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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 Romano receives intel from the press box.

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...

Ole Miss, Mississippi State football program updates

Lane Kiffin being introduced as Ole Miss' new head football coach.

By Haddon McLeod and Will Gibbs

December 17, 2019

The Ole Miss football program has been disappointing over the last couple of years. Some of the failure has been due to the sanctions by the NCAA. Those sanctions are gone now, though. Ever since the resignation/firing of former head coach Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss has been below average. Freeze's...

Powder Puff: Seniors go out on top

Mary Brooke Brown and Liz Heigle hold the Powder Puff trophy.

By Sarah Cory, Sports Editor

December 16, 2019

As the football season came to a close, it was time for the annual powder puff game on December 2nd. The first game of the night was the sophomores vs the juniors. The sophomores wore blue, while the juniors wore black. Starting at quarterback for the sophomores was Julia Stradinger, while Olivia Sasser...

Prep stars in MAIS All-Star Game

Reed Kellum prepares for the upcoming play.

By Jake Lange, Social Media Editor

December 13, 2019

At the end of every football season, the coaches in the MAIS vote on the best Senior players from each conference to participate in the All Star game. Every player takes the week off of school to practice for the game. They stay in a hotel and room with players from other schools. Prep’s all star player...

Young Athletes to Watch

Young Athletes to Watch

By Walker Poole, Assistant Sports Writer

December 12, 2019

Parker Puckett: Parker, an astounding athlete in the seventh grade, plays baseball, football, and basketball. His real name may be Parker, but to his teachers, friends, and family, he is known as Billy. On the diamond, he plays middle infield as well as pitcher and catcher. On the football field,...

Clay, Trap, Skeet team competes at MSSP Qualifier

Clay, Trap, Skeet team competes at MSSP Qualifier

By Charles Stephenson, Sports Editor

December 10, 2019

The Jackson Prep sporting clay team formally known as the Clay, Trap, and Skeet team hit the road Saturday morning on December 7th, for the 2019 MSSP (Mississippi Scholastic Shooting Program) Qualifier at McIvor Shooting Facility in Sardis. Coach Terry Hawkins has helped the shooters prepare for this c...

MRA defeats Jackson Prep 48-33, ending seven-year title streak

Matt Jones gives an MRA defender a piggyback ride into the end zone.

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

After a week of expectation and fanfare, the Jackson Prep and Madison-Ridgeland Academy squared off in the annual MAIS 6A championship game. The two teams had no shortage of competitive history before they met on the campus of Mississippi College. In fact, the game was a rematch of last year’s titl...

Patriots advance to championship and look to continue streak

Matt Jones rushing to the endzone for one of his many touchdowns on the night.

By Charles Stephenson, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

At 7:00 p.m. on November 15, 2019, the Prep Patriots faced off against the JA Raiders during  the second week of playoffs. The Patriots and the Raiders both had a bye week in the first round of the playoffs. With two very involved student sections and a loud supportive crowd, it was a very close and comp...

College basketball season gears up

Ole Miss’ Pavilion gleaming under the lights. Photo by Charles Stephenson

By Will Gibbs, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

In the next few weeks, a new season of college basketball will begin. The preseason National Championship favorites are the Michigan State Spartans, led by junior forward Cassius Winston. Other top teams include the Kentucky Wildcats, Kansas Jayhawks, Louisville Cardinals, Villanova Wildcats, and the Duke ...

Young Athletes to Watch: Nathan Werne and Emma Reeves

Emma running a 5k for cross country. Photo courtesy of Emma Reeves

By Walker Poole, Assistant Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

Nathan Werne: Nathan Werne is a ninth grader who has recently excelled on the football field for the junior high team as a running back. In previous years, Nathan has attended Christ Covenant. This past season, he scored five touchdowns before completely tearing his left leg meniscus during the 5th gam...

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