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The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

GOLDEN MOMENT - The Varsity Baseball boys pose for a picture with their newly won DCSAA Championship banner. The team beat the Maret Frogs late Sunday afternoon.

Varsity Baseball crowned DCSAA State Champions in a walkoff comeback

Justin Glenn, Sports Editor May 19, 2024

Early on in Sunday’s DCSAA Baseball State Championship, almost nothing appeared to go right for the Tigers. Mistakes, heartbreak, failure, and head scratchers darkened a sunny, winner-take-all final...

The Jackson-Reed varsity baseball team poses for a team photo after their win over Gonzaga Thursday afternoon. Their final game of the season will be on Sunday versus Maret.

Dominant pitching lifts the Tigers past Gonzaga to advance to the DCSAA State Championship

Justin Glenn, Sports Editor May 18, 2024

On Thursday afternoon at Nats Academy, senior right handed pitcher Quinn Lindblom looked down at his glove on the mound and searched for an answer. In the second inning, the captain found himself in a...

ONE TEAM - The varsity baseball embrace after a March 21 win over the Landon School. Nearly two months later, the goal of a DCSAA title is near.

Rain? No Problem. Varsity Baseball advances to DCSAA Semifinal in win over Sidwell Friends

Justin Glenn, Sports Editor May 16, 2024

At around 1:30 p.m on Tuesday, the varsity baseball team reported to Fort Reno Park, two hours ahead of the DCSAA Quarter Final against Sidwell Friends. Opening the equipment shed, the players would normally...

ONE FAMILY: The Jackson-Reed Baseball Program poses for a team photo with the 2024 DCIAA Championship Trophy.

Mercy rule extends Varsity Baseball’s DCIAA Championship Streak to 31 Years

Justin Glenn, Sports Editor May 10, 2024

When he took to the mound Wednesday afternoon in the DCIAA Championship, sophomore Nelson Hayes did so with a purpose. In the third inning, the bases were loaded and the young right-handed pitcher found...

MAGNIFICENT MANAGER - Team manager Ida Steinberg poses with baseball players. Steinberg provides a balanced and organized energy to keep the keep running smoothly.

Behind the scenes of the baseball manager, Ida Steinberg

Josephine Caplan, Spread Editor May 3, 2024

The spring season for sports has come, bringing updated rosters, game schedules, and most importantly, new managers! The role managers play to help our teams is severely underappreciated, so I decided...

How I got recruited to Elon University

Dani Wallace, Managing Editor May 3, 2024

When I first touched a volleyball seven years ago, I immediately knew I wanted to play the sport in college. This past March, I committed to Elon University to continue my academic career and play D1 volleyball. The...

DYNAMIC DUNHAM - Mr. Dunham gives a TEDx talk at WIS, detailing his life journey and lessons, in and out of athletics.

The road to success: Coach Dunham’s version

Josephine Caplan and Rohini Kieffer May 3, 2024

Health and Fitness teacher Desmond Dunham has been a staple teacher at JR for 11 years. His magnetic energy, wisdom, and badminton games are an integral part of the JR community. However, beyond his role...

CAUGHT COACHING- Kelliann Jenkins stands among members of the boys’ varsity baseball team during a game. Jenkins is the team’s new pitching coach.

Breaking boundaries her way

Justin Glenn, Sports Editor May 3, 2024

Breaking barriers is something Kelliann Jenkins has done her whole life. From little league all the way up to collegiate ball, the pitcher-turned-coach has experienced, and broke, all barriers set against...

DAPPER DUBS- Olimpia FC poses with the 2024 SGA futsal league trophy. After winning in the student finals, they lost in the students vs. staff game.

Student government organizes a school-wide Futsal tournament

Dominic Scialdone, Matias Figueroa May 3, 2024

After successfully bringing the JR community together with the lunch basketball league, the Jackson-Reed Student Government Association (SGA), wasted no time with their next move: the Futsal tournament.   Now...

Spring track is underrated

Spring track is underrated

Brookelyn Lee and Margo Lewis May 3, 2024

While basketball seems to get the most attention, there’s another team at Jackson-Reed that deserves recognition: the track team. “We’ve gotten to nationals and state finals. We’re a good track...

ROAD TIGERS: The Tigers’ team photo in their win over Landon from Mar. 21. The team is 3-2 on the road this season.

Early Spring Heat: Varsity Baseball’s early dominance

Justin Glenn, Sports Editor March 31, 2024

Often the phrase “stick to what you’re good at,” is thrown around frequently in sports. For the JR varsity baseball team, that’s been their bats complementing dominant pitching to begin their spring...

Meet the Badminton Club

Cecelia Grant, Contributor March 29, 2024

From Ancient India to Jackson-Reed, badminton has remained a racquet and net involved sport.  JR’s new badminton club has now brought the sport to life in our school. Founded by juniors Susanna,...

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