VIDEO BLOG: Oxford’s Zac Barber discusses the Chargers’ 6-2 victory over Hernando on Saturday. (more…) (May 2, 2011)
Whoever faces the Water Valley Blue Devils in the next round of the MHSAA Class 3A baseball playoffs take warning: You’re going to need a bigger boat.
Paced by a potent offensive attack, the Blue Devils defeated the Kossuth Aggies 10-8 Friday night at Kossuth and went on to sweep the series Saturday with a 10-3 win at Blue Devil Field to advance to the third round. The Blue Devils will face the winner of the Mooreville and Independence series, which is scheduled to play its third and decisive game tonight in Independence. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 1B)
The Water Valley Lady Blue Devils, winners of eight of their last nine games, continued their winning ways by sweeping the Riverside Lady Bulldogs over the weekend in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A fastpitch softball playoffs. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 2B)
The Lafayette Lady Commodores’ dream of making a deep run in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs came to a premature end on Saturday.
Led by pitcher Brianna Gable, the defending Class 4A state champion Lady Vikings knocked off Lafayette on the road on Saturday 3-1. North Pontotoc won Game 1 of the best-of-three series at home, 4-3 in eight innings.
After taking a 3-0 lead in the first, Gable was able to consistently keep Lafayette’s batters off balance. (May 2, 2011, Page 2B)
The Ole Miss Rebels got men in scoring position, but couldn’t come up with the big hit when they needed to early as Ole Miss dropped the series finale to No. 4 Florida on Sunday by a score of 7-2.
Ole Miss (24-20 overall, 9-12 Southeastern Conference) put men in scoring position in four of the first five innings, but couldn’t get a run home until a Will Allen single in the seventh inning put the Rebels on the board. Matt Smith added a home run in the eighth inning to move into sole possession of second place on the all-time list for home runs at Ole Miss with 41 for his career. (May 2, 2011, Page 4B)
The Oxford netters made quick work of Pearl on Saturday, topping the Pirates 7-0 on the road in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. Zach Wilder defeated Gary Blissard 6-0, 6-0 and Ann Marie Edlin defeated Emily Craven 6-1, 6-2 to pick up the singles points. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 3B)
Three former area high school baseball players helped lift the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers to a share of the MACJC North Division title on Saturday.
Former Ole Miss defensive tackle Jerrell Powe heard his name called in the 2011 National Football League Draft on Saturday, selected in the sixth round by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 199th overall pick. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 3B)
According to recruiting services RebelGrove.com and OMSpirit.com, the Ole Miss football team picked up its fourth verbal commitment for the 2012 signing class over the weekend in the form quarterback C.J. Beathard. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 3B)
Davis Potter @DPotterOE
Tweets by @JakeThompsonOE