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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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                  LHS dominates Golden Wave in opener

                  TUPELO — With all the preseason hype surrounding the program, Lafayette Commodores’ head football coach Anthony Hart had some concerns about going into Friday night’s road matchup at 6A Tupelo to open the 2011 season.
                  It was obvious that the Golden Wave had some concerns of its own — LHS running back Demarkous Dennis and quarterback Jeremy Liggins. They just didn’t count on everyone else pitching in on the 40-11 ‘Dores win. (August 22, 2011, Page 1B)

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                    ‘Dores dominate Golden Wave

                    SPORTS BLOG: TUPELO — The Lafayette Commodores’ football team kicked off the season in dominating fashion Friday night with a 40-11 win over the Tupelo Golden Wave in Tupelo. (more…) (August 19, 2011)

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