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)
Oxford boy’s basketball coach Drew Tyler pointed out the positives of his Chargers and a season that saw them advance to the Class 5A North Half tournament at Indianola-Gentry. It was hard to be critical of much the Chargers have done the last two weeks of the season even after they lost 61-34 to Jackson’s Provine in the North Half semifinals Friday night. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 8)
If the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers are going to make it to the “Big House” later this month, then they will both have to knock off two of the best teams in the state tonight in Class 5A North Half play. (more…) (February 18, 2011, Page 7A)
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’s knack for playing its best basketball in the postseason and winning division tournament titles under coach Drew Tyler continued Friday night as the Chargers knocked off West Point 71-61. The win not only secured a 10th championship trophy for Tyler in his 14 years of coaching at OHS, it also ensured a home playoff game Tuesday against Clarksdale a year after the Chargers had to travel to Ridgeland. (more…) (February 14, 2011, Page 6A)
BLOG — Led by Justin Fondren, this season’s Division 2-5A MVP, the Oxford Chargers defeated West Point 71-61 Friday night to win the 2-5A tournament title. (more…) (February 12, 2011)