A league currently embroiled in a lockout stemming from extreme disagreements over financial disbursements and future contracts hasn’t swayed 15 former Ole Miss players from following their dream of playing in the NFL. (more…)
COLUMN: The NFL’s recent decision to lockout players on all 32 teams has given those individuals a chance to catch up on some loose ends.
In the case of former Ole Miss standout running back/wide receiver Dexter McCluster, his down time has led him back to Oxford where he is currently trying to finish up his degree.
McCluster said he only needs to finish two classes, broadcast journalism and an advanced class in English, to secure a degree that he was encouraged to finish by the Kansas City Chiefs organization. (more…) (March 23, 2011, Page 7)
Oxford’s week-long break from the softball field didn’t result in a win when the Lady Chargers hosted Hernando Tuesday evening. The Lady Tigers beat OHS 8-1 in a Division 1-5A contest that OHS coach Lauren Hill felt should have been closer but wasn’t because her team wasn’t as focused as she would have liked.
A week-long layoff didn’t bother the Lafayette Middle School Commodores as they defeated Marshall Academy 10-0 and 7-2 in a Tri-Lakes doubleheader at W.V. Brewer Field on Monday evening. (March 22, 2011, Page 8)
A dream to play baseball in the Southeastern Conference has already been realized for former Oxford High standout Charley Sullivan. Now, the former Charger will get his chance to build on that dream by playing against the team he grew up watching, the Ole Miss Rebels, this weekend at Oxford-University Stadium as a relief pitcher for the Alabama Crimson Tide. (more…) (March 18, 2011, Page 7A)
The high school baseball playoffs may be more than a month away from starting, but you wouldn’t have known that was the case from the atmosphere displayed Thursday night at Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (March 18, 2011, Page 6A)
Oxford coach Chris Baughman had a big smile on his face following his team’s game with Senatobia at Edwin Moak Field on Thursday afternoon.
Sure he was glad that he and his staff were that much closer to concluding the four-day Spring Break Tournament, but the main reason was because of the success the Chargers had at the plate in an 11-1 win over the Warriors and the continued success of the team as they headed into the start of division play, which begins Tuesday at New Hope. (March 18, 2011, Page 6A)
When the Rebels (20-13 overall) tipoff against California (17-14) tonight at 8, it will be the first meeting between the two schools and the first meeting for the Rebels against a team from the Pac-10 since their last NCAA Tournament appearance in 2002. (more…) (March 16, 2011, Page 6)
Getting hits and scoring runs hasn’t been too much of a problem for the Water Valley Blue Devil baseball team so far this season. That was until Tuesday night when New Albany pitcher Tyler Beaty held WVHS to just three hits and two runs in a 5-2 victory at Oxford High’s Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (March 16, 2011, Page 7)
The 6-foot-1 Blue Devil committed to play for Hendrix College after a visit to the Conway, Ark., based school this past weekend. Dalton said he reached a financial agreement with the Division III private school that is regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation and has already been accepted. (March 16, 2011, Page 7)