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Lady Chargers win opening swim meet

Oxford got its season off to a successful start as the Lady Chargers won the Tupelo High School Invitational Swim Meet held Saturday at the City Park pool. The Lady Chargers totaled 187 points, 21 more points than second-place finisher Tupelo. (more…) (August 30, 2010, Page 2B)

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    OHS avenges loss to Charleston with 24-14 win

    Last season Oxford fell flat at Charleston, losing to the Class 3A school 31-13. Tonight, the Chargers were came out motivated to right last season’s loss and defeated the Tigers 24-14 at Bobby Holcomb Field. (more…) (August 28, 2010)

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      Oxford’s Hicks doing well at FSU

      SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Former Oxford High standout Dan Hicks is performing well and enjoying his time being a member of the Florida State football team. (more…) (August 27, 2010)

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        Chargers looking for some revenge tonight against CHS

        Oxford will be seeking revenge tonight when the Chargers host Charleston at Bobby Holcomb Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30 and the game can be heard on 95.5 FM.

        For OHS defensive lineman Terry Johnson, last year’s 31-13 loss to the Tigers had him upset and ready for some redemption (August 27, 2010, Page 6A)

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          Local players show support for expansion

          Tennis players of all ages flooded the steps of the Lafayette County Chancery Building Wednesday afternoon in the form of a peaceful rally to help raise awareness regarding the possibility of expanding the John Leslie Tennis Courts.

          The project, which has already been approved by the city, would expand the current facility from eight to 21 courts. The renovation would also include the addition of a pavilion, practice courts, a championship court, new bathroom facilities, additional parking and possibly a pro shop, making it the largest public facility in the state.

          While the city has already signed off on the expansion, it’s now the county’s supervisors which must vote to approve the expansion on Sept. 7.

          Led by new Lafayette High coach Debbie Swindoll and Oxford coach Louis Nash, the players were armed with signs saying things such as “we need more courts,” “Got Tennis?” and “kids love to play tennis.” (August 26, 2010, Page 6)

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            Chargers looking for revenge against Tigers

            What keeps Terry Johnson awake at night isn’t the upcoming chemistry exam. It’s not coach Johnny Hill’s rigorous workout regiment and it’s definitely not the Boogy Man.

            What gives Oxford’s 6-foot-4, 270-pound defensive end the shivers to think about is last year’s loss at Charleston.

            Sophomore running back Percy O’Bannon and senior quarterback Willie Bradford carved up Oxford’s defense, combining for five touchdowns en route to a 31-13 victory that night. (August 26, 2010, Page 6)

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              Fast start leads to one-sided win for OHS

              Coach Johnny Hill wanted to see his Oxford Chargers get off to a good start in their season opener with Grenada. Hill got exactly what he wanted Friday night as Oxford scored on its second play from scrimmage, its first two possessions and five of its first six possessions en route to a 41-12 victory over Class 6A Grenada at Bobby Holcomb Field.

              Senior quarterback Guy Cameron Billups sparked the quick start, completing his first pass for a touchdown and going 6-for-10 for 148 yards and three scores as OHS raced out to a 28-0 lead in the opening quarter. Billups, who hooked up with six different receivers in the game, finished 10-for-19 for 213 yards.

              The Oxford defense, meanwhile, shut down the potentially explosive visitors in the first half and for all but two possessions the entire night. Grenada managed just two first downs and 37 total yards in the first half; for the game, GHS gained 10 yards on the ground and 141 overall. (August 23, 2010, Page 1B)

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                News and notes: Big weekend for area athletics

                Currently at the Gillom Sports Center for Ole Miss volleyball’s first full scrimmage of the fall I figured it would be a good time to get y’all up to date on some news and notes from around the area. (more…) (August 21, 2010)

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                  Billups, Oxford roll in season opener

                  Senior quarterback Guy Cameron Billups was 6-for-10 for 148 yards and three touchdowns — all in the first quarter — in leading the Oxford Chargers to a 41-12 victory over Grenada in the season-opener for both teams at Bobby Holcomb field. (more…) (August 20, 2010)

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                    Norris leads Chargers’ offensive line

                    Avery Norris may be the nicest guy in the world walking the halls of Oxford High during the week, but when the lights turn on Friday nights, he becomes a different person altogether.

                    The 5-foot-10, 210-pound senior is the Chargers’ center, the leader of the offensive line, an additional coach on the field each game and the designated fireplug, or enforcer if you will, of the team. His role as the guy that will lay his body on the line is as important as his ability to snap the ball to quarterback Guy Cameron Billups each play. In short, without Norris, the Chargers’ offense can not function like it’s supposed. (August 20, 2010, Page 6A)

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