The Oxford Rays won the 2010 Gumtree 14-and-Under AA Classic held at Ballard Park in Tupelo recently. The Rays are a 13-and-Under USSSA team composed of players from the Oxford area.
Oxford rebounded from a 7-2 loss to the Tupelo Rangers in the opener and a 10-0 loss to the Tri County Outlaws to then win three games in a row. Oxford defeated the North Mississippi Angels 9-5, the Outlaws 8-1 and the Rangers 2-1 in the title game in eight innings. (May 11, 2010, Page 10)
In the lone Oxford Park Commission softball game on Thursday, the 9-10 year-old Dolphins were able to use six-run fourth and fifth innings to roll past Shiloh Creek Land & Timber16-8. (more…) (May 7, 2010, Page 8A)
Part of what makes Oxford High School athletics special is the amount of athletes that transcend boundaries and play multiple sports.
Over the course of the past 17 years, Oxford has won 13 Class 4A All-Sports Awards. On Tuesday, Oxford presented its athletes with various awards recognizing them for their accomplishments. (May 6, 2010, Page 7)
The Oxford Park Commission’s junior team tennis season came to an end Wednesday with the Volleys defeating Spinners 4-1. Gus Morgan won the lone singles match for the Volleys, defeating Ally Shinall 8-2. (more…) (May 6, 2010, Page 7)
Richard Coleman helped lift the 11-12 year-old Gilliland Orthodontics Yankees to a 7-6 win over the Oxford Orthopedics Sports Medicine Rays at FNC Park Tuesday night by hitting a walk-off single in the sixth inning. In other Oxford Park Commission youth baseball games from Tuesday, the Bank of Oxford Dodgers beat the McKeeson Orioles 9-6 in the other 11-12 game.
In the 10-year-old league, the Morgan White Insurance Rays beat the Rock Star Taxi Yankees 17-7, while the Hampton Inn Cardinals tied the First National Bank of Oxford Braves 3-3. In two 9-year-old games, the Rainbow Cleaners Yankees beat the Plein Air Royals 10-8, while the Bert’s Plumbing Reds pounded the Larson’s Big Star Red Sox 12-0. In the lone OPC softball game, the Carol Dorsey Cardinals defeated Shiloh Creek Land & Timber 8-7. (May 5, 2010, Page 8)
NASCAR COLUMN — Welcome back, Jeff Gordon.
I haven’t seen a fire like this in him since his last championship run in 2001. Yes, he has been close in previous seasons (3rd in 2009, 2nd in 2007, 3rd in 2004) but it seems like his tenacity has returned as well as his drive to win. I don’t think Gordon is returning to the scene to the same hate that fans had towards him when he arrived in NASCAR. The fans are happy to see him extremely competitive this year so maybe he can knock off the current champion. (May 5, 2010, Page 10)
FISHIN’ WITH CHICK — I have a good friend, Kenny Stack, in South Dakota whose family farm adjoined my grandfather’s farm. We hunt every October and November together. He knows that each time I leave Mississippi to drive a thousand miles to Letcher, South Dakota, my goal is to kill every pheasant there. (May 4, 2010, Page 9)
Despite initial estimates that a new softball field at Oxford High School would cost $1.2 million, bids on the project have come in at roughly half the cost. The Oxford School Board on Thursday approved the final two phases of the project for a total cost of $643,960. (April 30, 2010, Page 1A)
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