The Junction City Blue Jay baseball team split a doubleheader at Seaman in Topeka Friday evening. The Blue Jays, with Thane McDaniel pitching five innings defeated the Vikings 8-5 enroute to the win. Trevor Laughlin pitched in relief in the sixth and seventh innings.
Junction City, 7-3, will play at Highland Park on Tuesday.
The Lady Jay soccer team played to a 0-0 tie with Emporia at Al Simpler Stadium.
The JCHS boys track team scored 108 points to finish second in the Manhattan Invitational. The Indians captured the team title with 198 points. Six teams competed in the meet.
Highlights for Junction City included a first place finish by the 4×100 relay, first place finish by David Giddens in the long jump at 20’11.” second place for Marcello Bussey in the 400 meter dash in 52.51, first place for Javontez Brine in the 100 hurdles in 16.12, Jacob Smith second in the discus with a throw of 113’7,” and the 4×400 relay team finished first in 3:32.41.
In the girls portion of the Manhattan Invitational Manhattan won the team title with 153 points while Junction City with 106 points was third out five teams.
Highlights for the Lady Jays included the 4×400 relay team finishing first in 4:22.53, Savannah Adams first in the javelin throw at 119’7″ and first in the shot put at 39″2. Sherrie Jones second in the shot put at 38’1-,” Sarahgrace Pilling second in the triple jump at 31’2.25,” Keiana Newman first in the 100 hurdles in 15.35 and first in the 300 hurdles in 47.04 and Jayda Harris first in the 400 meter dash in 1:03.22.