Oxford was a pair of free throws away from earning a sweep in middle school girls basketball action in the season opener Thursday night. The seventh-grade Lady Chargers overcame a 16-6 deficit at the half of their game with Coldwater in the OHS gym, but couldn’t finish the deal in a 21-20 loss to the Lady Cougars. The eighth-grade Lady Chargers made up for the setback with a 33-4 win in the nightcap. Oxford’s seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball teams both earned wins to garner a sweep. (November 2, 2012, Page 6A)
A week of intense practices following the only loss of the season paid off in a big way for the Oxford eighth-grade football team on Tuesday. A week after suffering a disappointing 14-12 loss to Lafayette, the Chargers blanked Grenada 36-0. The victory improved the Chargers to 6-1 overall and kept them in the race to possibly win the Tri-Lakes Conference title. (October 17, 2012, Page 6)
The Oxford Middle School Chargers used an outstanding performance in field events and a balanced showing in running events to win the annual OMS Invitational track meet Oxford High’s Bobby Holcomb Field Thursday afternoon.
Oxford totaled 71 points to capture the title, while Tunica and Byhalia were second and third with 56 and 55 points respectively. (March 30, 2012, Page 8A)
Oxford got its Thanksgiving break off to a good start Monday thanks to a doubleheader sweep of Olive Branch in middle school basketball action at the OHS gym.
Oxford Middle School completed its football season on Tuesday by splitting with the Senatobia Warriors. While the seventh grade fell to Senatobia 14-8, the eighth grade rolled to a 35-0 victory.
Oxford gained a measure of revenge on Lafayette in middle school football action Tuesday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers defeated the Commodores 20-6 in the eighth-grade contest, the second game of a doubleheader that saw the Oxford seventh graders defeat Lafayette 20-8.
For Oxford eighth-grade coach Perry Swindall, the win showed that his team made improvement from the first time the two schools met, a game that resulted in a Lafayette win. (October 5, 2011, Page 7)