Lafayette Athletics Director Jeff Nelson knew his new tennis coach, Debbie Swindoll, was a special athlete and intense competitor when he first came in contact with her at a middle school basketball tournament in Pope.
As Nelson prepared to help lead Lafayette’s middle school team to a victory, he saw Swindoll show her skills as a member of Winona’s team and he marveled at how hard Swindoll played the game. It was that drive to be the best coupled with an extensive knowledge in tennis that separated Swindoll from the rest of potential candidates in his search to replace former coach Marty Pearson. It’s also why he was so pleased that his recommendation to hire Swindoll was approved by the Lafayette School Board Tuesday night. (July 7, 2010, Page 6)
In the lone Oxford Park Commission baseball game on Monday, the 11-12 year-old Hunters’ Hollow, Inc. Brewers scored three runs in the top of the fourth to defeat the Oxford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Rays 7-5. (July 1, 2010, Page 7A)
In the lone 11-12 year-old Oxford Park Commission baseball game on Monday, the Hunters’ Hollow, Inc. Brewers scored three runs in the top of the fourth to defeat the Oxford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Rays 7-5. (June 29, 2010, Page 9)
The Oxford Fury, a girls select soccer team, will be holding tryouts July 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. and again on July 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. at FNC Park’s soccer fields. Registration is at 6 p.m. Players should take a size four ball, water, cleats, shin guards and soccer socks.
Players must be 12-years-old or younger prior to July 21, 2010. Players also must register with the Oxford Park Commission’s Under-12 girls league.
For additional information, email OxfordFury99@gmail.com. (June 29, 2010, Page 9)
Oxford has been a town known for a lot of different things over the years. It’s a football town in the fall, a baseball town in the spring and a very slow town in the middle of the summer. But one thing that Oxford is throughout the year is a tennis town. (June 25, 2010, Page 7A)
A drive to expand the existing John Leslie Tennis Courts into a one-of-a-kind tennis facility continued Tuesday night with a town hall meeting at the Oxford Conference Center.
Oxford’s vibrant tennis community turned out in force as approximately 200 people watched a video presentation narrated by Oxford Park Commission Executive Director Rob Boyd and supported by a handful of the tennis improvement committee members that have been working on the project for the past eight months. The informational meeting, which included a short question and answer period after the presentation, outlined the master plan of the tennis court expansion to the public for the first time. (June 23, 2010, Page 2B)
NFL player Terrance Metcalf wants all youth to learn the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
Metcalf, founder of the Metcalf-Holden Outreach Foundation, wants to enhance the growth and development of children by providing a positive atmosphere through recreational activities.
The foundation will help achieve that goal by hosting its first Co-ed Football Camp this Saturday at Oxford High School. (June 22, 2010, Page 3)
Two outstanding offensive displays produced two wins for the Dolphins in the Oxford Park Commission 9-10 year-old softball league Saturday at FNC Park.
The Dolphins defeated the Carol Dorsey Cardinals 19-3 and 10-6 in two makeup games. (June 22, 2010, Page 7)
Oxford Park Commission youth baseball action produced two winners in the 9-year-old league Monday at FNC Park. The Bert’s Plumbing Reds defeated the Rainbow Cleaners Yankees 16-9, while the Larson’s Big Star Red Sox doubled up the Ligon Oral Surgery Diamondbacks 8-4. (June 22, 2010, Page 7)
Registration for the Oxford Park Commission fall soccer season has begun. Registration runs until July 23 and cost is $50. Leagues are open for ages 4 through 14. For more information contact C.J. Ketchum at 232-2380. (June 17, 2010, Page 7)