The Sentry

Your 2021 football Patriots and coaches.

A new era of Prep football set to begin

From Issue 1
By Will Gibbs August 18, 2021

The 2021 Jackson Prep football season will officially kick off August 20 when the Patriots take on the Greenville Christian School Saints. However, things will look much different for the Patriots this...

Preps tennis A team

Tennis serves up a dominating season

From Issue 10
By Lily Flowers, Photo Editor May 25, 2021

This year the 2020-2021 tennis team had an excellent season considering the circumstances. Last year the team only played one match against North West Rankin before COVID.  Tryouts for the team were held...

The shooters gather together after finishing the state championship shoot.

Clay, Trap, and Skeet takes aim at competitors

From Issue 10
By Jake Mathews, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

  The Jackson Prep Clay, Trap, and Skeet team finished their season on a strong note at the MSSP State Championship. The team first had to compete at Turcotte shooting range in Canton and then...

The team rushes the field, creating a dog pile on top of Will Gibbs, the closing pitcher, after the final out of the championship series.

Baseball piles on another championship

From Issue 10
By Will Gibbs, Assistant Sports Editor May 24, 2021

On May 13, Jackson Prep’s varsity baseball team captured its fourth consecutive state title after defeating MRA in the championship series. Prep had an impressive regular season record of 31-3,...

Hanyu is one to watch for next years Winter Olympics

Hanyu is one to watch for next year’s Winter Olympics

From Issue 10
By Riley Spivey, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

Figure skating is a popular sport that many people watch, but not everyone knows the scoring process or the athletes that compete against each other. The 2022 Winter Olympics are not for a while, but it’s...

Past players and coach share memories of Coach Black

Past players and coach share memories of Coach Black

By Hannah Polk, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

With the recent news of Coach Black’s resignation, the Prep community has been remembering not only his successful career, but the impact he has had on hundreds of former players. The lessons he taught...

Coach Turner speaks to the media at his first public appearance as the new head coach. Photo by Walker Poole.

An early look at the “Relentless” Jackson Prep Patriots

By Charles Stephenson, Sports Editor March 26, 2021

After the news hit Flowood that Coach Tyler Turner had become the new head coach of the prestigious Jackson Prep varsity football team, quick action was taken to hold a press conference. On March 25th,...

Kevin Graham watches his solo home run sail into the right field bleachers.

Magnolia State creeps to the top of baseball rankings

From Issue 8
By Will Gibbs, Assistant Sports Editor March 25, 2021

Many fans were disappointed in 2020 when the college baseball season was cancelled in mid-March due to the COVID-19 outbreak. For a while, it was unknown whether or not there would be a college baseball...

Coach Tyler Turner,  just named as the new head varsity football coach for Jackson Prep. Photo by Tanner Gough

Tyler Turner named head football coach

From Issue 8
By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor March 24, 2021

The newest chapter of Jackson Prep Patriot football began on Tuesday, March 23, with the announcement of Tyler Turner as the program’s newest head coach. Turner will continue on the path paved by the...

Coach Black jogs to the sideline behind his players. Photo courtesy of Reed Hogan.

Coach Black era to end after record-setting 24 seasons

From Issue 7
By Charles Stephenson, Sports Editor March 3, 2021

As the cold winter storm started coming to an end, another eerie feeling came across the state of Mississippi, in particular, Flowood. Around noon on Friday, February 19th, word hit the media that Ricky...

Sarah Thomas officiates one of her many NFL football games. Photo courtesy of NFL

Sarah Thomas makes history in the NFL

From Issue 6
By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor February 5, 2021

On the seventh of February, Sarah Thomas will become the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl. The pinstriped trailblazer from Pascagoula became a permanent NFL official in 2015, working her way to...

The Lombardi Trophy awaits its owner in Tampa Bay. Photo by Ben Liebenberg and

And then there were two: Chiefs take on Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV

From Issue 6
By Gavin Mullins, Assistant Sports Editor February 5, 2021

After a long and very unusual NFL season, the playoffs are finally here. Wild Card Weekend showcased a full slate of 6 great games. In the AFC, the Buffalo Bills, looking to win their first playoff game...

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