Lafayette middle school earned a baseball sweep over Marshall Academy on Thursday. The Commodores won 3-1 and 7-1 to remain in second place in the Tri Lakes Conference standings. Eli Murphree pitched the first game of the doubleheader and finished with six strikeouts against just two hits allowed. Austin Arrington had two hits and two RBIs in the win, Eli Murphree had a hit and an RBI, John Murphree had a hit, while Ryan Holland drove in a run. (more…) (April 8, 2011, Page 8A)
Football practice has become more enjoyable for Ole Miss sophomore wide receiver Ja-Mes Logan this spring. A year after the 6-foot-2 Natchez native got his feet wet playing in a reserve role at wide receiver, Logan has become one of the two main leaders for a group that is currently short on overall experience. (more…) (April 8, 2011, Page 7A)
Dominant was the best word to describe the Oxford Middle School boys track team on Thursday. The Chargers won the OMS Relays at Bobby Holcomb Field by scoring 99 points. Lafayette was second with 44 points.
A career of coaching excellence was rewarded Thursday when the MHSAA recognized Lafayette’s Dennis Robbins with its Coach of the Year award prior to its executive council meeting.
Robbins, who helped lead the Commodores to the 2010 state powerlifting title, said he was honored to win the award. (April 8, 2011, Page 7A)
COLUMN: Oxford High tennis coach Louis Nash doesn’t like to brag about his long list of accomplishments. Never has, likely never will.
It’s rare to find a coach, in any sport, that has done as much as Nash has done at three different high schools. From his first team title at Laurel in 1982, to the amazing string of championships he has won at OHS, Nash’s record and dedication to his players speaks for itself. (more…) (April 7, 2011, Page 6)
Wins in three of the five doubles matches and another strong performance from Mallory Davis helped lift the Lafayette Commodores to a hard-fought 4-3 win over previously unbeaten Clarksdale Wednesday afternoon. (more…) (April 7, 2011, Page 7)
A windy day and wet course only slightly hindered the Oxford girls and boys golf teams from showing progress as a team during the annual Oxford Invitational held on Tuesday at the Country Club of Oxford.
Weather conditions weren’t the most ideal from a wind standpoint for golfers, but on a course that is considered the toughest test of the season, the wind only slightly raised scores that are usually higher than normal for all teams involved. (April 6, 2011, Page 6)
From an Ole Miss perspective there wasn’t a lot of positives to take away from Tuesday’s 9-2 loss to Memphis at AutoZone Park.
After a scoreless first inning, the Rebels (19-11 overall) surrendered six runs in the second inning and never came close to challenging for the lead. (April 6, 2011, Page 6)
A gritty pitching effort by Hunt Halford and steady production on offense were just two of the reasons the Oxford Chargers are feeling a little better about their baseball future today. (more…) (April 6, 2011, Page 6)
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