Oxford’s trip to Alcorn County over the weekend produced three one-sided tennis wins.
The Chargers improved their record to 16-0 overall as a team heading into the Class 5A playoffs this week by defeating Tishomingo County, Corinth and Alcorn Central. All of the matches were won by the scores of 7-0. (April 19, 2010, Page 3B)
Oxford High School will be looking for a baseball coach to lead the Chargers next year after Bradley Roberson decided that this will be his last as the team’s head coach.
Roberson’s five-year tenure will come to an end whenever the season ends for the Chargers, who are back in action tonight at Saltillo. Roberson, who has been a coach in the OHS system for the past 10 years, told his players about his intentions Wednesday evening and then made his decision public on Thursday. (April 16, 2010, Page 7a)
Oxford’s 100th-straight win as a team Thursday turned out to be a piece of cake, literally.
Surrounded by parents and supporters, the Chargers celebrated their milestone win in style at Avent Park by partaking in some cake in a celebration that signified their most recent accomplishment.
Oxford’s 6-0 win over West Point may have been one of the team’s easiest in the streak that started the third match of the 2004 season, but for the seniors who helped earn the victory, it still meant a whole lot. (April 16, 2010, Page 7a)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Bradley Roberson has decided he will not be the head baseball coach at Oxford after this season. Roberson said today that came to the decision over a period of time, rather than anything just recently. (more…) (April 15, 2010)
Smith signed to play for the Lady Rangers, the defending MACJC North Division champions, on Wednesday. Smith, an honorable mention on this year’s Oxford EAGLE All-Area team and first-team All-Division 2-5A, was a joy to be around and a great leader to the 14-10 Lady Chargers, coach Shayne Linzy said. (April 15, 2010, Page 7)
Describing what Brandon Blake meant to the Oxford Chargers on the hardwood this season can’t be accomplished in just a word or small phrase. His value to coach Drew Tyler and his teammates was all encompassing. His role always seemed to change from game to game. From being the team’s leading scorer to the team’s leading rebounder to leading the Chargers in assists, he simply did it all when called upon. (April 14, 2010, Page 1B)
There were a few moments after Oxford scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning in Tuesday’s District 2-5A home game with New Hope that Chargers’ coach Bradley Roberson said he felt good about his team’s chances the rest of the way.
“I knew that these guys were going to come out and compete tonight. When we were up 5-3, I had a good feeling about the game to be honest,” Roberson said. “But again, I knew even though it was 5-3, (New Hope) had barreled up some balls early themselves. I knew we needed to try and get some more (runs) if we were going to win the ballgame.”
Unfortunately for Roberson and his team, his intuition proved to be right as the Trojans exploded offensively, scoring four runs in three different innings after the third en route to an eventual 16-5 win. (April 14, 2010, Page 3B)
Oxford’s tennis’ dominance over Division 1-5A opponents continued Tuesday with a 7-0 win over Saltillo in Tupelo. (April 14, 2010, Page 3B)
There was a game early on in the season where the light turned on for Lafayette’s Shaquilla Isom and things got a whole lot easier on the court. It’s not that Isom hadn’t shown flashes of her all-around ability as a sophomore, but there was a marked difference in the way she handled herself on the court compared to any point during the 2008-09 campaign. (April 13, 2010, Page 1B)
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