Redemption was sweet for Lafayette earlier today at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
One year after coming up just short in the title game, the as the Commodores cruised to a 31-6 victory over North Pike to claim their first-ever football state title. (more…) (December 4, 2010)
Earlier today Ole Miss senior defensive tackle Jerrell Powe declared for the NFL Draft. (more…) (December 4, 2010)
A second chance to make up for last season’s loss to St. Stanislaus in the Class 4A state title game is what the No. 1 Lafayette Commodores are hoping to accomplish Saturday against North Pike at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.
With the goal of returning to Jackson achieved with last Friday’s win over Noxubee County, the Commodores (15-0 overall) are just one win away from winning their first title in school history and completely getting over last year’s bitter defeat.
From LHS coach Anthony Hart’s standpoint, last year’s 35-16 loss to St. Stanislaus taught his players a lesson about accomplishing things the first time. (December 3, 2010, Page 8A)
It meant more than the two wins in three games that the Lady Rebels earned.
Head coach Renee Ladner is hoping that the team’s trip to the 50th state will yield season-long — even career-long — results in the form of confidence, continuity and team chemistry.
During their time in Honolulu, at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown, the women won a last-second game against Gonzaga 53-52, lost a frustrating game to Hawaii 64-57 and knocked off Illinois 70-61. (December 3, 2010, Page 8A)
Ole Miss returns to Oxford to host an undefeated Southern Miss squad in a bout for in-state bragging rights on Saturday. (December 3, 2010, Page 8A)
The Water Valley Blue Devils basketball squad opened up the Valley Classic with a bang on Thursday, cruising to a 68-44 victory over Charleston at the WVHS gym, while the girls fell victim to too many turnovers in a 60-55 overtime loss to Charleston.
After mounting an early six-point lead after the first quarter, the Blue Devils’ offense never hit a lull and was able to extend its lead to as many as 36 early in the fourth quarter. (December 3, 2010, Page 9A)
The Oxford seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball teams made a clean sweep of Pontotoc on Thursday. The seventh graders won 39-10 while the eighth graders won 48-29. (more…) (December 3, 2010, Page 9A)
Former Lafayette standout baseball player Hunter Mize has signed with Blue Mountain College after playing two seasons at Northeast Community College. While at NECC, Mize hit .304 with two home runs, two doubles and 35 RBIs. He also had a .423 on-base percentage last season. (December 3, 2010, Page 9A)
Dedication and perseverance proved to be two of the main reasons why Oxford and Lafayette had such successful cross country seasons this fall. In a year where both programs had to rely on underclassmen to not only fill out the roster, but perform at a high level, having nine runners earn the distinction of being All-State was a tremendous achievement.
The Lady Chargers and Lady Commodores each had three runners finish in the top 14 at the state meet held at Choctaw Trails in Clinton on Nov. 6. Earning All-State from Oxford were sophomore Callie Mayo, eighth-grader Emily Hankins and sophomore Audrey Dayan. (December 2, 2010, Page 1B)
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