Oxford standout high jumper Justin Fondren is headed to Lille, France to compete in the 7th IAAF World Youth Championships next week.
The Tupelo Thunder, led by former Lafayette High standout Josh Mills, defeated the Tippah County Tribe 6-3 on Thursday in New Albany. Mills stole four bases, scored two runs and was hit by a pitch in the win. (more…) (July 1, 2011, Page 9A)
Oxford’s summer season came to a disappointing end on Wednesday.
Looking to make a run in the NEMCABB Tournament hosted at the New Albany Sportsplex, a young Oxford squad was upended by Alcorn Central 8-2.
A familiar face will be back on the Oxford High track this upcoming spring to help keep the Chargers in contention for state championships.
Chris Bush, who helped lead the OHS boys track team to state title in 2007, returns as an assistant coach to Scott Kendricks after four years at Ole Miss. Bush will help with the relays and sprinters during his time at OHS, Kendricks said, and then build on his coaching resume from there. (June 30, 2011, Page 6)
The Oxford Middle School hoops squads had a successful summer. The seventh-graders went 2-0 in yesterday’s Oxford Shootout tournament against North Delta and Kirk Academy to finish the summer with an 8-2 record, while the eighth-grade squad also went 2-0 against the same opponents to post a 16-1 record for the summer. (June 29, 2011, Page 7)
A celebrated high school career, both on the track and in the classroom, culminated with another award for Oxford High pole vaulter Sam Kendricks late last week. The Ole Miss signee, who set a new pole vault record at this year’s MHSAA state meet, was honored Friday when he was named the Gatorade Mississippi Boys Athlete of the Year in track for the 2010-11 school year.
It was the first time a Charger won the award given annually to the student-athlete who not only excels in their respective sport but also in the classroom. (June 28, 2011, Page 6)
Former Oxford pitcher Hunt Halford had quite the outing for the Tippah County Tribe of the Cotton States Baseball League on Saturday. Halford recorded a no-hitter in a 3-1 victory over the Golden Triangle Jets, allowing one run on one walk while striking out three in seven innings of work.
Former Lafayette Commodore Cody Gray took the loss, allowing three runs on nine hits while striking out four in six innings. (June 28, 2011, Page 7)
NEW ALBANY — Ole Miss’ Jimel Judon looks like a completely different batter on the diamond of the New Albany Sportsplex this summer.
Judon’s stance is the same, but his production certainly is not.
After recording just two hits in 36 at-bats last summer for the Tallahatchie Rascals of the Cotton States Baseball League, the former Myrtle standout is hitting .400 — good enough for third amongst league regulars — through nine games this season. (more…) (June 27, 2011, Page 6)
A call from Ole Miss women’s tennis coach Mark Beyers last Sunday was one former Oxford High standout Will Huntington won’t soon forget. Coming off a successful first season as a member of the Meridian Community College men’s tennis team, Huntington was looking to improve his skills and stay in shape this summer.
The opportunity to help instruct at Ole Miss’ annual tennis camp this week proved to be the perfect way for Huntington to keep in shape, and in the process, improve as he helped younger players get better. (June 24, 2011, Page 7A)
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