When Brett Huber struck out Kentucky catcher Luke Maile to preserve the 6-5 victory at Oxford-University Stadium on Sunday, the Rebels found themselves in unfamiliar territory — with a Southeastern Conference sweep, the first for the team since taking three games in Starkville last season.
It’s a feeling the Rebels sound like they could get used to, as the win puts them in a three-way tie with Alabama and Arkansas for first in the SEC West and fifth overall. (April 18, 2011, Page 1B)
Relying on a freshman closer can sometimes equate to living on the wild side.
Ole Miss skipper Mike Bianco learned that last season when the Rebels turned to Brett Huber to close out games with Jake Morgan shelved due to Tommy John surgery. (more…) (April 18, 2011, Page 1B)
Two late inning rallies couldn’t overcome the bevy of mistakes made by the Oxford Chargers in their Region 2-5A game with Saltillo on Friday night at Edwin Moak Field. With a win over the Tigers, the Chargers could have wrapped up the No. 1 seed out of the division for the upcoming Class 5A playoffs. Instead of securing that goal, errors and miscues doomed OHS in an 8-7 loss that coach Chris Baughman saw coming before the start of the contest. (April 18, 2011, Page 3B)
With an emphasis on the future, Water Valley has hired Hollandale-Simmons coach Casey Clouse to lead its softball program.
The hiring of Clouse was officially approved at the Water Valley Schoolboard meeting on April 4. She will replace Kendra Bensch, who announced earlier this season that she will be relocating with her family during the summer. (April 18, 2011, Page 3B)
Lafayette ended the regular season with two matches on the road at Corinth.
The Commodores beat host Corinth, 5-2, before losing 5-2 to Newton County. In the victory over Corinth, Lafayette’s Mallory Davis defeated Catherine Coleman 6-2, 6-4 in girls singles and then gained one of the two points for the team against Newton County when she beat Kaley Bufkin 6-4, 6-0. (more…) (April 18, 2011, Page 2B)
Oxford’s boys track team defeated Tupelo to win the title at the Daily Journal Relays on Saturday. The Chargers totaled 202 points compared to Tupelo’s 168 point total to capture the crown. (more…) (April 18, 2011, Page 2B)
Ole Miss’ annual Grove Bowl game at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday was more about defining roles and the team moving forward into summer drills with some defined leaders taking charge. (more…) (April 18, 2011, Page 4B)
Led by a first-place finish from M.C. Pate and Toinella Marion, the Lafayette girls powerlifting team finished third at the MHSAA’s Class II State Meet held at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.
First pitch for today is set for 1:30 p.m. (more…) (April 17, 2011)
BLOG: Ole Miss’ annual spring football game ended up being a deadlock on Saturday afternoon at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (more…) (April 16, 2011)
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