A dependable rock in the middle of both lines is what senior Terry Johnson has become for the Oxford Chargers this season. The 6-foot-2, 270-pound Johnson has made a huge difference at the point of attack on both sides of the ball, while his leadership skills have also come in handy as the team has entered region play.
From Oxford coach Johnny Hill’s perspective, Johnson’s dependability started to show up in the spring and summer during weight training. (October 7, 2010, Page 6)
While the gridiron Commodores remain a heavy favorite Friday when they host Senatobia at 7 p.m., coach Anthony Hart has been preparing his team this week for a battle at William L. Buford Stadium.
The Warriors enter the Region 2-4A matchup with a 4-2 record and are fresh off of lopsided victories over Byhalia and North Panola. Senatobia should also be fresh coming off of a bye week. (October 7, 2010, Page 6)
A week after taking a stranglehold on the MACJC North Division standings, the No. 7 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers will host Southwest tonight at Bobby Franklin Field. Kickoff for tonight’s game is set for 6:30 and the game can be heard locally on 93.7 FM.
The Rangers (5-0 overall) have played smothering defense over the last two weeks in wins over Coahoma and Northeast. NWCC has only allowed 13 points in those two wins, and only 32 points in three North Division games. (October 7, 2010, Page 6)
A re-engergized Oxford Charger football team is facing another tough Region 1-5A test on the road Friday night. The Chargers (4-2 overall, 1-1 in region play) travel to play West Point (5-1, 2-0) in a game that will go a long way in deciding which teams finish first, second and third in the region. (October 7, 2010, Page 7)
Last year, on a rain drenched Bobby Clark Field, the Blue Devils found out first hand just how much speed the reigning Class 3A North Half champions had — and still have. (October 7, 2010, Page 7)
The Detroit Pistons were hit hard by injuries in their first preseason game.
Detroit forward Jonas Jerebko tore his right Achilles’ tendon and guard Terrico White broke his right foot in Tuesday’s night exhibition in Miami. Both will have surgery Friday. (more…) (October 7, 2010, Page 7)
Lafayette’s eighth-grade football team remained perfect on the season Tuesday night with its second win over Oxford, while the seventh-grade Chargers used early miscues by the Commodores to help post a 22-8 win at William L. Buford Stadium.
The seventh-grade Chargers improved to 3-1-1 on the year with the win over the Commodores (2-3-1). (October 6, 2010, Page 8)
Kyle Rock’s four goals led the Under-12 boys Wizards to a 6-2 victory over the Tornados in Oxford Park Commission action on Tuesday.
In the other U12 boys game the Galaxy cruised past the Sounders 8-0.
In the U10 girls league, United top the Galaxy 6-0 and the Sounders defeated the Earthquake 2-0. In the U12 girls league, the Crew topped the Sounders 1-0, United and the Tornados played to a 0-0 tie, and the Galaxy defeated the Crew 6-0. (October 6, 2010, Page 8)
While Lafayette still defeated Ackerman 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-16) at home to advance to the third round of the Class 1 playoffs, Tuesday’s victory was not one of those matches. (October 6, 2010, Page 9)
The Ole Miss baseball team will host 33 home games and play series against seven NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago, head coach Mike Bianco announced on Tuesday with the release of the Rebels’ 2011 schedule.
Season tickets for baseball will go on sale beginning in November. Season ticket packages remain, and fans are encouraged to place their orders to secure their spot in what has become one of the best college baseball atmospheres in America. (October 6, 2010, Page 9)
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