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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Derek White

LHS boys remain winless; girls beat Byhalia

It was a night of highs and lows for the Lafayette High basketball teams as they split their games against divisional opponent Byhalia on Friday night at the LHS gym. The Lady Commodores bounced back from their loss to Ripley on Tuesday while the Commodores are still searching for their first win of the season. (January 18, 2015, Page 4B)

Lafayette boys stay winless with loss to Ripley

After struggling in New Albany on Friday night, the Lafayette High boys and girls basketball teams were hoping to bounce back against division foe Ripley on Tuesday. It was not to be as the Tigers swept the Commodores inside the Lafayette High gym. (January 14, 2015, Page 6, 7)

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)

Oxford routs MA for 10-0 start

The Oxford boys basketball team used a familiar formula to run its win total to double digits Saturday night. The Chargers turned their pressurized defense into runouts and knocked down shots inside and out in their half-court offense to improve to 10-0 with a 69-40 rout of Marshall Academy in the final game of the “O” Town Showdown at the Oxford High gym. Lafayette lost both of its game in the “O” Town Showdown. (December 14, 2014, Page 4B)

LHS’s White signs to run at Hinds CC

For the past two years, Derek White has known where he wanted to go to college to continue his track and field career.  That place is Hinds Community College in Raymond, and the Lafayette High senior made that choice official when he signed his National Letter of Intent on Monday afternoon inside the LHS library. (December 2, 2014, Page 6)

Lady ‘Dores capture first state title

Timing is everything, and for Lafayette’s girls’ track team, the timing couldn’t have been better. With head coach Amy Sutton coaching the Lady Commodores one last time, Lafayette delivered its first state championship in school history at the MHSAA Class 4A meet on Saturday in Pearl. (May 12, 2014, Page 8)

Lady ‘Dores finish runner-up in North Half

The Lafayette girls track team rode three first-place finishes along with a team relay title to a runner-up finish at the Class 4A North Half meet in Pontotoc on Saturday. (May 5, 2014, Page 9)

‘Dores finish second, fifth in Region 1-4A meet

Lafayette’s girls track team turned in a second-place finish with 124 total points at the Region 1-4A meet at Pontotoc Saturday. (April 28, 2014, Page 10)

Lady ‘Dores run to 4th straight division title

It was a while until the final results could be tabulated, but Lafayette’s track and field teams had a strong showing in Thursday’s Division 2-4A meet. (April 21, 2014, Page 1B)

Lafayette starts division play with loss to Lions

It’s going to take some time for Lafayette to work out the kinks. The Commodores may have been playing the season’s third game against Tunica-Rosa Fort Tuesday night, but Lafayette was facing the Lions with a lineup it hasn’t had the luxury of putting on the floor to this point. (December 11, 2013, Page 9)

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