What those bats have also done is put a premium on players who can play “small ball.”
The community’s first opportunity to get a glimpse of this season’s prep football teams comes this weekend at the second annual O-Zone Classic. The two-day 7-on-7 tournament begins Friday at 5:30 p.m. Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley join seven other teams from around the North Mississippi area in the tournament.
Brad Freeman, FNC’s Planning and Marketing Director, said the success of last year’s inaugural tournament was more than enough of a reason to host teams again. (July 7, 2011, Page 6)
BLOG: It’s about that time of the year again to update the where-are-they-now Diamond Rebels blog. It’s no easy task attempting to keep up with all the Rebels that are now spread throughout the minor (and major) leagues. (more…) (July 6, 2011)
Oxford High rising senior Erika Sisk will play in the 2011 Mississippi Sports Medicine All-Star basketball game on Saturday. Sisk is one of only 24 players from the state to be chosen for the game at Mississippi College.
Sisk is currently taking part in the Fila Top Ten Camp in Suwannee, Ga., as a member of the AAU Memphis Elite. (July 6, 2011, Page 9)
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)
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