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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Anthony Hart

Sutton leaving LHS for administration job

For the first time in nearly a decade, Lafayette High School is in the market for a new head girls basketball coach. Amy Sutton is leaving the Lafayette County School district to become the assistant principal at Batesville Middle School, ending a successful eight-year run in charge of the Lady Commodores’ program. (April 17, 2014, Page 8)

Summer ball has added importance

Lafayette won’t play a game that counts in the MHSAA standings for over eight months.

While that may be true, the Commodores aren’t taking the summer off.

Just the opposite, actually. (more…) (June 20, 2012, Page 7)

Hart puts perfect ending on coaching career

Hollywood couldn’t have scripted it any better.

This past season the Lafayette Commodores entered the year as the Class 4A favorites, ripped through the school’s toughest schedule in years, earned a national ranking for the first time in program history and then, to cap it all off, knocked around South representative Laurel for a second consecutive state title. (more…) (June 13, 2012, Page 7)

Favorites, underdogs both pick up wins

There are favorites – think Lafayette Commodores – and there are underdogs – think Hugh Freeze in the search for a new Ole Miss football coach – who both win as they did this past weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the LHS success story as well as the quick move up the coaching ladder by Freeze. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

Liggins runs ‘Dores into 4A North Half title game

The Lafayette High football team finds itself in familiar territory — heading to play for the Class 4A North Half title.

For the third consecutive year the Commodores will be playing for a chance to go to Jackson thanks to a 28-6 win over Louisville on Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA playoffs. (more…) (November 21, 2011, Page 1B)

‘Dores, Devils host playoff games tonight

After lopsided round-one wins last weekend, the Blue Devils and Commodores head into tonight’s contests against Winona and Greenwood with different — but similar — motives.

While No. 1 Lafayette blew out the Bulldogs in their Week 2 meeting 42-0 and are hoping they can have a repeat performance, Water Valley hosts the Tigers looking to avenge last season’s 10-7 playoff loss. (more…) (November 11, 2011, Page 6A)

Playoffs start for WV, LHS tonight; OHS needs to win

All three area football teams officially enter the must-win portion of their respective seasons tonight.

While the Lafayette Commodores and Water Valley Blue Devils open their playoff schedules hosting Leake Central and Laflore County, the Oxford Chargers close out their regular season with a win-or-go-home matchup against Clarksdale.

All games are set for 7 p.m. (November 4, 2011, Page 10A)

Dores win in typical fashion, run over Warriors

SENATOBIA—Lafayette is nothing if not consistent.

Staying true to typical form, the Lafayette Commodores went on the road and up-ended Senatobia on senior night 48-8.

The victory improved Lafayette’s record to 10-0 overall and 4-0 in Region 2-4A. (October 24, 2011, Page 4B)

Lafayette dampens Senatobia’s senior night

BLOG: SENATOBIA — Another Friday night, another lopsided victory in favor of the Lafayette Commodores.

Against an athletic Senatobia team, the Commodores were able to improve to 10-0 on the year with a 48-8 road victory. (more…) (October 21, 2011)

Area teams have a lot on the line tonight

The area’s three football teams are definitely at different junctures in their respective seasons.

While the Lafayette Commodores will look to solidify their position as the No. 1 team in Region 2-4A and remain undefeated tonight at Senatobia, the Oxford Chargers are in a do-or-die situation as they travel to Saltillo. (more…) (October 21, 2011, Page 6A)

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