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After receiving their flowers and gift bags, Line Feuillatre, Ethan Hopkins, William Dovey, Carissa Myers, Nicolas Ruiz, and Sofia Snider stand in front of the James Buchanan Aquatics banner for the last time together at a home competition.

They Wish They Could Just Keep Swimming

Lainey McCulloh, staff writer January 29, 2024

After swimming the boys 50 meter freestyle, James Buchanan High School swimmers gathered to give their team's “senior swimmers” an honorary night. Each one of the six senior swimmers walked beside...

Honoring people afflicted by cancer, Grace Egli (12) hands a carnation to Jenny Lauthers, a cancer survivor. Every player on the James Buchanan High School girls basketball team gave out a carnation to a cancer patient. “It feels awesome to be honored,” Lauthers said.

Brody Crone, staff writer January 25, 2024

Showing support for their community, players on the James Buchanan High School basketball teams honored those who had been affected by cancer. During their games against Waynesboro Area Senior High School...

Dribbling around her opponent, Morgan Iverson (12) uses her arm to block. Iverson maneuvered around her contender and shot the ball. She successfully scored a three-pointer.

The Rockets Honor Teachers

Brody Crone, staff writer January 2, 2024

While teaching the future generations of America, teachers made substantial impacts on their students. Players on the James Buchanan Girls Basketball team honored their teachers who made the biggest influence...

Introducing...Coach Miller

Introducing…Coach Miller

Natalea Thurston, staff writer December 14, 2023

Starting the season, Coach Rebecca Miller continues her 13th year of coaching the girls junior varsity and varsity basketball teams.  Over the years, the girls basketball team has improved. “Basketball...

Junior Andrew Crouse jumps for the tip.

Boys Tip-Off Tournament

Elicia Carrington, staff writer December 7, 2023

In its first round Tip-Off Tournament game against Mifflin County at Greencastle High School on Dec. 1, the James Buchanan (JB) boys basketball team lost 40-67. It was a tough game, but the Rockets showed...

Sopia Stoner

Girls Tip-Off Tournament

Kimber Yeager, staff writer December 7, 2023

Tipping off December, James Buchanan Girl’s Varsity Basketball played in the 2023 Tip-Off Tournament on December 1 and 2 hosted by James Buchanan High School. The first game, Greencastle v. Southern...

Let’s Run

Kimber Yeager October 27, 2023

District Bound, the boys cross country team along with Elizabeth Cooper(12), Kimber Yeager(10), Kenya Peckman(12), and Grace Meals (10) all qualified for the Double A district three race by running in...

Walking her way down the field, Izzy Hoffeditz was accompanied by her mom and dad as well as  her surrounding teammates and coaches. They all came together to celebrate Hoffeditz accomplishments.

The End of an Era

Natalea Thurston October 17, 2023

With the high school soccer season coming to an end, the seniors on this team will be missed. But, each of them plan on moving forward onto bigger and better things after they graduate. Overtime, the girls...

Enjoying the results from training, the yellow team, coached by Joel Rineer, stopped celebrating to let fans capture the moment. Top row from left: Abigail Jones, Olivia Miller, Anistyn Grove, Kerrigan Stoner, and Kaelyn Leedy. Bottom row from left:  Kynsleigh Linn, Cheyenne Barnes. 

Bump, Set, Spike into the Future

Izzy Hoffeditz October 4, 2023

Preparing for the future of volleyball in the Tuscarora district, Head Coach Erica Piper and JV Coach Jason Ellis created the IGNITE James Buchanan Youth Volleyball Program. Girls in fifth sixth grade...

Diving to protect the goal, Senior Izzy Hoffeditz trips up the West Perry striker.  Hoffeditz was successful in pushing the striker wide of the goal.

Diving to Protect

Brody Crone September 28, 2023

Under cold and dreary Tuesday night lights at James Buchanan High School, West Perry High School’s girls soccer team grabbed the win 4-0.  James Buchanan gave up two goals in the first quarter of...

Woman Down

Woman Down

Brody Crone, staff writer September 20, 2023

Racing to get in possession of the ball, Maddie Sweeney (9) gets pushed out of the way by her opponent right before a whistle blows. Sweeney got knocked to the ground on her home field, but she got right...

Stop the Headlines!

Stop the Headlines!

September 19, 2023

written by Colby Sites Allow me the opportunity to give you a chance to own a piece of James Buchanan history. Just like the arrival of Halley's Comet, this event is not something you want to regret...

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