The Oxford baseball will honor former superintendent Dr. Kim Stasny before tonight’s Class 5A playoff series opener against Neshoba Central. Stasny passed away on Wednesday after suffering complications from a brain tumor. The team will wear “KS” patches on their uniforms over the weekend, while fans will receive “KS” stickers. A moment of silence will also be observed before the game at Edwin Moak Field. First pitch in the series is set to begin tonight at 6. The second game in the series will be played on Saturday in Philadelphia at 2 p.m. (more…) (May 6, 2011, Page 6A)
Confidence is something the Oxford Chargers gained throughout the season as they won their way to a division title. The Chargers gained another measure of confidence last weekend in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs with a sweep of Hernando.
For OHS coach Chris Baughman, the key now is to keep that momentum rolling as they get set to take on Neshoba Central, the Chargers’ third-round opponent. (May 5, 2011, Page 6)
After postponing their Game Three for two days due to weather, the Mooreville Troopers up-ended Independence on the road 7-0 to earn the right to face the Blue Devils in a three-game series beginning on Friday. (more…) (May 5, 2011, Page 7)
The Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers will host a first-round MACJC baseball playoff series this weekend in Senatobia. NWCC, the co-champions in the North Division, host East Central, the No. 3 seed from the south, Friday at 2 p.m. and a doubleheader on Saturday that begins at noon. The winner of the best-of-three series will then advance to the state championships May 12-14. Admission to the weekend series is $5 for adults, children 12 and under and all Northwest faculty, staff and students will be admitted for free. (more…) (May 5, 2011, Page 7)
Following a weekend in which the Rebels were swept by a better team in the Florida Gators, they will turn their sights to Arkansas State tonight and a home series against No. 1 South Carolina this weekend in hopes of changing their fortune.
Prior to Tuesday’s practice, the team wasn’t hiding the fact that it needs to turn things around rather quickly if it wants to make the postseason. (May 4, 2011, Page 8)
There were 10 gold medal winners in this year’s Oxford Middle School Ironman lifting competition held recently at the school. Along with 10 gold winners, there were five records broken by Michael McGhee. (more…) (May 4, 2011, Page 8)
Consistent scoring lifted the Under-10 Rayner Eye Clinic Braves to a 9-3 victory over the Buckman Cardinals during Tuesday’s Oxford Park Commission baseball action.
In the other U-10 game, the First National Tigers beat the Tannehill, Carmean & McKenzie, PLLC Cubs 11-5.
In the U-9 league, the Oxford Plastic Surgery Red Sox snuck past the Ligon Oral Surgery Rangers 6-2, and the Davis Logistics Yankees nearly doubled up the Hinton & Hinton Cubs 15-8.
The Old Taylor Antiques Giants in the 11-12 league defeated the Hunter’s Hollow Braves 11-6, and the Oxford Dental Cardinals topped the Smith Building Supply Red Sox 6-4. (May 4, 2011, Page 9)
Five runs in the bottom of the third inning wasn’t enough to lift Shiloh Creek Land & Timber past Chandler Motor Company in youth softball action at FNC Park Tuesday night.
Chandler beat Shiloh Creek 10-7 and was the only 9-10 year-old league on the ledger.
In two games from Monday, Shiloh Creek and Community Trust Bank tied 20-20, while Chandler beat Oxford Power Equipment 12-11. (May 4, 2011, Page 9)
ECRU — Even on a night where some said he didn’t have his best stuff and was pitching on short rest, North Pontotoc left-hander Kyle Robbins was able to do what he wanted against the Lafayette Commodores in Monday’s elimination game. (May 3, 2011, Page 6)
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