An opportunity to defend their Class 3A North Half title is what the Water Valley Blue Devils earned on Friday with their 13-2 win over South Pontotoc at Blue Devil Field. Paced by an offense that collected three home runs and 11 hits total in five innings, WVHS secured a spot in the upcoming 3A playoffs with the one-sided win over the Cougars. (more…) (April 11, 2011, Page 3B)
Some of the best college and pro track athletes will be on display as they compete in the annual Ole Miss Invitational on Saturday. The meet begins at the Ole Miss Track and Field Complex at 10 a.m. with two field events, the hammer throw and javelin, while the first running event begins at 11 a.m. (more…) (April 8, 2011)
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Ole Miss cheerleader Johnny Beasley for his involvement in a fight with former Rebel baseball player Taylor Hashman. After a grand jury failed to produce an indictment for aggravated assault in March, Hashman filed paperwork against Beasely at the Oxford Police Department this week. Beasley is facing a simple assault charge, which is a misdemeanor. Beasley is expected to turn himself in next week and will then be granted an appearance in city court to face the charges. (more…) (April 8, 2011, Page 6A)
Football practice has become more enjoyable for Ole Miss sophomore wide receiver Ja-Mes Logan this spring. A year after the 6-foot-2 Natchez native got his feet wet playing in a reserve role at wide receiver, Logan has become one of the two main leaders for a group that is currently short on overall experience. (more…) (April 8, 2011, Page 7A)
Dominant was the best word to describe the Oxford Middle School boys track team on Thursday. The Chargers won the OMS Relays at Bobby Holcomb Field by scoring 99 points. Lafayette was second with 44 points.
A career of coaching excellence was rewarded Thursday when the MHSAA recognized Lafayette’s Dennis Robbins with its Coach of the Year award prior to its executive council meeting.
Robbins, who helped lead the Commodores to the 2010 state powerlifting title, said he was honored to win the award. (April 8, 2011, Page 7A)
COLUMN: Oxford High tennis coach Louis Nash doesn’t like to brag about his long list of accomplishments. Never has, likely never will.
It’s rare to find a coach, in any sport, that has done as much as Nash has done at three different high schools. From his first team title at Laurel in 1982, to the amazing string of championships he has won at OHS, Nash’s record and dedication to his players speaks for itself. (more…) (April 7, 2011, Page 6)
A windy day and wet course only slightly hindered the Oxford girls and boys golf teams from showing progress as a team during the annual Oxford Invitational held on Tuesday at the Country Club of Oxford.
Weather conditions weren’t the most ideal from a wind standpoint for golfers, but on a course that is considered the toughest test of the season, the wind only slightly raised scores that are usually higher than normal for all teams involved. (April 6, 2011, Page 6)
A gritty pitching effort by Hunt Halford and steady production on offense were just two of the reasons the Oxford Chargers are feeling a little better about their baseball future today. (more…) (April 6, 2011, Page 6)