A focused approach that started this past summer made Oxford High baseball player Zac Barber the most important player on the field for the Chargers this season.
For a team that had several good high school players on the roster but nobody that was headed to play at the Division I level next season, Barber was able to carry the Chargers to an unexpected 19-12 overall record and a spot in the Class 5A North Half title series. (more…) (June 2, 2011, Page 1B)
Testimony was given by Lafayette Athletics Director Jeff Nelson and Superintendent Mike Foster in a public hearing regarding the re-assignment and re-hiring of girls fastpitch softball coach Cay Papagolos on Wednesday morning. (more…) (June 1, 2011)
A dream of playing tennis at the Division I level became a reality Tuesday for Oxford High’s Zach Wilder. The standout who led the Chargers to four straight state team titles during his prep career officially signed with the Ole Miss Rebels and coach Billy Chadwick, who has seen the standout grow and mature for several years. (more…) (June 1, 2011, Page 6)
On a day when America took time out to remember fallen soldiers that lost their lives in battle, the 2011 senior class at Lafayette High School held a memorial service for one of their own.
An investigation on the part of the Office for Civil Rights has led to a public hearing regarding the demotion and re-assignment of former Lafayette High softball coach Cay Papagolos earlier this year.
The OCR is currently investigating whether the Lafayette County School District failed to provide equal athletic opportunities to participants in the girls’ athletics program at LHS and at the middle school. (more…) (May 31, 2011, Page 8)
COLUMN: The football offices at Memphis East High School have been a busy place this spring. East coach Marcus Wimberly has been entertaining a bevy of college coaches who are hot on the trail of his standout running back, Brian Kimbrow (5-foot-9, 165-pounds). (more…) (May 26, 2011, Page 7)
Successful seasons on the baseball diamond has led to more accolades for a pair of cousins. Lafayette’s Josh Mills and Water Valley’s Walt McCullough were named to Coaches All-State baseball teams on Tuesday.
Mills, who helped lead the Commodores to a 23-7 overall mark in 2011 and the second round of the Class 4A playoffs, was named to the first team in 4A, while McCullough, who helped lead the Blue Devils to an 18-11 mark and a third-round appearance in the 3A playoffs, was also named to the first team in 3A. (more…) (May 25, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss’ lack of success on the fields and courts this past season did not transfer over to the classroom as eight teams posted perfect scores on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Report released on Tuesday. (more…) (May 25, 2011, Page 6)
COLUMN: Ole Miss signed a bevy of talented football players from the state of Mississippi this past February. One of those talented players was Raleigh wide receiver Donte Moncrief, who has been preparing for the upcoming season at Ole Miss by competing in the long jump for his high school. (more…) (May 19, 2011, Page 6)
A goal of becoming one of the better cross country programs in Class 4A, and North Mississippi, eight years ago has led to an honor for Lafayette High School and head coach Ben Mikell. (more…) (May 18, 2011, Page 6)