Errors ended up preventing the Oxford Chargers from earning a clean sweep in a baseball twinbill at W.V. Brewer Field on Saturday afternoon. After defeating the Lafayette Commodores 6-4 in the first game of the day, the Chargers fell 14-6 to the Water Valley Blue Devils to conclude the day 1-1. (more…) (April 4, 2011, Page 7A)
Lafayette coach Greg Lewis knew his Commodores didn’t play their best against Oxford to start Saturday’s baseball fest at W.V. Brewer Field. Instead of changing the lineup drastically against Water Valley on Saturday night, Lewis decided to let his team work itself back into normal form.
The end result was a much better approach at the plate in a 15-5 win over the Blue Devils in five innings. (April 4, 2011, Page 7A)
Less than a week after capturing the EAGLE Invitational, the Oxford boys and girls track teams headed out of town for the first time this year to compete at the Mississippi State Bulldog High School Invitational. (more…) (April 4, 2011, Page 8A)
The phone call Ole Miss senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett had been waiting months to receive finally came Thursday afternoon. After losing out on his senior season by tearing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the third game last season, Lockett was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA on Thursday to the delight of the Hahnville, La., native and head football coach Houston Nutt.
Lockett is known for his candor, passion and outgoing nature, but even he didn’t get too excited about the news at first because he was unclear if it was really true. (April 1, 2011, Page 6A)
Oxford’s dominance on the tennis court continued Thursday with a 7-0 win over Tupelo at Avent Park. Ever since the Chargers (10-0 overall) played in the Meridian Tournament this past weekend, coach Louis Nash has been pleased with his team’s intensity, and maybe even more importantly, their toughness. (April 1, 2011, Page 7A)
The best college tennis fans in the entire nation are here in Oxford, according to Ole Miss coach Billy Chadwick, and he is hoping they come out in force to support his Rebels this weekend. (more…) (March 31, 2011, Page 6)
COLUMN: Signing players from the state of Florida over the last few seasons has been a big point of emphasis for Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt and recruiting coordinator Chris Vaughn. (more…) (March 31, 2011, Page 6)
A young, energetic coach with a successful track record of recruiting in the Deep South were just some of the qualifications Louisiana Tech Athletics Director Bruce Van De Velde was looking for in a new men’s basketball coach. Luckily for Van De Velde, he found all of those intangibles, and more, in former Ole Miss basketball standout Michael White, who was officially introduced as the Bulldogs’ 17th head coach Wednesday. (more…) (March 31, 2011, Page 7)
The annual Crosstown Classic tennis matchup between Oxford and Lafayette ended up going the way of the Chargers on Tuesday evening at Avent Park. OHS went on to defeat LHS 7-0 in a competitive match that had some tight moments. (more…) (March 30, 2011, Page 6)
Scoring a bunch of runs in two one-sided wins over Tunica-Rosa Fort on Tuesday at W.V. Brewer Field wasn’t the main thing on Lafayette baseball coach Greg Lewis’ mind. Although he was happy knowing that his team improved to 4-0 in the division with 15-0 and 19-0 wins over the Lions in a doubleheader, it was how his team has come together since the start of the year that Lewis was more pleased with. (more…) (March 30, 2011, Page 6)