Dedication and perseverance proved to be two of the main reasons why Oxford and Lafayette had such successful cross country seasons this fall. In a year where both programs had to rely on underclassmen to not only fill out the roster, but perform at a high level, having nine runners earn the distinction of being All-State was a tremendous achievement.
The Lady Chargers and Lady Commodores each had three runners finish in the top 14 at the state meet held at Choctaw Trails in Clinton on Nov. 6. Earning All-State from Oxford were sophomore Callie Mayo, eighth-grader Emily Hankins and sophomore Audrey Dayan. (December 2, 2010, Page 1B)
A strong first quarter and another team effort helped lift the Oxford Lady Chargers basketball squad to a 67-36 win over Ashland Tuesday night. The Chargers weren’t as fortunate as they as they fell 61-57 to Ashland in the nightcap. (more…) (December 1, 2010, Page 7)
Oxford’s ninth grade and junior varsity boys basketball teams earned wins over Pontotoc in the OHS gym Monday night.
The ninth graders defeated the Warriors 60-53, while the JV won 50-34. (November 30, 2010, Page 9)
One of the most successful seasons on the gridiron the past few seasons for the Oxford Chargers ended with a disappointing 27-12 loss to the West Point Green Wave in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field.
A good, physical gameplan helped lifted the Green Wave (11-1 overall) into the 5A North Half title game. (November 22, 2010, Page 6B)
The West Point Green Wave eliminated the Oxford Chargers in the state quarterfinals Friday night 27-12. The stingy Green Wave defense kept the Chargers (9-4) in check, holding the offense to only 162 total yards. (more…) (November 20, 2010)
A balanced scoring ledger for both the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers basketball squads ended up leading to home wins over Coldwater Thursday night. Oxford’s boys defeated Coldwater 83-55 to improve to 5-1 on the year, while the Lady Chargers played another great team game in a 68-63 win. (November 19, 2010, Page 7A)
Cool, calm and collected. That’s what Oxford senior quarterback Guy Cameron Billups has been this season on the gridiron for the Chargers.
At a program where good passing quarterbacks have been plentiful over the years, Billups has taken aim at all of the school records and not only been able to duplicate the success of a Matt Malouf or Chad Hill or Mike Stark, but surpass all of them in terms of stats. (November 18, 2010, Page 7)
Fans of area high school sports should expect to see some new teams to route against after the Mississippi High School Activities Association officially released the reclassification of schools for the 2011-2013 seasons Wednesday. Classifications are based on the student enrollment of each school that was reported with the State Department of Education Finance and Statistic Division in October.
Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley all stayed in the same classifications (5A, 4A, 3A), but there were teams that the three schools have been playing that either moved up or down. Lafayette’s enrollment was listed at 690, making it the fifth-biggest school in 4A. Oxford listed an enrollment of 887, a figure that places them in the middle of 5A, while Water Valley has an enrollment of 354, a figure that also places them more in the middle of the 3A field. (November 18, 2010, Page 6)
Just moments after the Oxford lost to West Point 22-20 during the regular season, Chargers coach Johnny Hill told his team that he thought they would see the Green Wave again in the playoffs and at home no less.
His prediction ultimately came true as the Chargers (9-3 overall) host the Green Wave (11-1) in an important second round Class 5A playoff game at Bobby Holcomb Field Friday night. (November 18, 2010, Page 7)
Earlier today the Mississippi High School Activities Association officially released the 2011-2013 reclassification of schools.
Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley will not be directly effected and will remain in their respective Class 5A, 4A and 3A. (more…) (November 17, 2010)