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)
Oxford High School will be looking for a baseball coach to lead the Chargers next year after Bradley Roberson decided that this will be his last as the team’s head coach.
Roberson’s five-year tenure will come to an end whenever the season ends for the Chargers, who are back in action tonight at Saltillo. Roberson, who has been a coach in the OHS system for the past 10 years, told his players about his intentions Wednesday evening and then made his decision public on Thursday. (April 16, 2010, Page 7a)
Oxford’s 100th-straight win as a team Thursday turned out to be a piece of cake, literally.
Surrounded by parents and supporters, the Chargers celebrated their milestone win in style at Avent Park by partaking in some cake in a celebration that signified their most recent accomplishment.
Oxford’s 6-0 win over West Point may have been one of the team’s easiest in the streak that started the third match of the 2004 season, but for the seniors who helped earn the victory, it still meant a whole lot. (April 16, 2010, Page 7a)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Bradley Roberson has decided he will not be the head baseball coach at Oxford after this season. Roberson said today that came to the decision over a period of time, rather than anything just recently. (more…) (April 15, 2010)
The search for a new boys basketball coach at Lafayette came to an end Wednesday as Eric Robertson agreed to lead the Commodores in the future. Robertson will replace former coach Teague Burchfield on the bench next season after agreeing to add the position to his title on Lafayette’s football team. (April 15, 2010, Page 6)
A violation of team rules over the weekend has cost the Lafayette baseball team three starters for the remainder of the season.
Senior pitcher Matt Taylor, senior outfielder Denzel Goolsby and junior outfielder Ontario Phillips were dismissed from the team by coach Greg Lewis on Tuesday. (April 15, 2010, Page 6)