FISHIN’ WITH CHICK — Gail Arrington, long time and much beloved secretary at Lafayette High School, once asked my mother how she was able to raise eight children and spoil each one of them. She did spoil us, but she was not afraid to discipline us. My mother was not the type to use the discipline tactic, “Wait until your father gets home,” because she felt quite capable of handling the task at hand. Even though my mother handled a discipline situation when my father wasn’t at home, there was never any doubt who the boss was at Route 6, Box 9. When my father spoke, he commanded attention throughout our home as well as the entire community of Denmark. (April 16, 2010, Page 9a)
NASCAR COLUMN — Don’t be sad because NCAA March Madness is over and you didn’t win your bracket pool, just get ready to fill out your bracket again.
That’s right, bracket madness is coming to NASCAR in the form of DirecTV’s head2head knockout. The bracket starts with 32 drivers racked and stacked and then paired in four regions to come down to the final four fastest drivers. The brackets starts this Sunday at Texas, travels to the ever-unpredictable Talladega, followed by Richmond and finishes in Darlington. (April 15, 2010, Page 7)
Once the rumor the University of Mississippi might start charging rent for people to set up tents in the Grove on game days hit the social networking scene, it spread like wildfire.
On Tuesday, the university’s Game Day Committee extinguished that fire when it unanimously voted not to charge fees for tailgating during the upcoming 2010 Rebel football season. (April 14, 2010, Page 1A)
Oxford’s tennis’ dominance over Division 1-5A opponents continued Tuesday with a 7-0 win over Saltillo in Tupelo. (April 14, 2010, Page 3B)
A solid pitching performance by Stormy Robison helped lift the Lafayette Lady Commodores softball team to a 4-1 win over Southaven Tuesday night at LHS. (April 14, 2010, Page 3B)
Lafayette won the Division 2-4A title Thursday with a 5-2 win over Senatobia at the Oxford-University Stadium courts. The Commodores finished with a perfect 6-0 district record and advance into the 4A playoffs for the second straight year. (April 9, 2010, Page 7A)
In what turned out to be a close match, the Oxford Park Commission Spinners were able to claim two singles points and one doubles point to sneak by the Volleys 3-2 on Wednesday. (more…) (April 8, 2010, Page 8)
Oxford Endurance Weekend, scheduled for Aug. 13-15, will feature the Faulkner 5K, the Tri-Oxford triathlon, a 20K Race of Truth time-trial bike race, a criterium around the Square and a road race in Taylor. (April 7, 2010, Page 1)
Oxford remained undefeated on the season and in Division 2-5A play Tuesday with a 7-0 win over New Hope. OHS won three matches without yielding a point, including the boys singles match won 6-0, 6-0 by Zach Wilder. (April 7, 2010, Page 7)
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