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Friday, May 22, 2015

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Oxford routs Rebs for 5A state championship

PEARL — It was a fitting end to a dominant year for Oxford High’s baseball team. Oxford punctuated one of the best seasons in school history with a 9-0 win over George County Thursday at Trustmark Park, finishing off a sweep in the title series and claiming the MHSAA Class 5A state championship. (May 22, 2015, Page 6A)

COLUMN: Special talent delivers special season for OHS

Sports Editor Davis Potter takes a look back at the dominant season the Oxford High baseball team had on their way to a state championship. (May 22, 2015, Page 6A)

Chargers’ focus on winning ‘one more’

With the Oxford High baseball team holding a one-game lead in the MHSAA Class 5A state championship series, the idea of the Chargers winning it all may be a foregone conclusion to many. And for good reason. Oxford made it look easy against the best team the south half of the state had to offer in Tuesday’s opener. Houston Roth’s one-hit gem against George County helped the nationally ranked Chargers claim their 14th shutout in 35 games this season. (May 21, 2015, Page 6)

Roth baffles Rebs, puts OHS on brink of title

PEARL — Houston Roth missed his spot with his final pitch in Game 2 of the North Half finals last week against New Hope. All Oxford’s right-hander was missing Tuesday was George County’s bats. Roth fired a one-hitter in the opening game of the MHSAA Class 5A championship series, leading the Chargers to a 4-0 win to put them a win away from their first state title in a decade. Game 2 of the best-of-three series is Thursday night at 7. (May 20, 2015, Page 5A)

VIDEO: Roth’s gem puts Oxford on brink of state title

PEARL — Houston Roth fired a one-hitter, and Oxford moved a win closer to a state title with a 4-0 win over George County in the opener of the MHSAA Class 5A championship series Tuesday at Trustmark Park. (more…) (May 19, 2015)

OHS treating George Co. like any other opponent

Chris Baughman is doing everything he can to gather information on George County and piece together scouting reports ahead of Oxford’s meeting with the Rebels in the MHSAA Class 5A state championship series this week. (May 18, 2015, Page 6)

Oxford pounds New Hope for 5A North Half title

Oxford has its revenge. Now the Chargers want it all. The pair of losses in last year’s MHSAA Class 5A North Half finals simmered in the belly of Oxford players and coaches for nearly 365 days. The division rivals played all season to get back to the same point, but it’ll be the Chargers playing for a state championship this time. Oxford finished off the Trojans with a 10-3 win Saturday at Edwin Moak Field. (May 17, 2015, Page 1B)

Trojans walk off against Oxford, even series

NEW HOPE — The only power Will Godfrey ever displayed was in batting practice. Until Thursday night. The MHSAA Class 5A North Half championship series took another unexpected turn when New Hope’s junior catcher used every ounce of strength he had to turn on Houston Roth’s final pitch of the night for a walk-off home run, putting an end to Oxford’s perfect season and lifting New Hope to a 1-0 victory at the New Hope baseball field. (May 15, 2015, Page 5A, 7A)

Last loss fuels OHS ahead of North Half rematch

It’s a play that’s embedded in the minds of two different sets of players for vastly different reasons. (May 11, 2015, Page 6)

Oxford cruises past Mavs, into North Half finals

Germantown scored Thursday, but the Mavericks didn’t do much else to slow down Oxford’s march through the postseason. Oxford quickly erased an unusual deficit and finished off another playoff sweep with a 12-2 win over the Mavericks at Edwin Moak Field. (May 8, 2015, Page 1B)

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