Tommie L. Shelby never met a person that wasn’t his friend and he never went a summer without being involved in a softball or baseball tournament that either involved a youth or adult player. (more…) (April 15, 2011, Page 7A)
Pitching and timely hitting propelled the Lafayette Middle School baseball team back into the title game of the Tri-Lakes Conference. The No. 2 seed Commodores defeated Marshall Academy 5-0 on Thursday at W.V. Brewer Field to advance to a meeting with No. 1 seed Oxford on Monday at Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (April 15, 2011, Page 6A)
Lafayette’s John Jeffrey Nelson couldn’t have picked a better time for his first high school walk-off hit than Thursday night.
Just three days after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament, Ole Miss linebacker D.T. Shackelford was named the 22nd recipient of the Chucky Mullins Courage Award on Thursday. He became the first junior to win the award will also be the first player since the 2005 season to wear Mullins’ No. 38 on the sidelines. (more…) (April 15, 2011, Page 6A)
After hitting .285 last season in 48 games, Hightower has seen his batting average sky rocket almost 100 points heading into this weekend’s home series against Kentucky.
Prior to practice earlier this week Hightower credited his .375 batting average to being more aggressive at the plate. (April 15, 2011, Page 8A)
One of the most successful seasons in Oxford powerlifting history will continue Saturday at the MHSAA’s state meet in Jackson. Six girls and five boys qualified for the state meet that will be held at the Mississippi Coliseum.
OHS coach Jason Russell has been very pleased with the way the season has turned out so far. Both teams won its division meet and both finished third in the North Half meet. (April 15, 2011, Page 8A)
The Commodores lost a tight match, 5-2, to Grenada at home on Thursday. All the doubles matches were close for the Commodores, who fell to 8-4 overall. Two of the matches involved a tiebreaker, while another was a 7-5, 7-5 setback. (more…) (April 15, 2011, Page 8A)
Competition is the trait that helps define Lafayette senior powerlifter M.C. Pate. The desire to be the best — in any sport — is an intangible gift that Pate has relied on to succeed in softball and most recently girls powerlifting. (more…) (April 14, 2011, Page 6)
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