SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — A great showing in the Senior Bowl earlier this year turned out to be very beneficial for Ole Miss offensive guard John Jerry Friday night in the NFL Draft. (more…) (April 23, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Ole Miss running back/wide receiver Dexter McCluster is now a Kansas City Chief. (more…) (April 23, 2010)
The Chargers totaled 135 points, almost 100 points more than second-place finisher West Point, to win their title while the Lady Chargers totaled 109 points. New Hope finished second in that portion of the meet with 54 points. Rounding out the girls scores were Saltillo (52) and West Point. Saltillo was third in the boys portion with 45 points, while New Hope totaled 19 points. The top four finishers in each event advance to the regional meet on May 1. (April 23, 2010, Page 7A)
Lafayette’s first-round matchup with Greenwood in the Class 4A tennis playoffs went as expected as the Commodores defeated the Bulldogs 6-1 Thursday at the courts behind Oxford-University Stadium. The win improved the Commodores to 10-3 overall and to advance them into a second round matchup with New Albany next week. (April 23, 2010, Page 8A)
When Ole Miss’ Dexter McCluster hears his name called tomorrow night during the second or even third round of the NFL Draft, his transformation into the person/player he has become will have taken yet another step in his spiritual awakening. (April 22, 2010, Page 6)
Flesher, who will help the Chargers in a third consecutive state title tomorrow against Neshoba Central, is headed to play tennis at Division III Carleton College. (April 22, 2010, Page 7)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Eniel Polynice’s future as a member of the Ole Miss men’s basketball team was clearly written on the wall over a month ago when he was suspended before the Rebels’ final regular season road game at Arkansas. (more…) (April 21, 2010)
Three seasons of hard work on the baseball diamond paid off for Water Valley pitcher/infielder Shanquayle Jenkins Tuesday when he signed a scholarship offer to play for Northwest Mississippi Community College. Jenkins became the second Blue Devil this season to sign with the Rangers, joining shortstop Josh Johnson, and the seventh from WVHS to sign with NWCC since the end of the 2006 season. (April 21, 2010, Page 8)
A preseason goal of the Oxford boys golf team was obtained Tuesday at the Country Club of Oxford. The Chargers shot a 354 as a team in the District 2-5A Tournament, advancing to the Class 5A state tournament next month in Tupelo.
Saltillo won the match with a 339, while New Hope was second with a 347. Hernando just missed making it to Tupelo with a 358, while Lake Cormorant and West Point rounded out the team scores with a 466 and 454 respectively. (April 21, 2010, Page 9)
A dominating spring by the Ole Miss defense was replaced by a solid offensive show by the offense and quarterbacks Nathan Stanley and Raymond Cotton Saturday during the annual Grove Bowl at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
Both quarterbacks, who have battled all spring to replace the departed Jevan Snead, had their moments in the Blue team’s 49-28 win over the Red squad. (April 19, 2010, Page 1B)