FNC Park has been awarded the bid to host next year’s Admiral Cup by the Mississippi Soccer Association, the second prestigious tournament set to come to Oxford in as many years. The Division III tournament, which consists of teams in the association’s recreational classification, is expected to bring more than 100 teams statewide to the city. It will be played in April 2016. (April 1, 2015, Page 4B)
Players and coaches participating in youth sports in Oxford and the surrounding areas may have an offseason, but for the people responsible for making sure that experience is top-notch, there’s not much of one. (July 14, 2014, Page 6)
Ashley Freeman began playing tennis when she was 2 on the courts across from her home.
“My dad was a high school coach,” she said. “It’s something that he and I would spend quality time doing.”
She later ranked first in the state as a junior competitor and continued to play tennis at Mississippi State University.
Today, Freeman is the assistant coach for the Oxford High School tennis team, and she leads the children’s tennis camps for the Oxford Park Commission at Avent Park off Park Drive in Oxford, where our Dart landed. (July 7, 2014, Page 1)
Oxford Park Commission celebrates national Get Outdoors Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Pat Lamar Park. Various activities will be held for both children and adults, from children’s fishing in Lake Patsy to football tosses, face painting, camping and hiking and the Art-to-Go will be on hand. Includes collaboration between Leadership Lafayette, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ole Miss Outdoors, U.S. Forestry Service, Boys and Girls Scouts, the Lafayette County 4-H club and Volunteer Oxford. (June 7, 2013, Page 3A)