TUPELO — With all the preseason hype surrounding the program, Lafayette Commodores’ head football coach Anthony Hart had some concerns about going into Friday night’s road matchup at 6A Tupelo to open the 2011 season.
It was obvious that the Golden Wave had some concerns of its own — LHS running back Demarkous Dennis and quarterback Jeremy Liggins. They just didn’t count on everyone else pitching in on the 40-11 ‘Dores win. (August 22, 2011, Page 1B)
With a bull’s eye the size of the Magnolia State itself on their back, the defending Class 4A state champion Lafayette Commodores are getting a jump start on preparing for the 2011 season. (more…) (June 14, 2011, Page 6)
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)
A return trip to the Class 4A playoffs and the opportunity to earn some revenge later this week is what the Lafayette Lady Commodores gained from their 57-31 win over Senatobia Tuesday night in the District 2-4A tournament at Center Hill.
Lafayette’s boys gave a valiant effort, but in the end Center Hill was able to hold off and defeat the Commodores 58-47 in the nightcap. (February 9, 2011, Page 8)
The Lafayette basketball program had a difficult night on Friday against Center Hill.
While the Lady Commodores got caught up in a free-throw filled fourth quarter during their 52-46 loss, the Commodores were unable to match the Mustangs’ versatility in a 76-50 loss. (January 31, 2011, Page 7)