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)
Lafayette won the school’s first team powerlifting title Saturday at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson thanks to five outstanding performances.
In a meet that came down to the final deadlift, the Commodores captured the MHSAA’s Class 4A state title by a single point. LHS totaled 24 points on the day, one better than Itawamba AHS and two better than third-place finisher Columbia. (April 19, 2010, Page 1B)
Led by Jessica Liggins’ first-place finish, the Lafayette Lady Commodores locked down third place at the MHSAA Class II girls powerlifting meet held Saturday at the Mississippi Coliseum. (April 19, 2010, Page 1B)
WATER VALLEY — A week filled with practices that concentrated on hitting definitely paid dividends for the Water Valley Blue Devils in their two Region 2-3A games this past week. Three nights after dispatching South Pontotoc 12-2, the Blue Devils secured a spot in the upcoming Class 3A playoffs with a 9-1 win over Nettleton at home Friday. (April 19, 2010, Page 3B)
Redshirt freshman quarterback Raymond Cotton is at a crossroads in his Ole Miss playing career. While Cotton performed well this spring in his attempt to become the starter under center in 2010, his health may not allow him to compete for the starting job in the summer.
Medical examinations recently showed that Cotton has a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder and the prognosis for his recovery, at least long term, is surgery. Whether that surgery, which could sideline him for up to six months, happens before the upcoming season or after the season in January remains to be decided. (April 19, 2010, Page 2B)