BLOG: Ole Miss practiced for just over 90 minutes today because of a heat index of around 110 degrees. (more…) (August 7, 2011)
While the area football teams are braving the blistering heat, the prep volleyball squads are busting their tails in their respective gyms preparing for their season openers. While Oxford opens its season this weekend in Jackson at the Set It Off Challenge, Lafayette and Water Valley begin on Tuesday.
Water Valley will be led by first-year coach Casey Clouse, who admits it could be an interesting first season with the Lady Blue Devils. (August 5, 2011, Page 9A)
Oxford head baseball coach Chris Baughman will be holding tryouts on Saturday at Edwin Moak Field at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Baughman at the high school. (August 5, 2011, Page 9A)
After what defensive coordinator Richard Russo called one of the program’s best summers, Water Valley hit the practice field for the second time on Tuesday in preparation for its season opener on Aug. 19 at Independence. (August 3, 2011, Page 8)
Five teams, sponsored by the Oxford Park Commission and made up of players from Lafayette and Oxford High, recently competed in the USTA Junior Team Tennis State Championships held in Jackson. (more…) (August 3, 2011, Page 9)
Despite scorching temperatures, Lafayette began its quest for a second consecutive Class 4A state championship on Monday by hitting the practice field. (August 2, 2011, Page 7)
The Oxford Charger Athletic Booster Club will be hosting a Meet the Coaches Night Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the OHS cafeteria.
Booster club members are encouraged to bring a friend and their favorite dish.
Door prizes will be awarded during the meet and greet. For more information, contact Robert Mims at 816-4312. (August 2, 2011, Page 7)
Registration for the Oxford Park Commission adult softball, Wiffleball and soccer seasons is currently ongoing.
Six key pieces of the future of Ole Miss’ baseball program didn’t just stroll into the athletics department on Thursday like typical freshmen.
Instead, pitchers Hawtin Buchanan, Josh Laxer and Chris Ellis, catcher/first baseman Sikes Orvis, outfielder Auston Bousfield and outfielder/left-handed pitcher Chase Reeves entered the meeting room sounding more like old men, discussing how sore they were from the advanced workout regiment they’d been put through during summer school, nodding in agreement to one another’s assessments.
It’s all part of the process of becoming a Division 1 athlete, and all six have accepted that. (August 1, 2011, Page 8A)
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