Chris Baughman may be in his first season as Oxford High’s head baseball coach, but he seems to have already mastered the delivery of the between-inning speech.
Baughman’s discussion with his players after the visiting New Hope Trojans scored four runs off OHS starter James Lear in the top of the first inning on Friday was brief and to the point. More importantly than the duration, the message got the Chargers re-focused enough to allow their talent and maturity to take over. (more…) (March 28, 2011, Page 1B)
Some of the best track teams in North Mississippi will converge on Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field Saturday for the 10th annual EAGLE Invitational on Saturday.
Oxford boys track coach Scott Kendricks has assembled an impressive lineup that includes Lafayette, Booneville, Center Hill, Saltillo, Senatobia, Charleston, Myrtle, Kossuth, Clarksdale, Independence and Olive Branch. (March 24, 2011, Page 6)
Oxford’s dominance in tennis continued with a 7-0 win over Saltillo Wednesday in Tupelo. The Chargers (5-0 overall) only lost three points during a match that served as a tuneup before playing in the Meridian Tournament this weekend. (March 24, 2011, Page 7)
A home run provided by Dillon Hawkins in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted New Hope to a 7-6 win over Oxford in the first region game of the season Tuesday. at New Hope. Hawkins finished the game 2-for-4 and his home run helped the Trojans break a 6-6 tie. Zac Barber was saddled with the loss for the Chargers, who are now 6-5 on the year. (more…) (March 23, 2011, Page 6)
Oxford’s week-long break from the softball field didn’t result in a win when the Lady Chargers hosted Hernando Tuesday evening. The Lady Tigers beat OHS 8-1 in a Division 1-5A contest that OHS coach Lauren Hill felt should have been closer but wasn’t because her team wasn’t as focused as she would have liked.
A dream to play baseball in the Southeastern Conference has already been realized for former Oxford High standout Charley Sullivan. Now, the former Charger will get his chance to build on that dream by playing against the team he grew up watching, the Ole Miss Rebels, this weekend at Oxford-University Stadium as a relief pitcher for the Alabama Crimson Tide. (more…) (March 18, 2011, Page 7A)
The high school baseball playoffs may be more than a month away from starting, but you wouldn’t have known that was the case from the atmosphere displayed Thursday night at Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (March 18, 2011, Page 6A)
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