Lafayette’s Mallory Davis and Barron Pruitt made history Tuesday as the duo captured the first individual state tennis championship in Jackson. The duo defeated Newton County’s Blake Cochran and Shannon St. Clarie 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 to win the match. Davis and Pruitt defeated Cole Morrow and Taylor Long of Purvis to advance on the first day. (more…) (May 11, 2011, Page 6)
The Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers will host a first-round MACJC baseball playoff series this weekend in Senatobia. NWCC, the co-champions in the North Division, host East Central, the No. 3 seed from the south, Friday at 2 p.m. and a doubleheader on Saturday that begins at noon. The winner of the best-of-three series will then advance to the state championships May 12-14. Admission to the weekend series is $5 for adults, children 12 and under and all Northwest faculty, staff and students will be admitted for free. (more…) (May 5, 2011, Page 7)
ECRU — Even on a night where some said he didn’t have his best stuff and was pitching on short rest, North Pontotoc left-hander Kyle Robbins was able to do what he wanted against the Lafayette Commodores in Monday’s elimination game. (May 3, 2011, Page 6)
The Lafayette Lady Commodores’ dream of making a deep run in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs came to a premature end on Saturday.
Led by pitcher Brianna Gable, the defending Class 4A state champion Lady Vikings knocked off Lafayette on the road on Saturday 3-1. North Pontotoc won Game 1 of the best-of-three series at home, 4-3 in eight innings.
After taking a 3-0 lead in the first, Gable was able to consistently keep Lafayette’s batters off balance. (May 2, 2011, Page 2B)
Three former area high school baseball players helped lift the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers to a share of the MACJC North Division title on Saturday.
While talking about her team’s upcoming Class 4A first round matchup against North Pontotoc on Thursday, head coach Melinda Scruggs agreed that the old adage “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” applies to her Lady Commodores. (April 29, 2011, Page 6A)
Lafayette senior pitcher Cody Grey punctuated his standout season with a shutout over Byhalia on Tuesday night.
Grey improved to 7-0 on the year as the Commodores rolled past the Indians, 12-0 in five innings, at W.V. Brewer Field. Grey logged three innings of work and finished with four strikeouts and no hits. (more…) (April 20, 2011, Page 2B)
Lafayette’s girls softball team continued to play well and demonstrate a potent offense with a 21-2 win over Byhalia on Tuesday night. The victory allowed the Lady Commodores to capture the Region 2-4A regular season title and finish as the No. 1 seed heading into the Class 4A playoffs next week. (more…) (April 20, 2011, Page 2B)
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