The intensity of summer football drills picked up for the Water Valley Blue Devils Wednesday evening. Coach Brad Embry prepared his team for their first action in shoulder pads today by sending them through a practice that lasted a little over three and a half hours on Wednesday. (July 29, 2010, Page 7)
Whether it was C.C. or Markie Dukes swatting throws away, Dominique Price stepping up on a goalline stand or Jermaine “Slim” Pegues causing havoc in the middle of the line, the ‘Dores had no shortage of playmakers.
While Lafayette has five returners on defense this year, the coaching staff is hoping the ‘Dores have just the right blend of youth and experience. (July 29, 2010, Page 7)
Former Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli has applied for admittance into Ole Miss’ park and recreation management masters program. (more…) (July 29, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — The mysterious disappearance of former Lafayette High basketball standout Lorenzen Wright has unfortunately been solved by Memphis area police officers. (more…) (July 28, 2010)
Two seasons ago, Oxford head coach Johnny Hill jokingly suggested his team should change its name from the Chargers to the Martians because they were green with inexperience.
It is days like Tuesday, the first two-a-day practice of the summer, where the senior class needs to lead during the grueling summer heat. (July 28, 2010, Page 8)
The Ole Miss football team had high school seniors practically banging down the door to the Indoor Practice Facility last week, but if the Rebels want the signature of one of the top two-way players in the country, they’re going to have to wait a while longer.
Nickalos Brassell, the speedy cornerback/receiver from South Panola, is in no rush to decide his future and said last week that he plans on going through the whole recruiting process and does not plan on committing to a college until his senior season is over. (July 28, 2010, Page 8)
A desire to be the best at everything he attempts is what drives Oxford High’s Kendall Jenkins. Whether Jenkins is running for the best time on the Chargers’ cross country team, studying for a test or participating in various activities that include Junior ROTC and working with the two local law enforcement agencies, Jenkins’ approach to his duties has garnered extensive praise from his elders.
Most in the community may not realize who Jenkins is because he is only 14 years old, but his overall attitude has allowed him to accomplish things peers much older only dream of. Instead of taking it easy during the summer break, Jenkins has been busy preparing for a future career in law enforcement. He recently participated in the Tupelo Youth Police Academy, a program geared for minors ages 14-17. (July 28, 2010, Page 9)
Several individual tennis players from the Oxford and Lafayette County area combined to produce three teams that all fared well in recent USTA team tennis action.
The 12-and-Under team won five matches at the Ridgeland Tennis Center to win the overall team championship. The victory in the final came over a team from Starkville. (July 28, 2010, Page 10)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — It would be really, really easy to sit here and criticize Ole Miss head football coach Houston Nutt for entertaining the idea of securing the services of jettisoned Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli. (more…) (July 27, 2010)
Last season was a magical and memorable season for the Lafayette Commodore football team. Sparked by some early season success that carried into the playoffs, the Commodores won the Class 4A North Half title and played for the 4A championship in Jackson.
The quest to win a title was an enjoyable one for the Commodores and their coaching staff and with a veteran group returning, the chances of playing for another title still remain high.
LHS opened practice for the 2010 season Monday with a morning session in shorts and helmets. The Commodores return nine starters on offense, including 2009 EAGLE Player of the Year Jeremy Liggins, and up to six veterans on a defensive group that was very formidable last year. (July 27, 2010, Page 6A)