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5 months ago
AP Study Session Potponed
The AP Math and Computer Science Study Session scheduled for today has been postponed due to weather conditions. 
5 months ago
February 8 ACT is Postponed
Due to weather conditions, the February 8 ACT has been postponed. 
8 months ago
JCHS Wins First Game in New Gymnasium
The JCHS Lady Eagles came from behind to Letcher Central 49-38 in the first game played in the newly named and remodeled Paul R. Setser Eagle Field House. 

8 months ago
Academic Eagles Keep Flying High

Academic Eagles Keep Flying High

The Academic Eagles showed that their 18th place ranking in the United States is no fluke when they hosted 36 teams from the 15th and 16th regions in the third EKAC season meet on Saturday. Despite very difficult written assessments, the Eagles were able to place first in 7 of the 10 testing areas. In JV Arts and Humanities, the team earned the first 9 spots. The Branham sisters led this area, with Rachel placing first in JV and Kathryn placing first in the Varsity division. Clay Davenport, team captain, led all scorers in both math and science for the second consecutive meet.

 In Overall standings, JCHS leads all other teams with 496 points. In second place is Russell Independent with 249 points. Paul Blazer follows Russell closely with 212 points. Both Russell and Blazer are from the 16thRegion. The next closest team in the 15th Region is Belfry High School with 154 total points.

In Quick Recall both Varsity teams were undefeated with an average margin of victory of 44.5 points for Varsity A and 37.8 for Varsity B.

            The Varsity A team defeated Prestonsburg 56 - 16; East Ridge 54 – 16; Blazer 64 – 19; and Phelps 60 - 6. Varsity B defeated Betsy Layne 62 – 7; Sheldon Clark 54 – 16; Pike Central 64 – 10; Piarist 51 – 23; and Blazer 41 - 35.

Junior Varsity A defeated Sheldon Clark 32 – 11 and lost to the JV B Eagles 21 – 31. Junior Varsity B defeated JV Eagles A 31 – 21; Russell 33 – 20; Blazer 39 – 19; and lost to Russell by 4 points with a score of 34 – 38.

            For the third consecutive meet, an Academic Eagle, this time - Senior Clay Davenport, outscored 399 testers in the five test areas with a 48 in Math.Other Academic Eagles placed the following in Written Assessment Competitions:

Varsity Scores:

Math: Clay Davenport – 1st and Dalton Hopper – 3rd

Science: Clay Davenport – 1st

Language Arts: Yasmin White – 1st and Katie McMahan – 4th

Arts and Humanities: Kathryn Branham – 1st, Katie McMahan –3rd, and Yasmin White - 5th


JV Scores:

Math: Jake Halsey – 4th and Lauren Endicott – 5th

Science: Jake Halsey – 5th

Social Studies: Alec Salyer – 1st; Trevor Blevins – 2nd; Dillon Conley – 4th 

Language Arts: Sahara LaForce – 1st; Andrew Chapman 3rd; and Michael Hamilton 5th

Arts and Humanities: Rachel Branham – 1st; Trevor Blevins and Sahara LaForce tied for 2nd; Michael Hamilton 4th; Dillon Conley – 5th



8 months ago
JCHS Academic Team Ranked 18th in Nation

Polls released after the University of Kentucky Invitational Tournament on Saturday, November 16, rank the Johnson Central Academic team as one of the top twenty teams in the United States. The team’s performance at this platinum academic tournament moved the team from 65th place in mid-season polls to 18thin US Quiz Bowl’s current poll.

The UK Invitational tournament consisted of a field of 48 top teams in the nation. The field was so strong that it was divided into two brackets, a national qualifying bracket and a standard bracket. The Varsity Eagles were placed in the national division while the junior varsity team was bracketed in the standard division.  Of the 24 teams in the national bracket, 18 were ranked in the top 100 teams in the country.
In tournament play, the JCHS Varsity Academic team finished the tournament in 10th place, losing to the tournament’s eventual champion, Dunbar High School, by a single bonus question on the last question of the match. Katie McMahan was the team’s top scorer and the tournament’s 10th highest scorer, averaging 35 toss up points per game for a total of 280 TU points. Katie’s play against Dunbar shut down their top Language Arts player, Valerie Sarge, not allowing the premier player to score a single point.  Other Eagles who played included Clay Davenport (16.5 TU points), Trevor Blevins (19.375 TU points), and Alec Salyer (18.5 points).

The JV Eagles finished the tournament as the Runner-up in the Standard Bracket. This bracket was not a “JV bracket”, as such, but rather a varsity bracket that included a few JV teams. In a best of three play-off for the championship, the young Eagles won one of the three games, eventually losing to the champion, Dunbar in a contested final.
In this bracket two of JCHS’s players scored 200 toss up points each, tying them for 8thplace in individual scoring. Michael Hamilton and Tyler Ratliff each averaged 40 points per game in the preliminary rounds, earning them this honor. Other JV players included Jake Halsey (averaging 8 TU points) and Sahara LaForce (averaging 18 TU points).

Thenext meet for the Academic team will be an EKAC league meet on November 23 at home.

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