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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Drew Tyler

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)

OHS hoops sweeps Starkville Academy

Starkville Academy threw a variety of zone defenses at Oxford on Saturday night. That suited the Chargers just fine. Oxford (2-0) made a living shooting over the top of the Volunteers all night, using a fast start to cruise to a 79-55 victory in the Public vs. Private Challenge at the new Oxford High gym. (November 16, 2014, Page 5B)

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)

Oxford’s McEwen a national hit with dunk beyond free-throw line

The athleticism of Shelby McEwen is well-known around Oxford. This past weekend, the Chargers’ senior swingman put it on display for the entire country. It’s created quite the buzz. (July 30, 2014, Page 6)

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)

OHS gym – a place full of memories

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)

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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