The Patrick Robey era got off to a good start as the Lafayette Commodores picked up a 4-2 win over Tupelo on Friday night and an 8-2 win over Nettleton on Saturday. (more…) (February 25, 2013, Page 3B)
CORINTH — Lafayette’s first trip to the MHSAA Class 4A North Half Tournament was shorter than coach Nacoma James and his Commodores were hoping for. Despite another strong effort on defense, the Commodores were unable to overcome a handful of empty possessions on offense late and some timely free-throw shooting by Noxubee County. The end result for the Commodores was a 55-52 setback to the Tigers, who will now play host Corinth tonight at 6 for the right to advance to Jackson.
Known to get out into space and fly down the court, the Lafayette girls basketball team was unable to fully enact their style of play against the reigning MHSAA Class 4A state champion Pontotoc in the North Half game. (more…) (February 22, 2013, Page 7A)
A deep roster is something Lafayette tennis coach Debbie Swindoll will help make a difference for her younger group of players in 2013. A year after the most successful seasons in LHS tennis history, the Commodores are more youthful, Swindoll said. Gone are four individual state champions and standouts such as Mallory Davis and Barron Pruitt, the mixed doubles team that won the 4A individual state championship last year. (more…) (February 22, 2013, Page 7A)
Senior leadership, speed and versatility are just three attributes that make Lafayette softball coach Katie Moore feel good about her team and its chances during the 2013 season. (more…) (February 21, 2013, Page 8)
Asked what it would mean to merely make the playoffs in boys basketball for the first time since 2006, the Commodore head coach said he felt like his squad was poised to carry over the success that has become synonymous with Lafayette’s other sports, namely football. (more…) (February 20, 2013, Page 6)
Lafayette’s youth and inexperience, concerns of coach Amy Sutton heading into the season, looked more like a well seasoned unit Monday night in the opener of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. The Lady Commodores led from start to finish against Yazoo County and ended up advancing to the 4A North Half Tournament with a 63-51 win over the Lady Panthers in the LHS gym. (more…) (February 19, 2013, Page 7)
ECRU — The Lafayette girls basketball team’s gameplan against North Pontotoc’s 6-foot-3 center Chelsea Mabry worked well in Friday’s District 2-4A Division Tournament championship game at North Pontotoc gym.
Amongst double teams most of the game, Mabry managed to put up 11 points on the night, but it was her teammates who ultimately secured a 56-49 win for the No. 1 seed Lady Vikings over the No. 3 seed Lady ‘Dores.