Two players each from the Water Valley girls and boys basketball teams were named recently to the All-Region 2-3A team.
Earning a spot on the girls team were C.C. Phillips and Ashley Phillips, while Tavi Toles and Matt Dalton both represent the boys team.
Jamelia Hoskins of Aberdeen was named the girls Player of the Year, while Anthony McDonald of Aberdeen won the boys top award. Latorrence Bivens of Aberdeen was named Girls Coach of the Year, while the Boys Coach of the year was Roy Hazzle of Aberdeen. (March 15, 2010)
The disappointment of not making the NCAA Tournament will have to end quickly as the Rebels earned a spot in the 2010 National Invitation Tournament Sunday night. The Rebels (21-10 overall) are a NO. 2 seed in the field of 32 and will host Troy (20-12) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. (March 15, 2010, Page 10)
A four-game winning streak at the end of the Southeastern Conference regular season, a share of the SEC West title and two strong wins over non conference teams wasn’t enough to place the Ole Miss Rebels in the 2010 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Sunday evening.
The Rebels failed to make the field of 65 for the eighth straight season despite winning 21 games and playing a schedule that featured road/neutral site games against West Virginia and Villanova, two teams that earned No. 2 seeds in the NCAAs.
Ole Miss is expected to continue its season this week, however, in the National Invitation Tournament. The NIT field will be announced later tonight. (March 14, 2010)
What would an Ole Miss team with the likes of Seth Smith, Stephen Head, Brian Pettway, Chris Coghlan, Zach Cozart and a guy named Jeff Francoeur been capable of?
From my 30-minute phone conversation with former Ole Miss baseball coach Dan McDonnell I could have written six articles. Instead, a feature on McDonnell and a Q&A landed in Friday’s edition of The Oxford EAGLE… and I still had more left over. Here are some quotes I didn’t use involving former Ole Miss 1B Andrew Clark’s progression since transferring to Louisville and the recruitment of current New York Mets outfielder Jeff Francoeur: (more…) (March 13, 2010)
Less than 24 hours after losing a heartbreaking 6-1 game to Louisville in 12 innings on Friday, the Ole Miss baseball team rebounded to win Game 2 of the three game series 8-3 on Saturday at Oxford-University Stadium.
(more…) (March 13, 2010)
NASHVILLE — Ole Miss’ chances of making the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002 took a considerable hit Friday in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Led by the outside shooting of Cameron Tatum, and another double-double effort from Wayne Chism, No. 15 Tennessee defeated the Rebels 76-65 in front of a crowd of 19,123 at the Bridgestone Arena. (more…) (March 12, 2010)
A dual offensive effort by Preston Huggins and Cope Duchaine helped lift the Under-12 (boys) Earthquakes past the Wizards 5-4 in the Oxford Park Commission’s soccer league earlier this week. (March 12, 2010, Page 8A)
“We had discussed having a practice meet for a couple of years, and Coach (Scott) Kendricks said we could have the track for an afternoon,” OMS boys coach Mike Hardwick said in an e-mail. (March 12, 2010, Page 8A)
Four area high school standout basketball players were recently honored for their accomplishments at Northwest Mississippi Community College. Former Oxford High Lady Chargers, Tamara Wadlington and Hope Adams, and Water Valley’s KeKe Fondon, were all honored with postseason honors for helping lead the Lady Rangers to the MACJC North Division title. (March 12, 2010, Page 8A)
School may not be in session next week at the local high schools, but that doesn’t mean the baseball teams from all three area schools won’t be busy. Oxford hosts its annual Spring Break Tournament at Edwin Moak Field, starting Monday and running through Thursday. (March 12, 2010, Page 7A)
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