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A Season in Review: Girls’ Basketball

A Season in Review: Girls’ Basketball

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor

April 3, 2020

Taking a look back at the 2020 Jackson Prep athletic calendar, we can see that the year has been dotted with state championship appearances. Perhaps the most exciting title run came from the girls basketball team, who caught fire in the MAIS State Tournament. Together, the group of fourteen pushed th...

NFL Free Agency Still Going Strong

NFL Free Agency Still Going Strong

By Jake Lange, Assistant Sports Editor

April 2, 2020

At least we have one sport sticking to schedule. The NFL free agency has been as exciting if not more than ever before. The greatest quarterback free agency period that has ever been was all it was billed up to be.  For starters, the greatest quarterback of all time left the greatest dynasty of all ...

Boy’s Soccer Team Bleaches Hair for State Championship

Boy’s Soccer Team Bleaches Hair for State Championship

By Russ Upton, Fun and Games Editor and Records Manager

March 27, 2020

This year, the boy’s soccer team won their 10th consecutive MAIS state championship. Before the game on February 22nd, most of the soccer team got some form of frosted tips. Some people bleached a streak in their hair, some colored it after with silver or pink, but most did the traditional frosted tip...

Boys’ soccer wins tenth straight state championship

Boys’ soccer wins tenth straight state championship

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor

March 27, 2020

On February 22, the boys’ Jackson Prep soccer team played the longest game of the season against Jackson Academy for the championship and the opportunity to add another year to their winning streak. As the game went down to the final moments of overtime, Prep was able to score two goals to secure...

Prep sports stall amid COVID-19 pandemic

Prep sports stall amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

The world has undergone a number of radical changes over the last few weeks. As part of the effort to combat COVID-19, people have been encouraged to practice self-distancing to prevent further spread of the virus. Without a way to continue athletic events while minimizing risk for both athletes and fans...

Less faking, more football: the XFL is back

Less faking, more football: the XFL is back

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

The XFL has sobered up. After a 19-year hiatus, America’s edgiest football league is returning to the spotlight with its new eight-team format. Once again owned by controversial WWE titan Vince McMahon, the XFL scarcely resembles its dazzling predecessor. But will less unpredictability lead to more l...

Boys’ and girls’ basketball finish historic season with tough losses

Boys’ and girls’ basketball finish historic season with tough losses

By Jake Lange, Assistant Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

February madness was in full swing this year at Prep. Both our girls and boys basketball teams had terrific years. They might have started off shaky, but both teams caught fire late in their seasons and ran with it the rest of the way. The squads both played in the overall state championships on Saturday...

Boys’ basketball begins conference play

Boys’ basketball begins conference play

By Olivia Moore, Editor-In-Chief

February 5, 2020

Up to date as of 1/28/2020. With the start of the new year, the Jackson Prep boys’ basketball team has moved from its usual games into a new season of conference play.  This game transition started on Friday January 10th in their game against Presbyterian Christian, and the switch have raised...

Girls’ basketball starts winning season

Girls’ basketball starts winning season

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor

February 5, 2020

The Jackson Prep girls’ Basketball steam has set an impressive winning standard this season. Coach Michael McAnally’s squad is stringing together one of the most impressive regular season resumes in recent memory. As of Tuesday, January 28, the Patriots had amassed a record of 18-7, including thr...

Jackson’s Joni and Friends Dodgeball Tournament

Jackson’s Joni and Friends Dodgeball Tournament

By Maggie Boswell, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

The Joni and Friends Magnolia Classic Dodgeball Tournament is a fun and exciting event that raises money for individuals affected by disability.  The tournament will be held at Jackson Academy on January 25th. A team of six members costs one hundred and twenty dollars and is placed in one of four di...

Bayou Bengals finally reach the top

Bayou Bengals finally reach the top

By Jake Lange, Assistant Sports Editor

January 14, 2020

The 2019-2020 college football season was certainly one to remember. We had a once in a decade season from LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, who accounted for 65 total touchdowns en route to leading the LSU Tigers to a national championship. With all of the hype about LSU going into the game, it was easy to f...

Coach’s Corner: Coach Romano

Coach’s Corner: Coach Romano

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

December 17, 2019

Before Zander Romano came to Prep, he grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and made his way to Jackson by playing football and baseball at Millsaps College. He spends his free time with his German Shepard Bella and playing golf with friends. Romano has been apart of the Prep family for four years and...

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