Led by Jessica Liggins’ first-place finish, the Lafayette Lady Commodores locked down third place at the MHSAA Class II girls powerlifting meet held Saturday at the Mississippi Coliseum. (April 19, 2010, Page 1B)
WATER VALLEY — A week filled with practices that concentrated on hitting definitely paid dividends for the Water Valley Blue Devils in their two Region 2-3A games this past week. Three nights after dispatching South Pontotoc 12-2, the Blue Devils secured a spot in the upcoming Class 3A playoffs with a 9-1 win over Nettleton at home Friday. (April 19, 2010, Page 3B)
Oxford’s trip to Alcorn County over the weekend produced three one-sided tennis wins.
The Chargers improved their record to 16-0 overall as a team heading into the Class 5A playoffs this week by defeating Tishomingo County, Corinth and Alcorn Central. All of the matches were won by the scores of 7-0. (April 19, 2010, Page 3B)
A nine-run fifth inning put the finishing touches on a one-sided win for the Lafayette Lady Commodore softball team Saturday at Center Hill. The Lady Commodores beat their region foe 16-1 by scoring 12 runs in the fourth and fifth innings combined. Stormy Robison earned the win for LHS, while Kendall Glass, Corey Hollis, Kelsey Kesler and Katrina Wilson all had multiple hits. Wilson had a double, while Hollis had a triple. LHS will be back in action Tuesday at Byhalia. (April 19, 2010, Page 3B)
Redshirt freshman quarterback Raymond Cotton is at a crossroads in his Ole Miss playing career. While Cotton performed well this spring in his attempt to become the starter under center in 2010, his health may not allow him to compete for the starting job in the summer.
Medical examinations recently showed that Cotton has a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder and the prognosis for his recovery, at least long term, is surgery. Whether that surgery, which could sideline him for up to six months, happens before the upcoming season or after the season in January remains to be decided. (April 19, 2010, Page 2B)
Headlines throughout the spring have repeatedly asked who will fill the shoes of quarterback Jevan Snead, running back Dexter McCluster and the three offensive linemen who have all graduated and are poised to play on the next level.
But one vacated position that has flown somewhat under the radar is that of cornerback.
With Marshay Green and Cassius Vaughn having graduated, the Rebels are faced with the tough task of replacing two experienced cornerbacks.
On Saturday, redshirt freshman Charles Sawyer showed Ole Miss fans and coaches alike why he might be the perfect guy to step up and start at cornerback opposite Jeremy McGee or Marcus Temple. (April 19, 2010, Page 2B)
Playing their first games without three starters who were dismissed from the team earlier in the week, the Commodores defeated the Lions 20-0 and 15-0 in two mercy-ruled games at W.V. Brewer Field. (April 19, 2010, Page 4B)
David Phillips and Matt Smith both homered and the No. 18 Ole Miss Rebels put together a big inning in the fifth to help earn a 5-4 win over No. 5 South Carolina Sunday at Carolina Stadium.
The win on Sunday ended a six-game losing streak in Sunday games for the Rebels (24-13 overall, 8-7 in the Southeastern Confernce). South Carolina (28-8, 11-4) won the first two games of the weekend to take the series. (April 19, 2010, Page 4B)
Oxford High School will be looking for a baseball coach to lead the Chargers next year after Bradley Roberson decided that this will be his last as the team’s head coach.
Roberson’s five-year tenure will come to an end whenever the season ends for the Chargers, who are back in action tonight at Saltillo. Roberson, who has been a coach in the OHS system for the past 10 years, told his players about his intentions Wednesday evening and then made his decision public on Thursday. (April 16, 2010, Page 7a)
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