“Dominant.” That’s what the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers were in the Division 2-5A track meet held Friday at Bobby Holcomb Field. Both teams finished first in the annual meet, with the Chargers scoring 122 points, almost double second-place finisher West Point with 64. The Lady Chargers, meanwhile, took first with 110.5 points, 56 points more than West Point’s 59. (more…) (April 22, 2013, Page 9)
Oxford’s trip south to Ridgeland produced another win for the tennis team Thursday. The Chargers defeated Ridgeland 6-1 to advance to next week’s MHSAA Class 5A state title match. The opponent for the 18-0 Chargers has not been determined. (more…) (April 19, 2013, Page 6A)
Oxford’s baseball program continued its regional dominance at the middle school level Wednesday by topping Grenada 7-5 on the road to claim the Tri-Lakes Conference title. (more…) (April 18, 2013, Page 8)
The high school track season is about to really get interesting, starting with today’s Division 2-5A meet. The annual meet will be held at Oxford High’s Bobby Holcomb Field and Chris Bush, the head coach of the Chargers, likes how his team looks heading into the first of three major meets leading up to qualifying for the state meet.
Oxford closed out its Division 2-5A season with a come-from-behind 11-10 win over West Point in eight innings Tuesday night at Edwin Moak Field. The victory was the Chargers’ (19-5 overall) eighth straight in 2-5A. (more…) (April 17, 2013, Page 9)
Oxford’s goal of repeating as MHSAA Class 5A state champions in boys golf began with a promising start Monday at the Ole Miss Golf Course. The Chargers won the District 2-5A tournament with a final score of 326, 16 strokes better than Hernando’s 342. Center Hill was third in the meet with a 364. All three teams qualified to compete in next month’s 5A state tournament, which will be hosted at Ole Miss.
Oxford’s playoff run to capture a sixth straight state championship began Monday afternoon with a 7-0 win over Neshoba Central at Avent Park. The Chargers improved to 17-0 with the win over the Rockets, who were unable to score points in four of the seven matches overall.
The Oxford Middle School boys track team competed in a rare Saturday meet at Aberdeen and saw its almost five-year winning streak on the track come to an end.
Columbus was the school that prevented the Chargers from finishing off another year with an unblemished record, earning a 138-135 victory. Some of the events the Chargers usually compete in, such as the 4×400 meter relay and the 300 hurdles, were not available to score points in. Still, OMS coach Mike Hardwick said the ultimate goal was the field two teams so that everyone got to run before the season concluded.
Five first-place finishes and a great overall team effort proved to be the key to winning the MHSAA Class 5A state title for the Oxford Chargers Saturday in Jackson’s Mississippi Coliseum. The Chargers defeated Pearl 43-39 to capture the school’s first powerlifting title, a feat that coach Jason Russell couldn’t talk enough about because the Chargers had to overcome some adversity during the meet.