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The Boys of the SEC

Avery Dugan, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016

Filed under Sports

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

Filed under Sports

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

Filed under Sports

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

Filed under Sports

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

Filed under Sports

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...

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...

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