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JHS girls’ soccer training sessions have begun

Abby Mitchell, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016

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As the winter sports season begins at Jacksonville High School, the spring sports begin their training. The JHS girls soccer team have started preparing for their season coming up in the spring.  The senior-led sessions consi...

SEC basketball preview

Avery Dugan, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016

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The SEC is not known for their great basketball teams, but they are known for having good athletes which makes it tough for teams to play them. More of the same can be expected this year with Kentucky leading the way in the SEC. ...

Florida Gator basketball preview

Avery Dugan, staff writer

November 8, 2016

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The Florida Gators are known for their football, but will their basketball team turn some heads this year? Coming off a 21-15 season, the Gators’ second-year head coach, Mike White, is hoping for more from the Gators. As th...

College basketball preview

Avery Dugan, staff writer

November 8, 2016

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As the college basketball season's opening day is Friday, there will be a lot of good games on television. Twenty out of the top twenty-five teams play Friday night; some teams will be playing each other. The top games to wat...

JHS volleyball makes a post-season run

Olivia Lee, staff writer

November 7, 2016

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Despite struggling through the majority of their regular season, the Jacksonville Crimson volleyball team reached a climax in their performance after they competed in their regional-semifinals at Jerseyville where the 7th seed ...

Week 11: SEC race

Avery Dugan, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

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As the Southeastern Conference football teams go into week 11 of their 14-week season, the top runners of the conference are Alabama and Florida. Both teams have looked solid up to this point in the season. The Florida Gato...

Kaufmann’s successful state run

Ryan Kaufmann, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016

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Senior Ryan Kaufmann said goodbye to his high school golf career this past weekend at the class 2A IHSA State Finals at Weibring Golf Club at Illinois State University. Kaufmann shot scores of 77 and 78 at the two-day tournament...

The Boys of the SEC

Avery Dugan, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016

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As the college football season is now half way over, the favorite to win the National Championship sits in the best conference in college football. The SEC’s (Southeastern Conference) own Alabama Roll Tide are projected to win ...

JHS swims toward a cure

Madison Reynolds, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016

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On October 11, 2016, the Jacksonville High School swim team held their annual Breast Cancer Awareness meet against Routt Catholic High School.  The meet was held at Illinois College, where both teams came together and presented...

Girls swim team: Diving into the season

Abby Scribner, Staff writer

October 17, 2016

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The girl’s swim season started with a “splash” on August 15.  With the help of their swim coach, Sam Black, the girls having been working hard at practice to beat their times at swim meets. The season for girls’ swim...

Crimsons derail the Railsplitters at Homecoming

Kameron Chappell, staff writer

October 6, 2016

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Last Friday the Jacksonville Crimsons celebrated their Homecoming with a runaway win against the Lincoln Railsplitters who are in their last year of playing in the CS8 conference. During this game, receiver James White broke the...

Third Take- MiLB Star?

Avery Dugan, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

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On August 30, 2016, my phone was blowing up with ESPN and CBS Sports notifications about Tim Tebow’s plans to try out for a professional baseball team. As I sat in my chair after a long day watching Twitter go crazy about Tim Tebo...

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