An opportunity for Christopher Hedglin to get closer to his family in Madison has left Oxford High searching for a new girls soccer coach.
Hedglin resigned from his teaching and coaching positions this past Friday so he could take a job at Richland.
Hedglin, who helped lead the Lady Chargers to the North Half title match this past season, grew up in Madison and attended Millsaps College. His family still lives in the Metro Jackson area and the opportunity to teach World and U.S. History opened up rather quickly, which in turn forced him to make a quick decision. (June 10, 2010, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Former Lafayette High School baseball standout Justin Woodall said this morning he was excited about his future with the Tampa Bay Rays organization. Woodall was picked by the Rays in the 26th round of Major League Baseball draft on Tuesday despite not pitching for four seasons while at Alabama.
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The dream of playing professional baseball has become a reality again for former Lafayette High School standout Justin Woodall.
Four years after being selected by the New York Mets in the 19th round of the Major League Baseball Draft, Woodall was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday evening. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Woodall, who just finished playing football at the University of Alabama, was taken 791st overall in the 26th round by the Rays. (June 9, 2010, Page 7)
A strong finish to the regular season not only carried over to a Big East Tournament championship for the St. John’s Red Storm this past week, it may have also set them up for a good run in this weekend’s Charlottesville (Va.) Regional. (June 3, 2010, Page 6)
Cody Allen’s bases-loaded single in the sixth inning helped lift the 13-14-year-old Davis Logistics of Oxford Braves to a 7-6 win over the Sharp Insurance Royals Tuesday at FNC Park. (June 2, 2010, Page 6)
Three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning helped lift the 9-10 year-old Carol Dorsey Studio Cardinals to an 18-17 win over the Dolphins in Oxford Park Commission youth softball action Tuesday night at FNC Park. (June 2, 2010, Page 6)
The Mississippi Legends didn’t take a rest during the Memorial Day holiday as they won three of four games in the USSSA 12-year-old tournament held in Winona. (June 2, 2010, Page 7)
The past two weekends have been successful ones on the diamond for one of the local USSSA teams, the Oxford Rays. Oxford went 4-0 to capture the Battle of New Albany title a week after finishing 2-2-1 in the Papa John’s Battle of Oxford at FNC Park. (June 2, 2010, Page 7)
One of Lafayette High School’s original coaches and arguably the school’s most generous, caring and dedicated district employee passed away Friday morning at the age of 68. (June 1, 2010, Page 1B)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Former Lafayette High head football coach Jimmy Arrington has died at the age of 68. Arrington passed away Friday morning at approximately 11 at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi here in Oxford. (more…) (May 28, 2010)