Early exposure to track meets and parents with strong track backgrounds, coupled with natural talent, have really proved to be a winning formula for Oxford High track athletes Erika Sisk and Kristen Dickerson this season.
Sisk and Dickerson have played big parts in the success the Lady Chargers have achieved throughout the year and they are two of the main reasons why the team has a chance of capturing the school’s first girls track title on Friday at the MHSAA Class 5A meet in Pearl. (May 13, 2010, Page 1B)
Ole Miss’ junior ace showed a dip in his velocity last weekend in his start against Arkansas, which raised eyebrows not only amongst Rebel fans, but also with baseball people across the nation due to his high projections in this June’s draft. (May 12, 2010, Page 8)
A day after capturing the overall team state title in Class 5A, the Oxford Chargers won six individual state championships to wrap up an extremely successful trip to the Ridgeland Tennis Center. (May 12, 2010, Page 8)
If everything pans out as many think, then this week’s Class 3A North Half baseball championship series between the Water Valley Blue Devils and Booneville should be a good one.
The two evenly matched teams will square off against one another starting Thursday at 6 p.m. in Booneville. The winner of the best-of-three series will then represent the North in the MHSAA’s 3A title series against either perennial power Sumrall or Forest, who will battle for the South Half title on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (May 12, 2010, Page 8)
William L. Buford Stadium will be the site of 2010 Lafayette Spring Jamboree Thursday night. The spring football event features the Commodores, Senatobia, Southaven, Kosciusko, New Albany and Aberdeen. Action will begin at 5 p.m., with Lafayette scheduled to match up with Southaven and then New Albany at 7. Each team will have 16 minutes of varsity offense and 16 minutes of varsity defense against each opponent. Each team will have 10 minutes of JV offense and 10 minutes of JV defense with each opponent. The ball in Thursday’s scrimmages will be placed at the 40-yard line going toward the goal line and then replaced on the 40 every time a team scores or fails to get a first down. The clock will not be stopped during the scrimmage, extra points may be kicked, and there will be no 2-point conversions and no timeouts. (May 12, 2010, Page 9)
The search for Bradley Roberson’s replacement as Oxford High baseball coach accelerated over the last few days. The job was officially posted on the school’s website, Oxford.k12.ms.us, on Thursday while a survey is available for the public to fill out on what characteristics and qualities they think the new OHS baseball coach should possess. (May 12, 2010, Page 9)
If there was ever a match that showcased Oxford’s versatility and character as a team during their successive championship seasons it was Monday’s 5-2 win over West Jones.
The Chargers won their third straight state championship at the Ridgeland Tennis Center by using their depth and an immense amount of moxie to take down the Mustangs (14-5 overall). (May 11, 2010, Page 8)
As Amory second baseman Ryan Hill fielded a chopper cleanly off the bat of Lafayette pinch hitter Dylan Gossett and tossed it to first, the Commodores’ special season came to a disappointing end.
The Commodores were unable to overcome an early deficit on Monday, falling at Amory 5-1 in Game 3 of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs.
The second round loss eliminated the Commodores (17-12 overall) from the postseason. (May 11, 2010, Page 9)
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