The first day for high school football prospects to sign with college programs may be 11 months away, but Lafayette quarterback Jeremy Liggins is already starting to investigate schools that have offered him a scholarship. Liggins, a rising senior for the Commodores, will be in Tuscaloosa, Ala., this weekend to take part in Alabama’s Junior Day activities. (more…) (March 4, 2011, Page 6A)
A balanced lineup coupled with a great overall effort proved to be the right combination for the Lafayette Lady Commodores Thursday in the Class 4A North Half powerlifting meet held at Itawamba AHS. LHS qualified 11 of its 12 lifters that took part in the event and easily won the first place by totaling 65 points, 18 more than second-place finisher Pontotoc. (March 4, 2011, Page 6A)
Lafayette’s middle school baseball team earned two lopsided 14-0 wins over South Panola Thursday. Both wins were no-hitters for the Commodores, who had four pitchers combine to strike out 19 batters.
The Commodores narrowly missed out winning in boys doubles and mixed doubles Thursday in their tennis match with Pontotoc. The setbacks ended up resulting into a 5-2 win for Pontotoc. Mallory Davis earned one of the two points for LHS in the match as she defeated Lauren Clayton 6-1, 6-1 in singles action. The other win for the Commodores came at No. 2 boys doubles as Hunter Knight and Jacob Roberts topped Jacob Hatcher and Jacob Ferguson 6-1, 7-5. (more…) (March 4, 2011, Page 8A)
Led by a strong showing in doubles, the Lafayette Commodores tennis team started the 2011 season under the direction of first-year coach Debbie Swindoll with an impressive 6-1 win over Lewisburg. (more…) (March 2, 2011, Page 7)
Lafayette got its 2011 season off to a great start by posting two wins in two classic games held at Tupelo. The Commodores beat Saltillo 9-2 on Friday and Nettleton 11-1 on Saturday. (more…) (February 28, 2011, Page 8)
Senior leadership is something all three area high school baseball teams have in abundance heading into the 2011 season.
Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley all return multiple position players from teams that were more than competitive on the diamond in 2010.
The Blue Devils advanced the farthest of any team from the area last year and with seven returners back from a team that won the Class 3A North Half title, successful results are expected again this year. (February 25, 2011, Page 7A)
There is a lot of reason to be excited about the upcoming high school softball season if you’re one of the three area coaches from Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley.
The Lady Commodores, led by Cay Papagolos, return a bevy of talented players from a team that advanced to the Class 4A playoffs last season. In Oxford coach Lauren Hill’s case, a new field and several newcomers have given her program a brand new start at turning things around, while in Kendra Bensch’s case, Water Valley has the best player in the area in Ashley Phillips as well as a talented nucleus that includes four seniors and three juniors overall. The 2011 season begins this weekend for the three teams, with Oxford hosting the second annual Charger Classic at its new softball field on campus and at FNC Park. (February 25, 2011, Page 7A)
Lafayette’s success on the tennis courts should continue to grow this season thanks to the hiring of veteran instructor and coach Debbie Swindoll. The former standout at Mississippi State has the Commodores pointed in the right direction again this year and looking forward to another impressive run in the Class 4A playoffs. (more…) (February 24, 2011, Page 7)
A strong start to the second half for the Lafayette Lady Commodores basketball team wasn’t enough to overcome a sluggish first half Friday night, as the Lady ‘Dores were defeated by New Albany, 49-35, in semifinal action at the Class 4A North Half playoff tournament. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 7)
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