Lafayette’s success on the tennis courts should continue to grow this season thanks to the hiring of veteran instructor and coach Debbie Swindoll. The former standout at Mississippi State has the Commodores pointed in the right direction again this year and looking forward to another impressive run in the Class 4A playoffs. (more…) (February 24, 2011, Page 7)
Oxford’s drive to win a fourth-straight state title in tennis will begin Saturday with a preseason match against Pontotoc at the John Leslie Tennis Courts.
In their final tune-up before the start of Southeastern Conference play, the No. 24 Ole Miss women’s tennis team will host Middle Tennessee State Friday at 2 p.m. at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center.
The Rebels come into the match at 4-2 overall. In their first outdoor match of the season last Saturday, the Rebels shut out Troy 7-0 to improve to 18-3 at home dating back to the 2009 season. (February 24, 2011, Page 7)
Second-year Ole Miss head soccer coach Matt Mott announced the signing of four student-athletes to National Letters of Intent Tuesday.
Kelly McCormick, Kate Anderson, Kristen McBrayer and Mary Louise Clawson have all signed National Letters of Intent to study and play soccer at Ole Miss beginning in the Fall of 2011. The four signees hail from three states, California, Texas and Georgia. (February 24, 2011, Page 7)
Two days after completing a three-game sweep of the Horizon League’s Wright State Raiders, Ole Miss earned a 4-2 victory over the Memphis Tigers at Oxford-University Stadium. (February 23, 2011, Page 6)
It’s safe to assume that Zach Kirksey had a better day on Tuesday than in his Rebel debut on Friday.
While Kirksey, a transfer from LSU-Eunice, didn’t play poorly at the plate on Friday — he was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI — it was his play in the field that left a lingering impression. (more…) (February 23, 2011, Page 6)
Darrin Horn has had to play many roles during South Carolina’s month of struggles. On Tuesday night, he got to play the one he enjoys most — winning coach.
Sam Muldrow had 23 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:02 left, as the Gamecocks ended a five-game losing streak with a 79-73 victory over Ole Miss. The win brought smiles and high-fives out of his players, something Horn hadn’t seen in a while. (February 23, 2011, Page 6)
Three players scored four goals to lead their respective teams to wins in Oxford Park Commission youth soccer action Tuesday at FNC Park. In the Under 10 girls league, the Sounders beat the Crew 4-0, while the Earthquakes downed the Fire 6-2. (more…) (February 23, 2011, Page 7)
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)
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