Lafayette’s goal of topping South Pike to win the MHSAA Class 4A boys powerlifting title fell just short Saturday at the Mississippi Coliseum. The Commodores were able to come in second as a team in the annual event thanks to five top four finishes. (more…) (April 15, 2013, Page 9)
Some of the state’s top girl powerlifters reside here locally at Lafayette High. For a number of years, the Lady Commodores have been at or near the top of charts when it comes to powerlifting and this year is no different. (more…) (April 11, 2013, Page 4B)
Lafayette’s powerlifting teams got their respective seasons off to a good start Saturday in the Pontotoc Invitational. The Lady Commodores won the meet over six other teams, while the Commodores finished second. (more…) (January 21, 2013, Page 11)
Depth and experience are two of the many reasons Lafayette girls powerlifting coach Sandra Smith feels good about her team heading into the start of the 2013 season. LHS, which gets underway at the Pontotoc Invitational this weekend, returns a bevy of lifters from a team that finished fourth in the Class II meet last year. (January 18, 2013, Page 8A)
In years past, the Lafayette girls basketball team made a name for itself by flying up and down the court and out-hustling opponents.
That athleticism often translated into bushels of points and plenty of wins. Thursday night, LHS coach Amy Sutton thought her team went too fast for its own good at times during its 46-39 loss to Bruce at the Lafayette gym. (November 16, 2012, Page 6A)
WATER VALLEY — Monday’s volleyball match was definitely a struggle for the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils and the visiting Lafayette Lady Commodores.
Early on, both squads struggled to serve consistently and make the basic plays necessary to build a lead.
As the match progressed, however, Lafayette made the necessary adjustments to claim a 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-11) victory at Water Valley. (August 28, 2012, Page 7)
Lafayette girls powerlifting coach Sandra Smith said she remembers when she asked Cate Clay to become a member of the Lady Commodores. Smith, a veteran powerlifting coach and former cheerleading sponsor at LHS, knew she needed a lifter in the 97 pound weight class and Clay fit the bill.
The only thing Smith didn’t realize when she recruited the petite but powerful Clay was just how outstanding she could become in a sport that the Lady Commodores have become quite good at overall. (April 12, 2012, Page 6)
Three first-place finishes helped lead the Lafayette Lady Commodores to a second-place finish overall in Thursday’s Class II North Half meet. Eight lifters qualified for the upcoming state tournament, while LHS garnered 38 points overall. Charleston won the meet with 69 points and had 12 lifters make it to the state tournament. (March 2, 2012, Page 6A)