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OHS claims first 5A powerlifting title

Five first-place finishes and a great overall team effort proved to be the key to winning the MHSAA Class 5A state title for the Oxford Chargers Saturday in Jackson’s Mississippi Coliseum. The Chargers defeated Pearl 43-39 to capture the school’s first powerlifting title, a feat that coach Jason Russell couldn’t talk enough about because the Chargers had to overcome some adversity during the meet.

 (April 15, 2013, Page 8)

Can OHS match muscle of state’s best?

The strongest boys powerlifting team in Oxford’s history will be looking to win a state title Saturday at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. (April 12, 2013, Page 7A)

OHS runs away with 5A North Half title

For the second straight season, the Oxford Chargers are the Class 5A North Half champions in powerlifting. Oxford set a record in points (62) as seven of 12 lifters finished first overall in the meet held Saturday in the OHS gym. (more…) (March 4, 2013, Page 2B)

Chargers take first in 1-5A powerlifting meet

Nine first-place finishes led the Oxford Chargers to a Region 1-5A championship Saturday in the OHS gym. (more…) (February 11, 2013, Page 10)

Chargers sock Saltillo on Senior Night

The fifth-ranked Oxford Chargers were not caught looking ahead Friday night as they turned in a solid effort en route to a 33-7 homecoming victory against Saltillo in Region 1-5A action at Bobby Holcomb Field. (more…) (October 22, 2012, Page 1B)

Chargers finish third in 5A meet

Led by a first-place finish from Clifton Smith in the super heavyweight division, the Oxford Chargers finished a school-best third place in Saturday’s Class 5A state meet. (more…) (April 16, 2012, Page 9)

Oxford lifters looking to contend for title

Oxford powerlifting coach Jason Russell will have a full bus of athletes with him when he heads to Jackson for Saturday’s annual MHSAA state meet in the Mississippi Colisuem. The Chargers have eight lifters who qualified for the meet, while the Lady Chargers boast five.

Russell, who is in his fourth year leading both programs, has seen both of his teams improve gradually through the years and this season, both have excelled. (April 13, 2012, Page 7A)

OHS powerlifters claim 5A North Half title

A balanced lineup and effort that saw eight lifters advance to next month’s state meet also produced the Oxford Chargers’ first 5A North Half title in powerlifting Monday.

Oxford won the meet by totaling 47 points, 10 more than second-place finisher Hernando. (March 6, 2012, Page 6)

Chargers, Lady Chargers capture championships

The basketball court wasn’t the only place Oxford High dominated over the weekend.

The OHS powerlifting teams combined to have 13 first-place winners as both the Lady Chargers and Chargers won titles in meets held at the OMS gym. (more…) (February 20, 2012, Page 4B)

JV contest about more than the score

Monday night’s junior varsity football game between the Oxford Chargers and Lafayette Commodores at Bobby Holcomb Field may have ended with a 6-0 win for OHS, but in the end both teams benefited from the contest. (more…) (September 13, 2011, Page 7)

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