A strong senior season behind the plate has earned Oxford resident (North Delta) Derrick Shawn an opportunity to showcase his skills at the next level. Shawn, who started his prep career at OHS, is headed to Hinds Community College to play for coach Sam Temple. (July 13, 2011, Page 9)
A clear vision for the future of the Oxford High girls soccer program is just one of the many reasons Laura Flint was chosen as the Lady Chargers’ new coach. The former Ole Miss player, who was officially approved by the school board Monday night, possesses several qualities that OHS athletics officials think will help make a program that has consistently made the playoffs and won the Division 1-5A title last year. (July 12, 2011, Page 6)
The opportunity to play several newcomers and get in better condition heading into the start of summer practice sessions were the two highlights Oxford coach Johnny Hill took away from this weekend’s O-Zone Classic.
Oxford’s varsity and junior varsity squads — Hill made two teams for the tournament after Vardaman dropped out — were unable to compete and win a title in the tournament held at FNC Park, but there were other things that were accomplished. (more…) (July 11, 2011, Page 6)
During the Chargers’ two games on Saturday, Elliott earned the bulk of the work and completed 16 of 27 passes for five touchdowns while also throwing one interception in six possessions.
Adamson, meanwhile, completed five of 13 passes for one touchdown in two possessions in Oxford’s first game against Saltillo. (July 11, 2011, Page 6)
Oxford rising senior Erika Sisk helped lead the North to an 86-82 win in the 47th annual Mississippi High School Girls All-Star game held Saturday at Mississippi College’s Wood Coliseum.
Sisk finished third on the team with 12 points during the win.
Coldwater’s Jerontay Clemons led the North with 19 points and 14 rebounds in the win, while Ole Miss verbal commitment, Okolona’s Quinndella Ford, had 12 points for the North. (July 11, 2011, Page 6)
What those bats have also done is put a premium on players who can play “small ball.”
The community’s first opportunity to get a glimpse of this season’s prep football teams comes this weekend at the second annual O-Zone Classic. The two-day 7-on-7 tournament begins Friday at 5:30 p.m. Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley join seven other teams from around the North Mississippi area in the tournament.
Brad Freeman, FNC’s Planning and Marketing Director, said the success of last year’s inaugural tournament was more than enough of a reason to host teams again. (July 7, 2011, Page 6)
BLOG: It’s about that time of the year again to update the where-are-they-now Diamond Rebels blog. It’s no easy task attempting to keep up with all the Rebels that are now spread throughout the minor (and major) leagues. (more…) (July 6, 2011)
Oxford High rising senior Erika Sisk will play in the 2011 Mississippi Sports Medicine All-Star basketball game on Saturday. Sisk is one of only 24 players from the state to be chosen for the game at Mississippi College.
Sisk is currently taking part in the Fila Top Ten Camp in Suwannee, Ga., as a member of the AAU Memphis Elite. (July 6, 2011, Page 9)
Oxford standout high jumper Justin Fondren is headed to Lille, France to compete in the 7th IAAF World Youth Championships next week.