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Huskies drop thrilling opener


The Jackson County Central boys’ basketball team lost a thrilling season opener 65-63 Saturday at home against Blue Earth Area. The Bucs used a 15-0 run early in the game to lead by 13, but the Huskies clawed back in it and tied the game twice in the second half. The Huskies had a last-second 3-pointer for a chance to […]

Huskies open with tournament title


The Jackson County Central wrestling team had five champions and seven finalists as it won the Don Hall Invitational Saturday in Glencoe to open the season. JCC scored 185 points to finish well ahead of runner-up Watertown Mayer/Mayer Lutheran’s 148. Nolan Ambrose (138), Thomas Freking (145), Logan Butzon (152), Matt Haley (195) and Caleb Vancura (220) all finished first individually. […]

Huskies open with big win over Bucs


The Jackson County Central girls’ basketball team dominated Blue Earth Area from the start in its season opener Thursday, leading 25-5 early before winning 65-30. JCC led 40-15 at the half. Rylie Cother scored 26 points and Maci Farmer had 25, giving the duo 51 of JCC’s 65 points. Kylee Wenzel scored five points, Madelyn Rowe had four, Hadley Wachal […]

Gymnasts dominate season opener


The Jackson County Central gymnastics team dominated its season opener Thursday night, beating St. James Area 129.575-93.125. Payten Benda won all-around (33.125), floor exercise (8.5), bars (7.6) and vault (8.975) and was second on balance beam (8.05). Clara Brinks got her first career varsity win, scoring 8.375 to take first place on beam. Bailey Finck finished second in all-around (32.275) […]

BSC basketball shifting to pod format this year

Big South Conference basketball teams will ditch the east and west divisions this season and instead play in three different pods, which were set up with enrollment and location in mind. The JCC boys and girls are both in Pod 3 with Fairmont, Blue Earth Area and Waseca. In Pod 1 are Redwood Valley, St. James Area, Pipestone, Luverne and […]

York resigns as JCC cross country coach

Rafe York has resigned as head coach of the Jackson County Central cross country team. York, the only head coach of multiple varsity sports at JCC, plans to continue as the head coach of the girls’ basketball team and boys’ and girls’ track and field teams. It was coaching multiple sports York said was the reason to give up cross […]

Winter season gets in full swing this week


All of Jackson County Central’s winter sports teams are scheduled to open their season by the end of the week. The Windom Area girls’ hockey team — which includes JCC students -— already has four games under its belt, but has yet to play at home. The rest of the teams either started Tuesday or do so this week. For […]

Eagle girls remain at .500 with another split

The Windom area girls’ hockey team is at .500 after splitting a pair of games to sit at 2-2 on the season. The Eagles beat Waseca last Tuesday before losing to Minnesota River Monday night. Bulldogs win via shutout Minnesota River scored two first-period goals Monday night and neither team lit the lamp the rest of the way as the […]

Huskies can’t stop Trojans in state semifinals

Jackson County Central football coach Tom Schuller made no excuses after the Huskies lost 41-12 to Barnesville in the Class AA state semifinals this past Friday at US Bank Stadium. The Trojans were just better, he said. “We got beat by a better team today,” he said. “Barnesville was a better football team than us, but I’m really proud of […]

Ten Huskies earn district honors


Six members of the Jackson County Central football team have been named to the all-district team, two are honorable-mention selections and another earned special recognition from the South Central Silver District. Seniors Gabriel Wolff, Matt Haley, Cameron Scholten, Caleb Vancura and Travis Rogotzke and freshman Roman Voss are all first-team all-district players. Senior Wyatt Wenzel and junior Bryson Powers have […]

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