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Softball off to a good start

May-Linn Fengaas, Staff writer

March 9, 2012

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The softball girls had tryouts February 27 and 28.  Twenty-four girls made the team:  10 freshmen, 8 sophomores, 4 juniors and 2 seniors.  Coach Dusty Cookson and Coach Katie Slaughterback are both excited for the season.  “We...

The girls are on the run again

Allison Lair, Staff writer

March 8, 2012

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The girls’ track team has been running since February 7 to prepare for its season ahead.  The first competition was on March 2 at Illinois College, where Breanna Rooney placed eighth from group of forty-six competitors. “I...

February Featured Athlete: Jordan Watkins

March 2, 2012

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Jordan Watkins is a senior at Jacksonville High School. He has been on the wrestling team for all four years. He recently placed fifth in state and has a record of 18 pins. His season record is 41-3. ...

February Running Commentary

Andy Mills, Sports Editor

March 2, 2012

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The place was Little Rock Arkansas; the year was 1957. This was the integration of African American students into an all-white school at Little Rock Central High School. It was a cultural shock to all of America. Long before...

J’ettes prepare for state competition

Ellen Meystedt, Staff Writer

March 2, 2012

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The J’ettes have been practicing exceptionally hard so far this season in preparation for their state competition on March 4th. They have gone to two competitions: one hosted by our very own J’ette squad on February 4, and...

History of the good ol’ Crimson

Emily Tabeek, Staff Writer

March 2, 2012

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The Crimson has been a long-standing mascot at Jacksonville High School. A ninety-year old mascot. In the year 1919, the school colors were red and white. A contest was held at the high school to choose a mascot. The Crim...

Girls’ Basketball concludes their season

Breaun Lawrence, Staff Writer

March 2, 2012

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Regionals began for the Lady Crimsons on February 13. “I think we are doing better this year than we have the past few years. We’re really working together as a team,” said Senior Adrianna McGee. The varsity’s record...

Cheer places tenth at state competition

Nathan Freeman, Staff Writer

March 2, 2012

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The 2011-2012 JHS cheerleaders are back at it with another month full of strong performances and hard work. The cheerleading squad is led by Coach Christy Buhlig and seniors Abby Floreth, Ashley Schutz, and Brianna Turner. With...

Crimsons end their season with swimming success

Tiara Fanning, Staff Writer

March 2, 2012

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The Boys’ Swimming Team is finished their season 6-4. Captain Nathan Freeman believes that “the team surprised the spectators and was better than most people expected.” The team has greatly improved and progressed throughout...

Boys’ Basketball team prepares for postseason

March 2, 2012

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With the regular season winding down, the Crimson Boys’ Basketball team faces their toughest stretch of the schedule. The Crimsons end the regular season playing all of the Springfield schools in the CS8, some twice, not...

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