Oxford’s tennis team had no trouble defeating the Clarksdale Wildcats in its Class 5A playoff opener on Friday at Avent Park. The Chargers were led by Zach Wilder at boys singles, who beat James Jackson 6-0, 6-0. (more…) (April 25, 2011, Page 3B)
Every member of the Oxford tennis team will be in Ridgeland May 9-10 to compete in the individual state tournament. Every player won two matches in the Division 2-5A tournament held at Itwabama Community College on Wednesday. (more…) (April 21, 2011, Page 7)
Oxford’s final regular season match of the season ended with a 7-0 win over Pontotoc on Monday. The Chargers made short work of the Warriors thanks to a 6-0, 6-0 win by Zach Wilder at boys singles and a 6-3, 6-0 win by Ann Marie Edlin over Kristen Pennigton. The No. 1 boys doubles team of Baxter Elliott and Robert Nance topped Cam Temmons and Ryan Henry 6-3 6-3, while the No. 2 boys doubles team of Quinn Elliott and Will Swindoll beat Denton McAuley and Brandon Temmons 6-4, 6-0. (more…) (April 19, 2011, Page 3B)
What stood out was the fact that all three games were close and the Rebels (23-14 overall) were still able to prevail. (April 19, 2011, Page 1B)
A strong finish in deadlift helped Oxford’s Terry Johnson cap a successful powerlifting career with an individual state championship on Saturday in the MHSAA’s Class 5A meet. Johnson clearly out-distanced his competition at this year’s meet by totaling 1,525 pounds, 240 pounds more than the second-place finisher, Pearl’s Chris Burleson.
For Johnson, who competed in the 308-pound weight class, the accomplishment made all the hard work worth it. (April 19, 2011, Page 4B)
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