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2018 senior high football preview

2018 senior high football preview

By Steven Wyatt

August 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Flowood, MS -- August is upon us, and the Jackson Prep Patriots are on the cusp of their 2018 football campaign. This season is not a normal one for the Patriots, seeing as they have several spots on both sides of the ball to fill before they kick off their season at East Rankin on August 17. The pos...

Ricky Black named high school coach of the year

Ricky Black named high school coach of the year

By Stewart McCullough

August 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

On Wednesday, June 27th, long time Jackson Prep head football coach Ricky Black was named Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association. Coach Black was selected from eight other high school coaches from around the country. He is the first Jackson Prep head coach and second Mis...

OPINION: An athlete is more than an athlete

OPINION: An athlete is more than an athlete

By Steven Wyatt

August 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Every day throughout the United States, people with any sort of platform, both local and national, take to the media to voice their opinions. This is seen as acceptable, and it is even sometimes encouraged by many people all across the country. However, there is one group with an extremely popular national p...

Prep alumnus Cecil Wegener finishes in 2nd at SEC golf championship

Prep alumnus Cecil Wegener finishes in 2nd at SEC golf championship

By Stewart McCullough

April 27, 2018


Filed under Sports

The final round of stroke play concluded today at the 2018 SEC Men’s Golf Championship held at Sea Island Course - St. Simons Island, GA. Out of 70 players from across the conference, a Prep alumnus rose above the pack. Cecil Wegener, class of 2017, is a true-freshman at Ole Miss who is currently on...

A tradition unlike any other, 2018 Masters finishes in dramatic fashion

A tradition unlike any other, 2018 Masters finishes in dramatic fashion

By Stewart McCullough

April 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

The 82nd Masters tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club may have been the best golfing major in decades. The field was filled with young golfers trying to establish themselves as champions. To name a few, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth, Cameron Smith and Bryson Dechambeau wer...

Underdog cinderella stories bring 2018 March Madness alive

Underdog cinderella stories bring 2018 March Madness alive

By Steven Wyatt

April 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

San Antonio, TX -- Whether you are talking about Sister Jean and the roaring Ramblers or UMBC and the win that changed the history books forever, you are talking about an NCAA Tournament that people will have on their minds for quite some time. As the round of 64 started its action on Thursday, March 15th, i...

Boys’ soccer breaks MS high school record with 8th straight title

Boys’ soccer breaks MS high school record with 8th straight title

By Stewart McCullough

February 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

Flowood, MS --- Jackson Prep’s boys' soccer program has been on an elite level for almost 10 years, and their State title victory on Saturday, February 24th cemented their legacy in Mississippi high school history. The Patriots (24-4-2) dominated Jackson Academy (13-8) 4-0, capping an impressive seas...

SPORTS OPINION: Lavar Ball’s JBA will be a hit

SPORTS OPINION: Lavar Ball’s JBA will be a hit

By Bennett O'Quinn

February 20, 2018


Filed under Sports

If you don’t know who Lavar Ball is by now, maybe you should watch some more TV. The entire Ball family has been the forefront of sports media coverage for the past year and a half. From Lavar’s absurd comments, to questionable actions made by his sons, the Ball family is in the headlines every ...

Basketball teams look to finish season strong

Basketball teams look to finish season strong

By Tori Newsome, Will Fletcher, and Henley Johnson

February 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

This year’s boys basketball team has been very successful, especially in their win against JA on February 2nd. Coach Wise and Coach Goodman are very proud of their team. Coach Wise says, “Expectations were and are, every year, to see young men improve throughout as basketball players and as peopl...

Prep tennis looks to serve up a successful 2018 season

Prep tennis looks to serve up a successful 2018 season

By Steven Wyatt

February 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

Flowood, MS -- As winter begins to fade and spring starts to take its shape, the Jackson Prep Tennis team has commenced their preparations for another season. They’re coming into the 2018 year with a chip on their shoulder, seeing as they finished 2017 with a great amount of momentum. Last year, the...

Eyes turn to South Korea as Winter Olympics begin

Eyes turn to South Korea as Winter Olympics begin

By Carter Stockett and Ford Lange

February 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

The 2018 Winter Olympics are underway. The games, which run February 9-25 are taking place in PyeongChang, South Korea. This is the second time the Olympics has taken place in South Korea, which hosted the summer Olympic Games in 1988. Predictions for the medal count have Germany in 1st, Norway i...

Two patriots ink on NSD ’18

Two patriots ink on NSD ’18

By Steven Wyatt

February 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

Flowood, MS -- Jackson Prep’s 2018 National Signing Day came and went, but not before two Patriots signed their National Letter of Intents. Senior S/DB Cooper Carroll (Harding University) and QB Chance Lovertich (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC) finished out their day making two separate college coaching s...

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