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Friday, January 30, 2015

Jake Thompson

LHS, Florence fight for 4A North Half berth

The Lafayette High girl’s soccer team is in uncharted territory. For the first time since 2009 the Lady Commodores advanced to the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A state playoffs. If they want to keep re-writing the history books Lafayette will have to get past Florence, the team that handed them their first loss of the season. (January 30, 2015, Page 6A)

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    LSU up next for Lady Rebels

    After a week off, the Ole Miss women’s basketball team returns to action and begins a pivotal weekend of games. First up is a road test against LSU tonight in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (8 p.m., SEC Network). (January 29, 2015, Page 6A)

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      LHS girls advance; boys’ season ends early

      The dream of a state championship lived on for one team as the end of a season came for another as the Lafayette High soccer teams hosted first-round matches in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs Tuesday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (January 28, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

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        Rivalry’s impact differs between OM, MSU

        Fresh off a victory over Florida on Saturday, which kept its NCAA Tournament hopes alive for now, the Ole Miss men’s basketball team must find a way to avoid having a letdown against a floundering Mississippi State team tonight inside C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum (8 p.m., SEC Network). (January 28, 2015, Page 1B)

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          Bianco feels ‘good’ with Rebels rotation with new additions

          Making a return trip to Omaha and the College World Series is a tough task for any baseball team no matter how talented.  That is just what Ole Miss plans to do though after getting back to the CWS for the first time since 1972 last season and becoming one of the final four teams fighting for a national championship before being ousted by eventual runner-up Virginia.  That journey began last Friday as teams were allowed to begin formally practicing across the country. Ole Miss is preparing for its season-opening series against William & Mary beginning on Feb. 13. (January 28, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

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            LHS boys still searching; girls beat Senatobia

            The Lafayette High basketball teams are heading in different directions. The girls team are moving in an upward trajectory while the boys are stuck in neutral and struggling to find their first win. That was still the case Friday night when Lafayette split their games against Senatobia at the LHS gym. (January 25, 2015, Page 4B)

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              Lady Rebs rest, regroup after tough SEC stretch

              The Ole Miss women’s basketball team is off this weekend, and the Rebels deserve it. A seven-day stretch of back-to-back-to-back games against top-20 opponents ended Thursday night after a crushing 64-62 defeat at the hands of No. 18 Mississippi State. The Rebels (14-6, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) walked away with a 1-2 record after their gauntlet against Georgia, Texas A&M and the Bulldogs. (January 25, 2015, Page 1B)

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                Ole Miss loses 64-62 to No. 18 MSU in thriller

                In front of one of the largest crowds of the season, Ole Miss and No. 18 Mississippi State played one of the most anticipated women’s college basketball games of the in-state rivalry’s recent history.  The Lady Rebels were looking for their second upset over a ranked opponent in seven days, but it was not meant to be as the Bulldogs used a bucket by Morgan Williams with three seconds left to escape with a 64-62 victory at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum on Thursday night. (January 23, 2015, Page 6)

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                  More than bragging rights at stake for Lady Rebs, No. 18 MSU

                  The three-game gauntlet of top-20 opponents is nearly complete for the Ole Miss women’s basketball team. The last obstacle comes in the form of No. 18 Mississippi State tonight at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum (8 p.m., SEC Network). (January 22, 2015, Page 6A)

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                    LHS trio signs baseball scholarships

                    There are many factors that come into play when high school athletes are weighing their options of where to continue their playing careers after graduation. For three Lafayette High baseball players, it came down to one thing — comfort. Seniors Jake McPhail, Hunter Bishop and Chase Coker signed National Letters of Intent to continue their baseball careers at the next level Tuesday morning at the LHS Library. (January 21, 2015, Page 1B, 4B)

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