Oxford’s girls and boys track teams are both looking to capture their first Class 5A North Half title Saturday at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers and Lady Chargers have dominated their competition in both the district and region meets leading up to North Half and coach Scott Kendricks said his teams are prepared for the meet, which is the final opportunity for athletes to qualify for the next week’s 5A state meet. (May 7, 2010, Page 7A)
The Chargers (19-0 overall) latest victory earned them their first Class 5A North Half championship pennant and set up one half of Monday’s title match which will be played at 9 a.m. at the Ridgeland Tennis Center against either Brookhaven or West Jones.
In a match that was decided in half the amount of the time it took the Titans (14-6) to reach Avent Park, the focused Chargers wanted to leave no doubt who was the better team on the court. (May 7, 2010, Page 6A)
Part of what makes Oxford High School athletics special is the amount of athletes that transcend boundaries and play multiple sports.
Over the course of the past 17 years, Oxford has won 13 Class 4A All-Sports Awards. On Tuesday, Oxford presented its athletes with various awards recognizing them for their accomplishments. (May 6, 2010, Page 7)
Oxford’s run to win a third straight state championship in tennis continues Thursday against a school where the state title match will be played in less than a week.
Ridgeland will be the Chargers’ latest opponent to play in the Class 5A playoffs and Thursday’s match, which begins at 2 p.m., will determine who advances to represent the North in Monday’s 5A state title match. (May 5, 2010, Page 9)
Two more all-around performances led to two more titles for the Oxford girls and boys track teams Monday at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers won the Region 1-5A meet by scoring 200 points, 83.5 points more than second-place finisher Indianola-Gentry. The Lady Chargers totaled 191.5 points, the most ever in a region meet, a figure that clearly outdistanced Gentry. (May 4, 2010, Page 8)
Despite initial estimates that a new softball field at Oxford High School would cost $1.2 million, bids on the project have come in at roughly half the cost. The Oxford School Board on Thursday approved the final two phases of the project for a total cost of $643,960. (April 30, 2010, Page 1A)
The Regional 1-5,6A track meets that were scheduled to be held Saturday at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field has been moved to Monday to avoid the inclement weather scheduled for the Oxford area on Saturday. The meet Monday will begin with the 3,200 meter run at 1 p.m. Check out www.oxfordtrackandfield.com for any other details about the meet coming up. (April 30, 2010)
The march to State continues for the Oxford High tennis team. On Thursday the Chargers knocked off the Hernando Tigers 7-0 in the second round of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs. (April 30, 2010, Page 8A)
AROUND THE SQUARE AND BEYOND — Bradley Roberson may not be coaching high school baseball any longer, but he still has a pulse on what’s going on in the sport and the upcoming playoffs that start on Friday.
The Chargers played a good portion of the teams left in the playoffs, including Independence, which faces Water Valley in the first round, and Lafayette, which plays against former Region 2-4A foe Cleveland in the first round. (April 28, 2010, Page 6)
The dream of playing tennis at the next level became a reality Monday for Oxford High’s Will Huntington, who signed a scholarship offer to play for Meridian Community College. (April 27, 2010, Page 8)
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