Oxford’s run to win a third straight state championship in tennis continues Thursday against a school where the state title match will be played in less than a week.
Ridgeland will be the Chargers’ latest opponent to play in the Class 5A playoffs and Thursday’s match, which begins at 2 p.m., will determine who advances to represent the North in Monday’s 5A state title match. (May 5, 2010, Page 9)
AROUND THE SQUARE AND BEYOND — To stay or not to stay. That’s the big question that has been on the mind of Ole Miss men’s basketball guard Terrico White since he placed his name into the NBA draft a little less than a month ago.
White has been gathering input on whether he’s good enough to be picked in the first round of the upcoming draft since early April and with his school commitments now out of the way, White has been working hard trying to impress NBA brass during individual workouts. (May 5, 2010, Page 9)
NASCAR COLUMN — Welcome back, Jeff Gordon.
I haven’t seen a fire like this in him since his last championship run in 2001. Yes, he has been close in previous seasons (3rd in 2009, 2nd in 2007, 3rd in 2004) but it seems like his tenacity has returned as well as his drive to win. I don’t think Gordon is returning to the scene to the same hate that fans had towards him when he arrived in NASCAR. The fans are happy to see him extremely competitive this year so maybe he can knock off the current champion. (May 5, 2010, Page 10)
Two more all-around performances led to two more titles for the Oxford girls and boys track teams Monday at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers won the Region 1-5A meet by scoring 200 points, 83.5 points more than second-place finisher Indianola-Gentry. The Lady Chargers totaled 191.5 points, the most ever in a region meet, a figure that clearly outdistanced Gentry. (May 4, 2010, Page 8)
LHS was eliminated from the MHSAA’s Class 4A playoffs by the Lady Whippets 4-3 in eight innings despite leaving every ounce of energy on the field. (May 4, 2010, Page 8)
Ole Miss closer Brett Huber was named the Southeastern Conference’s Pitcher of the Week Monday by the league office.
Huber, a redshirt freshman from Belleville, Ill., not only picked up the win on Tuesday against Murray State, but he also played a pivotal role in the Rebels’ first three-game sweep at Mississippi State since 1972, picking up saves on Friday and Saturday. (May 4, 2010, Page 8)
FISHIN’ WITH CHICK — I have a good friend, Kenny Stack, in South Dakota whose family farm adjoined my grandfather’s farm. We hunt every October and November together. He knows that each time I leave Mississippi to drive a thousand miles to Letcher, South Dakota, my goal is to kill every pheasant there. (May 4, 2010, Page 9)
It took a tornado warning in Oktibbeha County to silence the Ole Miss Rebels’ bats on Sunday.
With Ole Miss leading the Mississippi State Bulldogs 19-11 after seven innings, the game at Dudy Noble Field was called due to a severe thunderstorm warning in the area.
The win was the third of the weekend for the Rebels, who took the previous two games 4-2 and 12-10. (May 3, 2010, Page 1B)
Sophomore forward Murphy Holloway told Kennedy that he was planning to transfer from Ole Miss Friday so that he could be closer to his infant daughter, who is currently living with Holloway’s mother and his girlfriend in South Carolina. Holloway, who is a native of Irmo, S.C., said the decision to leave Oxford and his teammates was tough. (May 3, 2010, Page 1B)
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