The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

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The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

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JR Football: Tigers Dissipate in Loss to St. Albans

Justin Glenn, Assistant Sports Editor September 20, 2023

On a blue-skied Saturday afternoon at Horace Fleming III Field, the Jackson-Reed football team saw glimpses of daylight early, but the beaming rays filled with hope faded— in a 40-3 loss to the St....

JR Football: Tigers sink Paul Pirates for their First Win of the Season

Justin Glenn, Assistant Sports Editor September 11, 2023

The Jackson-Reed football team played away from home, due to a light outage. However, the Tigers generated electricity of their own— in a 56-0 win over Paul Public Charter School.  Throughout...

No Friday Night Lights At Jackson-Reed

Simon Holland and Justin Glenn September 8, 2023

Friday night’s football game against Paul Public Charter School was moved from the Jackson-Reed field after the stadium lights and scoreboard malfunctioned earlier in the week. The game was relocated...

L to R: PREGAME COIN TOSS: Captains #50 Casey Wood, #55 Will Howze(game two), #15 Aidan Riley and #1 Cole Mandaza.

JR Football: Tigers Continue to Grow From Loss Against Yorktown

Justin Glenn, Assistant Sports Editor September 6, 2023

On Thursday night, the Jackson-Reed football team hit the road for their first away game of the season. Like their season opening loss to Bishop Ireton, the Tigers once again couldn’t find a rhythm—...

JR Football: Tigers Look to Grow From Season Opening Loss

Justin Glenn, Assistant Sports Editor August 29, 2023

In their season opener at home against Bishop Ireton High School on Friday night, nothing went right for the Jackson-Reed football team. Rain poured periodically throughout the game, and so did Bishop...

Jackson-Reed Football Season Preview: A New Era

Justin Glenn, Assistant Sports Editor August 24, 2023

When disappointment has rained down on the Jackson-Reed football team, it’s poured. In the last two seasons, the Tigers posted a combined record of 4-18. In 2022, they allowed 441 total points...

TRIUMPHANT TIGERS -. From advancing to the DCSAA finals to continued
dominance against DCIAA opponents, the Jackson-Reed Varsity Tigers have a
lot to look forward to next season.

Tiger Baseball: the road to success

Justin Glenn, Assistant Sports Editor July 20, 2023

After capturing their 29th DCIAA baseball championship title, another run in states fell just short as the Jackson-Reed Tigers finished as runners up for the third year in a row. Jackson-Reed finished...

Jackson-Reed Ultimate Frisbee team wins DCSAA state championship

Norah Caplan and Alice Stillerman July 20, 2023

On May 6, the Jackson-Reed Ultimate Frisbee team secured the DCSAA championship for the second year in a row, furthering their record as one of DC’s best high school sports teams.  This year marks...

Duncan Stadler becomes an all-American wrestler

Natalie Gordon, News Editor July 20, 2023

Attention Jackson-Reed Tigers, we have an all-American wrestler among us!  On the weekend of May 6th fellow tiger and junior Duncan Stadler competed in the mid-Atlantic Wrestling Association (MAWA)...

Renos tennis courts are in need of renovation

Noah Frick, Junior Editor July 20, 2023

DC’s government doesn’t exactly have a reputation for acting hastily, and the Fort Reno tennis courts are no exception. There are three courts that the Jackson-Reed tennis team uses to practice (which...

Varsity baseball coach Henry Martinez leaves Jackson-Reed

July 20, 2023

After leading the Tigers to two city championships and two appearances in state finals, varsity baseball head coach Henry Martinez is leaving Jackson-Reed to become varsity head coach at the private Landon...

Best sports to do this summer

Kinzly Gootman, Contributor July 20, 2023

With temperatures in the 90s and humidity hovering around 65%, we all know that DC is not the ideal place to be in summer. While hiding out in your room playing video games or watching Netflix might seem...

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