MEMPHIS — An autograph request from a young fan on his way to the driving range had to slightly improve the way Vance Veazey was feeling after his first round of play at the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Thursday evening.
The former Ole Miss golfer from Memphis had a disappointing opening round at TPC Southwind course, shooting a 3-over 73, a score that actually made him feel somewhat relieved considering how few birdie chances he had during the day. (June 10, 2011, Page 8A)
MEMPHIS — A virtual unknown on the PGA Tour was the first-round leader Thursday at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. David Mathis, who only has one career win on the tour, entered the tournament held at the TPC at Southwind ranked No. 273 in the world.
On Thursday, Mathis shot by all the big names on tour as he owned the Par-70 course by shooting a personal-best score of 65. Mathis recorded six birdies during his round and had 11 pars on the remaining 12 holes. (June 10, 2011, Page 8A)
COLUMN (PLUS VIDEO BLOG): A positive camp experience could end up leading to a much-needed commitment at linebacker for the Ole Miss Rebels down the road.
North Forrest linebacker Lelland Ducksworth (6-foot-1, 215-pounds) recently attended Ole Miss’ Senior Elite Camp this past weekend and his performance ultimately paid off with an offer from coach Houston Nutt. Ducksworth’s coach, Matt Caldwell, said almost all of the schools that have currently offered want him as an outside linebacker. (more…) (June 10, 2011, Page 8A)
One of the most successful coaches at Oxford High School will be trying to help the rest of his colleagues reach even greater heights in the coming years. OHS tennis coach Louis Nash was officially approved as Oxford’s new Associate Athletics Director by the school board on Monday. (more…) (June 9, 2011, Page 6)
Football practice may still be almost two months away, but high school teams have already gotten a jump on the 2011 season with work on the passing game, both from an offensive and defensive standpoint.
Every Monday night during the summer, Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Stadium becomes a busy place as teams from around the area stop by to compete in 7-on-7 games that feature a lot of throwing, catching and defending on the part of cornerbacks, safeties and linebackers trying to cover everyone on offense. (more…) (June 8, 2011, Page 6A)
Large sheets filled with information and ideas about improving the gameday experience at Ole Miss sporting events are located all around Michael Thompson’s office at the athletics complex on campus. (more…) (June 8, 2011, Page 6A)
Ole Miss football fans should get used to the word “different” this season when they attend games at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. If the vision of Michael Thompson, Ole Miss’ Senior Associate Athletics Director for Communications and Marketing, goes according to plan, then the gameday experience on Saturdays will be different, diverse and more unique than it has ever been. (more…) (June 7, 2011, Page 6)
There were several new faces and numbers to learn for those who attended Thursday night’s summer league baseball game between Lafayette and Oxford at Edwin Moak Field. Less than a month after a veteran OHS team wrapped up the season against Ridgeland, coach Chris Baughman is having to re-tool his lineup with several younger members of the program. (June 3, 2011, Page 6A)
The last few seasons has been a great time to be a fan of the Lafayette Commodores.
The football team won its first state championship under Anthony Hart, the cross country teams finished high at the state meet under Mississippi Association Coach of the Year Ben Mikell, the girls basketball program has reached the state tournament under coach Amy Sutton, the girls track team finished second this year at the MHSAA state meet under the guidance of Sutton and Mikell, the tennis team earned its first individual state title winners, while other sports have performed at a high level. (more…) (June 3, 2011, Page 7A)
A public hearing regarding the reassignment of former Lafayette High School girls softball coach Cay Papagolos produced several hours of testimony from administrators and coaches employed by the Lafayette County School District. A decision will be made by the school board on her future with the district. (June 2, 2011, Page 1A)