Lewisburg’s fast start to Tuesday’s Division 2-4A contest with Lafayette ended up becoming an even bigger factor late. Just as Lafayette’s offense seemed to pick up, three errors in the fifth inning allowed the Lady Patriots to garner three more runs and take an even bigger lead on LHS.
The end result was an 8-3 victory for Lewisburg, which was able to get back into the division race with its first win. (March 27, 2013, Page 8)
A 17-hit attack on offense higlighted the Lafayette Lady Commodores’ 8-3 win over Class 6A Horn Lake Thursday night. Six players had at least two hits in the win, while three players — Kendall Glass, Emily Robinson and Moesha Phillips — each had three hits in the win. Glass, Jada McIntosh, Tori Blackbourn, Robinson and Phillips each had a double. (more…) (March 1, 2013, Page 8A)
Senior leadership, speed and versatility are just three attributes that make Lafayette softball coach Katie Moore feel good about her team and its chances during the 2013 season. (more…) (February 21, 2013, Page 8)
WATER VALLEY — The clicking sound in Haley Vance’s ankle was loud enough for her to hear it. Her final basketball game as a Water Valley Lady Blue Devil resulted in a sprained ankle and while that didn’t make an impact for the girls basketball team, a bum ankle wasn’t a good thing for the softball team and first-year coach Casey Clouse.
Fortunately for Vance and the rest of her teammates, she was able to recover from the sprained ankle in time, and once she got her timing back at the plate, she was able deliver a great performance in her final year wearing blue and white. (June 7, 2012, Page 1B)
A split in middle school softball action between Lafayette and Oxford at the Charger Classic Friday evening was secondary to the valuable playing time and experience earned on the field for the two teams.
In the first action of the year for the two first-year programs, the goal of playing against somebody else and working out some kinks was gained in the two, one-hour contests. (more…) (February 27, 2012, Page 3B)
Talent and effort are two of the biggest things that help define how a team fares in high school athletics but there is also no substitute for experience and the understanding of a game as sophisticated as softball can be sometimes. (February 22, 2012, Page 7)
Community service and softball came together beautifully Thursday morning at Lafayette High. In an attempt to give back to the area each month, first-year coach Katie Moore and her Lady Commodores held a morning-long clinic for 38 elementary students that are enrolled in the Lafayette Summer Camp program.
Moore said that she, her assistants and her players enjoyed interacting with the kids, who took swings off a tee and ran bases among other activities. Moore even joked that the community service could lead to her getting a few players in the future. (July 8, 2011, Page 7A)
Leadership is a quality that all coaches, at any level and in any sport, hope to get from a few key players each season. It’s an intangible that helps a team define the path to victory as well as deal with the agony of defeat.
Led by Corey Hollis as the District 2-4A MVP, six Lafayette Lady Commodores were selected the All-District team recently. Joining Hollis on the team were Kelsey Kesler, M.C. Pate, Cameron Mize, Rae Drewrey, Avery McCullough and Kendall Glass as an honorable mention. (May 23, 2011, Page 7)