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LHS routs crosstown rival Chargers, 16-4

The Oxford and Lafayette High softball teams met for the second time this season and the outcome was very similar to the first meeting.  Poor defense by the Chargers paired with the hot bats of the Commodores led to a 16-4 win for Lafayette in five innings at the Oxford High softball field Thursday evening. (March 27, 2015, Page 2B)

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    OHS tennis moves to 5-0 with win over Grenada

    The Oxford High tennis team stayed undefeated on the young season with a 6-1 victory over Grenada on Monday at the John Leslie Tennis Courts. The Chargers (5-0) won both singles matches and four of their five doubles matches to take the victory. (March 24, 2015, Page 6)

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      Oxford tops ‘Dores with walk-off

      Baseball’s version of the Crosstown Classic took center stage Thursday night as Oxford hosted crosstown rival Lafayette at Edwin Moak Field where the Chargers came away the victor in a 2-1 win.  Oxford (10-0) got a timely hit from pitcher Houston Roth in the bottom of the seventh inning scoring first baseman Jack McClure and giving the Chargers the walk-off win over the Commodores (5-4). (March 20, 2015, Page 2B)

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        Chargers win home opener 5-1, stay perfect

        For the first time this season, the Oxford High baseball team was able to play at home. After weather washed out their spring break tournament, the Chargers held their home opener at Edwin Moak Field and capped it with a 5-1 win over the Arlington Tigers (Tennessee) Monday night. (March 17, 2015, Page 7)

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          Eagles rally to end Oxford’s season

          JACKSON — A season for a veteran Oxford boys basketball team came to an uncharacteristic end Thursday. Oxford’s run in the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs fizzled out with 57-56 quarterfinal loss to Wayne County at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center on the campus of Jackson State University. (March 6, 2015, Page 6)

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            BLOG: Oxford falls to Wayne Co. in 5A quarterfinals

            JACKSON — Oxford’s season came to an end Thursday morning with a 57-56 loss to Wayne County in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center at Jackson State University. (more…) (March 5, 2015)

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              Chargers fall in quarterfinals this morning

              JACKSON — Oxford’s run in the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs came to an end this morning with a 57-56 quarterfinal loss to Wayne County at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center on the campus of Jackson State University.

              Cortez Jones led all scorers with 24 points for the Chargers, who had their 10-game winning streak snapped. Josh Gibbs added 12. Devin Paicley-Smith led Wayne County with 19 points.

              Oxford (26-5) led by as many as nine in the second half, but the War Eagles went on an 11-2 run to tie it at 52 midway through the fourth quarter and scored five of the final nine points. Shelby McEwen’s half-court heave at the buzzer drew air.

              For a complete story from Sports Editor Davis Potter, see Friday’s Oxford EAGLE.

               (March 5, 2015)

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                Chargers adjusting to time, place for Class 5A quarterfinals

                Oxford’s boys basketball team didn’t lose a game in its own gym all season, but the Chargers won’t have the advantage of a home crowd when they take on Wayne County in the MHSAA Class 5A quarterfinals. Nobody has that luxury at this point. The playoffs have shifted to Jackson, where Oxford (26-4) and Wayne County (11-12) will be the first teams to play at Jackson State University on Thursday at 9 a.m. Should the Chargers win, they will move to the Mississippi Coliseum to face either Ridgeland or West Harrison in next week’s semifinals. (March 4, 2015, Page 1B)

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                  TENNIS PREVIEW: Chargers set out for another state championshop

                  When Oxford’s tennis team officially began practicing for the upcoming season earlier this year, there wasn’t any dialogue between players and their coach about goals and what needed to be done over the course of the year to ultimately achieve them. That would be wasted breath for the Chargers. (March 2, 2015, Page 6)

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                    Lady Rebels fall to Vanderbilt, Kentucky to open SEC play

                    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Southeastern Conference boasts six teams in the top 25, and the No. 15 ranked Ole Miss women’s tennis team faced two of them this weekend. Unfortunately, the Rebels came away with two losses, including a 6-1 defeat at No.13 Vanderbilt Sunday. (March 2, 2015, Page 7)

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