The Oxford netters made quick work of Pearl on Saturday, topping the Pirates 7-0 on the road in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. Zach Wilder defeated Gary Blissard 6-0, 6-0 and Ann Marie Edlin defeated Emily Craven 6-1, 6-2 to pick up the singles points. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 3B)
Three former area high school baseball players helped lift the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers to a share of the MACJC North Division title on Saturday.
Former Ole Miss defensive tackle Jerrell Powe heard his name called in the 2011 National Football League Draft on Saturday, selected in the sixth round by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 199th overall pick. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 3B)
According to recruiting services RebelGrove.com and OMSpirit.com, the Ole Miss football team picked up its fourth verbal commitment for the 2012 signing class over the weekend in the form quarterback C.J. Beathard. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 3B)
You knew it was big news when a presidential news conference is announced at 9:30 p.m. on a Sunday night. And it was big news – terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan. The reaction across the country and in most of the world has been that of euphoria, but Editor Don Whitten wonders if we are celebrating and partying a bit too much and a bit too soon. (May 2, 2011, Page 4A)