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Untold story: High school football player who died after 1961 homecoming game injury remembered at 50th class reunion

In November of 1961, students of the predominantly black Oxford Training School, that would be renamed Central High School in 1962, paraded around Oxford square with floats to the beat of a marching band showing their school pride and purple and gold colors. (more…) (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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    MHSAA moves football title games to Ole Miss, MSU

    CLINTON — Mississippi’s high school football state championship games are leaving Jackson.

    The Mississippi High School Activities Association announced Monday it will be relocating the MHSAA Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Gridiron Classic State Football Championships for all classifications to the campuses of Ole Miss and Mississippi State. (July 22, 2014, Page 8)

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      Three OHS athletes tabbed for Hasselman Award

      Oxford High School handed out their annual Hasselman award at the end of the school year and for the second time in the award’s history there was a tie. Ethan Holmes and Kendall Jenkins finished in a deadlock after votes were tallied in the boys category. There was not as much drama when votes were counted for the girls award as Brandy Batoon won it. (July 3, 2014, Page 6)

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        Former OHS tennis player receives Ferris State’s Swears Courage Award

        BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — For the first time in five years, a male student-athlete has been chosen as the recipient of Ferris State Athletics’ Jimmy Swears Courage Award. Senior Will Huntington of the Bulldog men’s tennis program was chosen as the honoree of the prestigious award for the recently-completed 2013-14 campaign. (July 2, 2014, Page 6)

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          Four state titles help OHS repeat as 5A All-Sports winner

          With the help of four state championships, Oxford High School is atop the Mississippi Class 5A athletics mountain yet again for the 2013-14 school year. (June 18, 2014, Page 2B)

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            ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Houston Roth steps up game, earns POY award

            Oxford High School right-hander Houston Roth was a sophomore who pitched like a seasoned veteran during the Chargers’ run to a North Half runner-up finish, and that performance earned him the Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year award for the 2014 season. (June 17, 2014, Page 1B)

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              OHS Chargers win MHSAA 5A All-Sports award

              The Clarion-Ledger named the Oxford High School Chargers athletic program the MHSAA 5A All-Sports Award winner for the 2013-2014 school year. Oxford repeated as the 5A all-sports winner for the second year in a row. (June 17, 2014, Page 3B)

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                ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Drewrey sets the tone for ‘Dores’ historic season

                After earning EAGLE Player of the Year honors for volleyball this past fall, Rae Drewrey told her mom that she wanted to work hard in the spring and try to be the first person to win in two sports. (June 12, 2014, Page 1B)

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                  Oxford’s Steward commits to NWCC

                  Oxford pitcher Ciara Steward still has one year of high school left, but she secured her future earlier this week with a verbal commitment to Northwest Mississippi Community College. (May 28, 2014, Page 7)

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                    New Hope bounces Chargers from playoffs

                    The second game between Oxford and New Hope in the Class 5A North Half finals followed a different script than the first, but unfortunately for the Chargers, the end result was the same. (May 19, 2014, Page 8)

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