Oxford High’s gym will be the host site of the MHSAA’s Class 5A girls North Half tournament next month. The Lady Chargers, who are 19-0 heading into tonight’s home matchup with West Point, will have to win their first game in the 5A playoffs on Feb. 13 to maintain their host position. The tournament will be held Feb. 17 and Feb. 18. (January 20, 2012, Page 6A)
Oxford’s eighth-grade Chargers gained a measure of revenge Thursday night with a 42-37 win over Grenada in the OHS gym. The seventh-graders won 34-26 after being down seven points during the contest. Kyree White led the eighth-grade Chargers (14-3 overall) with 16 points. Korbin Harmon and D.K. Metcalf finished with nine and seven points apiece. (more…) (January 20, 2012, Page 7A)
Shayne Linzy, Oxford High’s girls basketball coach, doesn’t like to focus too much on any one of his players. To him, each Lady Charger is special in their own way and equally important to the team’s success.
He does have a few players that stand out above the rest, or at least garner a little more attention due to their scoring or leadership abilities, but Linzy is always quick to put out the importance of team. (more…) (January 19, 2012, Page 8)
Tuesday’s nightcap involving the Oxford Chargers and Lafayette Commodores literally came down to one play. In a game that was as emotionally charged as any recent contest between Lafayette and Oxford on the basketball court, it was the Chargers who got the better of the Commodores in a 55-53 win in the LHS gym. (more…) (January 18, 2012, Page 6)
Former Oxford High standout Reed Falkner was one of five Delta State athletes who made the 2011 Fall All-Academic team. Each athlete had to carry a 3.2 grade point average or better and be a significant contributor to the team he or she was playing on.
Falkner, who plays tight end for Delta State, finished with a 3.89 in Biology. Falkner caught three passes for 45 yards and was regarded as one of the best blockers for DSU. (January 18, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford’s perfect mark in girls basketball remained intact thanks to two impressive performances over the weekend, while the Chargers got aggressive to win their first region game at home Friday night. (more…) (January 16, 2012, Page 7)
Former Oxford High standouts Sam Kendricks and Anne Threlkeld earned spots in the Ole Miss record books over the weekend with strong performances in the Alabama Invitational. (more…) (January 16, 2012, Page 7)
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