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Lafayette Sports

Lady ‘Dores run rule Water Valley

WATER VALLEY — After playing Oxford on Thursday night the Lafayette High softball team turned their sights the other area team in Water Valley. Much like their game against the Chargers 24 hours earlier it was an offensive explosion for the Commodores who defeated Water Valley 18-9 at Lady Devil Field on Friday afternoon in their second five-inning game in as many days. (March 29, 2015, Page 2B)

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    LHS routs crosstown rival Chargers, 16-4

    The Oxford and Lafayette High softball teams met for the second time this season and the outcome was very similar to the first meeting.  Poor defense by the Chargers paired with the hot bats of the Commodores led to a 16-4 win for Lafayette in five innings at the Oxford High softball field Thursday evening. (March 27, 2015, Page 2B)

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      LHS cruises past Lions for pair of division wins

      The Lafayette High baseball team knew it wasn’t going to get much of a challenge Tuesday night. Lafayette coach Patrick Robey was just happy to see his team take care of business. The Commodores stayed unbeaten in their division by sweeping Tunica-Rosa Fort in a doubleheader at W.V. Brewer Field. Neither game lasted more than four innings as Lafayette cruised to a 15-0 victory in the first game and took the nightcap 14-2 to improve to 4-0 in Division 2-4A play. (March 25, 2015, Page 6)

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        Oxford tops ‘Dores with walk-off

        Baseball’s version of the Crosstown Classic took center stage Thursday night as Oxford hosted crosstown rival Lafayette at Edwin Moak Field where the Chargers came away the victor in a 2-1 win.  Oxford (10-0) got a timely hit from pitcher Houston Roth in the bottom of the seventh inning scoring first baseman Jack McClure and giving the Chargers the walk-off win over the Commodores (5-4). (March 20, 2015, Page 2B)

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          James resigns as ‘Dores hoops coach

          After three seasons as the head coach of the Lafayette High boys basketball team, Nacoma James is stepping down from the position. James turned in his resignation Wednesday but will stay at the school in a teaching capacity. (March 19, 2015, Page 6)

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            Arrington signs with Central Arkansas

            When it came to deciding on where to go to play football at the next level it was a simple choice for Austin Arrington—go where he knew the coach already. The former Lafayette High football player signed with the Bears of Central Arkansas Monday morning inside the LHS Library to continue his football career. (March 18, 2015, Page 7)

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              ‘Dores split doubleheader with South Panola

              With weather wreaking havoc in the early part of the high school baseball season, Lafayette was able to finally sneak a couple games in as the Commodores hosted South Panola in a doubleheaderWednesday at W.V. Brewer Field. The teams split the pair of games with South Panola winning Game 1 by a score of 2-1 and Lafayette taking the nightcap 15-7 in an offensive explosion. (March 12, 2015, Page 6)

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                Lady Commodores’ season ends at Pontotoc

                PONTOTOC— All the Lafayette High girls basketball team wanted was a chance. All it wanted was the opportunity to knock off Ponototoc — and the Commodores got one— but Lafayette was unable to hit shots late, and the Commodores fell 44-33 in a second-round matchup  of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs Monday night in the Pontotoc High School gym. (March 3, 2015, Page 6)

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                  Lafayette’s Holland inks with SWMCC

                  Lafayette senior Ryan Holland is beginning his final baseball season as a Commodore, but his career will not end in May as he signed with Southwest Mississippi Community College on Monday morning at the LHS library. (March 3, 2015, Page 6)

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                    Lafayette gets best of OHS in Oxford Classic

                    To kickoff the beginning of softball season Oxford and Lafayette played each other in the final game of the Oxford Softball Classic Saturday afternoon. Lafayette came away the victors with a 10-2 win in three innings at the Oxford softball field. (March 1, 2015, Page 4B)

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