Quick starts in all three matches by Oxford, coupled with Lafayette’s inability to get into a groove until it was too late, led to the Lady Chargers claiming a 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-23) victory in the Crosstown Classic’s volleyball edition at the OHS gym on Thursday.
The match marked the first time in three seasons that the Lady Chargers have come away with the crosstown victory.
In each of the three games Oxford was able to jump out to a 6-1 lead. (August 19, 2011, Page 9A)
Lafayette’s Mallory Davis and Barron Pruitt made history Tuesday as the duo captured the first individual state tennis championship in Jackson. The duo defeated Newton County’s Blake Cochran and Shannon St. Clarie 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 to win the match. Davis and Pruitt defeated Cole Morrow and Taylor Long of Purvis to advance on the first day. (more…) (May 11, 2011, Page 6)
Six members of the Lafayette tennis team won two matches at the Division 2-4A Tournament to advance to MHSAA individual state tournament this week. The No. 1 boys doubles team of Hunter Knight and Jacob Roberts made the list as did the No. 1 girls doubles team of Lauren Cullen and Ashley Smith. Also advancing were the mixed doubles team of Mallory Davis and Barron Pruitt. The state tournament will be held May 9-10 in Jackson. (April 22, 2011, Page 7A)
Kaylee Merritt, 16, is a second year student in the Allied Health program which is offered to students from Oxford and Lafayette high schools. Once a week for six weeks, the students shadow at local health-related businesses or clinics. They also attend class once a week for about an hour and a half. The course is taught by Sandi Allen, a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Last week she shadowed at Klepzig Pharmacy. (November 19, 2010, Page 1B)
Despite being a first-time starter at libero, Rafnson was an integral part of a Lady Commodores team that advanced to the North Half title game and finished with a 16-7 record, and because of Rafnson’s leadership and acrobatic playing style, she is the 2010 Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year. (November 16, 2010, Page 1B)
While Lafayette still defeated Ackerman 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-16) at home to advance to the third round of the Class 1 playoffs, Tuesday’s victory was not one of those matches. (October 6, 2010, Page 9)
Reports of the Lafayette Lady Commodores’ demise may have been slightly premature.
On Thursday, Lafayette virtually checked its ticket to the playoffs with a convincing 3-1 (25-16, 21-25, 25-10, 25-16) win over Class I, Region 2 opponent Center Hill.
The emotional victory subsequently put the Mustangs and Lady Commodores in a tie for the second spot in Region 2, but according to the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s rule book, Lafayette will advance because it wins the third tie breaker. (September 24, 2010, Page 7A)
A day after LHS defeated Senatobia to win its first district match of the season, the team turned around Tuesday and recorded another important district win over WVHS. LHS topped Senatobia 3-0 on Monday and then handled Water Valley with the use of a solid service game and aggressive kill shots.
For LHS coach Rachel Wenzel, playing back-to-back days was a good thing because her team will have to play three matches on Saturday in the Tupelo Volleyfest. (August 25, 2010, Page 9)
If experience breeds confidence, the Lafayette Lady Commodores volleyball squad has nothing to worry about in 2010.
When Lafayette hits the court today at Tupelo for its season opener, its roster will be overflowing with both, confidence and experience.
Less than a year removed from the playing Center Hill in the Class 4A state championship match, the Lady Commodores will accept nothing less than another shot at bringing home a title.
And with a squad that boasts six seniors, second-year head coach Rachel Wenzel likes her team’s chances. (August 10, 2010, Page 7)