A return to the “Big House” is on the menu tonight for the Lafayette Lady Commodores. LHS advanced to MHSAA’s Class 4A state semifinals tonight by winning two of three games played in the North Half tournament in Pontotoc on Feb. 16-18. (more…) (February 27, 2012, Page 1B)
Oxford’s goal to garner a fifth straight state championship in tennis begins today with a home match against Grenada. OHS coach Louis Nash will try to win the 5A title without the services of four seniors who lead the Chargers to a 116-1 record over the last six years, including four state titles and 11 individual championships. (more…) (February 27, 2012, Page 3B)
A split in middle school softball action between Lafayette and Oxford at the Charger Classic Friday evening was secondary to the valuable playing time and experience earned on the field for the two teams.
In the first action of the year for the two first-year programs, the goal of playing against somebody else and working out some kinks was gained in the two, one-hour contests. (more…) (February 27, 2012, Page 3B)
Oxford’s Lady Chargers may be considered the favorite team to win the MHSAA’s Class 5A state title this year but coach Shayne Linzy knows there is still a lot for his team to accomplish before they can garner the coveted gold ball given to the champion. (February 24, 2012, Page 6A)
Dinner time at Lauren Hill’s house has been a lot more lively and has included a lot more people this offseason. Oxford’s fourth-year fastpitch softball coach recently hosted a dinner for her Lady Chargers in the attempt to bring the team together heading into the 2012 season.
Hill said she feels good about her core group of players and about the potential this young team has moving forward. (February 23, 2012, Page 7)
VIDEO BLOG: Oxford senior forward Meisha Gillom talks about the Lady Chargers’ North Half win over Center Hill.
(more…) (February 22, 2012)
As Chris Baughman found out Monday, there’s nothing wrong with learning a thing or two on your birthday.
Due to poor weather over the weekend, a pair of four-inning jamboree games was rescheduled for Baughman’s birthday at Edwin Moak Field and the Chargers made the doubleheader a learning experience. (more…) (February 21, 2012, Page 8)
A season that was started with great promise and expectations continued to deliver on all accounts for the Oxford Lady Chargers and their fans Saturday night in the OHS gym. A night after defeating Canton 63-49 to advance to Jackson for the MHSAA state tournament for the first time since 2005, the Lady Chargers defeated Center Hill 51-48 to win the 5A North Half title.
The win also pushed their winning streak to 31 games. (February 20, 2012, Page 1B)
The basketball court wasn’t the only place Oxford High dominated over the weekend.
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