Taylor has had plenty of success in front of the JC crowd at Rathert Field, and he had another good outing. It turned out to be one of his best games of the year.
Monday was a scheduled off-day for Junction City Brigade catcher Dylan Thurber. But in the seventh inning, his number was called to enter the game and catch for new pitcher Drew Repp. And when he got to the plate, Thurber made his mark on the game. Thurber utilized his at-bat in the bottom o…
After splitting a two-game series with the Kansas City Monarchs this week, the Junction City Brigade returned to Rathert Field Friday night to face the Topeka Golden Giants. The Brigade needed a lift in their pitching and hitting, especially with the season winding down. The season is in the…
The Kansas City Monarchs visited Rathert Field Monday night with just nine players and an empty dugout. The KC team the Junction City Brigade saw on the field was what they were going to compete against for the game’s entirety.
Coming into a two-game series with Barn Baseball Academy, Junction City Brigade head coach Derek Francis stressed the importance of not sleeping on the Barnstormers. With the Midwest A’s coming into town for a doubleheader Saturday, it was crucial to not overlook the Barnstormers in preparat…
Wednesday night featured a birthday celebration at Rathert Field. Junction City Brigade head coach Derek Francis turned 26, and he was happy to see another year of being on the baseball diamond.
After taking the first two games of the series last week, the Junction City Brigade looked to sweep the Barn Baseball Academy Saturday night in front of its home crowd on Military Appreciation Night. Pitcher Jack Christian took the mound for the Brigade, and he delivered.
The Junction City Brigade celebrated a second straight win over Barn Baseball Academy Friday night with a fireworks display at Rathert Field.
Head coach Derek Francis and the Junction City Brigade wanted to get some innings out of starting pitcher Jayton Haggard Thursday night. Haggard delivered by giving them six of them; six strong ones. It was a good enough outing to give the Brigade a win in the first game of three against The…
With lightning in the area, play at the Junction City Brigade’s game Tuesday night was delayed for more than 45 minutes night against the Topeka Golden Giants. When the weather temporarily cleared up, JC pitcher Bryce Hestand took the mound and gave the Brigade another successful start in fr…
After the Junction City Brigade offense exploded for 20 runs in its last outing, the pitching took center stage in Friday night’s win over the visiting Liberty Monarchs. JC pitchers Riley and Jacob Taylor combined for a shutout in front of a well-engaged Junction City crowd at Rathert Field.
The Junction City Greco-Freestyle Wrestling Club participated in the Kansas State Tournament in Hutchinson June 1, and finished the weekend with some state champions.
With the Junction City Brigade trailing 12-7 to the Baldwin City Blues heading into the bottom of the ninth inning Monday night, it was not a fun baseball game by any means, according to head coach Derek Francis.
Although players only had a couple practices together, and he still didn’t have a full roster at his disposal, Junction City Brigade head coach Derek Francis was happy to see his team in some live action against the Kansas City Knights Friday night.
After winning the Cowdin Cup last season, head coach Derek Francis heads into this year fielding a Junction City Brigade roster with a lot of new faces.
Chapman’s Aaron Modrow feels that he’s been physically capable the last couple years to win a state championship, but mentally he wasn’t. After a really tough race in the 1,600-meter run at the K-Relays, he hit a breaking point. Modrow dropped himself out of the race after the third lap, and…
Keiana Newman left her mark in the Junction City High School track program after adding another 100-meter hurdle state championship to her resume. She finished with a time of 14.85 seconds at the state track meet in Wichita this weekend. Despite accomplishing this feat, Newman realized it wa…
Chapman sophomore Taylor Briggs went into the home stretch in Saturday’s 1,600-meter run as the crowd erupted, and she broke away from the rest of the pack.
WICHITA — The state track meet was hampered by wet weather Friday, but high school athletes were back in action at Wichita's Cessna Stadium Saturday.