Four years of hard work in practice, coupled with a strong outside shot, finally paid dividends for Lafayette guard Sherneal Thompson Monday as she signed a scholarship offer to play for Northwest Mississippi Community College. (April 27, 2010, Page 9)
Four Ole Miss players were drafted between the second and sixth rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft over the weekend. Running back/wide receiver Dexter McCluster was the first Rebel selected in the annual draft as he went to the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round, No. 36 overall. Offensive lineman John Jerry followed McCluster as he was selected in the third round (No. 73) by the Miami Dolphins. Both McCluster and Jerry were taken on Friday.
As Kevin Mort’s fly ball bounced into left field, and Taylor Hightower trotted safely home, LSU outfielder Leon Landry didn’t budge from his position. The damage had been done. The No. 27 Ole Miss Rebels had just completed a three-game sweep of the reigning national champion LSU Tigers, coming from behind to beat their Southeastern Conference West rival 7-6 at Oxford-University Stadium on Sunday. (April 26, 2010, Page 1B)
As the players flooded onto the field following Kevin Mort’s walk-off single, Snyder ended up at the bottom of the dogpile.
Snyder, who has twice had his shoulder dislocated during games, had to be helped off the field — albeit only momentarily — before joining the team in left field for their post-game talk. (April 26, 2010, Page 2B)
Beverly Thompson and Henry Olivi were the overall female and male winners of the Double Decker 10K Run held Sunday. Thompson won the men’s portion of the event with a time of 39 minutes, 22 seconds, while Thompson finished in 43:30.
Lafayette High running standout Esmeralda Rodriguez was the top female finisher in the 5K race with a 21:09.
Oxford’s Charlie Dawson was the top male finisher in the race with a 16:02. In the 5K competitive walk race, Lyann Lawrence of Taylor won with a 33:48, while Scott Owens of Oxford won with a 32:48. (April 26, 2010, Page 2B)
Oxford rolled through the first round of the Class 5A playoffs, their first in the new classification, with a 4-0 win over Neshoba Central on Friday. Three matches were in progress when things were called because of inclement weather. (April 26, 2010, Page 3B)
In Game 2 the Ole Miss Rebels rallied from an early 5-0 deficit to defeat the LSU Tigers 9-8 in 11 innings.
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Ole Miss was able to collect four home runs en route to an 11-9 victory over the No. 6 Tigers in at Oxford-University Stadium on Saturday. (more…) (April 24, 2010)
Quarterback Jevan Snead and running back Cordera Eason have signed undrafted free agent deals, according to various sources. (more…) (April 24, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Safety Kendrick Lewis and defensive end Greg Hardy became the latest Ole Miss Rebels to be selected in the 2010 NFL Draft Saturday. (more…) (April 24, 2010)