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Chargers’ Patton named cross-country COY

Oxford High School cross-country and track coach Chris Patton was named Coach of the Year in 2014 in cross-country by The Clarion-Ledger in its year-end prep wrapup. (January 6, 2015, Page 6)

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    ALL-AREA FOOTBALL: Phillips hits stride to run up record season for Chargers

    Oxford coach Johnny Hill isn’t all that surprised by what his running back was able to do on the football field this season. Not after seeing what he did when he wasn’t necessarily the go-to guy. No tailback in school history has run for more yards than Kenzie Phillips did this fall. In just his second season as a full-time starter, the junior set a record with 1,737 yards. His 29 rushing touchdowns are also a new single-season record, breaking his own mark of 24 set just last season. His performance makes him this year’s EAGLE Player of the Year. Phillips is the third straight Charger to earn the distinction. (December 23, 2014, Page 1B, 3B)

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      Oxford boys win pair on final day

      The Oxford boys soccer team’s patience was tested Saturday. The Chargers were less than 24 hours removed from a 2-2 draw against Olive Branch in their opening match of the Oxford Showcase and found themselves in a scoreless deadlock deep into the second half despite numerous scoring chances against New Hope at FNC Park. But Oxford finally broke through on Tristan Orman’s penalty kick for the match’s only goal, giving the Chargers their first win of the tournament. The Lady Chargers went 1-1-1 over the weekend. (December 21, 2014, Page 4B)

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        Oxford moves to 11-0 with rout of ‘Dores

        Once Oxford’s boys basketball team stopped thinking and started playing, there wasn’t much Lafayette could do to slow the Chargers down. Oxford turned an early seesaw affair into a rout by turning smothering defense into instant offense in an 80-42 victory over the rival Commodores at the Oxford High gym on Friday night that kept the Chargers unbeaten. Their 11-0 record matches the best start to a season in coach Drew Tyler’s 18-year tenure. Lafayette High’s girls team beat the Lady Chargers 50-47 (December 21, 2014, Page 1B, 2B)

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          Hill: OHS wants to fill coaching vacancy ‘as soon as possible’

          Johnny Hill hasn’t gotten far in his search to find his son’s replacement, but his patience is already wearing thin. Oxford’s football coach is looking for a new defensive backs coach and co-defensive coordinator after Jake Hill was hired to be the head coach at New Albany last week following the resignation of Ron Price. The younger Hill’s final day at Oxford is today, Johnny said. (December 19, 2014, Page 6)

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            Area soccer teams set for annual Oxford Showcase

            Rain or shine, high school teams statewide are going to get in plenty of soccer this weekend in Oxford and the surrounding area. Oxford High School is set to welcome more than 20 schools and 40 teams to town today for the second annual Oxford Showcase. The varsity squads for Oxford and Lafayette as well as some junior varsity teams will compete in the event, which will conclude on Saturday. (December 19, 2014, Page 6, 7)

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              Chargers’ Joyce signs on with Jones JC soccer

              Gabrielle Joyce is taking her soccer game to the next level. Oxford’s senior defender has a scholarship with Jones County Junior College. Joyce inked with the Bobcats on Dec. 1 but celebrated with family members, coaches and teammates in a ceremony at the OHS library Wednesday. (December 18, 2014, Page 6)

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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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