Just moments after the Oxford lost to West Point 22-20 during the regular season, Chargers coach Johnny Hill told his team that he thought they would see the Green Wave again in the playoffs and at home no less.
His prediction ultimately came true as the Chargers (9-3 overall) host the Green Wave (11-1) in an important second round Class 5A playoff game at Bobby Holcomb Field Friday night. (November 18, 2010, Page 7)
The manner in which Water Valley defensive coordinator Richard Russo answered the phone on Tuesday pretty much sums up the Water Valley Blue Devils’ attitude regarding its game with region 2-3A foe Winona on Friday in the third round of the Class 3A playoffs. (November 18, 2010, Page 7)
Unlike the Lady Rebels (2-0 overall), the Wildcats will place a veteran squad on the floor tonight at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum with four starters and seven letterwinners returning from last year’s squad that defeated Ole Miss in Tuscon, Ariz., 65-49. (November 18, 2010, Page 8)
Thanks to career highs from Indiana-transfer Nick Williams and senior Zach Graham, the Ole Miss men’s hoops team picked up its second win of the season, topping the Murray State Racers 77-61. (more…) (November 17, 2010)
Earlier today the Mississippi High School Activities Association officially released the 2011-2013 reclassification of schools.
Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley will not be directly effected and will remain in their respective Class 5A, 4A and 3A. (more…) (November 17, 2010)
Ole Miss’ depth on defense took a hit Tuesday when football coach Houston Nutt suspended cornerback Tony Grimes and end Delvin Jones. The freshmen from South Florida violated team rules by being lax on class attendance and the punishment will be missing the final two games, starting with Saturday’s contest at No. 5 LSU. (November 17, 2010, Page 6)
While both squads won, it was the boys that claimed a run-away 74-57 victory, while the girls had to hold on and knock down free throws at the end to claim a 48-41 win. (November 17, 2010, Page 6)
Fans of the Lafayette Commodores can pre-purchase tickets to Friday’s Class 4A playoff game between the 13-0 Commodores and the 13-0 Bulldogs at New Albany starting today and running until noon on Friday. Fans can buy the tickets from the high school and middle school during normal school hours at a cost of $7. (November 17, 2010, Page 7)
There’s still a chance Ole Miss senior defensive tackle Jerrell Powe could return next season.
How much of a chance? Not even the 320-pounder knows that answer, because as he said on Monday, he’s still focused on the current season and getting Ole Miss bowl eligible.
Because Powe has only played three seasons (2008-10), he could apply for a waiver under a NCAA rule that allows non-qualifiers the ability to receive a fourth year if they’ve made progress in the classroom towards a degree — which, according to Powe he’ll graduate in May with a degree in criminal justice. (November 17, 2010, Page 7)
The Oxford Lady Chargers soccer team earned a 4-0 win over New Albany Tuesday night. Mary Helen Rychlak led the team with two goals scored. Maggie Mitchell added a goal off an assist from Maia Cotelo, while seventh-grader Zoe Scruggs added the final goal. Emily Meadows had three saves in goal for the Lady Chargers, while Megan Murphy also had a save in the split shutout. (November 17, 2010, Page 7)
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