Oxford’s annual “O” Town Showdown basketball tournament kicks off today. Below is the complete schedule. (more…) (December 29, 2010)
OHS boys hoops coach Drew Tyler, who started the tournament with the hopes of bringing the best teams to the area every year, said this year’s field has some good matchups for fans to come watch. (December 28, 2010, Page 6)
This season’s EAGLE All-Area football team was released in Thursday’s sports section. Unfortunately for me, space prevented me from writing a column that would appear next to the story on the back page.
So instead of it appearing on Thursday, I thought sharing my opinion on this year’s team was important.
For those who may have missed the players who made the team, Lafayette junior running back Demarkus Dennis was named Player of the Year, while another 11 Commodores who helped the school win the Class 4A state title made the first-team squad. Three other LHS players were named honorable mention.
Oxford had seven players on this year’s team, while Water Valley had five. Both the Chargers and Blue Devils each had three players receive honorable mention status. (December 17, 2010, Page 6A)
Teams that win championships always have great players leading the way. In the case of the Lafayette Commodores, there were a handful of players that stood out above the rest on a team that was filled from top to bottom with solid high school athletes. (more…) (December 16, 2010, Page 1B)
Fresh off of an uncharacteristic three-game losing streak, the Oxford boys soccer team took out its frustrations on crosstown rival Lafayette on a frigid Friday night cruising past the Commodores 8-0 at William L. Buford Stadium. Earlier in the evening, the Lady Chargers scored in the opening minutes of their game against Lafayette and held on for a 1-0 victory at the Ole Miss Soccer Complex.
Having lost three games prior to Friday’s big win, Oxford boys coach Jamie Perkins said he didn’t change anything strategically with the team. He just had a heart-to-heart talk with his players. (December 13, 2010, Page 1B)
The Oxford Chargers defeated Grenada 63-52 in the first game of the Coach “C” Classic Saturday. Justin Fondren led the Chargers (8-3 overall) with 25 points and 11 rebounds. (more…) (December 13, 2010, Page 2B)
Senior quarterback Guy Cameron Billups was named Player of the Year after throwing for 2,915 yards and 33 touchdowns for the 9-4 Chargers. Billups ranked second in the entire state in both passing yards and touchdowns thrown.
Joining Billups on the first team offense for the MAC team were senior wide receiver DeShaun McNeal and senior tight end Larry Pettis. Senior offensive lineman Terry Johnson was also named to the second team on offense. Johnson will be playing in Saturday’s Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic in Mobile, Ala. (December 10, 2010, Page 6A)
There were subtle changes made to the region and districts that the three area high schools compete in each year by the MHSAA this past week. The new districts and regions will begin with the fall of 2011 and be in place for the next two years. (December 10, 2010, Page 6A)
A strong desire to win helped propel the Oxford Lady Chargers basketball team to a 70-61 win over Charleston on Tuesday night in the OHS gym, while the Chargers recovered from a disappointing loss over the weekend to Tupelo by knocking off the Tigers in the nightcap 71-51. (December 8, 2010, Page 8)
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