Oxford’s trip to Alcorn County over the weekend produced three one-sided tennis wins.
The Chargers improved their record to 16-0 overall as a team heading into the Class 5A playoffs this week by defeating Tishomingo County, Corinth and Alcorn Central. All of the matches were won by the scores of 7-0. (April 19, 2010, Page 3B)
A nine-run fifth inning put the finishing touches on a one-sided win for the Lafayette Lady Commodore softball team Saturday at Center Hill. The Lady Commodores beat their region foe 16-1 by scoring 12 runs in the fourth and fifth innings combined. Stormy Robison earned the win for LHS, while Kendall Glass, Corey Hollis, Kelsey Kesler and Katrina Wilson all had multiple hits. Wilson had a double, while Hollis had a triple. LHS will be back in action Tuesday at Byhalia. (April 19, 2010, Page 3B)
David Phillips and Matt Smith both homered and the No. 18 Ole Miss Rebels put together a big inning in the fifth to help earn a 5-4 win over No. 5 South Carolina Sunday at Carolina Stadium.
The win on Sunday ended a six-game losing streak in Sunday games for the Rebels (24-13 overall, 8-7 in the Southeastern Confernce). South Carolina (28-8, 11-4) won the first two games of the weekend to take the series. (April 19, 2010, Page 4B)
Lafayette’s eighth-grade football team earned wins over South Panola and Olive Branch Thursday night.
Eli Murphree shined for the Commodores in the 12-6 win over South Panola and the 18-0 win over the Conquistadors.
He scored on a 32-yard run and a 21-yard run in the win over the Tigers and then scored three touchdowns on runs covering 10-, 40-, and 1-yards in the win over OBHS.
The defense was also credited with solid overall play, including nose tackle Austin Arrington and Jakai Ivy at middle linebacker. (April 16, 2010, Page 8a)
Three Lafayette High doubles teams qualified for next month’s MHSAA state tournament Thursday with solid showings in the Division 2-4A tournament at Center Hill. The Commodores placed second overall as a team in the tournament. (more…) (April 16, 2010, Page 8a)
FISHIN’ WITH CHICK — Gail Arrington, long time and much beloved secretary at Lafayette High School, once asked my mother how she was able to raise eight children and spoil each one of them. She did spoil us, but she was not afraid to discipline us. My mother was not the type to use the discipline tactic, “Wait until your father gets home,” because she felt quite capable of handling the task at hand. Even though my mother handled a discipline situation when my father wasn’t at home, there was never any doubt who the boss was at Route 6, Box 9. When my father spoke, he commanded attention throughout our home as well as the entire community of Denmark. (April 16, 2010, Page 9a)
NASCAR COLUMN — Don’t be sad because NCAA March Madness is over and you didn’t win your bracket pool, just get ready to fill out your bracket again.
That’s right, bracket madness is coming to NASCAR in the form of DirecTV’s head2head knockout. The bracket starts with 32 drivers racked and stacked and then paired in four regions to come down to the final four fastest drivers. The brackets starts this Sunday at Texas, travels to the ever-unpredictable Talladega, followed by Richmond and finishes in Darlington. (April 15, 2010, Page 7)
Once the rumor the University of Mississippi might start charging rent for people to set up tents in the Grove on game days hit the social networking scene, it spread like wildfire.
On Tuesday, the university’s Game Day Committee extinguished that fire when it unanimously voted not to charge fees for tailgating during the upcoming 2010 Rebel football season. (April 14, 2010, Page 1A)
Oxford’s tennis’ dominance over Division 1-5A opponents continued Tuesday with a 7-0 win over Saltillo in Tupelo. (April 14, 2010, Page 3B)
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