Cobras

  High school football season kicks off with week one games this Friday, holding plenty of enticing match-ups for fans around Kansas to get excited about. In Jackson County alone there will be some high stakes right away, especially with Holton getting ready to host Silver Lake in another much-...
New JHHS cross country head coach Brad Alley (shown above, front right) demonstrates the proper running form to his team at a practice early on this season.
New Jackson Heights cross country coach Brad Alley is in a familiar spot and not just because he returned to his alma mater this fall. Already, Alley said he is noticing similarities between the 2015 Cobra cross country runners and his first squad at Royal Valley High School. That, too, was a...
The JHHS second string offense (shown above) runs through some plays on the first day of practice. While head coach Caleb Wick noted the Cobras have a strong group of upperclassmen to led the way, he said the progress of some of those young players could help them become a complete team and achieve some success on the football field in 2015.
  Redemption may be a key theme for the Jackson Heights High School football team this season, considering how the 2014 campaign played out. After leading the Cobras to a playoff appearance and a league title in his first two seasons, JHHS coach Caleb Wick saw his team decimated by injuries last...
JHHS coach Caleb Wick (shown above, standing) spots Wyatt Roles as he works on the bench press during a weight room session earlier this summer.
  While high school athletes get pulled in several different directions through the summer, one place they are all likely to congregate is in the weight room. That has been the case for the Holton, Jackson Heights and Royal Valley athletes since late May and the weight rooms have remained full and...
Jackson Heights running back Adam Brey (shown above, middle) shoots through a hole created by his lineman and fellow backs as the team runs through some plays at summer camp. JHHS coach Caleb Wick said the leadership of Brey and his fellow seniors will go a long way towards building this team up heading into the fall.
  If Jackson Heights’ summer football camp is any indication, then the high school team could be a small group this fall. While the Cobras might not crack 30 players on the roster this season, according to coach Caleb Wick, what they lack in numbers they can make up for in toughness and that is...
Jackson Heights' Mason Thomas (second from back left) skies up and tries to corral a rebound in summer basketball action at the season-ending tournament, which JH would go on to win, in Sabetha recently.
  While the Jackson Heights boys basketball team entered the summer with a few holes to fill after the graduation of a small but crucial senior class, it was nothing compared to the rebuilding job that needed to be done prior to last season. In addition, the Cobras were afforded the stability of...
Lyle Alley (shown above, at right) may have stepped down as the head cross country and track coach for JHHS at the end of this past season, but a familiar name will be taking over as his son, Brad (left), will fill those same roles starting in the 2015-2016 school year.
  For 36 years, Jackson Heights coach Lyle Alley has cultivated a familial atmosphere in the Cobra cross country program. “We have been a family in Jackson Heights cross country. That’s the way I’ve always approached it,” Alley said. “Even to this day, I’ll see runners who ran for me in 1979 and...
Cobra Trista Reed (shown above, at left) sets up her teammates for an offensive attack during recent summer volleyball action. While coach Kaylee Mick noted there were some nerves on the first night, she said the team quickly settled in and realized what it could do.
  One former Wildcat is getting set to take her chances in the Cobra pit as HHS alumnus Kaylee Mick (’11) recently accepted the head volleyball coaching position at Jackson Heights High School. Growing up with a fondness for both volleyball and softball and seeing how the sports could shape young...
Cobra Mason Hamilton (shown above, at right) hands the baton off to teammate Korby Strube (left) during a preliminary race of the 4x400m relay at state track in Wichita this past weekend.
  For the positive results the youth movement has yielded for the Jackson Heights track team this spring, with a number of freshmen and sophomores qualifying for state track this past weekend, the final meet of the season was highlighted by some senior moments. Going in, it looked like veteran...

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