Improvement, more than anything else, was the ultimate goal both Oxford football coach Johnny Hill and Lafayette’s Eric Robertson wanted to gain in Monday’s junior varsity contest between the two schools at Bobby Holcomb Field. (August 27, 2013, Page 6)
TUPELO — The Lafayette Commodores opened up the 2013 season just like they did in 2012, with a matchup against the Tupelo Golden Wave Friday night.
This year’s matchup was a far cry from the 8-3 defensive struggle that took place last season as Tupelo defeated the Commodores 36-21. (August 26, 2013, Page 3B)
Tough pre-regional schedules are the rule rather than the exception for Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley high schools as they open their 2013 slates tonight. Oxford hosts defending MAIS champion Jackson Prep, Class 4A Lafayette travels to Class 6A Tupelo and Class 3A Water Valley plays at defending Region 2-4A champion New Albany. All three games have 7 p.m. kickoffs and can be heard on local radio stations. (August 23, 2013, Page 7A)
The Lafayette Commodores open their 2013 season on the road Friday against a Class 6A foe when they travel to Tupelo. It’s a good test for the Commodores, LHS coach Eric Robertson said, and the Golden Wave will look familiar even with a new coach since he’s former Water Valley coach Trent Hammond. (August 22, 2013, Page 6)
Tuesday’s local sports briefs include:
– Ben Hubbard made a hole-in-one at the recent Oxford Lady Charger Softball Benefit golf tourney played at the Country Club of Oxford
– ESPN announced Monday it plans to televise Ole Miss basketball games against Kentucky and Oregon this season.
– Ole Miss has promoted Lady Rebel assistant tennis coach Jason Ontog to associate head coach.
– Registration is open for the fifth annual Lafayette Commodore Baseball Golf Tournament set for Sept. 14. (August 20, 2013, Page 7)
The Lafayette High School volleyball team, with a handful of veteran players, opens its season this week with high expectations. (August 20, 2013, Page 7)
Lafayette’s dry run for the 2013 season went about as well as possible Friday evening. Led by a new quarterback and a completely remodeled defense, the Commodores defeated Amory 21-0 in last week’s jamboree at William L. Buford Stadium.
Outside of a few bumps and bruises that will keep a couple of players out of action, the Lafayette Commodores are ready to bump heads on their new football field. LHS hosts Amory tonight in a jamboree that will include live special teams work, according to coach Eric Robertson.
Fans of the Lafayette Commodores can purchase all-sports passes starting today at the high school and central office located on campus. Cost for an adult pass is $50. Students are $25. (more…) (August 15, 2013, Page 7A)
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