Addie Thompson and Ruthie Jenkins both scored four goals to help lead the Under-10 Earthquakes to a 9-5 win over the Galaxy Monday night at FNC Park. In the other Under-10 girls game, the Sounders topped the Fire 3-1. In two Under-10 boys league games, the Galaxy blanked the Sounders 7-0, while the United shut out the Crew 6-0. In the Under-12 girls league, the Crew beat the Sounders 3-0, while the Tornados topped United 3-0. (February 22, 2011, Page 7)
Led by Jarkel Joiner’s 25 points, the 11-12 year-old Grizzlies defeated the Lakers 34-31 in the Oxford Park Commission’s Shootout Championship.
In the other action from final stages of the Championship, the Suns beat the Celtics 44-18 in the other 11-12 game. In the 7-8 league, the Lakers edged the Bulls 21-20, while the Jazz downed the Thunder 20-15. In the 9-10 league, the Heat beat the Lakers 19-11, while the Mavericks topped the Thunder 30-23. (February 22, 2011, Page 8)
What stood out and left a lasting impression, however, was the Rebels’ ability to recover quickly en route to a three-game sweep of Wright State at Oxford-University Stadium.
On Sunday, the Rebels were able to withstand a late-inning rally for the second straight game to claim a 6-5 victory. (February 21, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss got its season off to a bit of a rough start on Friday, surrendering three runs in the top of the first inning thanks in large part to two errors in the outfield. The Rebels rebounded quickly to drop seven runs in the bottom of the frame and never trailed again en route to a 15-6 victory. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 7)
It took late-game heroics both in the field and at the plate by sophomore second baseman Alex Yarbrough, but the Rebs were able to hold off a late Wright State rally to claim a 5-4 victory in 10 innings on Saturday. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 7)
A strong start to the second half for the Lafayette Lady Commodores basketball team wasn’t enough to overcome a sluggish first half Friday night, as the Lady ‘Dores were defeated by New Albany, 49-35, in semifinal action at the Class 4A North Half playoff tournament. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 7)
Oxford’s two powerlifting teams continued to show how strong they both are this weekend by winning the regional powerlifting meets at the OMS gym. It was the first regional titles for the school in either the girls or boys divisions. (February 21, 2011, Page 6)
All three area high school baseball teams concluded their preseasons in successful fashion on Saturday. In Horn Lake’s jamboree, the Oxford Chargers finished 2-0 with a 10-6 win over Senatobia and a 7-4 win over host school Horn Lake. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 8)
Trailing by as many as 23 late in the first half at Alabama, Ole Miss women’s basketball team battled back to pull to within one with 8:02 left in the second half, but the Crimson Tide hung on for the 61-52 win. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 8)
Oxford High standout pole vaulter Sam Kendricks continued to shine during the indoor season over the weekend by winning the University of Kentucky High School Invitational with a leap of 15 feet, 6 inches.
Kendricks’ latest performance landed him No. 17 in the nation according to dyestate.com. The mark sets a new record in the state of Mississippi from an indoor standpoint. According to OHS coach Scott Kendricks, the competition came to an exciting climax when Sam cleared the 15-6 attempt and another vaulter, Nikita Kirillov failed to clear the height. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 8)
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