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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Oxford finishes second in 5A All-Sports chase; LHS finishes third in 4A

Oxford High’s five state championships this past year and overall balance earned it a second-place finish in the annual All-Sports Award competition that is sponsored by the MHSAA.

Oxford totaled 373.5 points, good for fourth place overall in the competition that is based on how teams finish in the MHSAA playoffs each season.

Starkville (397) topped the Chargers in the overall Class 5A standings and was third overall behind first-place finisher Tupelo (437.5) and Madison Central (431). Both Tupelo and Madison Central are Class 6A schools.

Lafayette also fared well in the annual competition. For the third straight year, and second year after winning the Class 4A title, Lafayette finished in the top five in 4A with 241 points, good for third overall behind Pontotoc (341) and Corinth (282.5). (June 25, 2012, Page 6)

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