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.
The annual Drew Tyler Charger Basketball Camp will be held May 31-June 3 in the Turner Center gymnasium located on the Ole Miss campus. The camp is open for kids in grades K-7 and cost is $95 before May 27 and $100 at the door. Registration forms can be picked up at Oxford High and University Sporting Goods.
The camp runs daily from 8 a.m. to noon. Registration on May 31 is from 7:30 to 8:30. The camp features individual instruction on shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding and emphasises positive attitude, work habits and self discipline. Campers need gym shorts, tennis shoes and T-shirts. The camp will be organized and run by OHS boys coach Drew Tyler and his assistants. (May 16, 2011, Page 4B)
That wasn’t the case on Tuesday night, as the Chargers completed Oxford’s sweep of Clarksdale by defeating the Wildcats 63-57 in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs. The win advances the Chargers (17-10 overall) to the 5A North Half tournament Friday at Indianola-Gentry, a feat the team did not accomplish last season. (February 16, 2011, Page 6)
While it took the girls a quarter and a half to really get going during their 57-35 victory over the New Hope Lady Trojans in the first round of the District 2-5A Tournament, the Chargers took it to Saltillo from the opening tip and turned a 22-point halftime lead into a 75-39 victory.
Both Oxford squads were No. 1 seeds. (February 9, 2011, Page 9)
Oxford’s ninth grade and junior varsity boys basketball teams earned wins over Pontotoc in the OHS gym Monday night.
The ninth graders defeated the Warriors 60-53, while the JV won 50-34. (November 30, 2010, Page 9)
Very few Drivers’ Ed instructors teach parallel parking outside the classroom and inside the car any more and it’s long been dropped as the traditional ending to a driver’s road test. That’s obvious, Editor Don Whitten writes, when you watch drivers try to get in and out of parallel parking spots in and around Oxford. (September 3, 2010, Page 4A)