Water Valley’s winning streak reached five games with two wins in the Oxford Spring Break Tournament Monday at Edwin Moak Field. The Blue Devils beat Horn Lake 11-6 and Senatobia 8-0. Josh Johnson earned the win on the mound in the win over the Warriors by pitching a complete game, while an eight-run fifth inning helped lift the Blue Devils over the Eagles. (March 16, 2010, Page 6A)
Putting the sting of not making the NCAA Tournament in the the past is the biggest challenge facing Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy heading into Wednesday’s National Invitation Tournament game against Troy. (March 16, 2010, Page 7A)
Oxford got its track season off to a great start as the boys and girls captured the Oxford Quad Meet Saturday at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers had 12 first-place finishes, while the Lady Chargers won nine overall events. (March 15, 2010, Page 9)
The disappointment of not making the NCAA Tournament will have to end quickly as the Rebels earned a spot in the 2010 National Invitation Tournament Sunday night. The Rebels (21-10 overall) are a NO. 2 seed in the field of 32 and will host Troy (20-12) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. (March 15, 2010, Page 10)
A four-game winning streak at the end of the Southeastern Conference regular season, a share of the SEC West title and two strong wins over non conference teams wasn’t enough to place the Ole Miss Rebels in the 2010 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Sunday evening.
The Rebels failed to make the field of 65 for the eighth straight season despite winning 21 games and playing a schedule that featured road/neutral site games against West Virginia and Villanova, two teams that earned No. 2 seeds in the NCAAs.
Ole Miss is expected to continue its season this week, however, in the National Invitation Tournament. The NIT field will be announced later tonight. (March 14, 2010)
NASHVILLE — Ole Miss’ chances of making the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002 took a considerable hit Friday in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Led by the outside shooting of Cameron Tatum, and another double-double effort from Wayne Chism, No. 15 Tennessee defeated the Rebels 76-65 in front of a crowd of 19,123 at the Bridgestone Arena. (more…) (March 12, 2010)
Four area high school standout basketball players were recently honored for their accomplishments at Northwest Mississippi Community College. Former Oxford High Lady Chargers, Tamara Wadlington and Hope Adams, and Water Valley’s KeKe Fondon, were all honored with postseason honors for helping lead the Lady Rangers to the MACJC North Division title. (March 12, 2010, Page 8A)
School may not be in session next week at the local high schools, but that doesn’t mean the baseball teams from all three area schools won’t be busy. Oxford hosts its annual Spring Break Tournament at Edwin Moak Field, starting Monday and running through Thursday. (March 12, 2010, Page 7A)
An opportunity to secure an NCAA Tournament bid is on the line for the Ole Miss Rebels today when they meet the No. 15 Tennessee Volunteers in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament at Bridgestone Arena. (March 12, 2010, Page 6A)
A chance to play college basketball the first year out of Oxford High at a small and inviting campus turned out to be too much of an opportunity for Brandon Blake to turn down. The OHS standout guard signed a scholarship ofer to play for NAIA Spring Hill today, ending a recruitment that really started to heat up towards the end of his senior season. (March 11, 2010, Page 7A)