Athlon Sports Communications, Inc. (“Athlon”), the Nashville-based integrated sports media company, announced today that The Oxford EAGLE will begin carrying “Athlon Sports” this month. (more…) (February 10, 2011, Page 6)
If the first game is the toughest test, then Water Valley passed with ease Tuesday night, as the No. 3 seeded Blue Devils rolled to a 58-44 win over No. 6 seed South Pontotoc at Winona’s J.J. Knox Gym in the opening round of the Region 2-3A Tournament. (more…) (February 9, 2011, Page 8)
The threat of snow and bad weather in the Oxford and Lafayette County area tonight will not cancel tonight’s game between the Ole Miss Rebels and LSU Tigers at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 8 and the game can be seen locally on CSS. (more…) (February 9, 2011, Page 8)
While it took the girls a quarter and a half to really get going during their 57-35 victory over the New Hope Lady Trojans in the first round of the District 2-5A Tournament, the Chargers took it to Saltillo from the opening tip and turned a 22-point halftime lead into a 75-39 victory.
Both Oxford squads were No. 1 seeds. (February 9, 2011, Page 9)
The Jazz defeated the Lakers 16-14 to finish the 7-8 year-old Oxford Park Commission season with an 8-0 record.
In the other 7-8 game, the Thunder edged the Suns 10-8.
In the 9-10 game, the Mavericks topped the Lakers 17-15, while the Thunder beat the Celtics 27-21. (February 9, 2011, Page 10)
While Ole Miss’ Gridiron Rebels were busy making headlines last week with their strong in-state signing class, the Diamond Rebels quietly added a verbal commitment from Madison Central left-handed pitcher Zach Irwin.
Although Irwin’s step parents are Mississippi State supporters, the 6-foot-3, 240-pounder said Ole Miss recruiting coordinator Carl Lafferty made him an offer he couldn’t refuse and as a result, he decided to give his verbal commitment to the Rebels last Friday.
Because baseball teams are allotted just 11.7 scholarships to distribute amongst 27 players on a 35-man roster — each of the 27 scholarship players must have at least .25 percent of a scholarship — the amount in which a recruit is offered is a big deal, unlike in sports like football and basketball where student athletes are awarded full scholarships. (February 8, 2011, Page 1B)
Led by 17 points from Keke Burt and 14 points from Stone Threlkeld, the 13-15 year-old Celtics claimed their league’s championship with a 62-27 victory over the Grizzlies on Friday. In the other 13-15 games, the Grizzlies topped the Lakers 41-35 and the Celtics nipped the Heat 57-55 to set up the championship game. In the the lone 7-8 game on Monday, the Bulls topped the Celtics 14-8. In the 9-10 league the Celtics defeated the Bulls 18-2, and the Grizzlies knocked off the heat 16-12.
In the lone 11-12 game on Monday, the Grizzlies cruised past the heat 37-18. (February 8, 2011, Page 2B)
Seniors Shaquilla Isom and Nikki McChristian were both named to the first team District 2-4A team voted on recently by league coaches. Isom received 53 points, four less than District 2-4A MVP Jasmine Golden of Center Hill. (more…) (February 8, 2011, Page 2B)
COLUMN: Fans in attendance of Saturday’s 7-0 win for the current Rebel squad over the alumni team got a glimpse at what the backbone of Ole Miss’ pitching staff will likely resemble when the season opens on Feb. 18 against Wright State.
Against the professional Rebel squad — which, admittedly, for the most part had not faced live pitching in over four months — Ole Miss’ three likely weekend starters and closer allowed just two hits during nine innings of work. (more…) (February 7, 2011, Page 2B)
Andy Kennedy knows there’s nothing Ole Miss can do about its four-game losing streak to open Southeastern Conference play.
The Ole Miss coach knows it happened. It’s not going away.
While the Rebels can’t change the past, they continued to try and climb out of the early hole with a 69-60 win over Arkansas on Saturday night. Chris Warren, the hero of a last-second win over Kentucky earlier in the week, scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half as the Rebels (15-8, 3-5) pulled away for their third win in four games since the dismal conference start. (February 7, 2011, Page 1B)
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