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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Brad Freeman

IPF opens at FNC Park

City, county and university officials gathered Friday for the ribbon-cutting, grand opening celebration for the newly opened Oxford Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Indoor Practice Facility at FNC Park. (April 7, 2014, Page 1)

Indoor practice facility makes progress

Work continues on the new Indoor Practice Facility at FNC Park. (October 1, 2013, Page 1)

City budget review begins

Oxford leaders determine funding priorities for several city departments this week. (July 23, 2013, Page 1)

FNC Park can grow with Oxford

While Oxford Park Commission sports programs are growing in popularity, some are concerned Oxford may be outgrowing FNC Park already. However, FNC officials say “not just yet.” (November 2, 2012, Page 1A, 10A)

FNC Park has little room for area travel teams

The Oxford Park Commission is considering a policy to help manage independent travel teams. (November 1, 2012, Page 1,5)

LHS, OHS getting into passing condition

Leave it to Oxford and Lafayette to add a splash of drama to a summer tournament.

The two football squads capped this weekend’s third annual O-Zone Classic 7-on-7 tournament with a championship game that went down to the last play. (June 18, 2012, Page 6)

OHS starting to shake rust off

The first high school football game may still be 64 days away, but area teams are already gearing up for the 2012 season through various passing leagues. The annual 7-on-7 workouts at Oxford High School were supposed to have started the first Monday in June, but rain the past two weeks postponed the first set of games at Bobby Holcomb Field until this past Wednesday.

Two Oxford teams competed against Water Valley, Marshall Academy, Charleston and Potts Camp in the late afternoon trying to get the rust off and in some sort of shape heading into the annual O-Zone Classic 7-on-7 tournament this weekend at FNC Park. (June 14, 2012, Page 7)

Donor offers to help fund IPF

Thanks to an unnamed donor, FNC Fields may soon have what Aldermen E.O. Oliver described as it’s own “little IPF.”
Brad Freeman, with the Oxford Park Commission, presented very preliminary plans to the Board of Aldermen for a new Indoor Practice Facility at FNC. However, that can only be accomplished if the aldermen and Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agree to the terms of an unnamed donor who has pledged $150,000 toward the new facility. (May 2, 2012, Page 1, 8)

Young Chargers gain experience in Classic

The opportunity to play several newcomers and get in better condition heading into the start of summer practice sessions were the two highlights Oxford coach Johnny Hill took away from this weekend’s O-Zone Classic.

Oxford’s varsity and junior varsity squads — Hill made two teams for the tournament after Vardaman dropped out — were unable to compete and win a title in the tournament held at FNC Park, but there were other things that were accomplished. (more…) (July 11, 2011, Page 6)

O-Zone Classic begins Friday at FNC Park

The community’s first opportunity to get a glimpse of this season’s prep football teams comes this weekend at the second annual O-Zone Classic. The two-day 7-on-7 tournament begins Friday at 5:30 p.m. Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley join seven other teams from around the North Mississippi area in the tournament.

Brad Freeman, FNC’s Planning and Marketing Director, said the success of last year’s inaugural tournament was more than enough of a reason to host teams again. (July 7, 2011, Page 6)

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