BLOG: The Southeastern Conference’s coaches poll came out today and the league’s skippers selected the Diamond Rebels to finish this season fourth in the Western Division. (more…) (February 15, 2011)
It wasn’t long after the Oxford Lady Chargers lost to West Point in the Region 2-5A tournament championship last Friday that coach Shayne Linzy was looking forward to Monday’s first round of the 5A playoffs.
Despite Clarksdale’s overall size superiority and playing away from home, Linzy felt like his team would respond in fine fashion and be a very tough team for the Wildcats to have to defeat. His intuition proved to be right as the Lady Chargers used their speed and stamina to knock off last year’s 5A North Half champion, 54-52, in the first step to advancing to Jackson for the MHSAA state tournament. (more…) (February 15, 2011, Page 6)
Led by a strong defensive effort and an outstanding all-around performance by Shaq Isom, the Lafayette Lady Commodores captured the Region 2-4A Tournament title Monday night at Center Hill.
LHS defeated Byhalia 70-43 to finish as the No. 1 seed out of the region. The Lady Commodores (23-5) will host Itawamba AHS tonight in the first round of the MHSAA’s Class 4A playoffs and a win gets them closer to a return trip to Jackson to play for the state title. (February 15, 2011, Page 6)
The Oxford Park Commission’s soccer league got off to a big start on Monday as three goals by Cole Calhoon and two by Keaton Calhoon helped lift the Under-12 boy’s Tornados top the Earthquakes 6-5. In the other U-12 boys game the Galaxy cruised past the Sounders 9-3. In the U-10 boy’s division, the Wizards and Fire tied 2-2 and United topped the Earthquakes 2-1.
In the U-10 girl’s division, United snuck past the Fire 4-3 and the Crew shut out the Galaxy 8-0. In the U-12 girl’s division, the Tornados defeated the Sounders 4-2 and the Galaxy blanked United 4-0. (February 15, 2011, Page 6)
An impressive defensive effort helped lift the 9-10 year-old Lakers to a 19-0 win over the Bulls in the first round of Oxford Park Commission Shootout Championships held Saturday. In the other 9-10 youth basketball game, the Heat beat the Grizzlies 29-16, the Thunder pounded the Suns 34-8, while the Mavericks beat the Celtics 23-12.
In four 7-8 games, the Jazz topped the Heat 19-12, the Thunder defeated the Celtics 20-16, the Bulls edged Suns 10-8, while the Lakers beat Grizzlies 25-15. In the 11-12 league, the Lakers got by the Bulls 31-24, the Celtics edged the Thunder 38-35, while the Grizzlies topped the Heat 34-18. (February 15, 2011, Page 7)
Grinning from ear-to-ear and laughing, Sherman, and his players, were on the receiving end of congratulatory handshakes and pats on the back. (February 14, 2011, Page 7A)
After claiming a narrow victory the night before to earn the right to play in the Region 2-3A tournament title game, the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils came up short in their title bid falling to Nettleton 60-40. (February 14, 2011, Page 7A)
Saturday’s Southeastern Conference encounter between the Ole Miss Rebels and Alabama Crimson Tide at Coleman Coliseum was all about emotion and desire. In the first half, it was the Crimson Tide who had the early edge in those two areas as they hit open shots, got to loose balls and built a 20-point lead at the half. (more…) (February 14, 2011, Page 6A)
Oxford’s knack for playing its best basketball in the postseason and winning division tournament titles under coach Drew Tyler continued Friday night as the Chargers knocked off West Point 71-61. The win not only secured a 10th championship trophy for Tyler in his 14 years of coaching at OHS, it also ensured a home playoff game Tuesday against Clarksdale a year after the Chargers had to travel to Ridgeland. (more…) (February 14, 2011, Page 6A)
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