A dream to play baseball in the Southeastern Conference has already been realized for former Oxford High standout Charley Sullivan. Now, the former Charger will get his chance to build on that dream by playing against the team he grew up watching, the Ole Miss Rebels, this weekend at Oxford-University Stadium as a relief pitcher for the Alabama Crimson Tide. (more…) (March 18, 2011, Page 7A)
BLOG — Several former local baseball standouts helped the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers earn two wins Wednesday afternoon at Ranger Field in Senatobia. (more…) (February 17, 2011)
An unselfish attitude, versatility and overall physical skill are just some of the reasons why Oxford’s Monquarious Gipson and Tre’ Carothers are extending their football careers today. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound Gipson signed to play for Northeast Mississippi Community College Wednesday, while the 6-1, 175-pound Carothers is heading off to play at ICC. (more…) (February 3, 2011, Page 7)
A chance to play a new position, as well as play for a four-year school relatively close to home, is what made Lafayette’s Austin Dennis chose Lambuth University Wednesday on National Signing Day. Dennis, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound tackle for the Class 4A state champion Commodores this season, said he was excited about the opportunity to play for the Jackson, Tenn., based school and play for Ron Dickerson, Sr., a well respected coach who was the head coach at Temple University. (February 3, 2011, Page 8)
One of the most unsung members of Lafayette’s Class 4A state champion football team was senior offensive lineman Adam Hyland. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder not only helped lead the team’s outstanding offensive line at center, but he served another important role as the Commodores’ long snapper. (more…) (February 3, 2011, Page 8)
The MACJC North Division champion Northwest Rangers capped a stellar season with a No. 6 ranking in the final NJCAA Top 20 Football Poll of the season. It was the Rangers’ first Top 10 finish since the 1999 season when they also finished No. 6 in the nation. (December 9, 2010, Page 6)
The goal for Northwest Mississippi Community College wide receiver Myles White was to continue his college playing career in the South. Thanks to a stellar season with the Rangers that saw the Detroit native catch 53 passes for 712 yards and six touchdowns, White garnered offers from the likes of Louisiana Tech and Troy, as well as interest from Ole Miss.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound White, who started his career at Michigan State, visited Ruston, La., over the weekend and ultimately decided that becoming a Bulldog and playing under the direction of coach Sonny Dykes was too good to pass up. (November 24, 2010, Page 6A)