COLUMN — There is an old saying that being close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. I know both of those are true, but another thing that could be added to that list is this year’s Ole Miss Rebel basketball team. (March 31, 2010, Page 8)
Amongst the missed layup by Trevor Gaksins and some missed free throws late for the Ole Miss Rebels, a definite turning point in Tuesday’s National Invitation Tournament semifinal game with Dayton at Madison Square Garden was a technical foul called on Ole Miss freshman forward Reginald Buckner. (March 31, 2010, Page 8)
While it’s no secret that the Ole Miss defense has been the standout unit on the practice field this spring, the Rebel offense has slowly been making strides. (March 31, 2010, Page 9)
NASCAR COLUMN — There are a few young and inexperienced drivers that seem to have come out of nowhere this year. Maybe there were a few new guys you saw last year in the starting lineup, but that was their few seconds of press time. It’s amazing what a single offseason and one more year of experience will give a driver. Can these young drivers hold on to make the Chase or will they take up their previous ways and race to the back of the pack? (March 31, 2010, Page 9)
The Oxford Chargers tennis team improved to 7-0 on the season with a 7-0 sweep of Lafayette at Avent Park on Tuesday. (March 31, 2010, Page 10)
Preston Huggins didn’t hold anything back in his Under-12 soccer match on Tuesday, scoring five goals to lift the Earthquakes to a 7-2 win over the Crew during Tuesday’s Oxford Park Commission soccer action. In the other U12 boys game, the Tornados and Wizards tied 2-2. In the U10 boys league, the Dynamo blanked the Galaxy 1-0 and the Sounders blitzed the Fire 5-0. In the U10 girls league, the Wizards downed United 2-1 and the Sounders blanked the Fire 2-0. (more…) (March 31, 2010, Page 10)
The Lafayette Middle School baseball team (9-2-1) earned a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs by sweeping Marshall Academy 10-2 and 8-3 in a doubleheader yesterday. (more…) (March 31, 2010, Page 10)
The Lafayette Lady Commodores rallied to score eight runs in the top of the eighth inning to defeat Senatobia 14-7 on the road Tuesday. Picking up the win for Lafayette was Stormy Robinson. Sheana Witt hit LHS’ only triple, while M.C. Pate, Robinson, Corey Hollis, Kelsey Kesler and Katrina Wilson all hit doubles. In addition to Witt, Robinson, Hollis, Kesler and Wilson, Cameron Mize also had a multiple-hit game. LHS returns to action on Thursday, hosting Senatobia at 6:45 p.m. (March 31, 2010, Page 10)
NEW YORK — Ole Miss’ run in the Men’s National Invitation Tournament came to an end Tuesday night with a 68-63 loss to Dayton at Madison Square Garden in the semifinals of the NIT Final Four. Ole Miss overcame a four-point deficit at the half and an 11-point deficit in the second half to get within one point of the Flyers with 35 seconds remaining in the contest.
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SPORTS EDITOR’S BLOG — I got to say that I was a little disappointed that there was nothing in today’s Daily News about tonight’s NIT games. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been here for this event before and know that it’s not a huge deal compared to the way we cover college sports, but there wasn’t even a story about it in the tabloid I consider the best in the city today.
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