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)
Four first-place winners propelled the Lafayette Lady Commodores to the Class II, Region 1-4A powerlifting championship Thursday at Itawamba AHS. (February 17, 2012, Page 7A)
The success Lafayette’s powerlifting team had in its first meet last week paid dividends on Monday with a second-place finish in the Lady Wildcat Invitational held at Calhoun City.
The Lady Commodores totaled 55 points, second to Charleston’s 63. Oxford finished third with 30 points, while Pontotoc (24) and Calhoun City (10) rounded out the teams at the meet.
Cate Clay lifted in the 97-pound weight class for the Lady Commodores and finished first with a 425-pound total. Meg Norphlet competed in the 105 class and was first with a total of 500. San Hairston competed in the 123 class as did Jada McIntosh. Hairston was second with a 595, while McIntosh totaled 500. (more…) (February 1, 2012, Page 7)
Lafayette’s quest to win a Class II state title in girls powerlifting got off to a great start Saturday with a first-place finish in the Pontotoc Invitational hosted by Pontotc. The Lady Commodores scored 54 points thanks to five first-place finishes, three second-place finishes and one third-place finish.