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Oxford rallies to top Tigers in Game 1

BLOG: It was anything but pretty, but the Oxford Chargers were able to rebound from an early 3-0 deficit to defeat the Hernando Tigers 7-5 in Game 1 of the second round matchup between the two Class 5A foes. (more…) (April 29, 2011)

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    Help may be on the way for recruiters

    College baseball recruiters have an unenviable job at times.

    It’s not enough for them to correctly evaluate talent and then get kids to commit — and eventually sign — with their program. (more…) (April 29, 2011, Page 6A)

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      Confident ‘Dores to face North Pontotoc

      It’s been an interesting season for the Lafayette softball program to say the least.

      While talking about her team’s upcoming Class 4A first round matchup against North Pontotoc on Thursday, head coach Melinda Scruggs agreed that the old adage “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” applies to her Lady Commodores. (April 29, 2011, Page 6A)

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        Ole Miss men’s hoops squad adds Aniefiok to signing class

        Ole Miss bolstered the future of its basketball program by signing 6-foot-5, 215-pound guard Maurice Aniefiok to a national letter of intent on Thursday.

        Aniefiok, a native of Nigeria, attended Huntington (W. Va.) Prep last year and averaged 13.7 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per contest while shooting 41 percent from 3-point range. (more…) (April 29, 2011, Page 6A)

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          Shibest, Coleman combine for no-hitter

          J.J. Shibest and Hunter Coleman combined to throw a no-hitter to lead the Ligon Oral Surgery Rangers to a 4-3 win over the Holcomb Dunbar Cardinals in the Oxford Park Commission 9-year-old league game. In other games on Thursday night from the OPC at FNC Park, the Oxford Plastic Surgery Red Sox edged the Davis Logistics Yankees 10-9 in the 9-year-old league.

          In the 10-year-old league, the Rainbow Cleaners Rays defeated the Tannehill, Carmean, McKenzie PLLC Cubs 15-6. In the 11-12 league, the Old Taylor Antiques Giants topped the Oxford Dental Cardinals 11-7, while in the 13-15 league, the Oxford Eye Clinic Rangers  doubled up the Mississippi Auto Arms Twins 6-3. (April 29, 2011, Page 7A)

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            Chargers open 5A playoffs with familiar opponent

            Oxford’s return to the playoffs will be against a familiar foe in Hernando. The best-of-three series begins Friday evening at 6. The second game will be played in Hernando on Saturday at 1 p.m., while the third game, if necessary, would be played back at OHS on Monday. (more…) (April 28, 2011, Page 6)

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              Lafayette faces another tough test in 2nd round

              One week after winning a Class 4A playoff series on a dramatic play at the plate, the Lafayette Commodores find themselves locked up in another battle against a strong North Pontotoc team. (more…) (April 28, 2011, Page 6)

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                Lady Blue Devils riding momentum into playoffs

                The Lady Blue Devils appear to have found the perfect time to hit their stride.

                With the first round of the Class 3A playoffs beginning on Friday, Water Valley’s softball squad (12-10 overall) heads into its matchup with Riverside (13-8) having won six of its last seven games. (more…) (April 28, 2011, Page 7)

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                  Morgan could see action this weekend

                  On Saturday Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco voiced a need for the bullpen to step up and show the ability to preserve leads. (more…) (April 27, 2011, Page 8)

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                    It’s time to re-evaluate MHSAA baseball playoffs

                    COLUMN: Water Valley’s matchup against Leflore County in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs had no feel of desperation or competition to it.

                    Instead of two teams matching skills that were ultimately decided by one great play like Lafayette’s series with Kosciusko, the Blue Devils easily defeated the completely over matched Tigers in a doubleheader that was as lacking of a championship caliber atmosphere as you could ever imagine. (more…) (April 27, 2011, Page 8)

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