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Junction City softball hosted two doubleheaders this past week versus Emporia and Topeka West but was only able to finish three of the four games due to rainy weather that popped up on Friday. The Lady Jays (3-4) were swept 9-6 and 8-1 by Emporia and fell 13-4 in game one to Topeka West. Gam…

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For the second straight day, Junction City girls soccer traveled back to Hummer Sports Park in Topeka and after getting a big 8-0 win over Topeka West on Thursday, the Lady Jays (3-2) shut down Highland Park (0-5) on Friday, winning 7-0.

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Blue Jay baseball was just an inning and a half away from their second-straight sweep Friday night after game two of their series at Topeka West was interrupted part of the way through the sixth by inclement weather but was declared a full game. Junction City (4-2) handily won the first game…

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Junction City boys’ tennis traveled back to Topeka for the second time this season for the Highland Park Quad on Monday. The Blue Jays faced the likes of Topeka West, DeSoto and host Highland Park.

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Blue Jay baseball was just an inning and a half away from their second-straight sweep Friday night after game two of their series at Topeka West was interrupted part of the way through the sixth by inclement weather but was declared a full game. Junction City (4-2) handily won the first game…

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Blue Jay baseball was just an inning and a half away from their second-straight sweep Friday night after game two of their series at Topeka West was interrupted part of the way through the sixth by inclement weather but was declared a full game. Junction City (4-2) handily won the first game…

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Junction City softball hosted two doubleheaders this past week versus Emporia and Topeka West but was only able to finish three of the four games due to rainy weather that popped up on Friday. The Lady Jays (3-4) were swept 9-6 and 8-1 by Emporia and fell 13-4 in game one to Topeka West. Gam…

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The St. Xavier track and field team competed in the Wabaunsee Varsity Invite track meet on Friday. The Ram girls finished 10th and the boys did not place. 

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Junction City baseball came out swinging when they traveled to Emporia on Tuesday evening and left with their first sweep of the season taking down the Spartans (2-2) 9-5 in extra innings in game one and 13-4 in game two. 

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Junction City boys’ tennis traveled back to Topeka for the second time this season for the Highland Park Quad on Monday. The Blue Jays faced the likes of Topeka West, DeSoto and host Highland Park.

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Junction City baseball got more experience playing in tight ball games Tuesday night when they split a home triangular with Great Bend (0-2) and McPherson (4-0). The Blue Jays (1-2) won an extra-inning battle with the Panthers 6-5 before coming back later that evening to fall 4-2 to the Bullpups.

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For the first time in almost 700 days, the Lady Jay softball team made their way out onto their field at Cleary Park to play some softball. With brand new uniforms that sat a year before being worn just like the players wearing them sat for a year before getting back onto the diamond, Juncti…

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Junction City track and field opened up their season on Thursday with their home track meet and came away with a solid third-place finish for the Blue Jay boys and a fourth-place finish for the Lady Jays.

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Taylor Briggs, a Chapman senior, dominated her home meet in the distance events on April 1. She is pictured here in the 1600m, which she won in a time of 5:05.81. She also won the 3200m in a time of 11:08.06. Briggs is also the 4A State Cross Country champion.

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Junction City girls’ soccer head coach Mitchell DeHoff hoped that his teams’ trip down to Wichita Thursday afternoon would lead to a much more competitive, confidence-building match after a tough debut the week before versus Manhattan. He got exactly that when the Lady Jays (1-1) got their f…

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Junction City girls swimming traveled to Salina to open up their season on Thursday and competed in two meets, one hosted by Salina South and the other hosted by Salina Central. The Lady Jays only swam their races once but their results were used in two separate fields of opponents

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Junction City softball started off the 2021 season with a split when they traveled to take on the Salina Central Mustangs (1-1). The Lady Jays (1-1) dropped the first game 8-2 before rebounding with a 5-3 win called in the bottom of the seventh inning due to the storms that rolled in Friday …

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The Junction City Kids Wrestling Club competed at the USAWKS 2021 State Folkstyle Championship at Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane on March 12-14 and came away with five medal-winning performances out of the eight wrestlers competing.

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Crappie USA will be holding a crappie tournament at Milford Lake on May 16. The event is presented by Bass Pro Shop and Cabela’s and anglers will be vying for a guaranteed $10,000 payout.

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The King Kat Tournament Trail will be hitting Milford Lake on May 15. Anglers both local and around the country will travel to Geary County to compete for cash and prizes presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s and an opportunity to compete in a regional championship and the 2021 King Kat Classic.

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Over the past week, I’ve had some extra free time thanks to Junction City High’s spring break and a general lull of local sporting events. Did I spend that time wisely by doing things outside and perhaps working to get ahead on a few things in preparation for a very busy spring sports season…

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The last time the Junction City High baseball team took the field, it was a thriller. One win away from going to state, the Blue Jays fell by one run in 12 innings to the eventual state champion Haysville-Campus Colts.

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In 2020, Junction City girl’s swimming head coach Beth Schlesener saw the stars aligning for a special season for her program. She had several good seniors and a bevy of talented underclassmen that could’ve boosted the Lady Jays to the state swimming tournament for the first time in a while.

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Heading into the 2019 Blue Jay golf season, a real foundation had been laid for success and growth with strong leadership and a bevy of young talent. Unfortunately, all it takes to set that process back is losing an entire season which is what happened to everyone in 2020.

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The Junction City tennis team headed into the 2020 season with a bunch of young and unproven freshmen and sophomores who were ready to start their maturation process before COVID-19 stopped them in their tracks and put that growth on hold for a calendar year. Now, Blue Jay head coach Matt Mi…

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On Saturday, Junction City’s Rhonda Freeman set the state record in the Master’s Division of powerlifting in all three lifting categories at the Trial by Iron competition at Forge Fitness in Wichita. Freeman lifted in the 56 kg weight division. She recorded 92.5 kg in the squat, 67.5 kg in t…

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Former Blue Jay star quarterback Ryan Henington has officially transitioned from safety to linebacker to start his senior season according to K-State head coach Chris Kleiman in his opening spring press conference on Friday.

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The sun, high in the sky, sparkled off the deep blue ripples of Milford Lake Saturday afternoon as 114 different boats trickled back in from the vast expanse of the lake after a long morning and afternoon of fishing in the annual Spring Catfish Clash.

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Consistency has been the name of the game all season long for the Junction City boys basketball team and unfortunately for the Blue Jays, it was consistency that led to their season-ending 53-42 loss to Lawrence-Free State in the 6A substate semi-finals Tuesday night.

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PARK CITY — Six Junction City wrestlers qualified for state last weekend and on Saturday, three of those became state medalists. Freshman Zeke Witt and sophomore Kayden Blake both finished fourth in their weight classes and senior CJ Neuman finished fifth.

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Josslyn Depew shots a bear target during the Chapman Archery home tournament at Tuttle Creek State Park on Saturday.

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Cole Randle aims his bow at an elk target during the Chapman Archery home tournament at Tuttle Creek State Park on Saturday.

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Josslyn Depew and Dalton Cain shoot at a frog target in a tree during the Chapman Archery home tournament at Tuttle Creek State Park on Saturday.

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David Rowell, #10, (center) blocks a shot by a Topeka High School player during the substate game at home. The Blue Jays will advance to face Lawrence Free State after beating Topeka High School 68-57. The Lady Blue Jays lost their substate game to Lawrence Free State at home.