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Colonel soccer wins first state championship in school history

The Copiah Academy soccer team won its first-ever State Championship Feb. 21 upon defeating Starkville Academy 2-1 after four overtimes and decided by penalty kicks (5-4). The championship tournament was hosted by Madison-Ridgeland Academy. Copiah finished the season with a record of 16-1 overall and 7-1 in district play. Pictured are Alex Allen, Andrew Reinike,…

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Sojourner achieves 1,000th career win in coaching

The Jackson Academy Lady Raiders’ Dec. 7 win over Richland High School cinched Head Varsity Basketball Coach Jan Sojourner’s 1,000th career win. One of Mississippi’s winningest coaches, Sojourner has been at Jackson Academy for 37 years. A host of former players assembled in the Raider Dome to celebrate the milestone with Sojourner, members of her…

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Williams signs with Mississippi State

By Tricia Nelson Trevion Williams, star defensive end with the Crystal Springs High School Tigers, signed with Mississippi State University on National Signing Day, which was Dec. 15. Williams is excited about joining the MSU team. Several colleges were vying for his attention, including Florida State, Ole Miss, Auburn, Virginia Tech, Arizona State, and colleges in…

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