Sunday’s ninth inning performance wasn’t a save situation, but with Jake Morgan’s future still uncertain and the struggles of Brett Huber at the end of games, Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco wanted to see how the Virginia native could handle pitching at the end of games. (more…) (April 12, 2011, Page 1B)
Christian Helsel has had enough of the snow.
Living in Altoona, Penn., Helsel has seen his fair share of snow. So much so that when TCU announced in November that it was joining the Big East — effective July 1, 2012 — he de-committed from the Horned Frogs and immediately called Ole Miss recruiting coordinator Carl Lafferty to let him know he was interested in the Rebels. (more…) (March 22, 2011, Page 8)
Wednesday night’s call from Ole Miss recruiting coordinator Carl Lafferty couldn’t have gone much better for Chase Nyman.
The standout middle infielder from Pascagoula went into last night’s conversation expecting to have the typical chat where he’s asked to take a visit to Oxford and see what the Rebels have to offer. (more…) (March 17, 2011, Page 7)
BLOG: Shortly after we ran the article on Tyler Baker committing to play football at Ole Miss I had a chance to chat with the athlete’s trainer, Bob Stroupe. (more…) (March 9, 2011)
Tyler Baker has a sizable chip that resides squarely on the shoulders of his 5-foot-10, 187-pound frame.
That’s not to say Baker, a football standout at Brook Hill School in Bullard, Texas, is mad at the world.
Oxford track standout Sam Kendricks set the pole vault record at Southern Miss over the weekend with a jump of 15 feet, 1 inch. The Ole Miss signee accomplished the feat at the University of Southern Mississippi High School Invitational meet held Friday in Hattiesburg. Kendricks set the record despite wet conditions and standing water on the runway. (more…) (March 7, 2011, Page 8A)
Oxford High standout pole vaulter Sam Kendricks continued to shine during the indoor season over the weekend by winning the University of Kentucky High School Invitational with a leap of 15 feet, 6 inches.
Kendricks’ latest performance landed him No. 17 in the nation according to dyestate.com. The mark sets a new record in the state of Mississippi from an indoor standpoint. According to OHS coach Scott Kendricks, the competition came to an exciting climax when Sam cleared the 15-6 attempt and another vaulter, Nikita Kirillov failed to clear the height. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 8)
While Ole Miss’ Gridiron Rebels were busy making headlines last week with their strong in-state signing class, the Diamond Rebels quietly added a verbal commitment from Madison Central left-handed pitcher Zach Irwin.
Although Irwin’s step parents are Mississippi State supporters, the 6-foot-3, 240-pounder said Ole Miss recruiting coordinator Carl Lafferty made him an offer he couldn’t refuse and as a result, he decided to give his verbal commitment to the Rebels last Friday.
Because baseball teams are allotted just 11.7 scholarships to distribute amongst 27 players on a 35-man roster — each of the 27 scholarship players must have at least .25 percent of a scholarship — the amount in which a recruit is offered is a big deal, unlike in sports like football and basketball where student athletes are awarded full scholarships. (February 8, 2011, Page 1B)