Lafayette’s girls powerlifting team recorded 39 points to finish second in recent action at Calhoun City. Charleston won the meet with 50 points, while Pontotoc. LHS had eight girls finish in the top three of their weight classes. (more…) (February 4, 2011, Page 6A)
Lafayette’s basketball games against North Panola, originally scheduled for 6 p.m. today, have been canceled for today. A makeup date has not been set. Seeding for next week’s District 2-4A Tournament is still undecided. (February 4, 2011, Page 6A)
A year of hard work on the recruiting trail ended up paying off for Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt and his staff Wednesday on National Signing Day. Following a year where the Rebels went 4-8 on the field, Nutt was able to land his best class of freshmen and newcomers since he arrived in Oxford from Arkansas. (more…) (February 3, 2011, Page 6)
COLUMN: The last 24 hours — and really the last two weeks if you want to look at the big picture — have been bizarre to say the least regarding the recruitment of Reserve, La., cornerback Floyd Raven. (more…) (February 3, 2011, Page 6)
A career of hard work and the constant drive to reach even greater heights has resulted in another new opportunity for Oxford High’s Sam Kendricks. The standout pole vaulter, who won the state championship this past season and recently ascended to No. 15 in the nation in the demanding event, was rewarded with his consistent progression with a scholarship from Ole Miss and track coach Joe Walker. Kendricks signed with the Rebels on Wednesday, the earliest a Charger has ever signed a track offer in school history.
Ever since Sam Kendricks’ father and coach, Scott Kendricks, told him that he thought competing in the pole vault would be suit his talents best, Sam has been dreaming of joining the Ole Miss team where his father competed under Walker’s direction. (February 3, 2011, Page 6)
An unselfish attitude, versatility and overall physical skill are just some of the reasons why Oxford’s Monquarious Gipson and Tre’ Carothers are extending their football careers today. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound Gipson signed to play for Northeast Mississippi Community College Wednesday, while the 6-1, 175-pound Carothers is heading off to play at ICC. (more…) (February 3, 2011, Page 7)
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