Athlon Sports Communications, Inc. (“Athlon”), the Nashville-based integrated sports media company, announced today that The Oxford EAGLE will begin carrying “Athlon Sports” this month. (more…) (February 10, 2011, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Ole Miss overcame a subpar shooting effort, both from the field and free-throw line, to post a 66-60 win over LSU Wednesday night. (more…) (February 9, 2011)
A decision to get closer to an ill family member has left Ole Miss without its most productive return player and one of the team’s most productive wide receivers from the 2010 season. (more…) (February 9, 2011, Page 8)
If the first game is the toughest test, then Water Valley passed with ease Tuesday night, as the No. 3 seeded Blue Devils rolled to a 58-44 win over No. 6 seed South Pontotoc at Winona’s J.J. Knox Gym in the opening round of the Region 2-3A Tournament. (more…) (February 9, 2011, Page 8)
The threat of snow and bad weather in the Oxford and Lafayette County area tonight will not cancel tonight’s game between the Ole Miss Rebels and LSU Tigers at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 8 and the game can be seen locally on CSS. (more…) (February 9, 2011, Page 8)
A return trip to the Class 4A playoffs and the opportunity to earn some revenge later this week is what the Lafayette Lady Commodores gained from their 57-31 win over Senatobia Tuesday night in the District 2-4A tournament at Center Hill.
Lafayette’s boys gave a valiant effort, but in the end Center Hill was able to hold off and defeat the Commodores 58-47 in the nightcap. (February 9, 2011, Page 8)
While it took the girls a quarter and a half to really get going during their 57-35 victory over the New Hope Lady Trojans in the first round of the District 2-5A Tournament, the Chargers took it to Saltillo from the opening tip and turned a 22-point halftime lead into a 75-39 victory.
Both Oxford squads were No. 1 seeds. (February 9, 2011, Page 9)
The Jazz defeated the Lakers 16-14 to finish the 7-8 year-old Oxford Park Commission season with an 8-0 record.
In the other 7-8 game, the Thunder edged the Suns 10-8.
In the 9-10 game, the Mavericks topped the Lakers 17-15, while the Thunder beat the Celtics 27-21. (February 9, 2011, Page 10)
Buckner’s shot-blocking ability was a great strength for the Memphis native even before he helped lead the Rebels to an upset win of then No. 10 Kentucky and Arkansas last week, but his ability to add points, rebounds and minutes to his resume ended up making a huge difference for the Rebels in those two wins.
Against Arkansas, Buckner blocked eight shots to tie former Ole Miss standout Ansu Sesay for the most in a single game as well as added 12 points, including a 3-point shot, and 11 rebounds to fall just short of his first triple-double. (February 8, 2011, Page 1B)
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