The No. 17 Ole Miss Rebel baseball team has a lot at stake this weekend.
Not only would a successful series against No. 16 Auburn (36-17 overall, 17-10 in the Southeastern Conference) help the Rebels (36-17, 16-11) earn at least a piece of the SEC’s Western Division title, but it would also help their chances of hosting an NCAA Tournament Regional for the second straight year. (May 20, 2010, Page 6)
Former Ole Miss men’s basketball forward Murphy Holloway held a press conference at his high school Wednesday to announce his intentions to transfer and eventually play for Darrin Horn’s South Carolina Gamecocks. (May 20, 2010, Page 6)
Sam Morgan of the Morgan White Insurance Rays struck out 11 of the 12 batters he faced to highlight action in the Oxford Park Commission’s 10-year-old league Tuesday at FNC Park. The Rays defeated the Hampton Inn Hotel Cardinals 6-1 thanks to Morgan’s pitching effort. In the other 10-year-old league game, the First National Bank Braves beat the Freeland Shull Attorneys at Law Red Sox 7-4. (more…) (May 20, 2010, Page 6)
The Oxford Strikers, a Under-10 Boys Division ITT Challenge soccer team, finished second in this past weekend’s President Cup Tournament held in Tupelo.
The Strikers, who are made up of players that play in the Oxford Park Commission, used their weekly two weeks of practice to their advantage to capture second place in the U-10 Boys Classic Division, a first for a team from Oxford. (May 20, 2010, Page 7)
The Lafayette Commodores will be hosting a camp for area youth June 1-4 at W.V. Brewer Field. The camp will run daily from 8 a.m. to noon and is available for children in grades 1-8. Lafayette will also be hosting a benefit golf tournament June 11 at The Country Club of Oxford. Cost to enter the tournament is $80 per person or $320 for a team. The tournament will start at 8:30 a.m.
For more information on either the camp or the tournament, contact LHS baseball coach Greg Lewis at 232-2757. (May 20, 2010, Page 7)
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That, in essence, was Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco’s message to his team before it took batting practice on Monday at Oxford-University Stadium.
Bianco wasn’t looking for home runs per say — although outfielder Matt Smith apparently hit a ball off the top of the batter’s eye in center field — but he was hoping the power exercise will help get his team out of its current offensive funk. (May 19, 2010, Page 6)
Lafayette wrapped up successful seasons on the track Monday with two top five finishes for the Commodore and Lady Commodore teams in the MHSAA Class 4A meet held at Pearl High School.
Lafayette’s boys garnered 44 points to finish in third place out of 33 teams, while Lafayette’s girls scored 47.50 to finish fourth out of 27 teams in the field. (May 19, 2010, Page 7)
The Oxford Rebels, the traveling 9-year-old baseball team, recently won the Mississippi Select Baseball Tournament in Tupelo.
Former Lafayette High standout D.J. LeGrand won the Most Improved Award this season from Holmes Community College for his standout season on the men’s basketball team. LeGrand helped the Bulldogs make the MACJC state tournament this season. (May 19, 2010, Page 7)
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