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Track season off to a sprinting start

Track season off to a sprinting start

By Lauren Anne Smith, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With spring just around the corner, athletes are ready to hit the ground running for track season. The coaches are just as excited for the season to begin as the students. Coach Rusty Burke and Coach Marcus Thompson both agreed that they are anticipating a state championship caliber season. The coaches also pr...

Who are these “Wise Guys”?

Who are these “Wise Guys”?

By Ford Lange, Social Media Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Come to any home basketball game and behind the Prep bench you will find the Wise Guys. The Wise Guys are the leaders of the student section and often the loudest people in the gym. Named after the boys head coach Tim Wise, the Wise Guys can often be seen wearing red shirts with Coach Wise’s face on...

Three Patriots put pen to paper on National Signing Day

Three Patriots put pen to paper on National Signing Day

By Steven Wyatt and Stewart McCullough

February 7, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Flowood, MS -- From national media outlets to the coaches and fans at Jackson Prep, February 6th has been a day in the back of everyone’s mind for quite some time now. On National Signing Day (NSD), three Prep stars made their decisions official in front of the entire student body and a whole host o...

Prep standout Jerrion Ealy decommits from Ole Miss

Prep standout Jerrion Ealy decommits from Ole Miss

By Steven Wyatt, Sports Editor

January 9, 2019


Filed under Sports

Flowood, MS — The Ole Miss Rebels are less than a month out from signing day, and they are now short another piece of their class as two-sport All-American and Jackson Prep senior Jerrion Ealy announced Tuesday morning via his Twitter account (@ealy_1k) that he would be decommitting from the school. ...

Football claims 7th in a row

Football claims 7th in a row

By Stewart McCullough, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

One Mississippi: with 17 seconds left to play and a yard to gain, quarterback Alex Gibbs lined up under center with running back Jerrion Ealy, full-back Ross Hopkins, and power-back Ethan Lingle directly behind him in the power-I formation.  Two Mississippi: center Caleb Gay snaps the ball to Alex Gibbs.  Three Mississippi: Jerri...

Who are the teams we love to hate?

Who are the teams we love to hate?

By Alex Gibbs, Copy Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

Every sports fan has their favorite team, the team that they invest their emotions into and whose victories provide a sense of satisfaction. They also have certain teams that they just despise. Their blood boils when those teams’ names are even mentioned. When those teams lose, it’s sometimes better...

Junior girls emerge victorious in annual Powderpuff game

Junior girls emerge victorious in annual Powderpuff game

By Henley Johnson, Eloise Moore

December 5, 2018


Filed under Sports

After the state championship win by the boys’ football team, the girls still had more to prove, and on December 3, they took to the field. Every year, the Senior High Student Council puts on the Powderpuff football game,  which is essentially a showdown of girls’ flag football between each grade in h...

Jackson Prep scores a new coach

By Maclain Kennedy, Opinion Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

     The Jackson Prep soccer team received a new assistant coach this season. Coach TJay Busin grew up in Texas, but moved to Mississippi and attended Northwest Rankin. He’s been playing soccer since he was six, and his career as an athlete has been very successful.      In highschool, TJay...

Semi-final football preview — Jackson Academy

Semi-final football preview — Jackson Academy

By Steven Wyatt, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

Flowood, MS — Jackson Prep will return to the gridiron Friday as the Jackson Academy Raiders will be their first opponent of the postseason. The Raiders are coming off a first-round win over Presbyterian Christian while Prep was able to get the week off with an opening round bye.  JA was able to hit on all cylinders...

Week 12 football preview — Bye week

Week 12 football preview — Bye week

By Steven Wyatt, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

  The Patriots will play again on Friday, November 9, at 7:00 pm at Patriot Field.   ...

Patriots come out on top in dogfight against Parklane

Patriots come out on top in dogfight against Parklane

By Will Fletcher, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

McComb, MS -- Last Friday, the Patriots traveled down to McComb to take on the Parklane Pioneers for their last game of the regular season. Going into the game, the Patriots had a 9-1 record and were looking to defend their numbers against the 5-4 Pioneers. Parklane has always had a very strong offens...

The race is on: Cross country team fares well in state meet

The race is on: Cross country team fares well in state meet

By Maclain Kennedy, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

Clinton, MS -- On October 23rd, with the slightly overcast weather, the Jackson Prep cross country team headed to Choctaw Trails to compete in the state meet. The 70-degree weather couldn’t have made for a more perfect day to run. These athletes have been training since this summer in preparati...

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