Lafayette’s eighth-grade football team earned wins over South Panola and Olive Branch Thursday night.
Eli Murphree shined for the Commodores in the 12-6 win over South Panola and the 18-0 win over the Conquistadors.
He scored on a 32-yard run and a 21-yard run in the win over the Tigers and then scored three touchdowns on runs covering 10-, 40-, and 1-yards in the win over OBHS.
The defense was also credited with solid overall play, including nose tackle Austin Arrington and Jakai Ivy at middle linebacker. (April 16, 2010, Page 8a)
Three Lafayette High doubles teams qualified for next month’s MHSAA state tournament Thursday with solid showings in the Division 2-4A tournament at Center Hill. The Commodores placed second overall as a team in the tournament. (more…) (April 16, 2010, Page 8a)
Not a lot went right for the Lafayette Lady Commodores softball team on the scoreboard Thursday against DeSoto Central.
In the 15-4 loss, the Lady Commodores were unable to keep the Lady Jaguars off the basepaths and in turn were also unable to get a consistent supply of hits, resulting in the lopsided loss.
According to Lafayette coach Cay Papagolos, the game was more about pushing her team in the non-district showdown than it was anything else.
Papagolos said she scheduled the game against DeSoto Central in an effort to challenge her team and get the most out of her players. (April 16, 2010, Page 8a)
The search for a new boys basketball coach at Lafayette came to an end Wednesday as Eric Robertson agreed to lead the Commodores in the future. Robertson will replace former coach Teague Burchfield on the bench next season after agreeing to add the position to his title on Lafayette’s football team. (April 15, 2010, Page 6)
A violation of team rules over the weekend has cost the Lafayette baseball team three starters for the remainder of the season.
Senior pitcher Matt Taylor, senior outfielder Denzel Goolsby and junior outfielder Ontario Phillips were dismissed from the team by coach Greg Lewis on Tuesday. (April 15, 2010, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Lafayette defensive coordinator Eric Robertson just got the opportunity to add a new title to add to his resume as he accepted the open position of boys basketball coach today. (more…) (April 14, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — A violation of team rules over the weekend has cost the Lafayette baseball team three starters for the remainder of the season. (more…) (April 14, 2010)
Describing what Brandon Blake meant to the Oxford Chargers on the hardwood this season can’t be accomplished in just a word or small phrase. His value to coach Drew Tyler and his teammates was all encompassing. His role always seemed to change from game to game. From being the team’s leading scorer to the team’s leading rebounder to leading the Chargers in assists, he simply did it all when called upon. (April 14, 2010, Page 1B)
A solid pitching performance by Stormy Robison helped lift the Lafayette Lady Commodores softball team to a 4-1 win over Southaven Tuesday night at LHS. (April 14, 2010, Page 3B)
There was a game early on in the season where the light turned on for Lafayette’s Shaquilla Isom and things got a whole lot easier on the court. It’s not that Isom hadn’t shown flashes of her all-around ability as a sophomore, but there was a marked difference in the way she handled herself on the court compared to any point during the 2008-09 campaign. (April 13, 2010, Page 1B)
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