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Graduated senior Andrew Khoury and Junction City High School head football coach Randall Zimmerman participated in the 48th Annual Shrine Bowl this past week in Hutchinson.

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Three Blue Jay baseball players were named to the All-Centennial League second team last week. Seniors Andrew Khoury (outfield), Russell Wilkey (infield) and Trevor Laughlin (utility) all earned honors in their final season in a Junction City uniform.

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All Junction City and Fort Riley girls basketball players from the first through eighth grade are encouraged to come out this summer to participate in the Lady Jays Basketball Girls Summer Program.

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Inclement weather plagued the 6A State Track and Field Championship meet at Cessna Stadium in Wichita on Thursday. Rain and lightning pushed the start time from the meet back several hours and periodic spurts of rain popped up throughout the day.

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WICHITA — Junction City track came into the season with a boatload of uncertainty and just a handful of state participants returning from the 2019 season after losing the 2020 season to COVID-19. On Friday, the Blue Jays showed that the talent on their team fills much more than just one hand…

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One could say the dreary, overcast afternoon portended a less than desirable senior day for Junction City baseball on Tuesday. The Blue Jays, caught in a five-game spiral, found themselves victim of two more losses (1-4, 5-9) at the hands of Topeka High (14-6), dropping their regular season …

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Junction City softball wrapped up their regular season on Tuesday with two 15-0 losses No. 1 overall in class 6A Topeka High. The Lady Jays will head into regional play with a 6-14 overall record.

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Junction City track and field traveled to Washburn Rural on Thursday for the Centennial League meet and left with a third place finish for the Blue Jay boys and a sixth place finish for the girls. Manhattan’s boys and girls both finished first and Washburn Rural took second.

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Junction City swimming competed in the Centennial League swimming meet on Thursday in Topeka and finished eighth overall. Washburn Rural took the league title followed by Manhattan and Topeka-Seaman.

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The Junction City softball girls played their final home games of the season on Friday when they hosted the talented Washburn Rural Junior Blues. While things didn’t end as they wanted, Washburn swept the Lady Jays 9-0 and 15-0, Junction City head coach Aaron Craig couldn’t have spoken more …

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Junction CIty baseball’s recent woes continued Friday night on the road at Washburn Rural. The Junior Blues (12-5) came into Friday’s game as one of the top teams in the Centennial League and showed it, sweeping the Blue Jays 8-0 and 5-3. The losses push Junction City’s losing skid to five g…

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Junction City High School golf hosted their annual home golf invitational at Rolling Meadows Golf Course on Thursday and finished 10th overall, finishing ahead of Salina South with a team total of 422.

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Disappointment hung over Rathert Stadium Friday evening. Junction City and Manhattan came into Friday’s doubleheader as two teams vying for the top of the Centennial League and a number one seed in the fast-approaching regional tournament. Junction City left Friday night in a very different …

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Junction City distance runners Lorna Rae Pierce and Tyler Atkins both moved to seventh all-time in school history in the 3200 after their performance at the Seaman Relays on Saturday in Topeka.

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After opening the week with a competitive sweep at Hayden and before closing the week with two losses at Manhattan, the Lady Jay (3-10) softball team ran headlong into a hot Topeka Seaman (11-3) team, falling at home 0-10 and 2-19.

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The Junction City girls’ swim team walked away with silver medals on April 26th at the Hays Invite. The Lady Jays traveled west and beat out Holcomb, host Hays and Liberal while finishing behind only Dodge City.

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Junction City girls’ soccer experienced how tough life can get in the Centennial League last week after braving two shutout losses in the span of just a couple of days. The Lady Jays (4-5) lost 9-0 at Topeka Hayden (6-3) on Monday before losing 7-0 to Topeka Seaman (4-4-1) on Friday.

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Junction City junior Hayden Diestelkamp knew what he was doing wasn’t working. He had fallen behind Manhattan’s Thomas Loub 5-2 in his second match of the day at the Blue Jays’ home invitational on Saturday and something seemed off.

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After a disappointing trip to Salina on Wednesday for a rescheduled second game versus Salina Central, Junction City baseball bounced back from a 11-1 five inning run-rule loss to the Mustangs by steamrolling Highland Park with two run-rule wins of their own at home on Thursday.

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Last Friday’s inclement weather interrupted the Lady Jay softball season for the second time in a week. Junction City’s series at Highland Park was postponed and now both games will be played on Tuesday, May 4. The Lady Jays (3-4) will return home on Tuesday to play Seaman at Cleary Park wit…

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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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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…