No one would have blamed Greg Lewis if when he walked into the Lafayette fieldhouse Feb. 1 he didn’t recognize many of the faces suiting up for the first day of practice. (February 22, 2012, Page 6)
WATER VALLEY — High school baseball returned to the area Monday in the form of two dress rehearsals for the Water Valley Blue Devils and Lafayette Commodores. Both teams played two four-inning contests at Blue Devil Field, including a matchup against each other in the nightcap of the day-long jamboree.
Lafayette got the better of the Blue Devils with a 1-0 win, but both LHS coach Greg Lewis and WVHS coach Kary Bridges saw positives and things they can both build on.
Lewis, whose Commodores lost 5-4 to Grenada just before playing Water Valley, was focused on how his pitchers performed. (February 21, 2012, Page 9)
It’s a good thing Anthony Hart has gone from being Lafayette’s head football coach to athletics director. Now he will have more time on his hands to take in community college football games across the state considering the rosters will be filled with a bevy of his former players. (more…) (January 31, 2012, Page 8)
Lafayette’s football players dominated the Region 2-4A team, which was voted on and released Thursday by the region’s coaches. Quarterback Jeremy Liggins was named Player of the Year. Running back Demarkous Dennis was named Offensive Player of the Year and linebacker Jamel Dennis was named Defensive Player of the Year. (more…) (January 6, 2012, Page 6A)
A focused approach that started this past summer made Oxford High baseball player Zac Barber the most important player on the field for the Chargers this season.
For a team that had several good high school players on the roster but nobody that was headed to play at the Division I level next season, Barber was able to carry the Chargers to an unexpected 19-12 overall record and a spot in the Class 5A North Half title series. (more…) (June 2, 2011, Page 1B)
KOSCIUSKO — A dive, a drive and an outstanding individual effort on the mound proved to be the winning formula for the Lafayette Commodores to earn a 2-1 win over Kosciusko in the decisive game of a best-of-three Class 4A playoff series on Saturday.
LHS (22-5 overall) was able to advance to a second round matchup with North Pontotoc by holding off the Whippets when it mattered most. After LHS opened the series with an 11-3 win at home on Friday night, Kosciusko defeated the Commodores 9-4 in the second game to force the winner-take-all third game.
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BLOG: Paced by a potent offensive attack, the Lafayette Commodores took game one of their best-of-three series with Kosciukso on Friday night. (more…) (April 23, 2011)
Lafayette’s goal to reach Jackson and play in the MHSAA’s Class 4A state tournament begins tonight with a first-round, best-of-three series against Kosciusko at W.V. Brewer Field. First pitch is set for 7 tonight for the Commodores (20-4) and the Whippets (13-12), who finished as the No. 3 seed out of Division 4. (April 22, 2011, Page 6A)
The Commodores scored early and often in their 18-1 win over Byhalia on Monday night. In the second to last region game of the year, LHS (19-4 overall, 8-1 in region play) scored six runs in the top of the first inning, eight in the second and four in the fourth. LHS had 14 hits as a team, while Byhalia committed five errors. (more…) (April 19, 2011, Page 3B)
Lafayette’s potent lineup led the Commodores to two one-sided wins over Center Hill and New Albany over the weekend. The Commodores defeated Center Hill 13-2 on Friday night to remain perfect (6-0) in Region 2-4A play, while the ‘Dores smacked around the Bulldogs for the second time this year in a 14-9 win at New Albany. (more…) (April 11, 2011, Page 4B)