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)
Addie Thompson and Ruthie Jenkins both scored four goals to help lead the Under-10 Earthquakes to a 9-5 win over the Galaxy Monday night at FNC Park. In the other Under-10 girls game, the Sounders topped the Fire 3-1. In two Under-10 boys league games, the Galaxy blanked the Sounders 7-0, while the United shut out the Crew 6-0. In the Under-12 girls league, the Crew beat the Sounders 3-0, while the Tornados topped United 3-0. (February 22, 2011, Page 7)
Led by Jarkel Joiner’s 25 points, the 11-12 year-old Grizzlies defeated the Lakers 34-31 in the Oxford Park Commission’s Shootout Championship.
In the other action from final stages of the Championship, the Suns beat the Celtics 44-18 in the other 11-12 game. In the 7-8 league, the Lakers edged the Bulls 21-20, while the Jazz downed the Thunder 20-15. In the 9-10 league, the Heat beat the Lakers 19-11, while the Mavericks topped the Thunder 30-23. (February 22, 2011, Page 8)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed’s memories of reading Edgar Rice Burroughs’ work about human nature sparked other memories – of his constant companion and mentor Jaybird teaching him to enjoy eating chitlins. (February 22, 2011, Page 4)
Roger Franck writes to urge those exercise their dogs by riding alongside them on bikes to realize the danger that holds for the rider and the dog, while the administration, faculty and staff from Ackerman High School write to thank all in the community for their assistance in connection with the tragic school bus accident recently in Calhoun County. (February 22, 2011, Page 4)
Oxford’s two powerlifting teams continued to show how strong they both are this weekend by winning the regional powerlifting meets at the OMS gym. It was the first regional titles for the school in either the girls or boys divisions. (February 21, 2011, Page 6)
All three area high school baseball teams concluded their preseasons in successful fashion on Saturday. In Horn Lake’s jamboree, the Oxford Chargers finished 2-0 with a 10-6 win over Senatobia and a 7-4 win over host school Horn Lake. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 8)