There comes a point in every preaseaon practice where a team of players gets tired of hitting on each other and wants to take out their frustrations on another squad.
That point has already been reached for the Water Valley Blue Devils, according to their coaches, and the first opportunity to knock heads with another team comes at just the right time. WVHS hosts Vardaman in jamboree action tonight at Bobby Clark Field at 7:30. It will be the first live scrimmage of the year for the Blue Devils, who have performed well in the 14 practice sessions leading up to the meeting with the Rams. (August 13, 2010, Page 6A)
Lafayette’s final full football practice before Friday’s jamboree against Pontotoc provided some mixed results for the Commodores Wednesday. The nearly two-hour practice wasn’t the sharpest the team has looked the first three weeks, but it wasn’t necessarily a warning sign that the team is regressing. (August 12, 2010, Page 2B)
Making sure the small details, as well as some questions that still need to be answered, is what Oxford High football coach Johnny Hill is hoping to accomplish this week in practice.
The Chargers will play Ripley in a jamboree Saturday morning at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, but before that happens, he’s looking to get his group in even better physical condition. (August 11, 2010, Page 9)
Tuesday had to feel like the longest day of Barkley Falkner’s life. The former Oxford High basketball standout left the United States on a plane bound for Denmark to begin the next chapter of his career. (more…) (August 11, 2010, Page 9)
Hard work and building towards the future will be the two keys first-year coach Kendra Bensch will try and get her Water Valley Lady Blue Devil volleyball team to focus on this year.
Instead of relying on a veteran group in 2010, Bensch is hoping that the hard work that the team has already demonstrated propels them to new heights as the season moves along. (August 11, 2010, Page 10)
A break from the heat also boosted the players’ enthusiasm, according to coach Houston Nutt, making the end result very productive overall. (August 10, 2010, Page 6)
A young, but energetic group is what Oxford High volleyball coach Tara Ross has to work with in 2010.
The Lady Chargers take the court tonight at Senatobia before returning home for their home opener on Thursday. Ross only has one senior on this year’s team — Kathryn Stocks — but she has several youngsters that have shown they want to get better and with the proper amount of patience, should be good in the future. (August 10, 2010, Page 7)
A long spring and summer for fans waiting on Ole Miss football to start finally came to an end Sunday. A healthy crowd of onlookers got their first taste of what the 2010 Rebels will look like on the field with the first practice of the preseason.
Hot temperatures weren’t enough to persuade fans from not getting a glimpse of new transfer quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and some of the other players who hope to lead the Rebels back to a major bowl.
Oxford High’s first football scrimmage of the 2010 preseason Friday night provided some positive results in all three phases for coach Johhny Hill and his staff to build on.
Some of the highlights for the Chargers’ first-team offense, led by quarterback Guy Cameron Billups and running back Mont Dean, was producing a combined four touchdowns. Also, the team’s main defensive unit was able hold the offense down on the goal line on a fourth-down situation.
Former Ole Miss baseball player Taylor Hashman remains in critical condition at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis almost a week after an altercation with a fellow Ole Miss student at an Oxford apartment complex placed him there.
Hashman has undergone two surgeries on his head to relieve the pressure that had built up due to the injuries he suffered in the altercation in the early morning hours of July 31. (August 6, 2010, Page 6A)