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)
Lafayette’s Anna Watkins and Amanda Hinton extended their soccer careers Tuesday by signing letters of intent to play for Northwest Mississippi Community College and coach Peter Jarjoura.
Both girls felt comfortable about playing for the Lady Rangers and coach Jarjoura, as well as the new teammates they met during their official visit this three weeks ago. (December 8, 2010, Page 8)
JACKSON — History.
That’s what the Lafayette Commodore football team made Saturday in Jackson at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium by defeating North Pike 31-6 in the Class 4A state championship game. The victory not only garnered the Lafayette High School Commodores their first football state title, but they also became the first team in the state to win 16 games in a season. (December 6, 2010, Page 1A)
A season that started in the scorching heat of July culminated with a win in the MHSAA’s Class 4A state championship for the Lafayette Commodores Saturday evening at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Lafayette became the first school in the state to win 16 games in a season by knocking off North Pike 31-6 to capture the school’s first football state title.
Focus, dedication and desire were just three of the many intangibles the Commodores displayed on the field on a consistent basis this year, while an overpowering defense and offense, led by quarterback Jeremy Liggins and running back Demarkus Dennis, seemed to dispatch opponents with little trouble each week.
Saturday’s victory over the Jaguars epitomized how the Commodores won games all season. Liggins bullied his way through the Jaguars’ defense for three scores and 150 yards, while Dennis moved the chains with dazzling runs through the middle and outside of Lafayette’s formations. (December 6, 2010, Page 1B)
JACKSON — It was just a few minutes after the Lafayette Commodores won their first football state title in school history that coach Anthony Hart was asked where he felt his team ranked in the state. (more…) (December 6, 2010, Page 2B)
A second chance to make up for last season’s loss to St. Stanislaus in the Class 4A state title game is what the No. 1 Lafayette Commodores are hoping to accomplish Saturday against North Pike at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.
With the goal of returning to Jackson achieved with last Friday’s win over Noxubee County, the Commodores (15-0 overall) are just one win away from winning their first title in school history and completely getting over last year’s bitter defeat.
From LHS coach Anthony Hart’s standpoint, last year’s 35-16 loss to St. Stanislaus taught his players a lesson about accomplishing things the first time. (December 3, 2010, Page 8A)
Dedication and perseverance proved to be two of the main reasons why Oxford and Lafayette had such successful cross country seasons this fall. In a year where both programs had to rely on underclassmen to not only fill out the roster, but perform at a high level, having nine runners earn the distinction of being All-State was a tremendous achievement.
The Lady Chargers and Lady Commodores each had three runners finish in the top 14 at the state meet held at Choctaw Trails in Clinton on Nov. 6. Earning All-State from Oxford were sophomore Callie Mayo, eighth-grader Emily Hankins and sophomore Audrey Dayan. (December 2, 2010, Page 1B)
A strong connection between the current members of the Lafayette High football team and former members has always been something that has made the Commodores a force to be reckoned with each fall. But the bond amongst the coaching staff and their immediate family is arguably just as strong, if not stronger, and the role that they play has also helped LHS achieve at a high level. (more…) (December 2, 2010, Page 4B)
Hard work is something the returning Ole Miss football players better get used to during the next several months based on what head coach Houston Nutt said during his final weekly press conference Monday. (more…) (November 30, 2010, Page 8)