Emily Burns and Nicole Wilkin each scored two goals to help lift the Under 12 year-old Galaxy to a 4-0 win over the Tornados and a league championship in Oxford Park Commission youth soccer action. In the other U-12 girls league games, Crew topped the United 1-0. In the U-10 boys league games, the United beat the Fire 3-1, the Wizards tied the Sounders 4-4, the Tornados pounded the Crew 7-2, the Galaxy blanked the Crew 7-0, while the Sounders and Earthquakes tied 2-2.
In the U-12 boys league, the Wizards outlasted the Sounders 8-5, while the Galaxy nipped the Earthquakes 5-4. In the lone U-10 girls game, the United beat the Crew 4-1. (March 31, 2011, Page 7)
For boys who love sports, two brass rings are eve in their dreams: their first home run and their first touchdown. Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of his first home run, a roundtripper that ended a bit unusually. (March 29, 2011, Page 4)
Little by little, Oxford is beginning to make a name for itself as a place to eat. Although we’ve lost several restaurants, we’ve added many new ones, and nowhere is the sheer plenitude of the town’s great eats more evident than at events such as the upcoming annual Miss-I-Sippin’ from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. (March 28, 2011, Page 1A)
Winona was able to defeat Water Valley for the first time in division play Friday with a 5-4 win in eight innings over the Blue Devils baseball team.
Drew Pratt was saddled with the loss. Walt McCullough led the Blue Devils at the plate with a home run, double and a single. Cole Camp had two singles, while Adam Langham had a double. WVHS will be back in action with Winona on Tuesday starting with a junior varsity game at 5 p.m. (March 28, 2011, Page 2B)
Ole Miss’ Austin Wright turned in a solid performance on the mound Sunday and the offense kicked into gear as Rebels shut out Tennessee 8-0 to claim the three-game series. Ole Miss (18-7 overall, 3-3 in the Southeastern Conference) defeated the Volunteers 6-1 on Friday night. Tennessee (18-6, 2-4 SEC) claimed Saturday’s game 6-4. (more…) (March 28, 2011, Page 1B)