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.
The last few seasons has been a great time to be a fan of the Lafayette Commodores.
The football team won its first state championship under Anthony Hart, the cross country teams finished high at the state meet under Mississippi Association Coach of the Year Ben Mikell, the girls basketball program has reached the state tournament under coach Amy Sutton, the girls track team finished second this year at the MHSAA state meet under the guidance of Sutton and Mikell, the tennis team earned its first individual state title winners, while other sports have performed at a high level. (more…) (June 3, 2011, Page 7A)
A public hearing regarding the reassignment of former Lafayette High School girls softball coach Cay Papagolos produced several hours of testimony from administrators and coaches employed by the Lafayette County School District. A decision will be made by the school board on her future with the district. (June 2, 2011, Page 1A)
Joe Murray, attorney for former Lafayette High School softball coach Cay Papagolos, said his main concern after Wednesday’s public hearing on Papagolos’ reassignment earlier this year were the inconsistencies in the testimony given by school officials and administrators. (June 2, 2011, Page 5A)
Testimony was given by Lafayette Athletics Director Jeff Nelson and Superintendent Mike Foster in a public hearing regarding the re-assignment and re-hiring of girls fastpitch softball coach Cay Papagolos on Wednesday morning. (more…) (June 1, 2011)
An investigation on the part of the Office for Civil Rights has led to a public hearing regarding the demotion and re-assignment of former Lafayette High softball coach Cay Papagolos earlier this year.
The OCR is currently investigating whether the Lafayette County School District failed to provide equal athletic opportunities to participants in the girls’ athletics program at LHS and at the middle school. (more…) (May 31, 2011, Page 8)
A proposal to put an end to the current way district and playoff games are decided in high school fastpitch softball was put to a vote this past November at Oxford High School’s auditorium. (more…) (May 3, 2011, Page 6)
Exciting doesn’t even begin to describe the girls fastpitch softball game played between Lewisburg and Lafayette at LHS on Thursday night. In a contest that felt more like a heavyweight title fight, it was the Lady Commodores that delivered the final hit that garnered a knockout blow in the bottom of the seventh inning. (more…) (April 15, 2011, Page 7A)
Competition is the trait that helps define Lafayette senior powerlifter M.C. Pate. The desire to be the best — in any sport — is an intangible gift that Pate has relied on to succeed in softball and most recently girls powerlifting. (more…) (April 14, 2011, Page 6)