Lafayette (5-0 overall) won’t be afforded that luxury, as Friday the Commodores will host a tough Pontotoc Warriors squad.
Lafayette’s cross country teams ran in their first meet of the 2011 season Saturday in the Saltillo Invitational. The Lady Commodores finished sixth out of 12 teams, while the Commodores were 10th out of 14. The junior high boys also competed and finished 10th out of 16 teams.
“This was our first meet. Circumstances got us off to a late start this season, but we are going to work to improve over the next two months,” LHS coach Ben Mikell said. “Doing well at the state meet in November is ultimately what we’re thinking about.” (more…) (September 19, 2011, Page 2B)
Lafayette opened up the first quarter of play with 28 unanswered points en route to a 56-14 win over the Red Raiders, pushing the No. 1 ranked ‘Dores winning streak to 21 games. (more…) (September 19, 2011, Page 3B)
SPORTS BLOG: SHANNON — The Lafayette Commodores showed why they are the top team in Mississippi once again Friday night with a 56-14 win over Shannon.
LHS QB Jeremy Liggins showed why he is one of the top college recruits in the state as well, this time though, it was with one of the nation’s top college coaches in LSU’s Les Miles roaming the sidelines. (more…) (September 16, 2011)
The Lafayette volleyball team earned a lopsided victory at Byhalia on Thursday, topping the Lady Indians 3-0 (25-15, 25-8, 25-7) to improve to 6-4 overall. Ashley Smith led LHS with eight kills, while Holly Robinson had a team-best seven aces. Lafayette returns to the court on Tuesday at Lewisburg. (September 16, 2011, Page 7A)
Lafayette’s seventh- and eighth-grade football teams were unable to come away with wins against Batesville on Thursday at William L. Buford Stadium.
The seventh-grade lost 22-20, while the eighth graders lost 28-6 in the nightcap. In the seventh-grade game, Atarius Owens led Lafayette (1-3 overall) with three touchdowns in the contest. His first score came on a 70-yard run, while his second score covered 60 yards. (more…) (September 16, 2011, Page 7A)
Several former area baseball players will take part in a Sophomore Showcase on Friday at Hinds Community College. The showcase is open to select players from schools located in Region 23, which also includes Louisiana. (more…) (September 15, 2011, Page 7)
The Lafayette volleyball team faced off against a somewhat familiar foe on Tuesday.
After being over-powered on Aug. 25 at Lafayette, the Lady Blue Devils played a competitive match in the return trip on Thursday, falling to the Lady Commodores 3-1 (26-24, 25-18, 24-26, 25-21).
Even if the end result was still a loss, it was obvious at Water Valley’s auxiliary gym that the Lady Blue Devils have made significant strides as a team under first-year coach Casey Clouse. (September 9, 2011, Page 8A)
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