Led by junior sprinter Mariah Buford, the Lafayette Lady Commodores finished third out of 18 teams in Saturday’s Class 4A North Half meet held at Mississippi State. LHS finished with 72 points at the meet that Pontotoc won with 157 points. Center Hill was second at the girls’ meet with 79.5 points. (more…) (May 9, 2011, Page 1B)
The funk that the Oxford baseball team found itself mired in at the end of the regular season is officially over. A determined bunch of Chargers punched their way into the MHSAA’s Class 5A North Half title series on Saturday with a 5-2 win over Neshoba Central in Philadelphia. (more…) (May 9, 2011, Page 4B)
A return trip to Jackson to play in the MHSAA’s Class 3A title series was not in the cards for the Water Valley Blue Devils this season. A year after winning the Class 3A North Half title and playing Sumrall in Pearl at the state championship series, the Blue Devils were defeated by Mooreville in the quarterfinals on Saturday night. (more…) (May 9, 2011, Page 3B)
BLOG: Oxford senior pitcher Hunt Halford saved his best pitching performance of the season for the most critical game of the year for the Chargers on Friday night at Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (May 6, 2011)
VIDEO BLOG — Here is an interview that lasted a few minutes with Oxford’s No. 1 girls doubles team of Sterling Davis and Mary Bryan Barksdale after Thursday’s Class 5A North Half title match at Hernando. The Chargers won the match 6-1 to advance to the 5A state title match, which will be played on Monday at 9 a.m. at the Ridgeland Tennis Center. (more…) (May 6, 2011)
A shifty running back with very good top end speed is what the Ole Miss Rebels gained on Thursday with the verbal commitment from Andre Allen.
Allen became the fifth player to verbally commit to the Rebels for the 2012 class and the second in less than a week. The 5-foot-9, 178-pound Allen is coming off a standout season at Arnold High in Panama City, Fla. Allen finished the 2010 season with 2,150 yards and 19 rushing touchdowns. He averaged almost 8.7 yards per carry and caught 11 passes for 169 yards and three touchdowns (more…) (May 6, 2011, Page 7A)
HERNANDO — It was business as usual for the Oxford Chargers on the tennis courts as they continued their march towards a another Class 5A state championship.
OHS wrapped up its second straight 5A North Half title on Thursday with a 6-1 win over Hernando a year after defeating Ridgeland for the North Half title. The win advanced the Chargers (18-1 overall) to a meeting with the winner of Thursday’s Stone County-Gautier on Monday morning for the 5A state title at the Ridgeland Tennis Center. (more…) (May 6, 2011, Page 6A)
Most people would say that the most competitive track meet of the season happens the final weekend when the best teams and the best athletes square off at Pearl High School at the state meet.
But if there was ever an exception to that rule, it would be the Class 5A North Half meet that will take place at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field on Saturday. The Chargers and Lady Chargers host a bevy of talented teams this weekend, including the school’s nemesis, Pearl.
The meet begins at noon with field events and cost to enter is $5. Oxford’s boys and girls both finished second to Pearl in last year’s North Half meet and both teams are looking to change that this time around. (more…) (May 6, 2011, Page 6A)
Confidence is something the Oxford Chargers gained throughout the season as they won their way to a division title. The Chargers gained another measure of confidence last weekend in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs with a sweep of Hernando.
For OHS coach Chris Baughman, the key now is to keep that momentum rolling as they get set to take on Neshoba Central, the Chargers’ third-round opponent. (May 5, 2011, Page 6)