If experience breeds confidence, the Lafayette Lady Commodores volleyball squad has nothing to worry about in 2010.
When Lafayette hits the court today at Tupelo for its season opener, its roster will be overflowing with both, confidence and experience.
Less than a year removed from the playing Center Hill in the Class 4A state championship match, the Lady Commodores will accept nothing less than another shot at bringing home a title.
And with a squad that boasts six seniors, second-year head coach Rachel Wenzel likes her team’s chances. (August 10, 2010, Page 7)
A young, but energetic group is what Oxford High volleyball coach Tara Ross has to work with in 2010.
The Lady Chargers take the court tonight at Senatobia before returning home for their home opener on Thursday. Ross only has one senior on this year’s team — Kathryn Stocks — but she has several youngsters that have shown they want to get better and with the proper amount of patience, should be good in the future. (August 10, 2010, Page 7)
With the season opener against Jacksonville State a little less than a month away, the Ole Miss football team has wasted no time hitting the practice field and slowly but surely the Rebels are getting their newcomers onto the field. The latest addition was freshman receiver Vincent Sanders.
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A long spring and summer for fans waiting on Ole Miss football to start finally came to an end Sunday. A healthy crowd of onlookers got their first taste of what the 2010 Rebels will look like on the field with the first practice of the preseason.
Hot temperatures weren’t enough to persuade fans from not getting a glimpse of new transfer quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and some of the other players who hope to lead the Rebels back to a major bowl.
The on-again, off-again soap opera that has surrounded former South Panola standout and Mr. Football Darius “Tig” Barksdale is off — again.
On Saturday, one day after both head coach Houston Nutt and athletics director Pete Boone sounded optimistic that Barksdale would be a member of the Rebels in 2010, Ole Miss released a statement saying Barksdale and the team had parted ways due to personal issues.
Following Sunday’s practice, Nutt elaborated a bit on the situation.
Oxford High’s first football scrimmage of the 2010 preseason Friday night provided some positive results in all three phases for coach Johhny Hill and his staff to build on.
Some of the highlights for the Chargers’ first-team offense, led by quarterback Guy Cameron Billups and running back Mont Dean, was producing a combined four touchdowns. Also, the team’s main defensive unit was able hold the offense down on the goal line on a fourth-down situation.
So today wasn’t exactly the first official day of Ole Miss football, but it’s close. Today was the first day newcomers were required to be on campus and Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt addressed the media at the Indoor Practice Facility to discuss the youngins, Jeremiah Masoli and more. (more…) (August 6, 2010)
Demarkus Dennis, like quarterback Jeremy Liggins, is no longer a well-kept secret on the Lafayette Commodores football squad. In fact, the talented duo will be drawing the lion’s share of attention from defenses this season.
Last year Dennis began the season as senior Sam Booker’s backup. But after several weeks, it was clear that the Commodores weren’t going to be able to keep Dennis off the field.
Not only was he juking his way through opposing defenses, but he was also rushing his way up Lafayette’s depth chart, finishing with 1,151 yards and 11 touchdowns. (August 6, 2010, Page 6A)
Former Ole Miss baseball player Taylor Hashman remains in critical condition at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis almost a week after an altercation with a fellow Ole Miss student at an Oxford apartment complex placed him there.
Hashman has undergone two surgeries on his head to relieve the pressure that had built up due to the injuries he suffered in the altercation in the early morning hours of July 31. (August 6, 2010, Page 6A)
A passionate dream to broadcast daily sports topics to the masses has finally come true for one Oxford native. Richard Cross, who played quarterback for Oxford High and then graduated from Ole Miss, has been trying to realize his love for sports talk radio for several years and finally gotten the opportunity to showcase his skills with a new show.
Sports Talk with Richard Cross debuted Monday from The Library in Oxford to a listening audience that is now in four different areas of Mississippi.
The show can currently be heard in Tupelo, Brookhaven/Hazlehurst and in the Delta through a station based in Greenwood. (August 6, 2010, Page 8A)
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