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LMS Splits with Charleston

The Lafayette Middle School football teams split a pair of games with Charleston Tuesday night. The Commodores and Tigers tied 0-0 in the seventh-grade game, while the older Commodores defeated the Tigers 16-6 to improve to 3-0 on the year. (more…) (September 8, 2010, Page 9)

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    LHS volleyball tops Senatobia

    The Lady Commodores volleyball squad continued their winning ways on Thursday, picking up a 3-0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-16) victory over Senatobia at home. The win improves Lafayette to 8-2 on the season.

    Next up for Lafayette is a trip to Lewisburg on Tuesday. (September 3, 2010, Page 10A)

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      Crosstown Classic special for everyone

      The Crosstown Classic: What a great week for the players, fans and coaches of both schools. It’s a time for everyone who has ever attended Lafayette or Oxford to reflect on their memories of this most important game of the year.

      I can certainly remember my senior year of football at Lafayette in 1977 and all the emotions that the week entailed leading up to the game. I remember a very descriptive letter supposedly from the Oxford players strategically placed on the wall in the field house that detailed how they were going to have a lot more fun on Friday night than we were. I must say that even at 17, I was less intimidated than amused. I can remember smiling, wondering which coach was responsible for engineering such a motivating tactic. (September 2, 2010, Page 6)

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        Oxford, Lafayette split rivalry games

        Rivalry week between the Lafayette and Oxford school districts  continued Tuesday night with middle school football action at Bobby Holcomb Field.

        The Chargers won the seventh-grade game 26-6, while the Commodores took the eighth-grade game in the nightcap 16-0. (September 1, 2010, Page 7)

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          Crosstown Classic tickets on sale

          Tickets for Friday’s annual Crosstown Classic between Lafayette and Oxford are currently on sale at both high schools and University Sporting Goods located on the Oxford Square.

          Cost of the tickets are $5. There were 2,000 tickets available for this year’s game that will be played at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field. Oxford Athletics Director Johnny Hill said that all unsold tickets will be available to spectators at the gate. Kickoff at Bobby Holcomb Field is set for 7:30 p.m. between the 2-0 Chargers and 2-0 Commodores. (September 1, 2010, Page 7)

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            Oxford wins 9th grade game

            The Oxford Chargers rolled to a 44-12 victory over Lafayette in ninth-grade football action Monday evening at William L. Buford Stadium. (August 31, 2010, Page 6)

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              Commodores score early, often in Friday rout

              The Lafayette Commodores scored early, often and in a variety of ways Friday night as they posted a 35-16 victory over Memphis Trezevant in their 2010 home opener at William L. Buford Stadium.

              Lafayette, now 2-0 heading into its annual Crosstown Classic showdown with Oxford, scored on its second play from scrimmage and on its last play of the first half (that capped an 11-play, 91-yard drive) in building a 35-0 lead that allowed coach Anthony Hart to sit many of his starters in the second half and work on building depth. (August 30, 2010, Page 1B)

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                LHS cruises past Memphis-Trezevant

                Jeremy Liggins threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to help Lafayette
                build a comfortable 35-0 halftime lead before watching the rest of the game as
                the Commodores knocked off Memphis Trezevant in their home opener at William L.
                Buford Stadium. (more…) (August 28, 2010)

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                  ‘Dores relying on strong running game

                  Everybody knows how Anthony Hart’s Lafayette Commodore football team is going to try and win games. After rushing for over 4,000 yards en route to a Class 4A championship game appearance last season, the Commodores make it no secret they will rely heavily on the run game again this season.

                  To have success in November, Hart knows he has to work his team hard in early August. While across town the Oxford Chargers waited until Wednesday to practice in pads, LHS has been in shells since Saturday when they went through a scrimmage. The Commodores had another one schedule for today. (August 5, 2010, Page 6)

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                    Wright’s family grieves over death

                    MEMPHIS (AP) — Relatives and friends of Lorenzen Wright gathered Wednesday and grieved for the former NBA player who has been missing for 10 days, as police investigated the discovery of a man’s body outside of Memphis.

                    Wright’s uncle, Curtis Wright, told The Associated Press that police called the player’s father, Herb Wright, Wednesday afternoon with the news he had died. (July 29, 2010, Page 6)

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