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Young Athletes to Watch: Burkhalter and Crumpton

Young Athletes to Watch: Burkhalter and Crumpton

By Emory Maxwell and Alex Gibbs
June 13, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Dylan Burkhalter While Dylan Burkhalter is a seventh grader here at Prep, she does not have seventh grade speed.  In fact, she has been moved up to run with the junior high track team after school in addition to the seventh grade team that runs during 6th period. In track, Dylan runs in the sprin...

Slideshow: Baseball claims 17th State title

Slideshow: Baseball claims 17th State title

May 26, 2017
Filed under Sports

                     

Junior Aidan Creel scores fencing victories

Junior Aidan Creel scores fencing victories

By Avery Andress
May 18, 2017
Filed under Features, Sports

Jackson Prep junior Aidan Creel first got interested in fencing when he was watching the 2012 Olympics because of how cool it looked. After watching the Olympics, he started fencing in July of 2013. He is part of a local fencing club that rents out the lower level of the Baptist Healthplex in Ja...

Bradford named Coach of the Year by Clarion-Ledger

Bradford named Coach of the Year by Clarion-Ledger

By Emory Maxwell
May 8, 2017
Filed under Sports

Coach Bradford and the Jackson Prep Golf team have won a lot over the years.  Coach Bradford has coached many state championship winning teams, and many athletes who have taken their talents to the college level.   This year, Coach Bradford was named the Golf Coach of the Year by The Clarion-Le...

Juniors win 2017 Powder Puff Championship

Juniors win 2017 Powder Puff Championship

April 21, 2017
Filed under Sports

On Thursday April 20, the student council sponsored the annual Powder Puff football game on Patriot Field. Powder Puff consists of senior-high girls playing two-hand-touch football, coached by students. The first game was between the sophomores and the juniors. The sophomores took an ea...

Jackson Prep baseball alumni continue to shine

Jackson Prep baseball alumni continue to shine

By Duncan Jones
April 12, 2017
Filed under Sports

With this year’s college baseball conference play starting up, many notable Jackson Prep alumni are taking the field for Division-I teams. These standouts include Gene Wood, Parker Caracci, Jake Mangum, and Noah Hughes, all of which are sophomores and play for schools in the southeastern conference. Gene...

Jackson Prep’s latest addition hits the bullseye

Jackson Prep’s latest addition hits the bullseye

By Ann Clardy Byrd
April 10, 2017
Filed under News, Sports

This year Jackson Prep started a new activity for students to enjoy.  Archery has been a growing sport for many years and has become very popular in Mississippi.  Schools gather together from all over the state to take part in competitions.  Coach Nix, who is coaching this new activity, is an exp...

Wildcats take home third straight SEC basketball title

Wildcats take home third straight SEC basketball title

By Steven Wyatt
April 4, 2017
Filed under Sports

The SEC Basketball Tournament’s outcome may have seemed predictable to most with the Kentucky Wildcats taking home the hardware, but that does not mean that the tournament didn’t have its moments. The excitement started on day one of the tournament when the last seed in the tournament, the Mi...

March Madness lives up to its name with upsets galore

March Madness lives up to its name with upsets galore

By Paul Andress
March 30, 2017
Filed under Sports

The NCAA Tournament is coming to a close with the Final Four this upcoming weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. North Carolina, Gonzaga, Oregon, and South Carolina have survived the first two weekends and will compete for the national title. Before discussing the Final Four, let’s breakdown the Madness that has led up ...

Boys soccer claims 17th State title, 7th in a row

Boys soccer claims 17th State title, 7th in a row

By Stewart McCullough
March 1, 2017
Filed under Sports

At Jackson Prep, strings of continuous championships are not a rare sight. A group of talent may come through a sports program that can be dominant, but as everyone knows, kids graduate and move on to pursue a higher education. This can sometimes leave a program in a need for talent, but one thing that...

Sports Opinion: The NCAA should rethink the targeting rule in college football

Sports Opinion: The NCAA should rethink the targeting rule in college football

By Nevin Wells
February 21, 2017
Filed under Sports

As many of you know, concussions are a serious topic in all leagues of football. As a result of the serious head injuries, the NFL and NCAA came to an agreement of creating a penalty, called targeting. Targeting is a penalty designed to protect the safety and health of the athletes. Targeting is referred...

Sports Opinion: NFL overtime rule desperately needs to change

Sports Opinion: NFL overtime rule desperately needs to change

By RJ Green
February 21, 2017
Filed under Sports

Super Bowl 51 was an intense game that came down to the very end. For the very first time in NFL history, the Super Bowl went into Overtime. It was a game full of momentum with Tom Brady and the Patriots taking over the second half to come back from a 28-3 deficit. Both offenses had great games, and it...

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