Despite a seven-run fourth inning, the Oxford High baseball team was unable to overcome a fast start by Olive Branch in a 15-10 loss Tuesday night. The Chargers (1-2) got to within a run of the Conquistadors at 3-2 in the top of the third, but they fell behind by 10 runs after Olive Branch scored nine in the bottom half of the frame. OHS was within 12-10 heading into the bottom of the fifth, but was unable to score the rest of the way as Olive Branch tacked on three more runs. (more…) (March 2, 2011, Page 7)
Oxford’s preseason match with Pontotoc went according to plan as the Chargers won all 12 doubles matches.
In girls matches, Mary Bryan Barksdale and Sterling Davis defeated Haylee Waller and Lauren Clayton; Erin Dyer and Ann Marie Edlin topped Ivy Robbins and Shannon Montgomery; Kara Rose and Embrey Inman defeated Kristen Pennington and Ali Warren; Sarah Nash and McClellan Davis teammed up to beat Meridith Adams and Sarah Hill, and Ellie Devoe and Emily Morgan beat Molly Chamblee and Bailey Mooran.
On the boys side, Zach Wilder and Andrew Mullen topped Cameron Timmons and Jacob Ferguson; Robert Nance and Baxter Elliot topped Deaton McAuley and Ryan Henry; Will Swindoll and Quinn Elliot beat Jacob Hatcher and Brayden Timmons; John Arlis Williams and Judston Watson topped Piercen Burchfield and Austin Anderson; Callan Shinall and Collier Phillips easily dispatched Rhett Stegall and Blake Anderson; Sam Peeler and Liam Cooper had no trouble beating Jessi Tutop and Dyllon Maddox and the duo of Cole Atkins and Gus Morgan beat Blake Gregory and Caleb Ginn.
Oxford will be back in action Tuesday at West Point. (February 28, 2011, Page 8)
Oxford’s baseball team rebounded from a 13-1 loss to Northwest Rankin Saturday to post a come-from-behind win over Ridgeland. The Chargers’ 5-4 win was aided by several players, including Hunt Halford, who earned the win on the mound in relief of starter Zac Barber. Henry Webb had two hits and an RBI, while William Elliott also had two hits, including a double in the victory. (more…) (February 28, 2011, Page 8)
Former Oxford High track standout Horatio Williams helped lead the LSU Tigers to a third-place finish at the Southeastern Conference’s Indoor Track Championships held over the weekend at Arkansas. (more…) (February 28, 2011, Page 8)
It’s been a difficult 22 months for former Oxford EAGLE All-Area pitcher Phillip Malatesta.
Oxford’s drive to win a fourth-straight state title in tennis will begin Saturday with a preseason match against Pontotoc at the John Leslie Tennis Courts.
Oxford’s two powerlifting teams continued to show how strong they both are this weekend by winning the regional powerlifting meets at the OMS gym. It was the first regional titles for the school in either the girls or boys divisions. (February 21, 2011, Page 6)
All three area high school baseball teams concluded their preseasons in successful fashion on Saturday. In Horn Lake’s jamboree, the Oxford Chargers finished 2-0 with a 10-6 win over Senatobia and a 7-4 win over host school Horn Lake. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 8)
Oxford High standout pole vaulter Sam Kendricks continued to shine during the indoor season over the weekend by winning the University of Kentucky High School Invitational with a leap of 15 feet, 6 inches.
Kendricks’ latest performance landed him No. 17 in the nation according to dyestate.com. The mark sets a new record in the state of Mississippi from an indoor standpoint. According to OHS coach Scott Kendricks, the competition came to an exciting climax when Sam cleared the 15-6 attempt and another vaulter, Nikita Kirillov failed to clear the height. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 8)
That wasn’t the case on Tuesday night, as the Chargers completed Oxford’s sweep of Clarksdale by defeating the Wildcats 63-57 in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs. The win advances the Chargers (17-10 overall) to the 5A North Half tournament Friday at Indianola-Gentry, a feat the team did not accomplish last season. (February 16, 2011, Page 6)
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