BLOG: It was anything but pretty, but the Oxford Chargers were able to rebound from an early 3-0 deficit to defeat the Hernando Tigers 7-5 in Game 1 of the second round matchup between the two Class 5A foes. (more…) (April 29, 2011)
Oxford’s return to the playoffs will be against a familiar foe in Hernando. The best-of-three series begins Friday evening at 6. The second game will be played in Hernando on Saturday at 1 p.m., while the third game, if necessary, would be played back at OHS on Monday. (more…) (April 28, 2011, Page 6)
COLUMN: Water Valley’s matchup against Leflore County in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs had no feel of desperation or competition to it.
Instead of two teams matching skills that were ultimately decided by one great play like Lafayette’s series with Kosciusko, the Blue Devils easily defeated the completely over matched Tigers in a doubleheader that was as lacking of a championship caliber atmosphere as you could ever imagine. (more…) (April 27, 2011, Page 8)
The chance to get back closer to relatives in Illinois and compete for a coach and program she felt comfortable with is why Alma Burwell chose to swim for Wisconsin-Whitewater on Tuesday. Burwell picked Whitewater over Western Michigan because of the feel she got from coach Joel Rollings. (April 27, 2011, Page 9)
A dream of swimming in college was fulfilled Tuesday for Oxford High’s Nicole Robinson. Robinson signed her letter of intent with Delta State in the OHS library capping a career that included being a part of a last year’s state championship squad. (more…) (April 27, 2011, Page 9)
Led by outstanding individual efforts from Sam Kendricks, Justin Fondren and Kristen Dickerson, the Oxford boys and girls track teams easily won the Division 2-5A meet at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field on Saturday.
The Chargers totaled 150 points, 112 more than second-place finisher West Point. New Hope was third in the boys meet with 31 points, while Saltillo finished fourth with 23. The Lady Chargers finished with 133 points, more than double second-place finisher New Hope with 66. Saltillo was third with 24, while West Point was fourth with 16. (April 25, 2011, Page 1B)
Oxford’s tennis team had no trouble defeating the Clarksdale Wildcats in its Class 5A playoff opener on Friday at Avent Park. The Chargers were led by Zach Wilder at boys singles, who beat James Jackson 6-0, 6-0. (more…) (April 25, 2011, Page 3B)
Tennis has been more than a sport for Oxford High’s Zach Wilder, it’s been a way of life since he can remember. As the son of a successful collegiate tennis player who has competed against some of the best players in the region and been cradled by some top instructors over the years, tennis has helped define Wilder’s past, present and future. (more…) (April 21, 2011, Page 6)
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