The Junction City Boys basketball team won by just three points in the final Substate Game that won them the championship 46-43 in an upset Friday.
After watching a large senior class graduate last season, junior Michael Boganowski has stepped up and emerged as the focal point for the Junction City boys this season.
Sheldon Butler-Lawson and Deontae Baker were the only two players who had varsity experience entering the season.
The Junction City boys finished seventh and the girls 13th at the state wrestling meet last week in Park City.
The regional for boys wrestling was held at Washburn Rural on Friday and Saturday. Junction City finished fourth overall with 186 points. Derby finished in first place with 247 points.
Junction City swim team participated in the 6A state tournament of Friday and Saturday at Shawnee Mission School District Aquatic Center.
Junction City girls’ basketball hung with Emporia early on in the first quarter, but Emporia had too much depth and Junction City was overpowered in a 45-19 home loss Friday at Blue Jay Event Center.
To begin the game, Junction City got the tipoff and set up an easy layup for senior Xavion Felton as he made an uncontested layup with a brace on his leg for the game’s first points, and then Emporia was given an uncontested layup to even the score. Felton then walked to the bench in crutche…
Five different Junction City girls’ wrestlers are headed to state after a fourth-place finish in the 6A-5A regional tournament over the weekend at Wichita Southeast.
It was a slow start for Junction City girls’ basketball. The Blue Jays did not have their first points on the scoreboard until 50 seconds remained in the first quarter. Manhattan led 11-2 after the first quarter.
With 42 seconds left in the game, Deontae Baker missed the first free throw of a 1-and-1 as Manhattan intentionally fouled him to extend the game out and Manhattan got the rebound for its final possession of the game.
Manhattan High beats Junction City, 46-45, on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, in Manhattan. The Indians avenged an early-season loss to the Blue Jays at Junction City.
Manhattan High beats Junction City, 44-27, on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, in Manhattan.
Junction City wrestling hosted the Centennial League meet on Saturday. The Blue Jays finished in fourth place in both boys’ and girls’ competition.
After trailing through most of the first quarter and all the second quarter, a strong showing in the second half allowed Junction City to defend its home court in a 52-46 win over Topeka Friday at Blue Jay Event Center.
Junction City girls basketball was able to keep the game close through the first quarter and the beginning of the second quarter against a top-5 team in the Centennial League, but Topeka was able to begin to pull away in the second quarter and went on to win handily to give the Blue Jays a 6…
After a 4-0 start, Junction City boys’ basketball lost three straight games. They were all close losses, as the combined margin of defeat was 12 points.
With balanced scoring, Junction City extended its lead at halftime to 14 points and was able to hang on in the second half for a 65-59 victory over Derby Saturday in the Dodge City Tournament of Champions.
Another former Blue Jay is headed to the Division 1 level to play college football.
Junction City boys’ and girls’ bowling participated in the Topeka Gage Center Bowl Quad Wednesday in Topeka, hosted by Shawnee Heights High School and Washburn Rural High School.
Junction City girls’ basketball led early while Hayden struggled offensively. but Hayden finished the first quarter on a 9-0 run and held the lead for the remainder of the game. Junction City made the game competitive in the second half, trimming the lead to two points in the fourth quarter,…
After a slow start, Junction City rebounded in the second half and held on to get a winning streak going after defeating Manhattan as the Blue Jays defeated Hayden 44-42 Tuesday at Blue Jay Event Center.
Junction City native Qua’Vez Humphreys has committed to Sam Houston State University.
The Junction City bowling teams opened the season at the Bishop Carroll Bowling Invitational at North Rock Lanes in Wichita hosted by Bishop Carroll High School on Saturday.
Junction City girls’ basketball kept it close for the first half, but Manhattan the balanced offense attack needed to pull away in the second half as Junction City struggled to keep up the intensity.
After losing its last three games after a 4-0 start, the Junction City boys gutted out a low-scoring battle by controlling the second half of the third quarter and the fourth quarter to defeat rival Manhattan 53-46 Friday at Blue Jay Event Center.
Junction City beats Manhattan High, 53-46, on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at Blue Jay Event Center in Junction City.
Manhattan High beats Junction City, 47-25, on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at Blue Jay Event Center in Junction City.
With only seniors Sheldon Butler-Lawson and Deontae Baker as its only players with returning varsity experience, Junction City is happy a 4-2 start to the year.
Junction City boys’ wrestling fell to Lawrence Free State 37-28 last Tuesday at Blue Jay Event Center.
Junction City had its chances late in the fourth quarter, but the Blue Jays were unable to produce offensively in key moments as they suffered their first loss of this season to Topeka West 58-54 Thursday at Blue Jay Event Center.
Behind a strong second half performance, Junction City girls’ basketball outscored Topeka West 28-25 in the second half to hold on to defeat the Chargers 41-36 for its first win of this season Thursday at Blue Jay Event Center.
With 15 returning letterwinners on the boys side and 12 returning letterwinners on the girls, Junction City wrestling is leaping into this 2022-2023 season with frenzy.
Junction City was able to keep the game close through the first quarter, closing the margin to 7-6 with the first basket in the second quarter, but that was the closest Junction City got to Great Bend in a 47-28 loss in the home opener Friday at Blue Jay Event Center.
Junction City had its high-scoring offense on full display in a season-opening 84-51 win over Great Bend Friday at Blue Jay Event Center.
Two Junction City Blue Jay volleyball players earned recognition by the Centennial League last week following the close of the 2022 season.
Injuries, mistakes, and many missing key players hurt Junction City, and in 38-degree weather, mixed with a steady mist of rain throughout, the game turned it into a running battle as Junction City was defeated 50-27 at Wichita Northwest Friday in the regional final of the playoffs.
After defeating Wichita South Friday in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs, Junction City has its eyes set on a playoff run.
It was not exactly a smooth showing for fifth-seeded Junction City, but with five touchdowns and some key defensive stops, The Blue Jays defeated No. 12 seed Wichita South 34-18 Friday at Blue Jay Stadium to advance to the second round of the Class 6A playoffs.
Junction City enters the playoffs with a 6-2 record. An essential part of the six wins has been the offensive production averaging 32 points per game. At the helm of the offense has been senior quarterback Xavion Felton.
Emporia’s offense got going from the opening kick as it got three shots in the first minute of the game. It was only the beginning as Junction City was defeated 9-1 on senior day at Blue Jay Stadium Thursday.
Junction City junior Lorna Rae Pierce runs in the Class 6A Manhattan Regional meet at Warner Park. Pierce qualified as an individual for state, scheduled for Saturday at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence. Fellow juniors Reagan McGuire and Brynna York also qualified as individuals. On the boys’ side,…
The Junction City girls’ tennis doubles team of Grace Harris and Stephanie Stanislow went 1-2 in their matches, winning their second match, at the Class 6A girls’ state tennis tournament on Friday and Saturday at the Riverside Tennis Center in Wichita.
Junction City prospered in each area of the game to get the result it wanted. The offense thrived for six touchdowns, the defense allowed the offense to build a 48-0 lead, and special teams scored a touchdown in Friday’s 54-12 home win over Topeka High on senior night at Blue Jay Stadium.
Junction City girls’ tennis will be represented at the KSHSAA 6A State Tennis Tournament this season.
After losing the season opener at Hays 33-21 due to a sloppy performance in the second half, Junction City did some soul searching and turned itself around to win the next four games before recently falling to rival Manhattan 44-7 Friday. Junction City sits at 4-2 with two games remaining in…
Junction City’s offense struggled Friday in the Blue Jays 44-7 loss to rival Manhattan in the Battle for the Silver Trophy at Blue Jay Stadium.
In a battle for the Silver Trophy, Manhattan High defeats Junction City, 44-7, on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at Blue Jay Stadium in Junction City.
As the final buzzer sounded, frustration lingered among Junction City players on the sideline following the team’s third straight loss. This time, it was a matter of a goal scored by Tonganoxie with 32:23 remaining in the second half that ended up being the difference in a 1-0 home loss Thur…
Junction City put all the pieces together Friday at Washburn Rural.