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)
Oxford softball coach Lauren Hill allowed her Lady Chargers a chance to rest and refocus on the next phase of the MHSAA’s Class 5A playoffs Monday. If it was up to the Lady Chargers, they would have played their first game with McComb instead of waiting until Thursday.
There is a new level of enthusiasm at OHS in regards to softball thanks to a series sweep of Starkville over the weekend. The Lady Chargers earned a 6-5 win on the road last Friday before returning home to beat SHS 7-4.
Hill said the two wins really energized a group that is still learning how to compete at this new level. (April 24, 2012, Page 9)
Two strong pitching performances from Ciara Steward and timely hitting on the part of Mallory Tucker and Alison Lyon helped lift the Oxford Lady Chargers to a series sweep of Starkville in the opening round of the MHSAA’s Class 5A playoffs. (more…) (April 23, 2012, Page 3B)
The Oxford Lady Chargers didn’t wrap up their home slate like they would have liked Monday, falling to Bruce 6-3 on Senior Night.
With the playoffs right around the corner, Oxford’s inability to consistently close out innings without allowing Bruce to score, coupled with the Lady Chargers’ errors in the field and on the base path, bothered head coach Lauren Hill. (April 17, 2012, Page 7)
Once things got rolling on offense for the Lafayette Lady Commodores on the softball field Tuesday night, they didn’t stop until the game was completely in their favor. LHS defeated the Lady Chargers 11-2 at Oxford thanks to a potent offense, strong pitching from starter Kelsey Kesler and another flawless performance on defense. (March 7, 2012)
The Oxford softball team fell to Bruce 13-1 in its season opener on Friday. Freshman pitcher Ciara Steward took the loss for the Lady Chargers. OHS gets back at it Thursday at New Albany. The game is set for a 5:30 p.m. start. (February 28, 2012, Page 9)
Dinner time at Lauren Hill’s house has been a lot more lively and has included a lot more people this offseason. Oxford’s fourth-year fastpitch softball coach recently hosted a dinner for her Lady Chargers in the attempt to bring the team together heading into the 2012 season.
Hill said she feels good about her core group of players and about the potential this young team has moving forward. (February 23, 2012, Page 7)
Oxford’s week-long break from the softball field didn’t result in a win when the Lady Chargers hosted Hernando Tuesday evening. The Lady Tigers beat OHS 8-1 in a Division 1-5A contest that OHS coach Lauren Hill felt should have been closer but wasn’t because her team wasn’t as focused as she would have liked.