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Olympics delayed by COVID-19

Olympics delayed by COVID-19

By Gavin Mullins, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

For the first time in seventy-six years, the Olympics start date has been changed. The summer Olympics that were to go forward this summer in Tokyo will instead shift to 2021.  The last time this happened was during the 1944 Summer Olympics. World War II, the war that cancelled the 1944 Olympics, had ...

Students fight for dominance in Prep Fortnite tournament

Students fight for dominance in Prep Fortnite tournament

By Haddon McLeod, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

On April 3rd, Jackson Prep held a Fortnite tournament as one of the school’s many attempts to give isolated Prep students some interaction. Over 100 students participated in the tournament organized by senior Andrew Purvis.  Fortnite is a “battle royale” game that can be played in solos, duos, or sq...

Coronavirus wreaks havoc on sports nationwide

The infamous coronavirus as rendered by graphics editor Alex Roberson

By Will Gibbs, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has been one of the most influential events in United States history. Entire cities have shut down due to the fear of spreading this virus. People have been scrambling to buy goods such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer in bulk. Millions of people have lost their jobs. Altho...

A Season in Review: Girls’ Basketball

Sophomore guard Andie Flatgard stops her opponent near the half-court line during the regular season.

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

Owen Lundberg gets water after playing in the game.

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

The team poses with the trophy after a hard fought game.

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

The infamous coronavirus as rendered by graphics editor Alex Roberson

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

St. Louis BattleHawks QB Jordan Ta'amu (10) throws during a win over the New York Guardians.

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

Senior Campbell Perkins prepares to pass during the season's final game.

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

Cam Brent dribbles the ball.

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

Andie Flatgard squares off against an opponent.

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...

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