Chefs With Class a Success for Sophomores

The Sophomore class had a fundraiser called Chef’s With Class on November 16th, 2017. The class sold tickets at $10 per ticket. The class’s total earnings were around $780. Mrs. Smith randomly drew one ticket and the winner received a meal cooked for them by the class. Mindy Reynolds won the drawing. Some of the food in the meal included apple-glazed, baked, stuffed chicken; spinach artichoke dip with tortilla chips; twice baked potatoes; green bean casserole; chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting, and pink lemonade.

By Stephen Cirone, The Royal Print Staff


Grant Named to All-Star Team

Congratulations to Senior Austin Grant for being selected to be on the Northern Maine Class D All-Star Team. Grant played in the 23rd annual Senior Bowl at Husson University and played against the Southern Maine Class D All-Star Team. He was one of two goalies on the roster and played in the goal for one half and allowed only one goal against the best players from Southern Maine. Congratulations to Grant for his outstanding performance this soccer season to close his career at Jonesport-Beals High School. We will miss Grant playing in the goal next year!

By Luke Wilson, The Royal Print Staff

JBHS to Host Veterans Day Program

On Thursday November 9th, JBHS will host the annual Veteran’s Day Program which honors the veterans in our community and across our nation. As in year’s past, the program will be organized by Mr. Tony Beal. This year’s Voice of Democracy Contest winners (Ivy Robinson and Carol Smith) will read their essays along with the Patriot’s Pen winners from Beals Elementary (Noah Carver) and Jonesport Elementary (Lauren Crowley). The JBHS senior class will present a roll call of all the veterans present at the program, and the combined JES/BES/JBHS choir sing. The program will take place at 9 AM, and in honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, there will not be school on Friday the 10th.

By Luke Wilson, The Royal Print Staff

JBHS Students Visit Husson, WABI, and PTC

On November 3rd, a group of students from Jonesport-Beals High School took a MELMAC sponsored trip to Husson College in Bangor. While there, the students took a tour of the college, and right after, they went to tour the WABI News Station. The group even got to film an outro that will be aired as part of a future newscast. After leaving WABI, the group ate at Pizza Hut and then traveled to the Penobscot Theatre Company to see a production of the play Misery. Once the amazing performance was over, everyone piled back onto the bus and the group made in home around 12:30 a.m.


By Alexis Merchant, The Royal Print Staff


Open Gym Signals the Beginning of Basketball Season

Open Gym started on Monday November 6th, for the Jonesport-Beals Royals and Royalettes. This is a sign that basketball season is right around the corner. Practice officially begins on the 20th, and there is a scrimmage at home on the 28th against Searsport (Girls at 5, Boys at 6:30) , followed by the preseason tourney at University of Maine-Machias which leads to the first game of the season at Narraguagus on December 8th.

Last season, the Royals finished 11-7 and Royalettes finished 9-9. The Royals’ season ended against Central Aroostook in the first round of the Bangor tournament while the Royalettes’ season ended against Katahdin in a prelim game. Both the Royals and Royalettes are returning their coaches from the previous seasons as well as most of their rosters. The Royals’ only lost one senior from their 2017, Osmond Kelley, and the Royalettes also only lost one senior, Jadah Alley. The rest of the team is ready to make it a fun season are

hoping to return to the playoffs and make a run for a championship. Good luck this season to our boys and girls!

By Luke Wilson, The Royal Print Staff

JBHS Halloween Volleyball Tournament

On October 31st, Mr. Campbell and Ivy Robinson organized an afternoon volleyball tournament for fun. This tournament started after lunch and lasted until about ten minutes after 2:30. The teams were as follows:

The Winning Team: Luke’s Lucky Team

J-Lynn Beal(SR), Rachel Phillips(SR), Luke Wilson(SR), and adults Mr. Dan Campbell, Mr. Tony Beal, and guest Ben Durkee.

Second Place: Adam & The Girls

Caitlin Childers(SO), Kaylee Ireland(SO), Adam Robinson(SO), Ivy Robinson(SR), Reanna Smith(SR), Alexsis Sprowl(JR), Skyy Tenney(SR), and Madelyn Thistlewood(SO)

Big Volley Baller Brand:

Kendrik Alley(JR), Judson Carver(JR) Kaiden Crowley(SO), Josef Guptill(SR), Nick Guptill(SO), and Austin Grant(SR)

The Squids:

Sebastein Albee(SR), Ryan Alley(SO), Tyler Alley(SO), Alex Farnsworth(SO), Damian Reyes(SO), Rafael Sanabria(SO),and Ryan Willette(SO)

The Big Boys:

Marc Crowley(SO), Daniel Faulkingham(SO), Kenneth Frisbee(FR), Michael Gray(FR), Anson Kelley(FR), Blake Merchant(FR), and Dakota White(SO)

The Misfits:

Patrick Alley(SO), Kacey Crowley(SR), Chad Libby(SO), Evan Merchant(JR), Tyler Smith(FR), and Mitch White(JR)

By Luke Wilson, The Royal Print Staff

Fall DAC All-Stars Named

The Royal Print would like to congratulate the following 2017 Fall DAC All-Stars for being selected, by the opposing coaches, as some of the best athletes in the conference:


Austin Grant (SR)

Josef Guptill (SR)


Kaylee Ireland (SO)


Judson Carver (JR)

Ryan Alley (SO)


Evan Merchant (JR)


By Luke Wilson, The Royal Print Staff

Cool Days 23 an Indoor Success

JBHS’s annual Cool Days was held on Thursday, October 26th. This was the 23rd year of Cool Days. This was only the second time in those 23 years that Cool Day was held inside. It was inside because of the poor weather outside. Many kids seemed to enjoy Cool Days. The winning teams were:

1st place- Team 2

2nd place- Team 6

3rd place- Team 1

By Stephen Cirone, The Royal Print

Volleyball Team Wins State Award

On behalf of the students and faculty of Jonesport-Beals High School, we at The Royal Print would like to congratulate the girl’s volleyball team on winning the Maine State Class C Volleyball Good Sportsmanship Award. The team will depart JBHS at 10:30 on Saturday, October 28th to travel to MDI to accept the award. Congratulations, Royals!

By Tyler Childers, The Royal Print Staff

Playoffs Yield Mixed Results for Royals

On Friday October 20th, the number 5 seeded Royals were upset in front of their home fans by the 12th seeded Ashland Hornets by a score of 2-1 in a Class D North prelim game. Sophomore Nick Guptill scored the first goal of the game for the Royals but was tied up by Ashland’s Alex Kaiser in the 2nd half, and Kaiser scored on a corner kick with under 10 minutes to go to put Ashland up 2-1.

As for the Royalettes volleyball team, they fell to Calais in straight sets (3 to 0) on Saturday the 21st in a Class C quarterfinal game. Sophomore Madelyn Thistlewood and Seniors Reanna Smith, and J-Lynn Beal were the best servers for the Royalettes in the loss as they all never missed a serve (16/16, 6/6, and 3/3 respectively). Junior Alexsis Sprowl added 7 kills and went 8/9 serving. Sophomore Kaylee Ireland had 8 digs and went 10/12 serving.

Junior Evan Merchant put on a show at the Northern Maine regionals for Cross Country. Merchant finished in 4th place and had a time of 17:21. Way to go Evan! Merchant will race again this Saturday, the 28th at the state competition in Cumberland.

By Luke Wilson, The Royal Print Staff