Tuesday’s nightcap involving the Oxford Chargers and Lafayette Commodores literally came down to one play. In a game that was as emotionally charged as any recent contest between Lafayette and Oxford on the basketball court, it was the Chargers who got the better of the Commodores in a 55-53 win in the LHS gym. (more…) (January 18, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford’s perfect mark in girls basketball remained intact thanks to two impressive performances over the weekend, while the Chargers got aggressive to win their first region game at home Friday night. (more…) (January 16, 2012, Page 7)
A setback at home is not how Oxford Charger coach Drew Tyler wanted to start the Region 1-5A schedule. The Chargers’ first loss in the OHS gym unfortunately came against their most important opponent to date in New Hope.
Despite a second-half surge that saw the Chargers get to within two points twice in the final 1:15, the Trojans were able to hang on and defeat OHS 54-50. (January 9, 2012, Page 6)
It would have been hard to find two basketball teams that were more efficient on the offensive end of the court than the Oxford Lady Chargers and Chargers were Thursday night. (December 30, 2011, Page 6A)
Fast only partial describes the way the Oxford Lady Chargers looked and played in the first half of their 70-49 win over North Panola in their first game of the “O” Town Showdown Wednesday night. Oxford’s energy, merged with its fantastic full-court press on defense, was smothering to the Lady Cougars, who found themselves down 30 points (35-5) at end of the first quarter. (December 29, 2011, Page 6)
Oxford’s girls and boys basketball seasons may be in their infancy stages, but both head coaches are focused on the future and certain aspects that will both make their respective teams better.
OHS girls coach Shayne Linzy wasn’t pleased with the way his team started the game, but he liked they way they fought and competed in a 79-54 win over Senatobia in the OHS gym Tuesday night. (November 16, 2011, Page 6)
Size, speed and experience are expected to make the Oxford Chargers a formidable foe this year on the basketball court. OHS coach Drew Tyler returns four starters, six seniors and five juniors from a team that advanced to the Class 5A North Half tournament last season.
He also has added much needed size to his roster in the form of transfer Will O’Keefe and welcomes 6-foot-5 Romeo Johnson back into the fold after he had to miss the second half of last season. (November 3, 2011, Page 10)
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)
Oxford coach Drew Tyler knows a Most Valuable Player candidate when he sees one. After having 13 consecutive players who have won the EAGLE’s top boys basketball award over the years, Tyler has gained a great perspective as to what an individual has to do to obtain such recognition.
For 6-foot-2 OHS junior guard Justin Fondren, the recipe for success that ultimately allowed him to earn the 2011 EAGLE Player of Year award was his ability to do everything well. As Tyler explains it, Fondren is his best athlete, his best basketball player and best student all rolled into one. (April 20, 2011, Page 1B)