A familiar face will be back on the Oxford High track this upcoming spring to help keep the Chargers in contention for state championships.
Chris Bush, who helped lead the OHS boys track team to state title in 2007, returns as an assistant coach to Scott Kendricks after four years at Ole Miss. Bush will help with the relays and sprinters during his time at OHS, Kendricks said, and then build on his coaching resume from there. (June 30, 2011, Page 6)
“New” is a word that Ole Miss basketball fans are likely to hear coach Andy Kennedy use more than a few times in the coming months. With three new coaches and seven new faces on the roster for the 2011-12 season, Kennedy has a lot of new to get used to. (June 29, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss tight end signee Jamal Mosley confirmed via text message he received good news this morning when he found out he had been cleared academically to play for the Rebels this season. (June 29, 2011, Page 6)
A celebrated high school career, both on the track and in the classroom, culminated with another award for Oxford High pole vaulter Sam Kendricks late last week. The Ole Miss signee, who set a new pole vault record at this year’s MHSAA state meet, was honored Friday when he was named the Gatorade Mississippi Boys Athlete of the Year in track for the 2010-11 school year.
It was the first time a Charger won the award given annually to the student-athlete who not only excels in their respective sport but also in the classroom. (June 28, 2011, Page 6)
There is belief among college football coaches that having a strong and dependable offensive line will help determine a team’s success each fall more than any other position on the field. If that is truly the case, then the Ole Miss Rebels and coach Houston Nutt look to have made the line’s future that much stronger with the verbal commitment of Indiana native Jake Meador.
Former standout Madison Central receiver Tobias Singleton confirmed via text message Monday evening that he has qualified to enroll at Ole Miss with an ACT score of 24.
NEW ALBANY — Ole Miss’ Jimel Judon looks like a completely different batter on the diamond of the New Albany Sportsplex this summer.
Judon’s stance is the same, but his production certainly is not.
After recording just two hits in 36 at-bats last summer for the Tallahatchie Rascals of the Cotton States Baseball League, the former Myrtle standout is hitting .400 — good enough for third amongst league regulars — through nine games this season. (more…) (June 27, 2011, Page 6)
It’s been quite a busy week for several Ole Miss verbal commitments and one high-ranked recruit.
This past week commitments Gavin Cecchini and Stryker Trahan, and big-time pitcher Ty Hensley, took part in the Tournament of Stars baseball tournament, held at Thomas Brooks Park, Team USA’s training complex in Cary, N.C. (more…) (June 27, 2011, Page 6)
EUGENE, Ore. — Former Ole Miss All-American and NCAA Champion Brittney Reese continued her dominance at the highest levels of the track and field world when she won the long jump title on the final day of the 2011 USA Outdoor Championships Sunday.
The Gulfport native won her fourth straight U.S. long jump championship with a career-best leap of 7.19 meters (23 feet-7.25 inches) on her final attempt. Her jump is the longest in the world this year by a wide margin and beat the next closest competitor on Sunday by nearly a foot. Reese is the two-defending world champion in the event. (June 27, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss junior wide receiver Ja-Mes Logan said he and the rest of the team’s receivers have something to prove heading into the 2011 season. In a year where there is no proven No. 1 receiver for a quarterback to throw to, Logan is hoping that he can fill that role sooner rather than later for the Rebels. (June 27, 2011, Page 7)
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