VIDEO BLOG — Here is an interview that lasted a few minutes with Oxford’s No. 1 girls doubles team of Sterling Davis and Mary Bryan Barksdale after Thursday’s Class 5A North Half title match at Hernando. The Chargers won the match 6-1 to advance to the 5A state title match, which will be played on Monday at 9 a.m. at the Ridgeland Tennis Center. (more…) (May 6, 2011)
HERNANDO — It was business as usual for the Oxford Chargers on the tennis courts as they continued their march towards a another Class 5A state championship.
OHS wrapped up its second straight 5A North Half title on Thursday with a 6-1 win over Hernando a year after defeating Ridgeland for the North Half title. The win advanced the Chargers (18-1 overall) to a meeting with the winner of Thursday’s Stone County-Gautier on Monday morning for the 5A state title at the Ridgeland Tennis Center. (more…) (May 6, 2011, Page 6A)
Most people would say that the most competitive track meet of the season happens the final weekend when the best teams and the best athletes square off at Pearl High School at the state meet.
But if there was ever an exception to that rule, it would be the Class 5A North Half meet that will take place at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field on Saturday. The Chargers and Lady Chargers host a bevy of talented teams this weekend, including the school’s nemesis, Pearl.
The meet begins at noon with field events and cost to enter is $5. Oxford’s boys and girls both finished second to Pearl in last year’s North Half meet and both teams are looking to change that this time around. (more…) (May 6, 2011, Page 6A)
The Oxford baseball will honor former superintendent Dr. Kim Stasny before tonight’s Class 5A playoff series opener against Neshoba Central. Stasny passed away on Wednesday after suffering complications from a brain tumor. The team will wear “KS” patches on their uniforms over the weekend, while fans will receive “KS” stickers. A moment of silence will also be observed before the game at Edwin Moak Field. First pitch in the series is set to begin tonight at 6. The second game in the series will be played on Saturday in Philadelphia at 2 p.m. (more…) (May 6, 2011, Page 6A)
Confidence is something the Oxford Chargers gained throughout the season as they won their way to a division title. The Chargers gained another measure of confidence last weekend in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs with a sweep of Hernando.
For OHS coach Chris Baughman, the key now is to keep that momentum rolling as they get set to take on Neshoba Central, the Chargers’ third-round opponent. (May 5, 2011, Page 6)
There were 10 gold medal winners in this year’s Oxford Middle School Ironman lifting competition held recently at the school. Along with 10 gold winners, there were five records broken by Michael McGhee. (more…) (May 4, 2011, Page 8)
Former Oxford High tennis standout Will Huntington has made an impact for the Meridian Community College tennis team this spring. Huntington won 10 matches in a row at No. 3 doubles with partner Trey Webb. Huntington has also garnered nine wins in a row at the No. 4 and No. 5 singles position. MCC recently won the Region 23 tournament against a heavily favored ICC men’s team by collecting 11 points compared to 10 for the Indians. The team is now preparing to compete in the National Tournament in Plano, Texas May 15-20. (May 3, 2011, Page 6)
VIDEO BLOG: Oxford’s Zac Barber discusses the Chargers’ 6-2 victory over Hernando on Saturday. (more…) (May 2, 2011)
Led by an outstanding pitching performance from senior Zac Barber and some timely hitting early and late, the Oxford Chargers were able to defeat Hernando 6-2 on Saturday afternoon and sweep the Tigers in their second round Class 5A playoff series.
Oxford, which defeated the Tigers 7-5 on Friday night at home, will now take on Neshoba Central in the quarterfinals of the 5A playoffs that begin on Friday night at OHS. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 1B)
Oxford’s dominance on the track continued on Saturday at Bobby Holcomb Field as the Chargers and Lady Chargers both won the Region 1-5A track championships.
The Lady Chargers took first place by totaling 209 points, more than double second-place finisher New Hope, which finished with 93 points. Oxford’s boys also dominated from a points total as the Chargers racked up 238.5 points, almost 150 points more than second-place finisher Hernando (90). (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 4B)
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