After about a week’s worth of well-sourced rumors made the rounds on the Internet over the course of the past week, Ole Miss officially announced the hire of Cliff Godwin as the baseball program’s next hitting coach on Tuesday evening.
This week could prove to be a very important one for the Ole Miss softball program. Having just hosted the Southeastern Conference Tournament for the first time in program’s history, and in the midst of a coaching search, the Ole Miss administration has a chance to change the Lady Rebels’ trajectory moving forward. (more…) (June 22, 2011, Page 6)
This past weekend at the New Balance Outdoor National Championship was no different, as the Oxford junior out-jumped the best in the country en route to a national title in the high jump with a height of 6-feet, 10-inches. (more…) (June 21, 2011, Page 6)
“We hope to extend an offer here within the next couple of days and have it wrapped up by the end of the week,” said Ole Miss Senior Executive Associate Athletics Director John Hartwell, who has been leading the search committee since it was announced on May 9 that Missy Dickerson’s contract would not be renewed. (more…) (June 21, 2011, Page 6)
Another hot Monday evening on the gridiron meant another day of progress for the eight teams that participated in Oxford’s weekly 7-on-7 scrimmage.
Water Valley’s Blue Devils, led by coaches Richard Russo, Steve Thompson and Jeb Lee, utilize the weekly competition to gain experience in both passing the ball and stopping aerial attacks. (more…) (June 21, 2011, Page 7)
Former Ole Miss standout Stephen Head had a good debut with the Tri City Dust Devils, the Class A short-season affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, on Sunday. The hitter-turned-pitcher struck out five while allowing just one hit and one walk in three innings.
Head is a former second-round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians (2005). (June 20, 2011, Page 9)
Ole Miss left-hander Austin Wright has signed a professional contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Wright, an eighth-round draft pick earlier this month, was 5-4 with a 4.73 ERA this past season with the Rebels.
Wright joins fellow weekend starter Matt Crouse in the professional ranks. Crouse was a 24th-round draft pick of the Detroit Tigers who signed a professional contract earlier this month. (June 20, 2011, Page 9)
(more…) (June 16, 2011)
The Oxford Middle School boys basketball team is hosting a one-day tournament today and tonight at the Oxford High School gym. The tournament gets underway at 1 p.m. in the gym.
The Chargers will be playing several teams during the day, including a team from St. Louis, Loyd Star out of Brookhaven and team from Alabama. Admission for fans to the tournament is free. (June 16, 2011, Page 3B)
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