AMORY — Apparently the rumors were true.
Amory coach Chad Williams found out first hand why folks were calling Lafayette pitcher Luke Stanley a tough staff ace to face.
Thursday evening, Stanley struck out 10 in Lafayette’s 3-0 road win over the Amory Panthers in the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. (April 27, 2012, Page 7A)
Lafayette punctuated the end of the regular season with an 8-6 victory over North Pontotoc under its belt. The win Wednesday afternoon at W.V. Brewer Field wasn’t always a thing of beauty, but the Commodores did what they had to do when it counted to garner their seventh straight victory. (April 19, 2012, Page 6)
The Lafayette High School baseball team moved one step closer to locking up a playoff spot with a pair of wins against Rosa Fort on Tuesday evening. The Commodores (10-10 overall, 5-3 Region 2-4A) knocked off the Lions 15-0 and 12-0 in two run-ruled shortened games at W.V. Brewer Field. (April 11, 2012, Page 9)
Lafayette’s Division 2-4A game with Lewisburg literally came down to one play. Unfortunately for the Commodores, the play didn’t go in their favor.
Three nights after beating Lafayette by nine runs, Lewisburg snuck out of W.V. Brewer Field with a 2-1 win to earn a season sweep.
Friday night’s game was decided in the top of the sixth inning when Lewisburg broke a 1-1 tie on a play at the plate. (April 2, 2012, Page 9)
Oxford baseball coach Chris Baughman held a meeting with his team Wednesday about facing adversity and staying mentally tough.
It didn’t take long for the meeting to be put to the test, as the Chargers had to respond to an early deficit in order to defeat Lafayette 6-5 Friday night at Edwin Moak Field in the Crosstown Classic. (more…) (March 12, 2012, Page 3B)
No one would have blamed Greg Lewis if when he walked into the Lafayette fieldhouse Feb. 1 he didn’t recognize many of the faces suiting up for the first day of practice. (February 22, 2012, Page 6)
Lafayette’s football players dominated the Region 2-4A team, which was voted on and released Thursday by the region’s coaches. Quarterback Jeremy Liggins was named Player of the Year. Running back Demarkous Dennis was named Offensive Player of the Year and linebacker Jamel Dennis was named Defensive Player of the Year. (more…) (January 6, 2012, Page 6A)
There were a lot reasons why the Lafayette Commodores finished the season ranked No. 1 overall in the state and with a second straight MHSAA Class 4A state title trophy to put on display. A bevy of talented players and a very organized coaching staff are at the top of the list of reasons why the Commodores reeled off another 16-0 season, but leadership provided by key players was also a major reason for the immense success. (more…) (December 20, 2011, Page 1B)