IUKA — Doing all the little things right, like putting down a squeeze bunt, playing great defense and not making critical mistakes like coach Patrick Robey stressed to his Commodores paid off for them Thursday night. Lafayette won the first game of its MHSAA Class 4A baseball playoff series opener against Tishomingo County 5-3 thanks in large part to the way it handled things late. (more…) (April 26, 2013, Page 9A)
Ole Miss’ latest football commitment is a special type of athlete, according to his head coach at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas. Running back Rawleigh Williams III became the Rebels’ first verbal pledge for the 2015 class earlier this week and his coach, Bill Persinger, raved about his physical attributes. Williams, who is listed at 5-foot-10 and 203 pounds, ran 4.39 seconds in the 40-yard dash Monday as part of the team’s spring testing.
The phrase “getting hot at the right time” definitely applies to the Water Valley Blue Devils. Heading into their MHSAA Class 3A playoff series against Belmont, the Blue Devils have won six straight games and posted an 8-3 mark in April overall. The results have pleased coach Kary Bridges, whose team finished with a 7-3 mark in Division 2-3A play to earn the No. 2 seed.
Last season a young Lafayette Commodore baseball team made some noise in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs by advancing to the North Half title series. This year the Commodores are back to see if they can make it all the way to Pearl to compete in the state championship series. (more…) (April 24, 2013, Page 8)
One of Ole Miss’ most celebrated basketball players may end up playing in the NFL. Instead of trying to pursue a spot on an NBA team first, Murphy Holloway, the Rebels’ all-time leader in rebounds, is hoping to catch passes from the likes of Tom Brady, Joe Flacco or Drew Brees if at all possible. (more…) (April 24, 2013, Page 9)
WATER VALLEY — Falling behind nine runs a night after losing by 11 was not what the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils needed at the start of Saturday’s MHSAA Class 3A playoff game with Booneville. (more…) (April 22, 2013, Page 10)
“Dominant.” That’s what the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers were in the Division 2-5A track meet held Friday at Bobby Holcomb Field. Both teams finished first in the annual meet, with the Chargers scoring 122 points, almost double second-place finisher West Point with 64. The Lady Chargers, meanwhile, took first with 110.5 points, 56 points more than West Point’s 59. (more…) (April 22, 2013, Page 9)
One of the most versatile defensive players in the state of Mississippi resides not too far from Oxford in Olive Branch. (April 19, 2013, Page 7A)
Oxford’s trip south to Ridgeland produced another win for the tennis team Thursday. The Chargers defeated Ridgeland 6-1 to advance to next week’s MHSAA Class 5A state title match. The opponent for the 18-0 Chargers has not been determined. (more…) (April 19, 2013, Page 6A)
The high school track season is about to really get interesting, starting with today’s Division 2-5A meet. The annual meet will be held at Oxford High’s Bobby Holcomb Field and Chris Bush, the head coach of the Chargers, likes how his team looks heading into the first of three major meets leading up to qualifying for the state meet.