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)
Two points is all that separates Ole Miss senior Chris Warren from 2,000 in his illustrious playing career as a Rebel. The 5-foot-10 Warren, who was just named to the Associated Press’ All-Southeastern Conference first team Monday, should pass that elite scoring milestone Wednesday night when the Rebels take on California in the first round of the Men’s National Invitation Tournament.
Warren, who is averaging 19 points per game this season, just missed scoring 2,000 points in the Rebels’ loss to Kentucky in the SEC Tournament last Friday when he finished with 20 points. There are just 24 players who have ever scored more than 2,000 points in the SEC and only three others who have more than 2,000 points and 400 assists like Warren will be with one made field, or two free throws, against Cal.
The records are not lost on Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy, who said Monday as his team prepared to leave for Cal, that Warren will be remembered for his consistency more than anything else. (March 15, 2011, Page 8)
COLUMN: Sunday night’s announcement that the Ole Miss Rebels were indeed headed back to the National Invitation Tournament for the fourth time in the last five seasons didn’t catch me off guard. It didn’t catch anybody off guard who really follows the Rebels and knows anything about basketball. (more…) (March 15, 2011, Page 8)
The Ole Miss men’s basketball team will continue its season after being selected to play in the Men’s National Invitation Tournament on Sunday night. The Rebels were awarded a No. 5 seed in the tournament and will travel to play at No. 4 seed California on Wednesday. (more…) (March 14, 2011, Page 6)
Friday’s 75-66 loss to No. 15 Kentucky in the second round of the Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament boiled down to missed opportunities for the Ole Miss Rebels, not a lack of desire or fight. (more…) (March 14, 2011, Page 6)