One of the big questions Oxford High football coach Johnny Hill needed answered at the start of the season was who was going to be his team’s quarterback? After having a player as prolific as Guy Cameron Billups lead the team for two plus seasons, the Chargers were without a veteran leader at arguably the most important position on the field. (more…) (September 29, 2011, Page 6)
There’s little better to enjoy than Friday night high school football. So says Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks, who’s been on hand for his share of games through the years. It’s time again for another season, and Eubanks lays out plans for 2012 while also taking a look at the past. (August 12, 2011, Page 4A)
The opportunity to play several newcomers and get in better condition heading into the start of summer practice sessions were the two highlights Oxford coach Johnny Hill took away from this weekend’s O-Zone Classic.
Oxford’s varsity and junior varsity squads — Hill made two teams for the tournament after Vardaman dropped out — were unable to compete and win a title in the tournament held at FNC Park, but there were other things that were accomplished. (more…) (July 11, 2011, Page 6)
Guy Cameron Billups flicked passes to fellow Chargers on Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field on Tuesday night just as he has done thousands of times before.
RIDGLEAND — Oxford’s fantastic run through the MHSAA’s Class 5A playoffs came to an abrupt end with an 8-3 loss to Ridgeland in the North Half title game on Monday night. The win advanced Ridgeland to the 5A title series against Long Beach that begins tonight at Jackson’s Smith-Wills Stadium. (more…) (May 17, 2011, Page 6)
The funk that the Oxford baseball team found itself mired in at the end of the regular season is officially over. A determined bunch of Chargers punched their way into the MHSAA’s Class 5A North Half title series on Saturday with a 5-2 win over Neshoba Central in Philadelphia. (more…) (May 9, 2011, Page 4B)
Led by an outstanding pitching performance from senior Zac Barber and some timely hitting early and late, the Oxford Chargers were able to defeat Hernando 6-2 on Saturday afternoon and sweep the Tigers in their second round Class 5A playoff series.
Oxford, which defeated the Tigers 7-5 on Friday night at home, will now take on Neshoba Central in the quarterfinals of the 5A playoffs that begin on Friday night at OHS. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 1B)
Oxford’s return to the playoffs will be against a familiar foe in Hernando. The best-of-three series begins Friday evening at 6. The second game will be played in Hernando on Saturday at 1 p.m., while the third game, if necessary, would be played back at OHS on Monday. (more…) (April 28, 2011, Page 6)
Bittersweet was the only way to describe the feeling Oxford coach Chris Baughman had following Tuesday night’s Region 2-5A finale against West Point at Edwin Moak Field. For the second time in less than a week, the Chargers lost a region game on their home field by making errors and not executing like they had most of the season.
The end result was a 10-7 setback to the Green Wave, a team they beat two other times this year, and a final mark of 5-4 in the region.
Despite the loss, there was one positive gained for the loss, OHS still secured the region regular season title and the coveted No. 1 seed in the upcoming Class 5A playoffs thanks to New Hope’s 16-2 loss to Saltillo. Oxford (13-9 overall) will be idle this weekend in the playoffs because of the bye, but is still searching for a way to fully break out of the mini funk that has set in the final few games. (April 20, 2011, Page 1B)
Two late inning rallies couldn’t overcome the bevy of mistakes made by the Oxford Chargers in their Region 2-5A game with Saltillo on Friday night at Edwin Moak Field. With a win over the Tigers, the Chargers could have wrapped up the No. 1 seed out of the division for the upcoming Class 5A playoffs. Instead of securing that goal, errors and miscues doomed OHS in an 8-7 loss that coach Chris Baughman saw coming before the start of the contest. (April 18, 2011, Page 3B)