A week ago, it was Ole Miss’ team speed and ability to flip the court that made the difference in it’s come-from-behind victory over Vanderbilt.
This weekend, the Lady Rebels (8-5 overall, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) will once again need to rely on their quickness if they want to have a chance at upsetting the Lady Vols (13-2, 1-0) in Knoxville, Tenn. (January 7, 2011, Page 7A)
Water Valley’s seventh-grade boys defeated Charleston 12-8 Thursday night to improve to 3-5 on the year. Makedrius Gooch led the Blue Devils with seven points. The seventh-grade girls also posted a win over Charleston thanks to a late steal and layup. The eighth-grade boys lost 14-12 to Charleston. The team was led by A.J. Hawkins’ four points. All four teams will be back in action Monday at home against Charleston starting at 4 p.m. (January 7, 2011, Page 8A)
The Oxford seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball teams had no problem pulling off a sweep of South Pontotoc Thursday night in the teams first action since the Christmas break. The eighth-graders defeated South Pontotoc 48-25 thanks to 13 points from Josh Gibbs, eight points from K.T. McCollins and seven points each from David Dennis and Michael McGhee. McGhee and McCollins each had five blocks in the win for the Chargers, who are now 12-2 overall.
Ole Miss fans should check out the depth chart for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which was recently released. (more…) (January 6, 2011)
WATER VALLEY — Earlier today it was confirmed that former Ole Miss baseball standout and Oak Grove head coach Kary Bridges has been named Doug Robbins’ successor as Water Valley’s next baseball coach. (more…) (January 6, 2011)
Not after the Rebels shot 69.6 percent in the second half, turning a close game into a 75-57 rout. (January 6, 2011, Page 6)
Searcy, a sophomore guard on Alcorn State’s men’s basketball team, has found college basketball to be a little tougher than he was expecting when he signed to play for coach Larry Smith after his stellar career at OHS.
For a player that never experienced fewer than 20 wins each of his varsity seasons, the Braves 0-11 start to the 2010-11 season and 2-29 record his freshman year have given Searcy a new perspective on dealing with adversity. (January 6, 2011, Page 7)
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