Registration for the annual Chargers Baseball Camp has begun for area youth to participate in. The camp is open for ages 6-14 and cost for early registration is $100. Registration packets can be picked up at the front office of Oxford High School. The camp will be held at the Oxford Park Commission’s Hank Aaron Triplex June 14-18 from 8 a.m. to noon. OHS baseball players and staff will conduct the camp. Items needed for the camp each day are glove, bat, tennis shoes or cleats, shorts or baseball pants. Campers will receive a t-shirt, camp certificates and trophies for contest winners. (May 21, 2010, Page 8a)
Sam Morgan of the Morgan White Insurance Rays struck out 11 of the 12 batters he faced to highlight action in the Oxford Park Commission’s 10-year-old league Tuesday at FNC Park. The Rays defeated the Hampton Inn Hotel Cardinals 6-1 thanks to Morgan’s pitching effort. In the other 10-year-old league game, the First National Bank Braves beat the Freeland Shull Attorneys at Law Red Sox 7-4. (more…) (May 20, 2010, Page 6)
The Oxford Strikers, a Under-10 Boys Division ITT Challenge soccer team, finished second in this past weekend’s President Cup Tournament held in Tupelo.
The Strikers, who are made up of players that play in the Oxford Park Commission, used their weekly two weeks of practice to their advantage to capture second place in the U-10 Boys Classic Division, a first for a team from Oxford. (May 20, 2010, Page 7)
The Lafayette Commodores will be hosting a camp for area youth June 1-4 at W.V. Brewer Field. The camp will run daily from 8 a.m. to noon and is available for children in grades 1-8. Lafayette will also be hosting a benefit golf tournament June 11 at The Country Club of Oxford. Cost to enter the tournament is $80 per person or $320 for a team. The tournament will start at 8:30 a.m.
For more information on either the camp or the tournament, contact LHS baseball coach Greg Lewis at 232-2757. (May 20, 2010, Page 7)
The Oxford Rebels, the traveling 9-year-old baseball team, recently won the Mississippi Select Baseball Tournament in Tupelo.
Former Lafayette High standout D.J. LeGrand won the Most Improved Award this season from Holmes Community College for his standout season on the men’s basketball team. LeGrand helped the Bulldogs make the MACJC state tournament this season. (May 19, 2010, Page 7)
A five-run fourth inning helped lift Zaxby’s to come-from-behind 8-5 victory over Taco Bell on the first night of action in the 11-12 year-old league. In the 9-10 league, Shiloh Creek doubled up the Dolphins 12-6. (May 19, 2010, Page 7)
The Ole Miss men’s basketball team added another piece to its 2010-11 roster with the signing of 6-foot-9, 230-pound forward Steadman Short from Chipola College (Marianna, Fla.), head coach Andy Kennedy announced Monday.
The frontcourt addition is a rising junior with two years of eligibility left after he spent his sophomore season at Chipola and his freshman year at High Point University (High Point, N.C.). (May 18, 2010, Page 10)
A coroner says complications of sickle cell trait caused the death of Bennie F. Abram, a Ole Miss football player who collapsed during a Feb. 19 workout.
Officials released the autopsy results Monday for Abram, a 20-year-old junior from Southaven.
Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said the official cause of death was the sickle cell trait associated with exertion.
Kennedy said a contributing factor was that Abram had an enlarged heart.
Kennedy said a person with sickle cell trait inherits one gene for sickle hemoglobin and one for normal hemoglobin. The condition can be asymptomatic. However, Kennedy said Abram knew he had sickle cell trait. (May 18, 2010, Page 10)
Thanks to a five-run fourth, Shiloh Creek Land & Timber was able hold on for a 6-3 win over the Carol Dorsey Studio Cardinals in Oxford Park Commission 9-10 year-old softball action Tuesday night. (more…) (May 18, 2010, Page 10)
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