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WANTED: New Sports Teams at WHS

Brendan Smith, Features Editor April 27, 2023

While Washington High School has a team for many sports, ranging from sports like baseball and football, to lesser thought upon sports like golf or track and field, there is still room for more sports...

Washingtons Sam Paule carries the ball down the court facing Borgias Tate Marquart at the 70th Annual Turkey Tournament

Jays Take Third

CaroleAnne Ortmann, Reporter January 5, 2023

The Turkey Tournament has been a tradition throughout the years, known as the pre-tournament to every basketball season. This year's lineup of the region's hard to beat teams consisted of U-city, St Francis...

Senior Julia Donnelly running at the Missouri State Cross Country Championships in Columbia, Missouri on Friday, November 4.

Donnelly Dominates in State Cross Country

Faith Gardner, Reporter November 22, 2022

On Friday, Nov. 4, the Missouri State Cross Country Championships was held in Columbia, Missouri. Senior Julia Donnelly placed second out of over 160 runners, completing with a time of 18:52. Donnelly...

Recapping the Start of the Blue Jays Season

CaroleAnne Ortmann, Reporter September 30, 2022

  With the school year starting that means Friday night lights, so let's recap the start of the season for the BlueJays. “We focused on the little things because we are so close to being a...

Jaywalkers Dance Team receives state board at the Sep. 2 football game.

Jaywalkers Dance Team Receives State Board

Danielle Newhouse, Reporter September 29, 2022

The Jaywalkers Dance Team ended their season with a bang last school year with their performances at state, awarding them a state board. They brought two routines, a pom dance to a Lady Gaga mix and a...

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2022 State Qualifiers for Boys Golf

Brynne Pearcy, Reporter May 16, 2022

On Monday, May 16th, and Tuesday, May 17th the Boys Golf State Championship is taking place. Two of Washington High School’s players will be attending to take on state themselves.  The top five varsity...

Junior Nina Zimmermann claims victory at the Missouri Juniors Freestyle Championships Sunday, April 24 in Sedalia, Mo. I am anticipating some really good competition from the girls in other states, Zimmermann said. Im preparing by sticking with my daily routine, practicing positive self talk, staying hydrated and focusing on technique. Zimmermann placed runner-up for 112 Juniors at the state competition.

WHS wrestlers to compete at Fargo national competition

Sophie Nieder, Editor-in-Chief May 1, 2022

Several wrestlers from Washington qualified for the Fargo Junior Nationals competition after placing in the Freestyle/Greco State Championships in Sedalia on April 23-24. “It’s a huge national tournament,...

Jaywalkers junior dancers Isabella Fitzgerald and Gabrielle Ziglin pose before the start of their performance in the Big Blue Jay Gym on Wednesday, Jan. 5. [Nationals] is such a big competition, but obviously we want to go, we want to do good and we want to maybe take something home, Ziglin said. The dance team will compete at national competition Feb. 18-20 and and their state competion on Sat. Feb. 26 at the Family Arena in St. Charles.

Dance Jaywalkers shine in competition season

Sophie Nieder, Editor-in-Chief January 30, 2022

Now fully in the winter season, school, extracurricular activities and sports are heating up and packing calendars. The WHS Jaywalkers dance team are no exception to this trend. In preparation for state...

Girls golf goes to state

Girls golf goes to state

Claire Nappier December 3, 2021

Molly Buschmann, a sophomore golfer, was able to compete as the only representative of WHS’ girls golf players on October 18th and 19th at the Meadow Lake Acres course in New Bloomfield, Missouri.  “[Molly...

Emotions run high as the football Jays huddle up for the final singing of the school song after their game Friday, Nov. 5. “My favorite memory was singing the school song on the track with all my friends right next to me for the last time,” senior student section leader Ingrid Figas said. Washington fell 49-6 against Helias Catholic in the second round of district play.

Football Blue Jays end 2021 season at home

Mackenzie Lawyer, Features Editor November 23, 2021

On Friday evening November 5, 2021, the Washington High School Blue Jays fought in their last battle on the football field this season. While underclassmen get the chance to play once again next year,...

Pink Out Football Game Photo Gallery

Pink Out Football Game Photo Gallery

Mackenzie Lawyer, Features Editor October 27, 2021

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Cheering for the Blue Jays

Brynne Pearcy, Reporter October 26, 2021

Washington High School varsity cheerleaders participated in their very first competition of the 2021-22 year. All 17 girls on the team put 100 percent of effort on the mat to make WHS proud. The team performed...

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