Oxford’s return to the playoffs will be against a familiar foe in Hernando. The best-of-three series begins Friday evening at 6. The second game will be played in Hernando on Saturday at 1 p.m., while the third game, if necessary, would be played back at OHS on Monday. (more…) (April 28, 2011, Page 6)
The Oxford Chargers found that out the hard way on Tuesday, falling to Saltillo 14-4 in five innings at Edwin Moak Field due in large part to a difficult day in the field. (more…) (March 30, 2011, Page 7)
Chris Baughman may be in his first season as Oxford High’s head baseball coach, but he seems to have already mastered the delivery of the between-inning speech.
Baughman’s discussion with his players after the visiting New Hope Trojans scored four runs off OHS starter James Lear in the top of the first inning on Friday was brief and to the point. More importantly than the duration, the message got the Chargers re-focused enough to allow their talent and maturity to take over. (more…) (March 28, 2011, Page 1B)
Despite a seven-run fourth inning, the Oxford High baseball team was unable to overcome a fast start by Olive Branch in a 15-10 loss Tuesday night. The Chargers (1-2) got to within a run of the Conquistadors at 3-2 in the top of the third, but they fell behind by 10 runs after Olive Branch scored nine in the bottom half of the frame. OHS was within 12-10 heading into the bottom of the fifth, but was unable to score the rest of the way as Olive Branch tacked on three more runs. (more…) (March 2, 2011, Page 7)
Teams that win championships always have great players leading the way. In the case of the Lafayette Commodores, there were a handful of players that stood out above the rest on a team that was filled from top to bottom with solid high school athletes. (more…) (December 16, 2010, Page 1B)
Senior quarterback Guy Cameron Billups was named Player of the Year after throwing for 2,915 yards and 33 touchdowns for the 9-4 Chargers. Billups ranked second in the entire state in both passing yards and touchdowns thrown.
Joining Billups on the first team offense for the MAC team were senior wide receiver DeShaun McNeal and senior tight end Larry Pettis. Senior offensive lineman Terry Johnson was also named to the second team on offense. Johnson will be playing in Saturday’s Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic in Mobile, Ala. (December 10, 2010, Page 6A)
The 5-foot-10, 210-pound senior is the Chargers’ center, the leader of the offensive line, an additional coach on the field each game and the designated fireplug, or enforcer if you will, of the team. His role as the guy that will lay his body on the line is as important as his ability to snap the ball to quarterback Guy Cameron Billups each play. In short, without Norris, the Chargers’ offense can not function like it’s supposed. (August 20, 2010, Page 6A)
Oxford’s first opportunity to improve on last year’s third-place finish in Region 1-5A and move past the first round of the 5A playoffs came Monday with the first official practice of the preseason.
OHS coach Johnny Hill said the team was fired up to be back on the practice fields after a strong summer of workouts. (July 27, 2010, Page 6A)
The Green Wave defeated the Chargers 8-4 for their first win in six Division 2-5A games by playing extremely clean baseball on defense and getting timely hits against OHS starter Shae Mnichowski and reliever Cameron Rose. (April 12, 2010, Page 2B)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — A four-run seventh inning broke a 4-4 tie and ultimately propelled the West Point Green Wave to an 8-4 win over the Oxford Chargers Friday night at Edwin Moak Field.
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