Multiple Teams · JCHS to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of 1970 Boys Basketball State Championship


On February 21st, Junction City High School will welcome back members of the 1970 Class 4A State Championship team.   A light reception will be held for team members at 6:00pm in the JCHS Library and then the team will be recognized during halftime of the boys contest vs. Topeka West.

The head coach for the 1970 team was Ralph Rindt and he was assisted by Bob Smalley and Bill Hill.

Team members in uniform for the Blue Jays during the state tournament were:    Ron Anderson, Steve Brown, Bob Burney, Les Chaves, Allan Hart, Steve Heldstab, Lanard Reid, Steve   Self, Doug Stark, Fred Starks, Mike Stithem and Steve Wensel.

Please see article from “The Blue Jay” regarding 1970 State Championship team 1970 State Championship Article

Other members of the Blue Jays basketball program during the 1969-70 season were:  Dave Cowan, John Higgins, Charles Johnson, Randy Heldstab, Erich Sands, Mark Westfall, Armin Mock, James Canaday, Delbert Davis, Steve Cowan, Darcy Frownfelter, Vern Steffens,  John Axel and Eugene Rainwater, manager Steve Allen, manager Tom Miller.

We invite the entire Junction City community to join us in celebrating the 50 year anniversary of Junction City’s only boys basketball state title.

February 21st will also be Winter Homecoming at Junction City High School.