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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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