A two-set lead over Lake Cormorant didn’t hold for the Oxford Lady Chargers on Tuesday as they fell to the Lady Gators 3-2 (25-13, 25-23, 23-25, 11-25, 7-15). Oxford will return to action Thursday at Center Hill. (August 31, 2011, Page 7A)
One week after turning the ball over five times, the Chargers played a much cleaner game and were able to capitalize on several Charleston Tigers miscues en route to a 38-25 road victory. (more…) (August 29, 2011, Page 1B)
Oxford Middle School’s Fall Football Fest turned out to be a positive for both the seventh and eighth graders on the field Saturday. Five other schools joined Oxford in the tournament held at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
The games were used to help teams work on fundamentals and fine tune offensive and defensive systems. Water Valley, Charleston, Center Hill, Grenada and Pontotoc played in the inaugural event. (more…) (August 29, 2011, Page 2B)
CHARLESTON — Oxford’s football game at Charleston Friday night had the makings of a shootout early on, but as the game wore on so did the Chargers on the Tigers.
Oxford eventually withstood the early flurry of scoring to top the Tigers 38-25.
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Oxford’s 14-and-Under State Championship tennis team, sponsored by the Oxford Park Commission and Oxford Community Tennis Association, competed in the Southern Sectionals Tennis Tournament this past weekend in Mobile, Ala. (more…) (August 26, 2011, Page 6A)
Despite dropping their season opener against Southaven 27-13 last Friday, Oxford coach Johnny Hill said this year’s Tigers squad is not to be overlooked. (August 25, 2011, Page 6)
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will be a busy place on Saturday as six middle school teams play games in the Fall Football Fest. Oxford and Water Valley will join Grenada, Charleston, Pontotoc and Center Hill in action that begins with Water Valley-Grenada at 3:30 p.m. Oxford takes on Water Valley in a seventh-grade game at 4:50, while the two schools will play an eighth-grade game at 5:30.
Oxford plays Center Hill in a doubleheader starting at approximately 6:10. Water Valley’s eighth-grade game against Grenada begins at approximately 4:10. Fans are asked to enter the stadium on the West sideline.
Home teams will be located on the West, while visitors will located on the opposite side. (August 25, 2011, Page 7)
Advanced tickets for the annual Crosstown Classic football game at Lafayette this season will go on sale Monday at Lafayette high and middle schools, OHS and University Sporting Goods. Tickets are $5 and will available for purchase through Sept. 1 at noon. Tickets will be available at the gate unless 5,00 tickets are sold before the Sept. 2 contest. Kickoff for the game is set for 7:30 p.m. (August 25, 2011, Page 7)
Oxford opened its 2011 season on the road with an 8-6 win over Tupelo. In a game described as a defensive struggle by head coach Jason Russell, the ninth-grade Chargers were able to go ahead of the Golden Wave thanks to a deep pass play and score from George Edwards. Michael McGee added the 2-point conversion for the difference in the contest. K.T. McCollins was credited with adding great run support from his cornerback spot, D.K. Hutchins and Courtland Barnes also had big games on defense.
The team returns to action Monday at home against Lafayette. Action gets underway at 5:30 p.m. (August 24, 2011, Page 8)
Hernando made short work of the Oxford Lady Chargers on Tuesday with a 3-0 win. Hernando defeated Oxford 25-16, 25-10, 25-18. Ivory Alexander had eight kills to lead OHS, while Emily Mims had seven kills. Mims led the team with three aces. Emily Meadows had the most digs (five) on the squad.
Oxford returns to action Thursday at Aberdeen. (August 24, 2011, Page 9)
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