EUGENE, Ore. — Former Ole Miss All-American and NCAA Champion Brittney Reese continued her dominance at the highest levels of the track and field world when she won the long jump title on the final day of the 2011 USA Outdoor Championships Sunday.
The Gulfport native won her fourth straight U.S. long jump championship with a career-best leap of 7.19 meters (23 feet-7.25 inches) on her final attempt. Her jump is the longest in the world this year by a wide margin and beat the next closest competitor on Sunday by nearly a foot. Reese is the two-defending world champion in the event. (June 27, 2011, Page 6)
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Carlton Martin was used to being in the trenches, battling with opposing linemen to bring down the ball carrier.
Former Lafayette High standouts Matt and Kyle Webb collaborated with another former Commodore, Justin Smith, in a 5-3 win for the Tallahatchie Rascals over the Tupelo Thunder in Cotton States Baseball League action on Thursday night. Matt Webb and Kyle Webb each had a single in the win, with Matt Webb driving in a run. Smith had two hits and scored a run. Another former Commodore, Josh Mills, scored a run and a hit for the Thunder. (June 24, 2011, Page 6A)
The Oxford Middle School eighth-grade boys team went 2-1 in a tournament held at Hickory Flat on Thursday. The Chargers beat Tupelo 37-31 and Starkville 47-35 and lost 35-32 to Corinth. Oxford’s entire middle school roster will return to action for the final time on Tuesday with a home game at the middle school. (June 24, 2011, Page 6A)
During his official introduction on Wednesday as the Diamond Rebels’ next hitting coach, Godwin pointed to his time as a Tiger assistant as to when Ole Miss came on his radar. (June 23, 2011, Page 6)
During an informal interview with reporters at Ole Miss’ Indoor Practice Facility on Tuesday the former Blinn (Texas) Community College All-American was asked what goals he has for the summer.
The talented return man/receiver wasted no time replying that he’s looking to gain more flexibility while also adding weight to his frame 5-foot-10 frame. (June 23, 2011, Page 6)
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.
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