Landing a seasoned junior college quarterback for the 2010 signing class was one of the many goals Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt wanted to achieve following the Rebels’ loss to Mississippi State last month. Thanks to a successful trip made by Iowa Western Community College’s Zack Stoudt over the weekend to Oxford, that goal got a lot closer to becoming a reality.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Stoudt chose the Rebels on Monday over serious interest from Kansas thanks in large part to his official visit to Ole Miss’ campus and the relationship he started to build with Nutt and quarterbacks coach Dave Rader. (December 14, 2010, Page 8)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Signing a junior college quarterback was one of the things Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt wanted to accomplish this recruiting season and based on the way the weekend visit of Zack Stoudt went, that goal may be accomplished on Wednesday. (more…) (December 13, 2010)
The Lady Commodores remained perfect with a 59-28 win over Tupelo, while the Commodores fell 65-40 to the Golden Wave in the final game of the one-day tournament.
For LHS girls coach Amy Sutton and boys coach Eric Robertson, the tournament, and three games this past week, served as a good measuring stick of where both of their teams are heading into district play this week. (December 13, 2010, Page 2B)
ABBEVILLE — Finding the perfect gift for a gun enthusiast less than two weeks away from Christmas has become a little easier to accomplish thanks to TGC Outdoors and owner Josh Gregory.
The gun shop, located at the old sawmill in Abbeville, has been open since July with Gregory operating the business venture in his spare time from his role as the mill’s manager. Gregory’s pledge to his customers is to provide them with the best deal on a firearm while also adding a lifetime of knowledge about guns and the accessories that come with owning a pistol, rifle or shotgun. (December 13, 2010, Page 6A)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — The Ole Miss basketball teams are getting into the spirt of Christmas and the upcoming New Year as well as trying to increase attendance at games over next month with the introduction of some special offers. (more…) (December 10, 2010)
Senior quarterback Guy Cameron Billups was named Player of the Year after throwing for 2,915 yards and 33 touchdowns for the 9-4 Chargers. Billups ranked second in the entire state in both passing yards and touchdowns thrown.
Joining Billups on the first team offense for the MAC team were senior wide receiver DeShaun McNeal and senior tight end Larry Pettis. Senior offensive lineman Terry Johnson was also named to the second team on offense. Johnson will be playing in Saturday’s Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic in Mobile, Ala. (December 10, 2010, Page 6A)
There were subtle changes made to the region and districts that the three area high schools compete in each year by the MHSAA this past week. The new districts and regions will begin with the fall of 2011 and be in place for the next two years. (December 10, 2010, Page 6A)
A week off to deal with final exams comes to an end Saturday for the Ole Miss Rebels as they travel to take on Arkansas-Little Rock.
Ole Miss (4-2 overall) rallied to defeat Southern Miss 86-81 last Saturday before taking off a week to deal with finals. Saturday’s game with the Trojans (6-3) will be the second on the road for the Rebels and the first of three games in a seven-day span. (December 10, 2010, Page 7A)
Wake-up calls on Monday mornings are never fun or enjoyable, but for several Yalobusha County residents, the wake-up call they received this past Monday will be remembered for a while.
Authorities from the Water Valley Police Department, the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Department of Corrections and the U.S. Marshall’s office starting executing warrants at 6:30 Monday morning in an operation that was nicknamed Operation Waterfall. (December 8, 2010, Page 2)
A strong desire to win helped propel the Oxford Lady Chargers basketball team to a 70-61 win over Charleston on Tuesday night in the OHS gym, while the Chargers recovered from a disappointing loss over the weekend to Tupelo by knocking off the Tigers in the nightcap 71-51. (December 8, 2010, Page 8)