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JHS swim takes a new wave

Madison Reynolds, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016

Filed under Sports

JHS swim is not well known unless you know someone associated with the team. Without a lot of people knowing about the team, it usually does not have that many swimmers. This year, however, the team has about 20 girls! That is...

Second Take: Is Jay Cutler the worst QB in the NFL?

Joe Hall, Guest Writer

September 28, 2016

Filed under Sports

Over the past two years that I’ve been affiliated with the Crimson J, I wrote articles involving the Chicago Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler and whether or not he is an elite QB or just another scrub. For the past two years, I’ve defe...

Undercover nerds starring on the field and the stage

Kameron Chappell, staff writer

September 27, 2016

Filed under Sports

When you think of a football player, you picture meat-head jocks with little interest in anything that doesn’t involve sports. When you think of a high-school actor, you picture the kids who run from their football playing counterparts...

Roll Gators roll

Avery Dugan, Sports writer

September 22, 2016

Filed under Sports

As Week Three in college football started up, the Florida Gators did not have a tough task facing the North Texas Mean Green. The Gators have started their season undefeated as they have beat Kentucky and Massachusetts. Week Three w...

Second Take: Tim Tebow–MiLB star?

Joe Hall, Guest Writer

September 20, 2016

Filed under Sports

Joe Hall is a 2016 graduate of Jacksonville High School. He now attends Ball State University in Muncie, IN.  Joe is an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks, as well as the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nowadays, you will f...

Does speed really matter? Why Kyle Hendricks will win the Cy Young this season

Joe Hall, Guest Writer

August 9, 2016

Filed under Sports

Generally, when the Cy Young race heats up shortly after MLB’s All Star break, one would see big name pitchers at the top of the list. More recently, pitchers like Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner, and Jake Arrieta have been...

Fightin’ Phils

Joe Hall, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016

Filed under Sports

Over this past Spring Break, I found myself sitting in Olive Garden in Springfield wearing a jersey of Mike Aviles that I got in Kansas City at a Royals game many, many years ago. When our waiter came over and asked me the ques...

Is Arrieta worth more than Strasburg?

Joe Hall, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016

Filed under Sports

In an earlier press conference, Cubs ace Jake Arrieta hinted that he might be worth more than Stephen Strasburg, who signed a seven-year, 175-million-dollar contract extension on Monday. He also said that he would not give the...

Ram take Goff, weapons

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016

Filed under Sports

The Los Angeles Rams had one need heading into the 2016 NFL Draft.  That need was to find some players to revive the desperate offense the team boasted last season and put points on the board.  General Manager Les Snead and...

Cubs start off strong

Joe Hall, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016

Filed under Sports

Entering the season, the Chicago Cubs had lofty expectations which included being a heavy favorite to win the World Series after a 108-year drought, especially with the big free agent signings that they did over the offseason in ...

Goff or Wentz?

Joe Brannan, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016

Filed under Sports

Jared Goff or Carson Wentz?  Carson Wentz or Jared Goff?  The Los Angeles Rams gave up the farm for the right to pick first in the 2016 NFL Draft and consequently select one of these two quarterbacks.  Picking the right one, howeve...

Women’s soccer faces discrimination

Kayla Flowers, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016

Filed under Sports

In July 2015, the women’s US soccer team won the FIFA World Cup against Japan making them the first country to win three FIFA Women’s World Cup titles.  This was a huge victory celebrated by millions across the United States. ...

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