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Sunday, February 1, 2015

David Dennis

Oxford moves to 11-0 with rout of ‘Dores

Once Oxford’s boys basketball team stopped thinking and started playing, there wasn’t much Lafayette could do to slow the Chargers down. Oxford turned an early seesaw affair into a rout by turning smothering defense into instant offense in an 80-42 victory over the rival Commodores at the Oxford High gym on Friday night that kept the Chargers unbeaten. Their 11-0 record matches the best start to a season in coach Drew Tyler’s 18-year tenure. Lafayette High’s girls team beat the Lady Chargers 50-47 (December 21, 2014, Page 1B, 2B)

Chargers school Hilltoppers 85-59

The day started with Shelby McEwen skying for a putback dunk. It ended with an easy victory for Oxford. In the first school day game in coach Drew Tyler’s 18-year tenure, the Chargers overwhelmed Houston with their athleticism and a bevy of outside shooting to cruise to an 85-59 victory Thursday afternoon at the Oxford High gym. (November 21, 2014, Page 7A)

Oxford starts season with win over Wildcats

Early foul trouble and a slow start had the Oxford High boys basketball team on the ropes against the Calhoun City Wildcats, but the Chargers were able to mount a comeback in the second half and come away with a 87-81 victory in their season opener inside the new OHS gym Tuesday night. (November 12, 2014, Page 1B)

Chargers sweep Region 1-5A titles

Oxford’s track teams dominated Saturday’s Region 1-5A meet at Bobby Holcomb Field, combining to win 13 individual events and a pair of team relays to run away with the titles. (April 28, 2014, Page 10)

Chargers sweep titles at 2-5A meet

Oxford’s track and field teams cruised to wins in Thursday’s Division 2-5A meet at Bobby Holcomb Field. (April 18, 2014, Page 7A)

Center Hill rallies to oust Oxford

OLIVE BRANCH — Oxford had an answer for everything Center Hill threw at it during the teams’ MHSAA Class 5A playoff game. Everything except Job Verner. (February 26, 2014, Page 6)

Chargers hold off Green Wave

An offensive mishap nearly cost Oxford its first district win of the season. Instead, the Chargers made the defensive plays they needed in the final seconds and hit some late free throws to pull out a 53-48 victory over West Point Tuesday night at the OHS gymnasium, evening their District 2-5A record at 1-1. (January 22, 2014, Page 6)

Chargers change things up to cruise past New Site

Oxford’s Chargers didn’t have much trouble picking up their 12th win of the season Friday night. (January 13, 2014, Page 7)

Chargers hold off Lafayette, 46-43

As lethargic as Lafayette’s offense had been, the Commodores still had one final shot. But they never got it off. (December 23, 2013, Page 6)

Oxford looking for longer playoff stay in 2013-14

If Oxford isn’t prepared to make a deep run in the MHSAA Class 5A state basketball tournament this season, the Chargers may never be ready. (November 8, 2013, Page 6A)

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