Lafayette’s success on the tennis courts should continue to grow this season thanks to the hiring of veteran instructor and coach Debbie Swindoll. The former standout at Mississippi State has the Commodores pointed in the right direction again this year and looking forward to another impressive run in the Class 4A playoffs. (more…) (February 24, 2011, Page 7)
Oxford’s drive to win a fourth-straight state title in tennis will begin Saturday with a preseason match against Pontotoc at the John Leslie Tennis Courts.
In their final tune-up before the start of Southeastern Conference play, the No. 24 Ole Miss women’s tennis team will host Middle Tennessee State Friday at 2 p.m. at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center.
The Rebels come into the match at 4-2 overall. In their first outdoor match of the season last Saturday, the Rebels shut out Troy 7-0 to improve to 18-3 at home dating back to the 2009 season. (February 24, 2011, Page 7)
Second-year Ole Miss head soccer coach Matt Mott announced the signing of four student-athletes to National Letters of Intent Tuesday.
Kelly McCormick, Kate Anderson, Kristen McBrayer and Mary Louise Clawson have all signed National Letters of Intent to study and play soccer at Ole Miss beginning in the Fall of 2011. The four signees hail from three states, California, Texas and Georgia. (February 24, 2011, Page 7)
- Josephine Wortham Mathis — 87, died this morning at Graceland Care Center of Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Yovonna Spearman — 32, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Darrin Horn has had to play many roles during South Carolina’s month of struggles. On Tuesday night, he got to play the one he enjoys most — winning coach.
Sam Muldrow had 23 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:02 left, as the Gamecocks ended a five-game losing streak with a 79-73 victory over Ole Miss. The win brought smiles and high-fives out of his players, something Horn hadn’t seen in a while. (February 23, 2011, Page 6)
Three players scored four goals to lead their respective teams to wins in Oxford Park Commission youth soccer action Tuesday at FNC Park. In the Under 10 girls league, the Sounders beat the Crew 4-0, while the Earthquakes downed the Fire 6-2. (more…) (February 23, 2011, Page 7)
J.M. “Flick” Ash writes to say that when he was a member of the state legislature helping bring NMRC (in the 1970s) and the State Veterans Home (in the 1990s) to Oxford, one of the main factors was that the Oxford hospital was located nearby. Ash expresses concerned after hearing that one of the possible locations for a new hospital is west of town and away from those facilities. (February 23, 2011, Page 4)
No obituaries were submitted for publication in today’s edition of The EAGLE. (February 22, 2011, Page 2)