Players and coaches participating in youth sports in Oxford and the surrounding areas may have an offseason, but for the people responsible for making sure that experience is top-notch, there’s not much of one. (July 14, 2014, Page 6)
Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco has dipped into the Big 12 for his newest assistant coach.
Kansas State hitting coach Mike Clement has been hired to the same position by the Rebels, according to media reports. Perfect Game first reported the hiring Thursday night. (July 11, 2014, Page 6A)
A former Major Leaguer will soon embark on a tour of his home state in order to teach youngsters the fundamentals of baseball.
One of the stops will be Oxford.
Former Tigers and Nationals outfielder Nook Logan will bring his Catch, Throw, Hit and Run School of Baseball to Lafayette High School at the end of the month. Logan, a native of Natchez, will start his tour with a camp in his hometown on Saturday and hit Brookhaven, Brandon and McComb before making the tour’s fifth stop with a three-day clinic at LHS July 29-31. (July 10, 2014, Page 6)
Water Valley High School dipped into south Mississippi to find its next head boys basketball coach.
Larry Taylor has been hired to lead the Blue Devils’ hoops program. Taylor, whose hire was approved by the Water Valley school board at its meeting on Monday night, will replace John Sherman, who left last month to take over as the Lafayette High girls coach. (July 9, 2014, Page 6)
Ole Miss pole vaulter Sam Kendricks reflects on his career year which saw him win a Southeastern Conference, NCAA and USA championships. (July 4, 2014, Page 6A)
Water Valley’s search for a new boys basketball coach is coming to an end.
A pool of applicants has been narrowed to a group of five finalists who have been going through interviews for the last two weeks, Water Valley athletic director Trey Allman said. A hire could be made shortly after the holiday weekend. (July 3, 2014, Page 6)
With just one senior on last season’s roster and five signees reporting to campus this summer, the Ole Miss men’s basketball team had some work to do to get in line with the NCAA-mandated 13-man scholarship limit for next season.
That work is done. (July 1, 2014, Page 8)
John Gatlin hasn’t pitched in a game since he was in junior college. But that’s exactly what the Houston Astros want the Ole Miss senior to do.
Gatlin signed a free agent contract with the Astros on Monday as a pitcher. He will report to the Astros’ rookie team in the Gulf Coast League in Florida later this week. (June 24, 2014, Page 8)
OMAHA, Neb. — The weather extended Ole Miss’ stay at the College World Series another day. Virginia made sure the Rebels didn’t hang around any longer. (June 23, 2014, Page 6)
OMAHA, Neb. — Ole Miss fell short of its ultimate goal at the College World Series. For the Rebels’ seniors — and some upperclassmen who may not be around next year — the experience did not. (June 23, 2014, Page 6)