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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chris Patton

Lady Chargers capture EAGLE Invite title

Oxford’s Lady Chargers and the Tupelo Golden Wave were the champions of this year’s EAGLE Invitational held Saturday at Bobby Holcomb Field. (March 31, 2014, Page 8)

Return to Glory: OHS captures 5A championship

CLINTON — The Oxford Charger cross-country team left Choctaw Trails a year ago with one goal in mind — returning this fall to beat region foe and defending champion Saltillo to reclaim the Class 5A championship the Chargers won in 2011. (November 11, 2013, Page 1B)

Elliott’s consistency balances her talent

Swayze Elliott hasn’t just been Oxford’s best female cross-country runner, she’s also been the Lady Chargers’ biggest cheerleader and supporter. (November 7, 2013, Page 10)

Orman’s success sets pace for Chargers

Oxford’s victory over Saltillo last Saturday didn’t just secure a region championship. For the Chargers, and team pace setter Tristan Orman, the victory served as a springboard into Saturday’s MHSAA Class 5A state meet at Choctaw Trails in Clinton. (November 6, 2013, Page 8)

Patton makes ‘easy decision’ to lead OHS Lady Chargers

It only took Chris Patton a split second to accept the offer to become Oxford High’s new girls track coach. Patton remembers Oxford Athletics Director Johnny Hill coming to him and asking if he wanted to take on the new role and Patton, who was already Oxford’s head cross-country coach and assistant track coach, didn’t hesitate, telling Hill yes as soon as the question hit his ears. (July 8, 2013, Page 6)

Oxford dominates 2-5A meet

“Dominant.” That’s what the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers were in the Division 2-5A track meet held Friday at Bobby Holcomb Field. Both teams finished first in the annual meet, with the Chargers scoring 122 points, almost double second-place finisher West Point with 64. The Lady Chargers, meanwhile, took first with 110.5 points, 56 points more than West Point’s 59. (more…) (April 22, 2013, Page 9)

Bush pleased with where the Chargers are heading into 2-5A meet

The high school track season is about to really get interesting, starting with today’s Division 2-5A meet. The annual meet will be held at Oxford High’s Bobby Holcomb Field and Chris Bush, the head coach of the Chargers, likes how his team looks heading into the first of three major meets leading up to qualifying for the state meet.

 (April 18, 2013, Page 8)

Chargers, Lady Chargers compete at Jesse Owens

Both Oxford High teams competed in the annual Jesse Owens Classic held in Oakville, Ala., this past weekend. Over 5,500 runners competed in the event. (more…) (October 11, 2012, Page 9)

OHS fares well at Pontotoc Invitational

The Oxford cross-country teams fared well at this weekend’s Pontotoc Invitational, finishing second out of 13 squads. Tristan Orman led the boys with a seventh-place finish with a time of 17 minutes, 39 seconds, while Emily Hankins paced the Lady Chargers with a 16:31 mark that was good enough for sixth. (more…) (September 11, 2012, Page 9)

OHS C.C. competes in Memphis Twilight Invitational

The Oxford cross country team competed against 60 programs from Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Arkansas the Memphis Twilight Invitational on Sept. 1 and head coach Chris Patton said he was proud of the effort his team put forth. (more…) (September 5, 2012, Page 7)

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