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Knight to Run for Alabama

Knight SIgning for web

Senior Curt Knight signed to run cross country at the University of Alabama. Knight is pictured with his coaches and parents at today’s signing ceremony. Knight recently claimed his 4th consecutive MAIS AAA cross country championship.

Curt Knight Wins State Championship Again!!!


Photo courtesy of Nenon Photography


Congratulations to JA senior Curt Knight for winning the MAIS State AAA Cross Country Championship for the 4th consecutive year. What a storied career for Curt and for JA Cross Country. You can also read a write-up on Curt’s accomplishment by the Clarion Ledger by clicking below:

Clarion Ledger Article





Softball Banquet Awards

The Lady Raiders recently held their 2014 awards banquet. The following were recognized:

• Most Valuable Player: Delaney Wallace
• Best Defensive Player: Delaney Wallace
• All Conference: Delaney Wallace
• Best Offensive Player: Columbia Holeman
• All Conference Honorable Mention: Columbia Holeman
• Raider Award: Ashton Berry
• Players’ Raider Award: Robyn Hadden
• Coach’s Award: Swayze Williams
• Coach’s Award: Jenna Daly
• Coach’s Award: Isabelle Lee
• Most Improved: McKinna Powell
• Second Annual Coach Scott Branning Award: Robyn Hadden

Jackson Academy will be participating in the upcoming Spring 2015 softball season and will be scheduling playing dates in March and April. There will be open tryouts on Thursday, October 23 at 3:30 p.m. at the softball field.

Girls in sixth—eleventh grades interested in playing JA Softball next spring are required to attend tryouts. Bring a glove and cleats. If you can not attend that day and are interested in playing softball, email to discuss alternate tryouts. You can also contact Head Coach Will Whitehead with any questions at 601.672.9634.

Lady Raiders Soccer Awards

Receiving individual awards at the varsity banquet were: (from left) Meg Rice, Sarah Allen Bowman, Jessi Cooper, Elizabeth Scott, and Annie Edgecombe.

Congrats to the Lady Raiders varsity and junior high soccer teams for their successful seasons. The varsity Lady Raiders completed their season with a 7-2 record in conference play and a 9-8-3 record. The team advanced to the MAIS Quarterfinals where the season ended in a shootout with PCS. The Lady Raiders were runners up in the North AAA Conference and had three All-Stars and five All Conference players.

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