Women who are in their mid-60s are usually enjoying their retirement and relaxing. Oxford resident Carol Dorsey, 67, is spending hers being a national champion powerlifter. (July 29, 2014, Page 6)
The Mississippi High School Activities Association announced Monday it will be relocating the MHSAA Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Gridiron Classic State Football Championships for all classifications to the campuses of Ole Miss and Mississippi State. (July 22, 2014, Page 8)
The Ole Miss Quarterback Club will be welcoming back one of its own this year as Ole Miss alum Bill Courtney will be the keynote speaker for this year’s annual kickoff banquet on August 1. (July 17, 2014, Page 7A)
For the first time in more than a decade, the Lafayette Commodores boys basketball team has a player who will continue playing at the next level. Guard Montreal Nabors will be playing basketball in Scooba next year after he signed with East Mississippi Community College Monday afternoon. (July 16, 2014, Page 6)
Oxford High School handed out their annual Hasselman award at the end of the school year and for the second time in the award’s history there was a tie. Ethan Holmes and Kendall Jenkins finished in a deadlock after votes were tallied in the boys category. There was not as much drama when votes were counted for the girls award as Brandy Batoon won it. (July 3, 2014, Page 6)
After racking up Southeastern Conference and NCAA titles, Ole Miss pole vaulter Sam Kendricks is looking to add one more accolade this year: USA champion. Kendricks will be competing at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif., this weekend. (June 24, 2014, Page 8)
With the help of four state championships, Oxford High School is atop the Mississippi Class 5A athletics mountain yet again for the 2013-14 school year. (June 18, 2014, Page 2B)
Oxford High School right-hander Houston Roth was a sophomore who pitched like a seasoned veteran during the Chargers’ run to a North Half runner-up finish, and that performance earned him the Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year award for the 2014 season. (June 17, 2014, Page 1B)
In 1956, Ole Miss made its first trip to Omaha in school history. While the team did not win the national championship, Buddy Chain managed to leave his mark in the College World Series record books.
The third annual North Mississippi Grabbling Tournament will be held Saturday. For anyone who is unfamiliar with grabbling it is exactly as it says. You stick your hand in the water and try to “grab” the catfish you can find.