Oxford’s eighth-grade basketball teams won a pair of games over North Panola in the home opener for both Tuesday. The Lady Chargers defeated the Lady Cougars 32-22, while the Chargers, in their first action of the year, rallied to post a 40-37 win in the nightcap in Oxford High’s gym. (October 29, 2013, Page 6)
CLEVELAND — Oxford’s boys finished second in the annual MHSAA Class II State Swim Championships Saturday. The meet was held at Delta State University. (October 28, 2013, Page 2B)
Two top-10 finishes by both the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers helped garner top three finishes as a team Saturday at the Tupelo Invitational Cross-Country meet held at Ballard Park. (October 28, 2013, Page 3B)
There is plenty to play for for the area’s three high school football teams this week.
Oxford, the state’s fifth-ranked overall team, will host Clarksdale for the outright Region 1-5A title Friday night while Class 3A No. 5 Water Valley needs a victory over Independence to keep pace atop the Region 2-3A standings. Lafayette has to win its final two games beginning with Senatobia to get one of Region 2-4A’s three playoff berths. (October 25, 2013, Page 6A)
CORINTH — The Oxford High School boys, sparked by a 1-2-3 finish by Tristan Orman, Pruitt Griffin and Kendall Jenkins, topped region rival and defending Class 5A state champion Saltillo to win the Corinth High School Cross Country Invitational held Saturday at The Trails at Crossroads Regional Park. (October 21, 2013, Page 2B)
Led by two first-place finishes in relay events and a first-place finish from Dion Kevin, the Oxford Chargers finished second in the MHSAA Division 2 North Half meet Saturday in Jackson. The Chargers, who also competed against Class 6A schools, were second to Tupelo with 110 points. (October 21, 2013, Page 4B)
Oxford looks to lock up a spot in the postseason, Water Valley is trying for another win and Lafayette is looking to start winning again when all three prep football teams return to action tonight. (October 18, 2013, Page 6A)
The goal of finishing the 2013 season with a perfect record and a Tri-Lakes Conference title came to pass for the Oxford Middle School seventh-grade Chargers Thursday night. Oxford defeated Grenada 34-26 to cap a perfect 8-0 season. (October 18, 2013, Page 7A)
Oxford didn’t make it easy, but Lafayette notched another win over the Lady Chargers Thursday night.
Lafayette won the first two games only to watch Oxford fight back to take the next two before using a fast start in the fifth and final game to claim a 3-2 (25-21, 26-24, 17-25, 14-25, 15-9) victory at the LHS gymnasium to sweep the season series from the Lady Chargers. (October 11, 2013, Page 6A)
All three area football teams return to action tonight. One will try to continue its season-long momentum while the other two look to bounce back from losses a week ago. (October 11, 2013, Page 6A)
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