Increased costs related to recruiting student athletes, extra pressure on high school athletes that are currently being recruited and a loss of local ties are just some of the many issues junior and four-year college football coaches from around the state and region don’t like about the proposals handed down from junior college presidents last week. (more…) (October 5, 2011, Page 6)
Oxford gained a measure of revenge on Lafayette in middle school football action Tuesday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers defeated the Commodores 20-6 in the eighth-grade contest, the second game of a doubleheader that saw the Oxford seventh graders defeat Lafayette 20-8.
For Oxford eighth-grade coach Perry Swindall, the win showed that his team made improvement from the first time the two schools met, a game that resulted in a Lafayette win. (October 5, 2011, Page 7)
A fast start and a late defensive stand proved to be enough to lift the Lafayette Commodores to a 24-14 win over the Oxford Chargers in ninth-grade football action Monday night at William L. Buford Stadium. Led by the running and passing of quarterback Eli Murphree, the Commodores jumped out to a 16-0 lead at the half. (more…) (October 4, 2011, Page 6)
CLEVELAND — Oxford’s girls and boys swim teams had a successful trip to the Delta as the two teams took home first place in the Cleveland High School Invite Saturday.
NEW HOPE — Some of the same miscues that prevented the Oxford Chargers from earning wins over the New Hope Trojans the last two seasons prevented the Chargers from ending that losing streak on Friday night. (more…) (October 3, 2011, Page 5B)
Oxford’s girls and boys cross country teams have performed well all season long in various meets held in Mississippi and the Mid-South area. Saturday the two teams competed in the Jesse Owens Cross Country Invitational, a nationally respected meet that features most of the best teams in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and other states. (more…) (October 3, 2011, Page 5B)
BLOG — NEW HOPE — Mistakes made a season ago in a loss to the New Hope Trojans haunted the Oxford Chargers again this year. (more…) (October 1, 2011)
Tonight’s a big night for the area’s prep football squads.
While the Water Valley Blue Devils and Lafayette Commodores open their region schedules, the Oxford Chargers will be looking to avenge last year’s loss to the New Hope Trojans in their second region game of the season. (more…) (September 30, 2011, Page 6A)
One of the big questions Oxford High football coach Johnny Hill needed answered at the start of the season was who was going to be his team’s quarterback? After having a player as prolific as Guy Cameron Billups lead the team for two plus seasons, the Chargers were without a veteran leader at arguably the most important position on the field. (more…) (September 29, 2011, Page 6)
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