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Drew Tyler

Chargers show great effort in playoff win

The Oxford Chargers haven’t always put forth complete efforts this season. Some nights, their defense was lacking, or they would get beat on the boards because of lackluster effort.

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)

Oxford boys, girls cruise in Round 1

The Oxford boys and girls basketball teams could not have gotten their postseasons started much better than they did on Tuesday at the West Point gym.

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 makes clean sweep of Pontotoc

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)

Parallel parking becoming a lost art?

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)

Overpowered: Saltillo no match for Oxford Hoops

OHS HOOPS — Both squads of the Oxford Chargers basketball program were able to come away with double-digit victories over Saltillo in District 2-5A play Friday night at the OHS gym. The Lady Chargers won 73-42, and the boys won 73-47. (January 18, 2010, Page 7)

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