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Lafayette Middle School earns sweep

The Lafayette Middle School football teams earned a sweep of Grenada on the road Tuesday night. The seventh-grade Commodores defeated the Chargers 24-6 in the first game of the doubleheader, while the eighth graders remained undefeated on the year with a 14-6 win. In the seventh-grade contest, Atarius Owens scored on runs that covered 58 and 35 yards. His first run came in the first quarter, while his last TD came with 6:08 remaining in the fourth quarter. (more…) (September 7, 2011, Page 6)

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    Lafayette 9th grade football pounds Grenada

    Led by John Murphree and Eli Murphree, the Lafayette 9th-grade football team had  its way with Grenada in a 54-8 win at William L. Buford Stadium. John Murphree led the scoring effort with three touchdown runs as well as two 2-point scoring runs. (more…) (September 7, 2011, Page 6)

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      Crosstown Classic to take center stage; WVHS faces Wildcats

      Rivalry week will come to a climax tonight when the Oxford Chargers head across town to face the top-ranked Lafayette Commodores at William L. Buford Stadium.

      The Crosstown Classic is set for 7:30 p.m. and can be heard on 95.5 FM, 102.1 FM and 93.7 FM. (more…) (September 2, 2011, Page 8A)

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        LHS overcomes slow start, tops Senatobia

        Rachel Wenzel was  momentarily speechless following her Lady Commodores’ volleyball match against Senatobia on Thursday evening.

        After dropping the first two sets, Lafayette rallied to claim a 3-2 (22-25, 22-25, 25-14, 25-22, 15-9) victory at the LHS gym. (September 2, 2011, Page 9A)

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          Oxford, Lafayette both win in middle school clash

          The crosstown rivalry between those in the Lafayette and Oxford School Districts knows no bounds and does not discriminate by age group.

          Tuesday’s action on the gridiron proved that when the Oxford seventh graders claimed a 20-8 victory, while the Lafayette eighth-grade squad was able to hold on for a big 20-16 win. (August 31, 2011, Page 6A)

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            Oxford 14-and-Under state champs fare well in sectionals

            Oxford’s 14-and-Under State Championship tennis team, sponsored by the Oxford Park Commission and Oxford Community Tennis Association, competed in the Southern Sectionals Tennis Tournament this past weekend in Mobile, Ala. (more…) (August 26, 2011, Page 6A)

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              Lady ‘Dores work out kinks against WVHS

              The Lady Commodores volleyball squad made quick work of Water Valley on Thursday, cruising to a 3-0 (25-8, 25-13, 25-9) win at the LHS gym.

              For Lafayette (2-3 overall), Thursday’s match provided coach Rachel Wenzel an opportunity to tweak her starting lineup. (August 26, 2011, Page 7A)

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                Oxford to host Fall Football Fest

                Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will be a busy place on Saturday as six middle school teams play games in the Fall Football Fest. Oxford and Water Valley will join Grenada, Charleston, Pontotoc and Center Hill in action that begins with Water Valley-Grenada at 3:30 p.m. Oxford takes on Water Valley in a seventh-grade game at 4:50, while the two schools will play an eighth-grade game at 5:30.

                Oxford plays Center Hill in a doubleheader starting at approximately 6:10. Water Valley’s eighth-grade game against Grenada begins at approximately 4:10. Fans are asked to enter the stadium on the West sideline.
                Home teams will be located on the West, while visitors will located on the opposite side. (August 25, 2011, Page 7)

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                  Crosstown Classic tickets on sale

                  Advanced tickets for the annual Crosstown Classic football game at Lafayette this season will go on sale Monday at Lafayette high and middle schools, OHS and University Sporting Goods. Tickets are $5 and will available for purchase through Sept. 1 at noon. Tickets will be available at the gate unless 5,00 tickets are sold before the Sept. 2 contest. Kickoff for the game is set for 7:30 p.m. (August 25, 2011, Page 7)

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                    Lafayette splits doubleheader with Senatobia

                    The Lafayette Middle School football teams opened the season on the road against Senatobia. The seventh-grade Commodores fell 14-0, while the eighth-grade team won 6-0. Senatobia scored its first touchdown in the seventh-grade game on a 48-yard pass play in the third quarter, while the Warriors second score came on a run with 40 seconds left in the contest. Lafayette coach Glenn Williams credited the play of Atarius Owens, who had an interception returned for a touchdown called back because of a penalty. Quarterback Tyler Williams also played well. Zeke Liggins led the Commodores to the win in the nightcap as he scored the game’s lone TD on a 3-yard run with 23 seconds left in the second quarter. (more…) (August 24, 2011, Page 8)

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