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Friday, March 6, 2015

Drew Tyler

Eagles rally to end Oxford’s season

JACKSON — A season for a veteran Oxford boys basketball team came to an uncharacteristic end Thursday. Oxford’s run in the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs fizzled out with 57-56 quarterfinal loss to Wayne County at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center on the campus of Jackson State University. (March 6, 2015, Page 6)

Chargers adjusting to time, place for Class 5A quarterfinals

Oxford’s boys basketball team didn’t lose a game in its own gym all season, but the Chargers won’t have the advantage of a home crowd when they take on Wayne County in the MHSAA Class 5A quarterfinals. Nobody has that luxury at this point. The playoffs have shifted to Jackson, where Oxford (26-4) and Wayne County (11-12) will be the first teams to play at Jackson State University on Thursday at 9 a.m. Should the Chargers win, they will move to the Mississippi Coliseum to face either Ridgeland or West Harrison in next week’s semifinals. (March 4, 2015, Page 1B)

Jones, OHS overwhelm Clarksdale in playoff opener

Late in Oxford’s MHSAA Class 5A second-round playoff game Saturday night, Cortez Jones took an outlet pass from teammate Josh Gibbs on the wing in transition. He could’ve tried to beat the only defender in front of him to the rim, but Jones set himself behind the 3-point line and drained another shot instead. Oxford’s senior guard was in the zone. Jones scored from every spot on the floor and had a career night once he was done, finishing with a game-high 27 points and helping the Chargers advance to this week’s state quarterfinals with a 76-57 victory over Clarksdale in their final home game of the season. Oxford (26-4) will play Wayne County in the quarterfinals Thursday morning at 9 at Jackson State University. (March 1, 2015, Page 1B, 4B)

OHS boys, girls sweep 2-5A tournament championships

WEST POINT—The Oxford High boys and girls basketball teams were the rulers of Division 2-5A during the regular season and continued their dominance in the postseason sweeping their championship games in the division tournament Saturday afternoon inside the West Point High School gym. (February 22, 2015, Page 1B, 4B)

Oxford boys, girls advance to 2-5A championships

WEST POINT—The Oxford High boys and girls basketball teams have secured spots in next week’s MHSAA Class 5A state playoffs. The only thing left to figure out is what seed will they be after Friday’s Division 2-5A Tournament championship games. The Chargers earned their way into the finals after winning their opening-round games at the West Point High School gym Tuesday. (February 18, 2015, Page 1B, 2B)

Chargers blow past Coldwater on Senior Night

Oxford High’s seniors played their final game in front of their home fans Thursday night. It played out like the rest of them did this season. The Chargers capped the regular season with a 74-53 victory over Coldwater on Senior Night at the Oxford High gym to continue their push toward the postseason. Next up for Oxford (23-4) is its Division 2-5A tournament opener against fourth-seeded West Point on Tuesday at West Point. (February 13, 2015, Page 6A, 7A)

Chargers take 2-5A title with win over New Hope

Oxford High’s boys basketball team was winning, but it wasn’t enough. Not if the Chargers wanted to call themselves division champs. (February 8, 2015, Page 4B)

Chargers run past West Point for first division win

Oxford’s best players stayed on the floor, allowing the Chargers to get back to the style of play to which they’re accustomed. They washed a bad taste out of their collective mouth as a result. Senior forward Shelby McEwen led four double-figure scorers for Oxford as the Chargers routed the Green Wave, 87-62, Tuesday night at the Oxford High gym to pick up their first Division 2-5A victory of the season. The win came four days after Oxford (16-3, 1-1 Division 2-5A) lost its division opener at New Hope, the Chargers’ first setback to a team from Mississippi. (January 21, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

Chargers get defensive late, hold off Olive Branch for 66-60 win

The Oxford High boys basketball team defeated Olive Branch 66-60 to remain undefeated in the state of Mississippi. The Lady Chargers fell to Olive Branch 62-51. (January 7, 2015, Page 2B)

Sports trips about more than sports

Students from the local school systems are often part of trips related to extracurricular activities as well as those connected with academic classes. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the OHS boys basketball team’s recent trip to Washington D.C. to show how valuable all of these out-of-the-classroom trips are for students. (January 5, 2015, Page 4)

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