Fresh off of an uncharacteristic three-game losing streak, the Oxford boys soccer team took out its frustrations on crosstown rival Lafayette on a frigid Friday night cruising past the Commodores 8-0 at William L. Buford Stadium. Earlier in the evening, the Lady Chargers scored in the opening minutes of their game against Lafayette and held on for a 1-0 victory at the Ole Miss Soccer Complex.
Having lost three games prior to Friday’s big win, Oxford boys coach Jamie Perkins said he didn’t change anything strategically with the team. He just had a heart-to-heart talk with his players. (December 13, 2010, Page 1B)
The Lady Commodores remained perfect with a 59-28 win over Tupelo, while the Commodores fell 65-40 to the Golden Wave in the final game of the one-day tournament.
For LHS girls coach Amy Sutton and boys coach Eric Robertson, the tournament, and three games this past week, served as a good measuring stick of where both of their teams are heading into district play this week. (December 13, 2010, Page 2B)
The Oxford Chargers defeated Grenada 63-52 in the first game of the Coach “C” Classic Saturday. Justin Fondren led the Chargers (8-3 overall) with 25 points and 11 rebounds. (more…) (December 13, 2010, Page 2B)
Her squad responded on Saturday afternoon by jumping on Southeastern Louisiana early en route to a convincing 85-51 victory at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
Ole Miss (6-3 overall) opened the game utilizing a full-court press and it paid dividends throughout the game as the Lady Rebels garnered 32 points off of 24 turnovers. (December 13, 2010, Page 3B)
As the Lady Rebels prepare to host the 2011 Southeastern Conference Softball Championships May 12-14, the Ole Miss Athletics Department announced renovations to the Ole Miss Softball Complex and ticket packages for the three-day tournament.
This will mark the first time Ole Miss has hosted the eight-team, single-elimination tournament, which began in 1997. Arkansas served as host of last year’s tournament, while Alabama claimed the championship. Over the past decade, Ole Miss has hosted SEC Championships in cross country, men’s and women’s tennis, soccer, track and field and women’s golf. (December 13, 2010, Page 3B)
According to recruiting websites RebelGrove.com and OMSpirit.com, Reserve, La., cornerback Floyd Raven committed to the Ole Miss football Rebels over the weekend while in Oxford on his official visit. (more…) (December 13, 2010, Page 3B)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — The Ole Miss basketball teams are getting into the spirt of Christmas and the upcoming New Year as well as trying to increase attendance at games over next month with the introduction of some special offers. (more…) (December 10, 2010)
Senior quarterback Guy Cameron Billups was named Player of the Year after throwing for 2,915 yards and 33 touchdowns for the 9-4 Chargers. Billups ranked second in the entire state in both passing yards and touchdowns thrown.
Joining Billups on the first team offense for the MAC team were senior wide receiver DeShaun McNeal and senior tight end Larry Pettis. Senior offensive lineman Terry Johnson was also named to the second team on offense. Johnson will be playing in Saturday’s Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic in Mobile, Ala. (December 10, 2010, Page 6A)
There were subtle changes made to the region and districts that the three area high schools compete in each year by the MHSAA this past week. The new districts and regions will begin with the fall of 2011 and be in place for the next two years. (December 10, 2010, Page 6A)
A week off to deal with final exams comes to an end Saturday for the Ole Miss Rebels as they travel to take on Arkansas-Little Rock.
Ole Miss (4-2 overall) rallied to defeat Southern Miss 86-81 last Saturday before taking off a week to deal with finals. Saturday’s game with the Trojans (6-3) will be the second on the road for the Rebels and the first of three games in a seven-day span. (December 10, 2010, Page 7A)
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