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)
Led by junior sprinter Mariah Buford, the Lafayette Lady Commodores finished third out of 18 teams in Saturday’s Class 4A North Half meet held at Mississippi State. LHS finished with 72 points at the meet that Pontotoc won with 157 points. Center Hill was second at the girls’ meet with 79.5 points. (more…) (May 9, 2011, Page 1B)
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)
VIDEO BLOG: Lafayette defeated North Pontotoc 5-2 on Saturday night at W.V. Brewer Field thanks to a great pitching effort from Cody Gray. Here are Gray’s thoughts about his performance and how the team played heading into tonight’s final game in the Class 4A playoff series.
(May 2, 2011)
Provoking a team with as much fight and talent as the Lafayette Commodores have before a critical baseball game isn’t the most advisable thing for a team to do.
One night after North Pontotoc defeated LHS 6-5 in the first game of the MHSAA Class 4A playoff second-round series, the Commodores paid the Vikings back in the form of a 5-2 win at W.V. Brewer Field on Saturday night. The third, and decisive game, of the series will be played tonight, weather permitting.
LHS (23-6 overall) was already motivated to win the second game after losing two leads in the opener, but the Vikings (21-5) only made those emotions worse prior to the contest when they gathered in center field to show how little they thought of Lafayette’s baseball tradition. (May 2, 2011, Page 1B)
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)
Led by four first-place finishers, the Lafayette Lady Commodores finished third at Saturday’s Region 1-4A meet held at Pontotoc. LHS totaled 91 points, just three behind Center Hill with 94. Pontotoc won the girls meet with 171.
Lafayette’s boys finished sixth at the meet with 43 points. Pontotoc won the boys meet with 128 points. The top four finishers in each event advance to Saturday’s 4A North Half meet at Mississippi State in Starkville. Ten Lady Commodores advanced to that meet, while five Commodores advanced. (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.
BLOG: Lafayette’s early momentum was unable to sustain the Commdores enough to prevent a late-inning rally from the North Pontotoc Vikings in the first game of the best-of-three MHSAA Class 4A playoff series on Friday night in Ecru. (more…) (April 30, 2011)
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