Heading into Tuesday night’s annual postseason showdown with Callaway, the Oxford Chargers coaches knew a couple of things: The visiting Chargers were going to be athletic, fast, and able to capitalize on any chances they were provided.
So what did Oxford do against its Class 5A first-round opponent?
The home Chargers attacked, kept pressure on Callaway and continued to attack even in the dwindling minutes of their 3-1 victory at Bobby Holcomb Field. (January 25, 2012, Page 6)
Aided by a big first half, the Oxford girls cruised to a 8-0 victory over Callaway in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs at Bobby Holcomb Field. (January 25, 2012, Page 6)
Lafayette’s basketball teams found out first hand Tuesday night that size really does matter on the court.
New Albany post players Jazmine Spears and Moses Kingsley each played huge roles in their team’s Region 2-4A victories at Lafayette, with the Lady Bulldogs winning 47-31 in the opener and the Bulldogs pulling out a 42-36 win in the nightcap. (more…) (January 25, 2012, Page 6)
CORINTH — Tuesday’s Class 4A playoff soccer match between the Lafayette Lady Commodores and Corinth Lady Warriors was filled with hustle, passion and a lot of drama. It was played the way coach LHS coach Melinda Scruggs wants her team to play it.
Unfortunately for the Lady Commodores, Corinth was able to edge out a 4-3 win in two overtimes to advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday. (January 25, 2012, Page 7)
Oxford’s seventh-grade girls defeated Pontotoc 18-9 Monday night in the OHS gym, but the eighth-grade Lady Chargers were unable to come up with a similar result as they lost 33-21.
Years ago, the incentive to go to school was what you’d face if you stayed at home. Now, Editor Don Whitten points out, the incentives include meals, tickets and, yes, cold hard cash. (January 25, 2012, Page 4)
Members of the Oxford Pathways Commission and the city of Oxford Planning Department are making it a priority to announce to residents living along the roads slated to get new bike paths this year when and where the construction will begin in their neighborhood. Construction on the 12 miles of new bike lanes could start in March. (January 24, 2012, Page 1)