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Updated May 25, 2009


Powers/Prince tie Cyril for #1 overall

The Powers/Prince tag team (pictured) has surged to a tie with Cyril at the top of the JBL's overall standings after 7 weeks of action. They only made one move over the past week (claiming SS Jason Bartlett), but it was really the rest of their squad posting great numbers that did the trick. Bryan & Dean also overtook Steve Jr. & Nicole for the lead in the East Division. Junior & Nicole saw a 9 point lead sink to an 8 point deficit in one week, in large part to injuries. The big one was the loss of 2B Rickie Weeks for the season. Junior & Nicole still hold a wild card lead along with Jerry Simotas and Steve Johnston Sr. In the Central and West Divisions, it's the same story: Cyril holds a substantial lead in the Central, and Tom kept his nice lead in the West. There are still a number of JBL teams that haven't used a waiver move yet and are waiting patiently in the background ... once they act, the standings promise to do more shifting around. Good luck to all !!

Recent JBL Transactions

May 18 - Cyril Bologoff - Waiver #2
Drop OF Fred Lewis, SF (11); Claim OF Juan Pierre, LA

May 18 - Powers/Prince - Waiver #2
Drop SS Yuniesky Betancourt, SEA (14); Claim SS Jason Bartlett, TB

May 20 - Steve Torr - Waiver #2
Drop 3B Edwin Encarnacion, CIN (9); Claim 3B Mark Teahen, KC

May 21 - Jerry Simotas - Waiver #3
Drop RP Jason Motte, STL (14); Claim RP David Aardsma, SEA

May 23 - Carlos Navarro - Waiver #2
Drop OF Xavier Nady, NYY (7); Claim OF Juan Rivera, ANA

May 23 - Carlos Navarro - Waiver #3
Drop C Ryan Doumit, PIT (6); Claim C Jason Varitek, BOS

2009 JBL Rosters

Current 2009 Overall Standings

Current 2009 Division Standings

Current 2009 Team-by-Team Statistics

2009 JBL Transactions

Mark Teixeira leads Ed & Jason to the top

We have a new leader in the Home Run Derby, and it's Ed & Jason, who enjoyed another strong week by their top pick, Mark Teixeira (pictured) to gain the lead. Actually, Ed & Jason got phemomenal performances from their entire squad to surge to a 7 homer lead over previous leader, Steve Johnston. Ryan Zimmermann and Mark Reynolds, in particular, had big weeks for Ed & Jason. No big injuries affected the derby this week, and after a huge rush of moves in the season's first month, the waiver wire has been quiet over the past two weeks. Though the teams that do have moves all have a player in mind that they wish would fall down a flight of stairs! Many triples to all !!!

2009 Season Transactions:
Larry Freeman - Drop Jose Guillen, Claim Nick Swisher
Brandon Medhurst - Drop Alex Gordon, Claim Brandon Inge
Jerry & Harry - Drop Xavier Nady, Claim Jeremy Hermida
Ed & Jason - Drop Marcus Thames, Claim Robinson Cano
Mark & Leonard - Drop Edwin Encarnacion, Claim Mark DeRosa
Bob O'Connor - Drop Stephen Drew, Claim Aaron Hill

Current 2009 Standings and Stats

Current 2009 Standings and Stats - Printable Format

Prior Season Results:

Final 2008 Standings

Final 2007 Standings

Final 2006 Standings

Final 2005 Standings

Final 2004 Standings

2008: The Year of Steve Torr

2008 will go down in JBL and JFL history as the year of Steve Torr. Steve finished off an incredible calendar year by defeating Tony & Stevie 56-31 in the Johnston Bowl. By winning both the JBL and JFL in 2008, Steve did something that had not been done in 16 years by capturing both titles in the same season; Steve Johnston Jr. last accomplished the feat in 1992. Steve also gets the "dynasty" label in the JFL, now having won 3 of the last 4 JFL Championships (2005, 2006, and 2008). Quite an impressive feat in a large league such as this. Steve's 2008 team was led by his third-round selection, QB Philip Rivers of San Diego, who led the entire JFL with 324 points on the season. Tony & Stevie had a remarkable season in their own right, winning the Red Conference Championship, with Tony ending up in the Johnston Bowl for the second straight season. They will be gunning for Team Torr in 2009 after ending up on the short end of both the JBL and JFL title games against Steve, but they also had the amazing accomplishment of making the Finals of both the JBL and JFL as well. This closes the books on the JFL's 20th season!


Week #15 - First Round
Black Playoff: Petiti/Hudson 61, Sanchez/Balben 60
Red Playoff: Ken Donnelly 72, Steve Johnston Sr. 46

Week #16 - Conference Championships
Black Conference Championship: Steve Torr 56, Petiti/Hudson 35
Red Conference Championship: Tony & Stevie 69, Ken Donnelly 37

Week #17 - Johnston Bowl
Steve Torr 56, Tony & Stevie 31

Final 2008 JFL Rosters

Final 2008 JFL Standings

Final 2008 JFL Game Results

All 2008 JFL Transactions

2008 JFL Draft Selections by Team

Hamilton High wins 2008 Arizona State Title

Mike Johnston is Offensive Coordinator of Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona, whose team has won four Arizona State Championships in the last six seasons. Their 2008 season has concluded with yet another Arizona State Championship. Check the links below for the summary of Hamilton's 2008 Football season ... there is an article on the State Title game, as well as the National Rankings, where Hamilton finished at #23 in the nation.

Hamilton High wins 2008 Arizona State Championship

Final 2008 National Rankings - Hamilton at #23 in Nation

Nicole and Stevie's Homepage

Nicole and Stevie have their own piece of the Internet. There's new and constant updates on the site, so check it out every so often!

Nicole and Stevie's Website


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