The Chargers may have lost their jamboree game, 14-7, to Shannon on Friday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, but coach Johnny Hill saw a good number of reasons to be optimistic about this week’s season opener at Grenada.
Defensively, OHS gave the experienced Red Raiders all they could handle up front, while the running game, led by senior tailback Mont Dean, produced more than a handful of successful gains against a defensive unit that returns everyone from a season ago. (August 15, 2011, Page 1B)
The Oxford Lady Chargers rebounded from a loss to Class 6A Tupelo with a 2-1 win over Corinth on Friday night in the Tupelo Tri-County Tournament. OHS coach Tara Ross said she has seen her team improve since the start of the season and liked that they came back to defeat Corinth in the second game. The Lady Chargers (2-1) will return to action Tuesday in their home opener against Senatobia. JV action begins at 5:30 p.m. (August 15, 2011, Page 4B)
BLOG — Oxford was literally just seconds away from defeating Shannon in Friday night’s jamboree action at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (more…) (August 13, 2011)
Kyle Lewis and Meggan Franks were the top overall finishers of this year’s Rowan Oak 5k held as part of SmartSynch Oxford Endurance Weekend. (August 8, 2011, Page 7)
While the area football teams are braving the blistering heat, the prep volleyball squads are busting their tails in their respective gyms preparing for their season openers. While Oxford opens its season this weekend in Jackson at the Set It Off Challenge, Lafayette and Water Valley begin on Tuesday.
Water Valley will be led by first-year coach Casey Clouse, who admits it could be an interesting first season with the Lady Blue Devils. (August 5, 2011, Page 9A)
Oxford head baseball coach Chris Baughman will be holding tryouts on Saturday at Edwin Moak Field at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Baughman at the high school. (August 5, 2011, Page 9A)
Oxford football coach Johnny Hill and his staff don’t have the luxury of wasting a lot of practice time getting the Chargers in shape. With a jamboree less than two weeks away, and the start of the 2011 season in 17 days, Hill is doing his best to make sure his team is ready when the ball is kicked off later this month.
The Chargers opened preparations for the season opener at Grenada on Monday with two practice sessions that focused on fundamentals, special teams and other various drills. Unlike last season when high school teams across the state had three weeks to prepare for the first jamboree, this year teams only have two full weeks and each practice session counts a little bit more. (August 2, 2011, Page 6)
The Oxford Charger Athletic Booster Club will be hosting a Meet the Coaches Night Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the OHS cafeteria.
Booster club members are encouraged to bring a friend and their favorite dish.
Door prizes will be awarded during the meet and greet. For more information, contact Robert Mims at 816-4312. (August 2, 2011, Page 7)
Led by two former local prep players and former Water Valley assistant coach John Walker, the North Delta Dealers defeated the Golden Triangle Jets 15-3 to win the Cotton States Baseball League title on Sunday. (more…) (July 25, 2011, Page 7)
District and regional champion? Check.
State champion? Check.
National champion? Check.
Top three in the world? Check.
Oxford High’s Justin Fondren became the most successful high jumper in Chargers history when he won the state championship in May.
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