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Lady ‘Dores to play for 2-4A championship

It had been nine days since the Lafayette High girls basketball team had played a game. The rust showed at times, but a late surge by Shaniyah Buford helped the Commodores defeat New Albany 42-39 in the Division 2-4A tournament semifinals Thursday night at the LHS gym. Lafayette will meet Ripley in the tournament championship game tonight. (February 20, 2015, Page 7A)

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    2-4A tourney loss caps winless season for ‘Dores

    As forgettable a season as it’s been for the Lafayette High boys basketball team, the Commodores just needed one win to extend their season. But their Division 2-5A tournament opener ended just like all the others. Lafayette’s season came to an end Wednesday with a 57-50 loss to New Albany at the Lafayette High gym. It was the 14th time the Commodores (0-14) took the court, and it was the 14th time they came up on the short end of the scoreboard. (February 19, 2015, Page 6A)

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      International Bowl ‘awesome experience’ for Johnson

      Eli Johnson almost passed up an opportunity to represent his country on the football field. Looking back, he’s glad he didn’t. The Lafayette High offensive lineman suited up for Team USA in the 18-and-under International Bowl played Jan. 30 in Arlington Texas at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Canada was the opponent in a game that showcased more than 100 of North America’s top high school juniors. (February 11, 2015, Page 1B)

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        Lady ‘Dores get past NE Jones in PKs to capture first-ever state title

        MADISON — It took all of regulation, overtime, sudden death and a winning goal from an unlikely source during penalty kicks. In the end, the Lafayette High girls soccer team capped its historic postseason run with a 3-1 victory by way of penalty kicks over Northeast Jones to claim the MHSAA Class 4A state championship — the first in program history — Saturday afternoon at the Madison Central High School campus. (February 8, 2015, Page 1B)

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          Mack inks with SEMO

          Brandon Mack’s time in junior college has earned him a future at a four-year school. (February 8, 2015, Page 4B)

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            LHS takes aim at first state title against NE Jones

             The Lafayette High girls soccer team’s postseason run has seen a dominant victory, a grind-it-out win which avenged an earlier loss and exorcising the demons of a team that had beaten them the previous two meetings.  On Saturday, the Commodores’ journey will take them where no previous team in program history has been — a state championship match. Lafayette will play defending champion Northeast Jones on the campus of Madison Central High School with the MHSAA Class 4A state title up for grabs. (February 6, 2015, Page 6A)

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              Lady ‘Dores beat Richland, earn state title berth

              For the first time in program history, the Lafayette High girls soccer team will play for a state championship.  The Commodores defeated Richland, 4-3, in the MHSAA Class 4A North Half title match Tuesday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (February 4, 2015, Page 1B)

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                Lafayette seeks state title berth against Richland

                After avenging one loss this playoff season, the Lafayette High girls soccer team will have to do it one more time if it is to advance again.  The Commodores will host the Richland Rangers tonight in the MHSAA 4A North Half title match with a trip to the state championship on the line. (February 3, 2015, Page 6)

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                  LHS tops Florence to advance to North Half

                  FLORENCE — For the first time in program history, the Lafayette High girls soccer team is 80 minutes away from playing for a state championship. (February 1, 2015, Page 1B)

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                    LHS, Florence fight for 4A North Half berth

                    The Lafayette High girl’s soccer team is in uncharted territory. For the first time since 2009 the Lady Commodores advanced to the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A state playoffs. If they want to keep re-writing the history books Lafayette will have to get past Florence, the team that handed them their first loss of the season. (January 30, 2015, Page 6A)

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