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Crossing the finish line: Cross Country

Crossing the finish line: Cross Country

By Olivia Moore, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2019

The Jackson Prep Cross Country team made its first showing at the Jackson Prep home meet on Monday, September 9th.  The teams ran around the Jackson Prep campus instead of heading to Choctaw Trails, where most of the cross country meets are held.  This home meet was supposed to be the team’s second meet, but the JA invitat...

St. Aloysius dampens Prep’s championship hopes

St. Aloysius dampens Prep’s championship hopes

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor

September 23, 2019

The Jackson Prep swim team, led by head coach Dr. Luke Nealey and assistant coach Ms. Amy Wiandt, competed in the state swim meet on Wednesday, September 18th, at the Lakeland Courthouse. Prep has a long history of success in the event, winning first place every year since the meet started. The s...

Intramural sports return to Prep by demand of the student body president

Intramural sports return to Prep by demand of the student body president

By Russ Upton and Ainsley O'Quinn

September 23, 2019

This year, student body president Alex Stradinger has brought intramural sports back to Prep. As part of his campaign for president, Alex promised intramural sports for the student body, and he delivered. Students voted for which intramural sports they wanted, and six were chosen: Volleyball, Paintbal...

Jerrion Ealy breaks freshmen record at Ole Miss

Jerrion Ealy breaks freshmen record at Ole Miss

By Mason Nichols and Charles Stephenson

September 20, 2019

2019 Prep alumnus Jerrion Ealy is fitting right in at Ole Miss. After a more-than-stellar high school career, Ealy committed to the university on national television to play baseball and football. Although he has not yet appeared on the diamond, the do-it-all running back is making his presence felt...

Week 5 football preview: Lamar School

Week 5 football preview: Lamar School

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor

September 18, 2019

Following their stellar homecoming performance against Adams County Christian School, the Jackson Prep Patriot football team is looking to continue their success against Lamar School. Now entering their fifth game, the team has established a three game winning streak. The key to their string of wins l...

Patriots ambush Adams County Christian

Patriots ambush Adams County Christian

By Walker Poole, Assistant Sports Editor

September 18, 2019

On Friday, September 13, the Jackson Prep football team defeated the Adams County Christian School Rebels with a score of 37-0. Prep’s offense rushed for a total of 144 yards. A highlight on the night was when Holmes Maley and J.C. Polk, two defensive leaders, forced a safety on a punt that was fu...

Young Athletes to Watch: Peyton Puckett & Bradley Carter

Young Athletes to Watch: Peyton Puckett & Bradley Carter

By Walker Poole, Assistant Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

Peyton Puckett: Peyton Puckett, an eighth-grader, plays not just one sport at Prep, but three. He thrives in football and basketball, and he is trying out for the eighth-grade baseball team. He plays running back and linebacker in football, power forward in basketball, and centerfield in baseball. ...

Football Preview: Oak Forest Academy

Football Preview: Oak Forest Academy

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor

September 4, 2019

As the dust begins to settle from last week's game, anticipation builds for the Patriots’ conference opener against Oak Forest Academy. After a rough opening defeat at the hands of Heritage Academy, the team regained its footing in week two with a sound 48-0 victory over the Simpson Academy Cougar...

Patriots pummel Cougars 48-0

Patriots pummel Cougars 48-0

By Walker Poole, Assistant Sports Editor

September 3, 2019

On August 30, the Jackson Prep football team had its first home appearance against the Simpson Academy Cougars at Patriot Field. The team knew they had to play hard after falling to Heritage Academy 24-15. The stands were packed to see how they would perform. Simpson fumbled the ball on the opening drive, ...

Jackson Prep v Simpson- Preview

Jackson Prep v Simpson- Preview

By Charles Stephenson, Sports Editor

August 27, 2019

Flowood, MS- Jackson Prep will play their home opener on August 30, 2019 at Patriot Field in Flowood. The Patriots play the Simpson Academy Cougars after a tough loss to Heritage Academy.  Prep lost the 24-15 score game against Heritage in what was a somewhat close game for nearly 4 quarters in ...

Prep falls short in loss to Heritage Academy

Prep falls short in loss to Heritage Academy

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor

August 26, 2019

On Friday, August 23, the Jackson Prep football team traveled to Columbus, Mississippi, to face the Heritage Academy Patriots. The squad loaded into two buses for the lengthy drive, carrying their gear and expectations. Being the first game of the season, questions abounded on how the new Prep team would perform. Muddy field conditions and we...

Coach’s Corner: Coach Burnett

Coach’s Corner: Coach Burnett

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

August 23, 2019

The purpose of Coach's Corner is to a recurring article that will be featured in each issue for students and staff so that they can get to know the coaches of Prep. For the first issue of Coach's Corner, we will be getting to know Coach Burnett. Daniel Burnett is one of the youngest coaches in the MAIS and ha...

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