TUPELO — Oxford’s girls and boys continued to show why they are both ranked in top 10 in the state of Mississippi on Saturday with two top five finishes in the Tupelo Invitational.
The Lady Chargers responded to the wager. After cruising through the first two sets, Oxford had to rally to claim the third set and the match 3-0 (25-6, 25-7, 25-23). (September 23, 2011, Page 6A)
Region 1-5A play begins tonight for the Oxford Chargers at home against Center Hill. The No. 1 Lafayette Commodores are back at home against Pontotoc after two weeks on the road. Water Valley will look to bounce back after a one-sided loss to Charleston on the road at J.Z. George.
Those are three subplots for the area high school teams heading into tonight’s matchups. Kickoffs for all contests are set for 7:30. Lafayette can be heard on 93.7 FM. Oxford can be heard on both 95.5 and 102.1 FM, while Water Valley appears on 105.5 FM. (September 23, 2011, Page 6A)
SENATOBIA — A clean sweep. That’s what the Oxford seventh- and eighth-grade football teams earned Thursday with wins over Senatobia.
The seventh-grade Chargers started the doubleheader with a 30-14 win, while the eighth-grade Chargers won the nightcap 34-8. (September 23, 2011, Page 7A)
OHS coach Johnny Hill said the week off for his 2-2 Chargers came at the right time based on the team’s health heading into the off week and their return to the practice field this week. (September 22, 2011, Page 6)
Oxford continued to post good results on the cross country course as both varsity teams finished in the top four at the Saltillo Invitational on Saturday.
The Oxford swim team had a successful home opener Saturday as both the boys and girls teams placed second out of 17 schools with 106 and 99 points respectively in the Oxford High Invitational held at Oxford’s city pool.
Some of the state’s best swimmers will invade the county Saturday morning to take part in the annual Oxford Invitational meet. Warmups begin at 9:30 a.m., while the meet begins at 10:30 at the city pool located off Washington Avenue. Oxford coach Rebecca van Oostendorp said 341 swimmers from 17 schools will take place in the meet. (more…) (September 16, 2011, Page 6A)
After a rather long stint away from the friendly confines of Oxford, the Lady Chargers volleyball team returned home victorious on Thursday, toppling the Amory Lady Panthers 3-0 (25-17, 25-6, 25-6). (September 16, 2011, Page 7A)
One of the most successful decisions Oxford football coach Johnny Hill and his staff made this year actually occurred just before the first spring practice session. It was just before the Chargers took the field last May that the coaches decide to move junior Joel Forrester from offensive tackle to defensive end exclusively. Instead of him attempting to play both ways like Terry Johnson and others did last year and maybe only giving a half effort at each spot, the decision to make Forrester a defensive player only has ultimately shaped the OHS defense into a formidable force up front. (more…) (September 15, 2011, Page 6)
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