As members of the No. 27 Rebels (25-13 overall, 8-7 SEC) trotted out of the locker room and into the dugout at Oxford-University Stadium for practice on Thursday they were already met by a sea of red and blue chairs filling right field. (April 23, 2010, Page 6A)
Oxford’s baseball season may not have gone as hoped, but the Chargers made the most of their divisional finale, routing West Point 14-2 in five innings on Thursday. (April 23, 2010, Page 6A)
With the playoffs lurking around the corner, the Lafayette baseball team closed out its regular season with a bit of a momentum booster, defeating Byhalia 8-4 at W.V. Brewer Field on Thursday. (April 23, 2010, Page 6A)
A steady supply of runs early and often led to the Lafayette softball team’s lopsided 13-1 victory over Byhalia at home on Thursday. (April 23, 2010, Page 6A)
The Chargers totaled 135 points, almost 100 points more than second-place finisher West Point, to win their title while the Lady Chargers totaled 109 points. New Hope finished second in that portion of the meet with 54 points. Rounding out the girls scores were Saltillo (52) and West Point. Saltillo was third in the boys portion with 45 points, while New Hope totaled 19 points. The top four finishers in each event advance to the regional meet on May 1. (April 23, 2010, Page 7A)
Lafayette’s first-round matchup with Greenwood in the Class 4A tennis playoffs went as expected as the Commodores defeated the Bulldogs 6-1 Thursday at the courts behind Oxford-University Stadium. The win improved the Commodores to 10-3 overall and to advance them into a second round matchup with New Albany next week. (April 23, 2010, Page 8A)
When Ole Miss’ Dexter McCluster hears his name called tomorrow night during the second or even third round of the NFL Draft, his transformation into the person/player he has become will have taken yet another step in his spiritual awakening. (April 22, 2010, Page 6)
Flesher, who will help the Chargers in a third consecutive state title tomorrow against Neshoba Central, is headed to play tennis at Division III Carleton College. (April 22, 2010, Page 7)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Eniel Polynice’s future as a member of the Ole Miss men’s basketball team was clearly written on the wall over a month ago when he was suspended before the Rebels’ final regular season road game at Arkansas. (more…) (April 21, 2010)
For the second time in the last four games, Ole Miss starting pitchers have gone deep into games without surrendering a hit, but fell just short of tallying the Rebel program’s fifth no-hitter and first since Russ Johnson’s in 1966.
On Friday, Ole Miss ace Drew Pomeranz took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before having it broken up by a bunt single.
During Ole Miss’ 7-2 victory over Southern Miss on Tuesday at Oxford-University Stadium, left-hander Matt Crouse had his bid broken in the top of the sixth when a pop-up from Southern Miss catcher Travis Graves dropped in for a hit between Alex Yarbrough and Miles Hamblin behind the first base bag. (April 21, 2010, Page 8)