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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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ALL-AREA VOLLEYBALL: Family, all-around game help serve up POY honor for ‘Dores’ Robinson

The holiday season is a time to be thankful. For Lafayette High’s Emily Robinson, it is a time for her to be thankful for family because if it was not for a particular family member showing her the sport of volleyball, she probably would not be this year’s EAGLE Player of the Year. (December 17, 2014, Page 1B)

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    Oxford routs MA for 10-0 start

    The Oxford boys basketball team used a familiar formula to run its win total to double digits Saturday night. The Chargers turned their pressurized defense into runouts and knocked down shots inside and out in their half-court offense to improve to 10-0 with a 69-40 rout of Marshall Academy in the final game of the “O” Town Showdown at the Oxford High gym. Lafayette lost both of its game in the “O” Town Showdown. (December 14, 2014, Page 4B)

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      Lady Chargers win 2 in tourney

      Oxford’s girls basketball team had a little easier go of it in its final game of the “O” Town Showdown. After holding off Madison-Ridgeland Academy for a 39-34 win Friday, the Chargers took control early against Marshall Academy and cruised to a 61-33 victory Saturday night at the Oxford High gym. The Lafayette Lady Commodores split their two games in the tournament. (December 14, 2014, Page 4B)

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        OMS boys, LMS girls complete sweep of rivals

        It was a different setting, but the song remained the same when the Oxford and Lafayette Middle School basketball teams met for the second time this season Thursday evening. This time, the crosstown rivalry was held inside the Oxford High gym. Much like the last meeting on Nov. 17 at the Lafayette High gym the Oxford boys swept their pair of games over the Commodores starting with a 28-7 win in the seventh-grade game. (December 12, 2014, Page 6)

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          Lafayette uses PKs, defense to sweep Oxford

          Oxford and Lafayette met at Bobby Holcomb on Field Tuesday night, but it was not for a football rematch. This installment of the cross-town rivalry happened on the pitch between the high school boys and girls soccer teams.  In the boys game, it looked as if Oxford would coast to an easy win over Lafayette, leading 3-0 with less than 10 minutes remaining. But Lafayette didn’t fade into the cold night quietly and fired off three quick goals of its own to knot the game at 3, sending it to an overtime shootout. After two rounds of penalty kicks, the Commodores emerged with a 4-3 victory. (December 10, 2014, Page 1B)

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            Oxford’s quest for first state championship falls short

            STARKVILLE — Oxford didn’t finish the drill. A rallying cry that was born out of the championship disappointment of a season ago carried Oxford all year. The Chargers spent all of August, September, October and November earning its way back to the final day of the season in December to give themselves another shot at the MHSAA Class 5A state title. (December 7, 2014, Page 1B)

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              NOTEBOOK: Miscues cost Chargers championship opportunity

              STARKVILLE — Oxford had a chance to win its first football state championship in school history Saturday night but the Chargers could not get out of their own way. Costly mistakes and penalties doomed OHS in a 29-26 loss to Laurel at Mississippi State University’s Davis Wade Stadium. (December 7, 2014, Page 1B)

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                CHAMPIONSHIP PRIMER: Oxford vs. Laurel

                MHSAA CLASS 5A STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

                Oxford (13-1) vs. Laurel (12-2) (more…)

                 (December 6, 2014)

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                  Oxford, Laurel ready to air it out for title

                  Fans attending the MHSAA Class 5A state championship game better find a comfortable seat inside Mississippi State’s Davis Wade Stadium. They could be there a while. A lot of big plays — and a lot of clock stoppages — are in the forecast for a game that will be raining drop-backs and deep heaves when Oxford and Laurel square off Saturday night. (December 5, 2014, Page 5A)

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                    A year later, Oxford wants to ‘finish the drill’

                    CLINTON — Flanked by some of his coaching peers and staring out into a sea of officials, administrators and media members statewide, Oxford coach Johnny Hill let everyone in on what may be the worst kept secret in Mississippi high school football. Now that they’re back in the MHSAA Class 5A state championship game, the Chargers don’t want a repeat of what happened last year. (December 2, 2014, Page 6)

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