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Jackson Christian High School boys basketball team runs all over Burr Oak

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot It was essentially a glorified practice for the division champion Jackson Christian Royals Friday. In what amounted to layup drills and the three-man weave at times, the Royals rolled past Burr Oak 77-38 to improve to 12-7 overall and 10-4 in the SCAA Central. With seniors … Continue reading

"Houston, we have takeoff": February 2010 Edition of the Michigan Area Reporter

Obviously a few things have changed in my life, and thus this blog in the last few months. I’ve gone from strictly the Hillsdale sports guy to the editor of a new publication for the United Methodist Church in Michigan, as well as a part-time sports writer for the Jackson Citizen Patriot. While sports is … Continue reading

An American great says he has been shaped by failure and faith

By RJ Walters / For The Jackson Citizen Patriot Arguably the greatest high school athlete in American history, Jim Ryun engaged several hundred people at Hillsdale College’s Phillips Auditorium Sunday night. But instead of focusing on his awe-inspiring athletic achievements — including a silver medal from the 1968 Olympics and being named the 1966 Sports … Continue reading

A Charger in need

Usually I don’t run stories or blips from because I have a rundown of Andy Losik’s latest gatherings to the right, but a current reality calls for much more than just a brief look.Former Hillsdale College football player Josh Kuntz, a 2002 graduate, recently lost his wife Sarah (pictured) to a battle with bone … Continue reading

Royals boys in driver’s seat for league crown after win over Litchfield

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot The Jackson Christian High School boys basketball team made all the right decisions Friday in a 53-35 victory over Litchfield that has put the Royals in the driver’s seat for a league title. Sam Kintigh had 11 points, four assists and four steals in just his … Continue reading