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JR Boys Basketball: Tigers sweep weekend series in James Hampton Showcase

Justin Glenn, Assistant Sports Editor December 6, 2023

When it comes to taking care of business on a marquee stage, look no further than the Jackson-Reed Boys varsity basketball team.  The Tigers competed in the first annual James Hampton Showcase at Coolidge...

Manager profile: Lillian Gallant

Sam Bigge, Contributor November 29, 2023

The position of a high school sports manager, someone who stands off to the side while the team performs and helps out with basics, is often overlooked. But ask most student athletes, and they’ll tell...

Checking in with Jackson-Reed Frisbee

Daniel Raviv and Daniel Kaye November 29, 2023

Coming off their major successes of last year, Jackson-Reed’s Ultimate Frisbee team hopes to have another great season.  The Ultimate Frisbee team is one of the most popular sports at Jackson-Reed...

We tried Jackson-Reed squash

Henley Kaminskas, Junior Editor November 29, 2023

With a sister who played squash but never really found interest in the sport, I had equipment lying around my house. Although lacking experience, I would practice with my dad occasionally, enjoying it,...

Who has the best jersey? Reviewing fall uniforms

Who has the best jersey? Reviewing fall uniforms

Esme Nooruddin and Eva Solomon November 21, 2023

As fall sports come to an end, their jerseys will not be forgotten. As the season closes out, we’ve meticulously researched and gathered enough data to rank our teams from best to worst.  Girls...

A SECOND CHANCE - Junior girls varsity soccer player Olivia Heinemann battles a Walls player for the ball. After a devastating loss in the city championships, the Tigers must look forward to state’s.

Girls soccer and volleyball place second in DCSAA finals

Norah Caplan and Alice Stillerman November 21, 2023

With the DCSAA playoffs marking the end of the fall sports season, three of JR’s fall sport teams competed this past week in their respective tournaments. While the boys’ soccer team was knocked out...

GOOTMAN’S GLORY - Senior Kinzly Gootman committed to Case Western Reserve University over the summer. Gootman is a co-captain of the JR girl’s varsity soccer team and plans to go pre-med at Case.

Tiger to Spartan: Kinzly Gootman on committing to Case Western Reserve

Edith Corrigan Conaty, Spread Editor November 21, 2023

The sound of an alarm goes off at 6 AM and Kinzly Gootman is out the door, leading warm-ups for the Jackson-Reed Girls Varsity soccer team. Gootman, a senior at JR and co-captain of the girl's soccer team,...

TRADING SNEAKERS FOR CLEATS - Junior track star Indie Wallace running through her opponents during the junior vs. senior powderpuff game.

Powerderpuff: Seniors win, 7-0!

Isabelle Posner-Brown, Section Copy Editor November 21, 2023

On October 26th during JR’s 2023 Homecoming Pep-Rally, seniors and juniors faced off in the annual Powderpuff game. Powderpuff, a tradition dating back to 1945, is where cheerleaders play flag or touch...

TIGERS ON DEFENSE - The Tigers at the line of scrimmage against the Roosevelt
RuffRiders. Pictured: #9 junior Cam Butler and #66 senior Chi Osuchukwu.

Fall 2023 football recap

Justin Glenn, Assistant Sports Editor November 21, 2023

Back in August, during their hours of training camp, the Jackson-Reed football team huddled together, full of hope. Two and a half months later, that belief has faded. Scars of nine losses marked the Tigers’...

Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team advances to DCSAA semifinals after beating St. John’s Cadets

Alice Stillerman, Sports Editor November 8, 2023

Following a disappointment-filled DCIAA championship loss to School Without Walls, the Jackson-Reed girls’ varsity soccer team marched into the first round of the DCSAA tournament determined to start...

JR Girls Soccer Team heads into DCSAA tournament seeking revenge

Alice Stillerman, Sports Editor November 7, 2023

After suffering a 1-0 loss to School Without Walls in the DCIAA Championship, the Jackson-Reed girls soccer team is ready for revenge.  With a 7-0 record in league play, the Tigers claimed the first...

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -  The Tigers offense opening a drive against Dunbar.

JR football’s senior night turns upside down for the Tigers against Dunbar

Justin Glenn, Assistant Sports Editor October 19, 2023

What started out as a feel good Senior Night for the Jackson-Reed football team turned into a night of troubles quickly. The Tigers suffered their sixth loss of the season to Dunbar Senior High School,...

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