Oxford got its season off to a successful start as the Lady Chargers won the Tupelo High School Invitational Swim Meet held Saturday at the City Park pool. The Lady Chargers totaled 187 points, 21 more points than second-place finisher Tupelo. (more…) (August 30, 2010, Page 2B)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Water Valley’s standout defense was on display Friday night in the team’s 28-0 win over Yalobusha County rival Coffeeville. (more…) (August 28, 2010)
Last season Oxford fell flat at Charleston, losing to the Class 3A school 31-13. Tonight, the Chargers were came out motivated to right last season’s loss and defeated the Tigers 24-14 at Bobby Holcomb Field. (more…) (August 28, 2010)
Jeremy Liggins threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to help Lafayette
build a comfortable 35-0 halftime lead before watching the rest of the game as
the Commodores knocked off Memphis Trezevant in their home opener at William L.
Buford Stadium. (more…) (August 28, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Former Oxford High standout Dan Hicks is performing well and enjoying his time being a member of the Florida State football team. (more…) (August 27, 2010)
During Water Valley’s preseason game against Vardaman, a message was sent to opposing teams — look out.
To say the Blue Devils have a mean streak might be an understatement; junior cornerback Chris Conard made that blatantly clear during Water Valley’s preseason game against Vardaman when he came downhill on a kickoff and knocked out a 270-pound player, literally.
It’s that kind of take-no-prisoners attitude that is expected to be on display all season. (August 27, 2010, Page 6A)
Tony Grimes has had a frustrating summer.
What was supposed to be a summer full of excitement and preparation for his first year in Oxford was instead spent wishing and waiting for the all the necessary paperwork to be approved for his admission into school.
That frustration turned into relief last week when the Hollywood Hills (Fla.) standout cornerback was approved by the NCAA as a full qualifier.
Grimes wasted no time getting to Oxford and was ready to start practicing once he got to campus. (August 27, 2010, Page 6A)
Oxford will be seeking revenge tonight when the Chargers host Charleston at Bobby Holcomb Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30 and the game can be heard on 95.5 FM.
For OHS defensive lineman Terry Johnson, last year’s 31-13 loss to the Tigers had him upset and ready for some redemption (August 27, 2010, Page 6A)
Fear is a word that doesn’t appear in Lafayette senior linebacker DeAndre Fondren’s vocabulary. It’s not that the 5-foot-9, 185-pound Fondren doesn’t understand the meaning of the word, he just doesn’t associate with its meaning.
There are a lot of outstanding players on Lafayette’s defense this season, but Fondren appears to be the player that has the most heart and the most courage of a group not lacking in either area.
It’s the ability to play without fear, while going full speed every snap, that separates Fondren, aka “Tootie”, from others on the defense and why he’s counted on by defensive coordinator Eric Robertson each week to make plays. (August 27, 2010, Page 7A)
A chance to prove himself on the track is all Jarius Baker is asking for. The former Lafayette High standout in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and in various relay events, recently joined the Ole Miss track program hoping to help the Rebels, and himself, in the future.
Baker is one of 87 athletes, both male and female, on this year’s team, a total that is the highest in school history according to head coach Joe Walker. (August 27, 2010, Page 7A)
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