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 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…
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.
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.
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 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.
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…
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.
The Junction City track and field team participated in the Kansas State High School Activities Association 6A regional track meet at Lawrence Free State High School Friday. The top four finishers in each event qualified for the state tournament, and JC will have many athletes moving on to th…
The Junction City softball team suffered a 13-1 loss to Topeka High School in the regional playoff round Thursday afternoon, but coach Aaron Craig’s head is not hanging low. Remembering where this team was just a year ago from now, he is encouraged with the current track the team is on.
Junction City Athletic Director Matthew Westerhaus has compiled a list of summer opportunities for Junction City student athletes.
The thing about playing the same team in both the first and last games of the season to Junction City girls soccer coach Mitchell Dehoff is that it’s a good measuring stick. It’s a culmination of everything the team has gone through over the course of a long season.
Junction City senior swimmer Reece Boland (right) is being considered to compete at state. Boland recently scored a personal best time in the 100-yard breast stroke with a time of 1.16:26. She also placed third at league Friday, earning a medal. Paperwork has been sent to officials and Bolan…
It began in Junction City tennis player Kody Westerhaus’s sophomore year when coach Matthew Micheel felt his team needed a lift. Westerhaus delivered on Micheel’s request in a big way.
It’s all about the start, Junction City head softball coach Aaron Craig said. A start to a game often dictates how the rest of the game will go, and that was certainly the case Friday afternoon as JC dropped two games to Emporia.
Tuesday night’s soccer matchup against Wichita Warriors Homeschool looked all too familiar for Lady Jay coach Mitchell Dehoff. It looked a lot like the team’s past couple games.
The Junction City girls swimming team finished in first place at the Hays invitational meet Monday. Many swimmers had great performances en route to the first-place finish.
Junction City tennis coach Matthew Micheel has been focused on getting his team to play with intensity this season. He feels playing with that sort of confidence helps with the overall play.
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.