Jackson Academy is a prestigious private school in the middle of Jackson, Mississippi. It’s particularly well-known for its academic and theater programs. In 2010, Jackson Academy opened an 800-seat performing arts center. As for their athletic programs, they shine in areas that simply aren’t well represented in the media, like girls’ basketball and volleyball.
Their girls’ basketball team has won four state championships under the guidance of coach Jan Sojourner. The girls’ volleyball team has won six titles since 2014 and has played in every MAIS championship match since 2012. They offer a wide variety of sports programs, from football and baseball to dance, cheerleading, and track. The Jackson Academy football team has won seven MAIS AAA Division I Championships.
Muskegon High School
The first class of this school graduated in 1875 and consisted of only two students. Since then, this school in Michigan expanded quite a bit and built their first large gym in 1902, which included a swimming pool, and an outdoor track. In '78, an Olympic-sized pool, weight room, and athletics offices were added.
Muskegon’s sports teams are known as the “Big Reds,” and include baseball, basketball, football, bowling, and competitive cheerleading. The school is perhaps most well-known for its boy’s football team, which has won the state championship six times. The boys’ basketball team has also won a few state titles, mainly in the 1920s and ’30s, but again in 2014.
Cretin-Durham Hall High School
This private Catholic school in Minnesota is known best for their talented baseball team, which has won several titles over the past few decades alone. They are a part of the Minnesota State High School League and played in the Saint Paul City Conference for two and a half decades.
The baseball team has won eleven state championships, and there have been several more earned by the boys’ and girls’ ultimate frisbee teams, along with football and basketball. There have been several notable sports stars to emerge from Cretin-Durham Hall, including Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd, and Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson. Professional ultimate frisbee player Kate Nicholson also graduated from the private school.
Christian Brothers College High School
This Catholic boy’s school in St. Louis, Missouri is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis. The athletics team mascots were originally named the “Hi-Pointers,” but were renamed the Cadets in the 1930s. Games are played in the Stadium that accomodates football, lacrosse, and ultimate frisbee. They also have the Cadet Park practice fields, which have two football fields and tennis courts.
The Christian Brothers College soccer team won 16 national collegiate championships between the 1890s and early 1900s. These days, their ice hockey team is leading the charge, who’s won 16 of their own state championships between 1983-2017. Notable professional sports stars to graduate from CBC include NBA shooting guard Larry Hughes and the NHL’s Philip McRae.
Butte High School
Butte High School was established 125 years ago in 1896 and since then, there have been quite a few big names in sports to emerge from this public high school situated in Butte, Montana. NFL players Colt Anderson and Milt Popovich, along with former player Pat Ogrin attended at one point.
But perhaps the most notable alumni is daredevil Evel Knievel, who ran track and field, played ice hockey, and did ski jumping during his time at Butte. Butte’s teams are collectively known as the Bulldogs. The football team has taken home several state championships, including one of their more recent wins in 2012.