All three area football teams officially enter the must-win portion of their respective seasons tonight.
While the Lafayette Commodores and Water Valley Blue Devils open their playoff schedules hosting Leake Central and Laflore County, the Oxford Chargers close out their regular season with a win-or-go-home matchup against Clarksdale.
All games are set for 7 p.m. (November 4, 2011, Page 10A)
Oxford’s middle school basketball season got off to a good start for the girls and boys swept Myrtle Tuesday night. The seventh-grade Chargers defeated Myrtle 28-11, while the eighth-graders won 37-17. Oxford’s seventh-grade Chargers won 26-7, while the eighth-grade Chargers won 25-11. (more…) (November 2, 2011, Page 9)
Oxford’s successful swimming season came to a conclusion on a high note over the weekend as the girls placed second and boys placed second at the MHSAA Swimming State Championships held at the Delta State University Aquatics Club in Cleveland on Saturday.
The Chargers earned 62 points, while first-place Tupelo earned 138 and second-place Madison Central collected 100.
The Lady Chargers racked up 73 points, while first-place Tupelo earned 144.
Thirty-eight Class 6A and 5A schools participated in the championships.
Oxford took 10 boys and 10 girls to compete in the meet under the current format.
The Lady Chargers were led by Dora Chen, who placed second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of two minutes, 3.38 seconds and third in the 100-yard freestyle (56.66).
Chen also helped the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Cynthia Torma, Hayley Murphy and Sarah Wilson place second (1:48.88) and the 400 free relay team of Torma, Marta Burwell and Grace Orman place second (3:50.52).
Other Lady Chargers who placed were:
-Ashleigh Moore took first in the 200 IM (2:14.81).
-Burwell placed third in the 50 free (25.75) and sixth in the 200 IM (2:26.58).
-Orman placed seventh in the 200 IM (2:27.90) and eighth in the 100 butterfly (1:08.93).
-Torma placed fifth in the 50 free (26.86).
-Lizzy Leary placed fifth in the 500 free (5:46.18) and seventh in the 100 back (1:09.04).
-The 200 medley relay team of Burwell, Murphy, Orman and Wilson placed fourth (2:03.09).
The Oxford boys were led by Andrew Mullen, who placed first in the 200 free (1:45.84). He also placed second in the 100 butterfly (52.97) and helped the 400 free relay team of Dion Kevin, Jack Cutler and Chase Gladden place third (3:30.39) and the 200 medly relay team of Taide Ding, Gladden and Brian Clancy place fourth (1:47.90).
Other Chargers who placed were:
-Clancy placed eighth in the 200 IM (2:12.59) and third in the 500-yard free (5:12.88).
-Ding placed seventh in the 100 butterfly (59.84).
-Cutler placed fifth in the 500-yard free (5:15.10).
-Thomas Murphy placed eighth in the 100 back (1:04.11).
-The 200 free relay team of Kevin, Gladden, Ding and Clancy placed fourth (1:36.31). (October 31, 2011, Page 1B)
Led by the efforts of Lucian Duchaine, the Oxford boys cross country team claimed first place at the Region 1-5A championships, while the Lady Chargers took home silver thanks to a standout performance from Callie Mayo.
Plenty will be on the line tonight for both the Oxford Chargers and Water Valley Blue Devils football teams.
While the Chargers host West Point in a game that’s as close to a must win as possible, the Blue Devils look to conclude their regular season with a win at Mantachie. (more…) (October 28, 2011, Page 8A)
Heading into this season Lafayette volleyball coach Rachel Wenzel was faced with a rather large problem: How could the Lady Commodores replace the production and leadership that left along with the graduated senior class?
She knew it would be no easy task, but senior middle blocker Ashley Smith went to Wenzel and requested that her coach trust her enough to allow her to play all the way around, rather than be substituted in the back row. (more…) (October 26, 2011, Page 1B)
BLOG: Unable to make it to any of the area’s sporting events this weekend? No worries. The Oxford EAGLE’s sports staff, headed up by all-world photographer Bruce Newman, attempts to capture the area’s biggest events in photographs each and every weekend.
Below are links to photo galleries from the Lafayette-Senatobia football game, the Oxford-Saltillo football game, the Water Valley-Aberdeen football game and the Ole Miss-Arkansas football game (plus pictures from The Grove)
(more…) (October 24, 2011)
SPORTS BLOG: SALTILLO — The Oxford Chargers used a five touchdown performance from senior running back Mont Dean and a much more physical defense in the second half to capture a 35-28 overtime win against Region 1-5A foe Saltillo Friday night at Willis Wright Stadium.
(more…) (October 22, 2011)
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