It wasn’t long after the Oxford Lady Chargers lost to West Point in the Region 2-5A tournament championship last Friday that coach Shayne Linzy was looking forward to Monday’s first round of the 5A playoffs.
Despite Clarksdale’s overall size superiority and playing away from home, Linzy felt like his team would respond in fine fashion and be a very tough team for the Wildcats to have to defeat. His intuition proved to be right as the Lady Chargers used their speed and stamina to knock off last year’s 5A North Half champion, 54-52, in the first step to advancing to Jackson for the MHSAA state tournament. (more…) (February 15, 2011, Page 6)
Saturday’s Southeastern Conference encounter between the Ole Miss Rebels and Alabama Crimson Tide at Coleman Coliseum was all about emotion and desire. In the first half, it was the Crimson Tide who had the early edge in those two areas as they hit open shots, got to loose balls and built a 20-point lead at the half. (more…) (February 14, 2011, Page 6A)
Oxford’s knack for playing its best basketball in the postseason and winning division tournament titles under coach Drew Tyler continued Friday night as the Chargers knocked off West Point 71-61. The win not only secured a 10th championship trophy for Tyler in his 14 years of coaching at OHS, it also ensured a home playoff game Tuesday against Clarksdale a year after the Chargers had to travel to Ridgeland. (more…) (February 14, 2011, Page 6A)
BLOG — TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A fast start to the first half by Alabama and a great defensive effort throughout on Ole Miss senior guard Chris Warren were just two of the reasons why the Crimson Tide posted a 74-64 win over the Rebels Saturday. (more…) (February 12, 2011)
BLOG — Led by Justin Fondren, this season’s Division 2-5A MVP, the Oxford Chargers defeated West Point 71-61 Friday night to win the 2-5A tournament title. (more…) (February 12, 2011)
It wasn’t long after the Ole Miss Rebels had just grinded out a win over LSU at home Wednesday night that the focus changed to taking on Alabama on the road Saturday afternoon.
The Crimson Tide has been one of the most consistent and productive teams in the Southeastern Conference this year, and even though their five-game winning streak came to an end Thursday night at No. 24 Vanderbilt, earning a win over the Tide at Coleman Coliseum is going to be the Rebels’ biggest challenge to date in SEC play.
(more…) (February 11, 2011, Page 7A)
Two weeks ago, a subpar shooting performance would have likely resulted in a loss for the Ole Miss men’s basketball team. But thanks to recent wins over a ranked Kentucky team and road win at Arkansas, the new-look Rebels were able to grind out a 66-60 victory over LSU on Thursday night despite shooting just 38.9 percent from the floor. (more…) (February 10, 2011, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Ole Miss overcame a subpar shooting effort, both from the field and free-throw line, to post a 66-60 win over LSU Wednesday night. (more…) (February 9, 2011)
A decision to get closer to an ill family member has left Ole Miss without its most productive return player and one of the team’s most productive wide receivers from the 2010 season. (more…) (February 9, 2011, Page 8)
A return trip to the Class 4A playoffs and the opportunity to earn some revenge later this week is what the Lafayette Lady Commodores gained from their 57-31 win over Senatobia Tuesday night in the District 2-4A tournament at Center Hill.
Lafayette’s boys gave a valiant effort, but in the end Center Hill was able to hold off and defeat the Commodores 58-47 in the nightcap. (February 9, 2011, Page 8)