After being hit just below his right eye in his first game for the Haymarket Senators of the Valley League summer league, he’s fortunate to still have his eyesight — and, frankly, to be alive.
After having numerous reconstructive surgeries, Snyder is fortunate he can once again step into a batter’s box — he did so for the first time since June 4 on Wednesday, although, at his mother’s insistence, he’s wearing a partial shield to protect his face from future errant throws.
And, after all that he has gone through, he’s fortunate his dream of playing professional baseball is still alive. (July 1, 2011, Page 9A)
June 7 was one of the most exciting days in Michael Reed’s young baseball career.
Having been drafted in the fifth round by the Milwaukee Brewers, Reed was openly excited about the opportunity to turn pro and fulfill what is a dream of high school baseball players from coast to coast. (more…) (July 1, 2011, Page 9A)
Oxford standout high jumper Justin Fondren is headed to Lille, France to compete in the 7th IAAF World Youth Championships next week.
The Tupelo Thunder, led by former Lafayette High standout Josh Mills, defeated the Tippah County Tribe 6-3 on Thursday in New Albany. Mills stole four bases, scored two runs and was hit by a pitch in the win. (more…) (July 1, 2011, Page 9A)
Thees, who spent the last six seasons at Memphis, replaces Missy Dickerson. (more…) (June 30, 2011)
Oxford’s summer season came to a disappointing end on Wednesday.
Looking to make a run in the NEMCABB Tournament hosted at the New Albany Sportsplex, a young Oxford squad was upended by Alcorn Central 8-2.
The good news keeps coming for the Ole Miss football team. Joining recent qualifiers Tobias Singleton and Jamal Mosley is South Panola All-American Nick Brassell.
According to RebelGrove.com and The Ole Miss Spirit, Brassell received news on Wednesday that he has achieved a qualifying ACT score and is enrolled in Ole Miss’ second summer session. (more…) (June 30, 2011, Page 6)
The Oxford Middle School hoops squads had a successful summer. The seventh-graders went 2-0 in yesterday’s Oxford Shootout tournament against North Delta and Kirk Academy to finish the summer with an 8-2 record, while the eighth-grade squad also went 2-0 against the same opponents to post a 16-1 record for the summer. (June 29, 2011, Page 7)
Former standout Madison Central receiver Tobias Singleton confirmed via text message Monday evening that he has qualified to enroll at Ole Miss with an ACT score of 24.
Former Oxford pitcher Hunt Halford had quite the outing for the Tippah County Tribe of the Cotton States Baseball League on Saturday. Halford recorded a no-hitter in a 3-1 victory over the Golden Triangle Jets, allowing one run on one walk while striking out three in seven innings of work.
Former Lafayette Commodore Cody Gray took the loss, allowing three runs on nine hits while striking out four in six innings. (June 28, 2011, Page 7)
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