Summer Camps

The Gazette Features Olson

The following article is from Friday, December 23's Gazette.


CEDAR RAPIDS — Taylor Olson dribbled out the clock for another Cedar Rapids Jefferson win last week. Next thing you know, he’s nose to nose and jawing back and forth with Cedar Rapids Washington’s Cybryan Moa.

Thankfully, before it could go all Cincinnati-Xavier, the players were broken apart and even ended up hugging during the postgame handshake ceremony between the teams. This was obviously just a case of Moa being frustrated after having to try and defend Olson, who took over the game in a tight fourth quarter.


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J-Hawk Basketball on UStream

Did you know that JHS broadcasts many of our home games on UStream.  You can find UStream by searching for UStream or by typing in the following Link:  .  Once you are at the home page for UStream just search for Jefferson  Basketball or search for Jefferson  J-Hawks.  You will see our live link or some recorded games.  Soon we will offer some other activities such as our holiday program.  This will be found by searching for  Jefferson Activities.

If you have family members that can’t travel to see their J-Hawk  perform live, the next best thing is to watch it streaming on your computer or mobile device.  Yes, there are mobile apps for UStream.  Enjoy the show.

It is great to be a J-Hawk!


Early Success Catches Area and State's Attention

The Jefferson Boys' Basketball team four early victories have caught the attention of local basketball fans. With their 4-0 record, the J-Hawks narrowly missed entering the AP Boys Basketball Prep Poll. The J-Hawks received 18 points, which landed them just short of hte #10 spot in the state of Iowa.

Win 72-31 @ Clinton

Win 59-36 @ Davenport North

Win 59-55 @ Iowa City City High

Win 63-26 v. Marion

Jefferson has been outscoring their opponents by an average of 26.25 points per game, which puts them at third in Class 4A in point differential per game behind Ankeny and Sioux City East. The J-Hawks are the top-ranked team in the MVC in scoring with 63.3 points per game. Senior point guard, Taylor Olson, ranks fourth in Class 4A and third inthe MVC with a game average of 22 points. Olson is also the top assist (22) and steals (15) man in the conference. Ky Kramer and Tyler Hemphill are also in the Top 7 in the conference in steals with 13 and 9 respectively.

The J-Hawks play three more games before the Holiday break. They will square off against Dubuque Hempstead on Tuesday, visit cross-town rival Washington Warriors on Friday, before ending the 2011 calendar year traveling to North Cedar on Tuesday, December 20.


Jamboree Schedule Announced

This year's Jamboree will be held at Jefferson High School. All games will be two 8 minute quarters. Jefferson will play Center Point-Urbana at 6:15. Here is the full schedule for this year:

5:30 pm           Prairie vs Benton

6:15 pm          Jefferson vs Center Point-Urbana

7:00 pm           IC West vs Solon

7:45 pm           Kennedy vs Mt. Vernon

8:30 pm           Xavier vs Anamosa


2011-12 Schedules

Click below to access the schedules for this year's Varsity, Junior Varsity, Sophomore, and Freshmen teams.

2011-12 Schedules


Junior J-Hawk Basketball Organization Try-Outs

The Junior J-Hawk Basketball Organization will conduct try-outs for boys on Sundays September 11 and 25, 2011. Any future Jefferson High School male-student currently enrolled in grades 3-8 is invited to attend at no cost! Participants should be accompanied by a parent or an adult parent-representative. Times for specific grade levels are listed below. If you have any questions please contact Kraig Snyder at (319) 775-1334.


What?        Try-out for boys’ basketball teams grades 3-8

Who?         Future Jefferson High students and their parents

Where?      Jefferson High School gymnasiums

When?       September 11 and 25


3rd & 4th grade:  5:00 - 6:30 PM  (East – New Gym)

5th & 6th grade:  7:30 - 9:00 PM  (East – New Gym)

7th & 8th grade:  5:00 - 6:30 PM  (East – New Gym)


Cost? Free!


Bring? Basketball & water bottle


Take advantage of this great opportunity!

Bring your friends who like to play basketball!

Come ready to play hard and have fun!



If your son is enrolled in our boys basketball camp I need to let you know about a time change! I need to start the camp a half hour earlier – at 10:00 a.m and end a half hour earlier at 12:30 p.m. to accommodate the girls basketball camp.


Again, the time change for the MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP ONLY will now be 10:00-12:30.


Summer Basketball Camps Now Online

Listed below you will find the forms for this summer's basketball camps for 3rd-12th Graders. The grades refer to the grade your son is entering. Click on the links below for the appropriate form.

3rd-5th & 6th-8th Grade Form

9th & 10th Grade Form

11th & 12th Grade Form