BLOG — Led by Justin Fondren, this season’s Division 2-5A MVP, the Oxford Chargers defeated West Point 71-61 Friday night to win the 2-5A tournament title. (more…) (February 12, 2011)
It wasn’t long after the Ole Miss Rebels had just grinded out a win over LSU at home Wednesday night that the focus changed to taking on Alabama on the road Saturday afternoon.
The Crimson Tide has been one of the most consistent and productive teams in the Southeastern Conference this year, and even though their five-game winning streak came to an end Thursday night at No. 24 Vanderbilt, earning a win over the Tide at Coleman Coliseum is going to be the Rebels’ biggest challenge to date in SEC play.
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Two weeks ago, a subpar shooting performance would have likely resulted in a loss for the Ole Miss men’s basketball team. But thanks to recent wins over a ranked Kentucky team and road win at Arkansas, the new-look Rebels were able to grind out a 66-60 victory over LSU on Thursday night despite shooting just 38.9 percent from the floor. (more…) (February 10, 2011, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Ole Miss overcame a subpar shooting effort, both from the field and free-throw line, to post a 66-60 win over LSU Wednesday night. (more…) (February 9, 2011)
A decision to get closer to an ill family member has left Ole Miss without its most productive return player and one of the team’s most productive wide receivers from the 2010 season. (more…) (February 9, 2011, Page 8)
A return trip to the Class 4A playoffs and the opportunity to earn some revenge later this week is what the Lafayette Lady Commodores gained from their 57-31 win over Senatobia Tuesday night in the District 2-4A tournament at Center Hill.
Lafayette’s boys gave a valiant effort, but in the end Center Hill was able to hold off and defeat the Commodores 58-47 in the nightcap. (February 9, 2011, Page 8)
Buckner’s shot-blocking ability was a great strength for the Memphis native even before he helped lead the Rebels to an upset win of then No. 10 Kentucky and Arkansas last week, but his ability to add points, rebounds and minutes to his resume ended up making a huge difference for the Rebels in those two wins.
Against Arkansas, Buckner blocked eight shots to tie former Ole Miss standout Ansu Sesay for the most in a single game as well as added 12 points, including a 3-point shot, and 11 rebounds to fall just short of his first triple-double. (February 8, 2011, Page 1B)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Former Oxford High sprinter Horatio Williams is off to a great start on the indoor track for his new team, LSU. (more…) (February 7, 2011)
The most complete effort of the season on both sides of the court led to yet another division title for the Oxford Chargers Friday afternoon in the regular season finale against West Point.
Oxford’s 68-49 win over West Point gave the team another regular season title and more importantly earned them the No. 1 seed in this week’s Division 2-5A tournament that begins Tuesday at West Point. The Lady Chargers also played well in their regular season finale, defeating West Point 60-57 to finish 6-0 in the division and also earn the No. 1 seed in the tournament. (February 7, 2011, Page 3B)
An early lead and another valiant effort wasn’t enough to lift the Oxford Chargers past the Pearl Pirates in the Class 5A North Half title match Thursday at Pearl. Despite jumping out to a 1-0 lead in the first half on a goal from Lucian Duchaine, the seven-time state champion Pirates found a way to rally in the second half to post a 3-1 win and advance to Saturday’s 5A state title match.
OHS coach Jamie Perkins said he was proud of the way his team competed less than a week after defeating Callaway in a marathon match that was finally decided on penalty kicks. (February 4, 2011, Page 6A)