The Water Valley Blue Devils basketball squad opened up the Valley Classic with a bang on Thursday, cruising to a 68-44 victory over Charleston at the WVHS gym, while the girls fell victim to too many turnovers in a 60-55 overtime loss to Charleston.
After mounting an early six-point lead after the first quarter, the Blue Devils’ offense never hit a lull and was able to extend its lead to as many as 36 early in the fourth quarter. (December 3, 2010, Page 9A)
The Oxford seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball teams made a clean sweep of Pontotoc on Thursday. The seventh graders won 39-10 while the eighth graders won 48-29. (more…) (December 3, 2010, Page 9A)
Former Lafayette standout baseball player Hunter Mize has signed with Blue Mountain College after playing two seasons at Northeast Community College. While at NECC, Mize hit .304 with two home runs, two doubles and 35 RBIs. He also had a .423 on-base percentage last season. (December 3, 2010, Page 9A)
Dedication and perseverance proved to be two of the main reasons why Oxford and Lafayette had such successful cross country seasons this fall. In a year where both programs had to rely on underclassmen to not only fill out the roster, but perform at a high level, having nine runners earn the distinction of being All-State was a tremendous achievement.
The Lady Chargers and Lady Commodores each had three runners finish in the top 14 at the state meet held at Choctaw Trails in Clinton on Nov. 6. Earning All-State from Oxford were sophomore Callie Mayo, eighth-grader Emily Hankins and sophomore Audrey Dayan. (December 2, 2010, Page 1B)
A strong connection between the current members of the Lafayette High football team and former members has always been something that has made the Commodores a force to be reckoned with each fall. But the bond amongst the coaching staff and their immediate family is arguably just as strong, if not stronger, and the role that they play has also helped LHS achieve at a high level. (more…) (December 2, 2010, Page 4B)
Durand Scott scored 27 points to lead Miami to an 86-73 victory over Ole Miss on Tuesday night.
Miami (5-2) nearly wasted a 30-point halftime lead as the Rebels outscored the Hurricanes 26-6 during a late second-half run. Chris Warren hit consecutive 3-pointers, reducing the Miami lead to 79-70 with 4:10 remaining. (December 1, 2010, Page 6)
Two years ago, Chris White was a lightly recruited linebacker who garnered just two scholarship offers from Football Bowl Subdivision programs before deciding to play for Mississippi State.
It’s become pretty obvious the Bulldogs hit the jackpot.
White won the Cellular South Conerly Trophy on Tuesday night, an honor given to Mississippi’s top college football player. The other finalists were Jackson State quarterback Casey Therriault and Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis. (December 1, 2010, Page 7)
Six players scored for the Oxford Park Commission’s 7-8 year-old Jazz, as hoops squad topped the Heat on Tuesday 22-2.
Channing Berry led the Jazz with eight points. In other 7-8 game on Tuesday, the Lakers topped the Grizzlies 24-6, while in the 9-10 league Grizzlies snuck past the Mavericks 8-7. On Monday in the 7-8 league, the Thunder topped the Bulls 12-10 and the Celtics beat the Suns 10-4. In the 9-10 league, the Thunder beat the Bulls 19-16. (December 1, 2010, Page 7)
A strong first quarter and another team effort helped lift the Oxford Lady Chargers basketball squad to a 67-36 win over Ashland Tuesday night. The Chargers weren’t as fortunate as they as they fell 61-57 to Ashland in the nightcap. (more…) (December 1, 2010, Page 7)
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