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)
The final high school basketball games at the “old” Oxford High School gym will be Friday night, ending almost five decades of games in the facility. Editor Don Whitten, who’s seen quite a few games there, looks back at some of the top coaches, players and teams who competed there. (January 23, 2014, Page 4)
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)
Oxford’s Chargers didn’t have much trouble picking up their 12th win of the season Friday night. (January 13, 2014, Page 7)
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)
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)
The third time this year the Oxford Lady Chargers flexed their collective muscle against an overmatched West Point girls basketball team on Tuesday. Even without two players, OHS cruised past West Point 79-37 in Game 1 of the 2-5A Tournament at New Hope High on Tuesday.
The Chargers, meanwhile, had to claw and scratch their way to Friday’s championship game by sneaking past pesky Saltillo 62-60. (February 13, 2013, Page 6)
Both Oxford High basketball squads secured a spot in the MHSAA Class 5A Playoffs next week and a spot in the Division 2-5A championship games with wins over Saltillo at the OHS gym Tuesday night.
The similarities to the two teams’ victories stop there though, as the Lady Chargers cruised to an 83-35 win and the Chargers had to fight off a late run by the Tigers to win 62-55. (February 8, 2012, Page 6)
The Oxford gym provided a rocking atmosphere Friday for Senior Night.