Richard Coleman helped lift the 11-12 year-old Gilliland Orthodontics Yankees to a 7-6 win over the Oxford Orthopedics Sports Medicine Rays at FNC Park Tuesday night by hitting a walk-off single in the sixth inning. In other Oxford Park Commission youth baseball games from Tuesday, the Bank of Oxford Dodgers beat the McKeeson Orioles 9-6 in the other 11-12 game.
In the 10-year-old league, the Morgan White Insurance Rays beat the Rock Star Taxi Yankees 17-7, while the Hampton Inn Cardinals tied the First National Bank of Oxford Braves 3-3. In two 9-year-old games, the Rainbow Cleaners Yankees beat the Plein Air Royals 10-8, while the Bert’s Plumbing Reds pounded the Larson’s Big Star Red Sox 12-0. In the lone OPC softball game, the Carol Dorsey Cardinals defeated Shiloh Creek Land & Timber 8-7. (May 5, 2010, Page 8)
NASCAR COLUMN — Welcome back, Jeff Gordon.
I haven’t seen a fire like this in him since his last championship run in 2001. Yes, he has been close in previous seasons (3rd in 2009, 2nd in 2007, 3rd in 2004) but it seems like his tenacity has returned as well as his drive to win. I don’t think Gordon is returning to the scene to the same hate that fans had towards him when he arrived in NASCAR. The fans are happy to see him extremely competitive this year so maybe he can knock off the current champion. (May 5, 2010, Page 10)
FISHIN’ WITH CHICK — I have a good friend, Kenny Stack, in South Dakota whose family farm adjoined my grandfather’s farm. We hunt every October and November together. He knows that each time I leave Mississippi to drive a thousand miles to Letcher, South Dakota, my goal is to kill every pheasant there. (May 4, 2010, Page 9)
Despite initial estimates that a new softball field at Oxford High School would cost $1.2 million, bids on the project have come in at roughly half the cost. The Oxford School Board on Thursday approved the final two phases of the project for a total cost of $643,960. (April 30, 2010, Page 1A)
Lafayette opened the Class 4A playoffs in style with an 8-0 win over Cleveland thanks to an outstanding pitching performance by Jarrett Patton and three home runs from three different players. (April 30, 2010, Page 7A)
Lafayette’s tennis season came to an unfortunate end Thursday as the Commodores lost 5-2 to New Albany in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. LHS ends the year at 10-4. (April 30, 2010, Page 8A)
The march to State continues for the Oxford High tennis team. On Thursday the Chargers knocked off the Hernando Tigers 7-0 in the second round of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs. (April 30, 2010, Page 8A)
The 2010 Ole Miss basketball signing class increased by two on Tuesday with the addition of forward Isaiah Massey and guard Donald Williams. (April 28, 2010, Page 7)
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