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)
Several former area baseball players will take part in a Sophomore Showcase on Friday at Hinds Community College. The showcase is open to select players from schools located in Region 23, which also includes Louisiana. (more…) (September 15, 2011, Page 7)
Early scoring and consistency putting points on the scoreboard throughout the contest allowed the seventh-grade Oxford Chargers to post a 40-0 win over New Albany on Tuesday night at Bobby Holcomb Field.
Head coach Mike Hardwick saw almost his entire roster see action, which includes approximately 70 players. Hardwick also got to see his defense perform at a high level after wanting the unit to pick things up. (September 14, 2011, Page 7)
Monday night’s junior varsity football game between the Oxford Chargers and Lafayette Commodores at Bobby Holcomb Field may have ended with a 6-0 win for OHS, but in the end both teams benefited from the contest. (more…) (September 13, 2011, Page 7)
The biggest game of Lafayette’s non-region schedule proved to be the perfect time for senior quarterback Jeremy Liggins to show his superior running skills. In a game where every Commodore stepped up and did their part to earn a win over Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, La.), it was Liggins who saved his best performance of the 2011 campaign at just the right time.
Liggins was virtually unstoppable running the ball in the contest as he piled up 126 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. He also threw the ball well and finished with 80 yards and a touchdown. It was his clutch performance in arguably the program’s biggest regular season contest that made Liggins this week’s Player of the Week. (more…) (September 13, 2011, Page 7)
Led by Callie Mayo and Austin Carter, the Oxford girls and boys cross country teams had successful showings at the Pontotoc Cross Country Invitational Saturday held at Longbow Trails. Mayo finished second in the 2.5 mile race with a time of 16 minutes, 28 seconds. Carter, meanwhile, was the top boys finisher with a time of 17:57, good for seventh overall. (September 12, 2011, Page 4B)
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