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Jacob Roberts

Lafayette girls place second at Class 4A state meet

The Lafayette cross country team closed its season on a high note over the weekend as the girls placed second and the boys took sixth-place in the Class 4A State Cross Country Meet held at Choctaw Trails in Clinton.

For the girls, Pontotoc placed first with 35 points, while the Lady Commodores earned 52 points.

Leading the girls squad was ninth grader Esmeralda Rodriguez, who placed sixth with a time of 16 minutes, 39 seconds. Other notable finishers for the girls on the 4K course were: Manon Mullen (7th, 16:40), Rachel Starnes (8th, 16:41), Mariah Buford (11th, 17:19), Corey Hollis (17th, 17:19.5), Peyton Hamann (31st, 18:22) and Teierah Campbell (61st, 20:15). (November 8, 2010, Page 6B)

Rodriguez leads Lafayette at Corinth Invitational

Paced by an outstanding individual effort from Esmeralda Rodriquez, the Lafayette cross country teams fared well in the Corinth Cross Country Invitational.

Rodriguez led the Lady Commodores to a third-place finish. Twenty five teams from all classifications in the state competed in the meet. Saltillo took first in the meet, while Pontotoc was second. (October 21, 2010, Page 9)

Lafayette’s JV runners win cross country titles

Lafayette’s junior varsity boys and girls cross country teams finished first in the East Union/Mrytle Cross Country Challenge held Saturday at the New Albany Sportsplex. (more…) (October 4, 2010, Page 5B)

Lafayette teams compete in Blue Mountain Invitational

Lafayette’s junior varsity boys cross country teams paced the results in the Blue Mountain Invitational. The junior boys set a school record for low score by placing second in the junior division with 57 points. Lafayette finished second to Saltillo in the meet, who won with 44 points. (September 27, 2010, Page 3B)

LHS teams compete in Saltillo Invitational

Lafayette’s varsity girls cross country team finished fourth in Saturday’s Saltillo Meet. Esmeralda Rodriguez led the team with an eighth-place finish on the 4K course with a time of 17 minutes, 25 seconds. Manon Mullen was 17th with a time of 17:59. Mariah Buford and Corey Hollis finished 27th and 28th respectively, while Teierah Campbell was 52nd overall. (September 20, 2010, Page 4B)

First meet a success for Lafayette teams

Lafayette’s cross country teams fared well in the opening meet of the season, the Pontotoc Invitational.

The varsity girls finished second overall, while the varsity boys team was fourth. The seventh- and eighth-grade boys team both finished third.

Eleven teams competed in the varsity division, while 16 teams made up the middle school division. (September 13, 2010, Page 3B)

Oxford players shine in recent tourney action

Over 100 players from four different states competed in a successful junior tennis tournament hosted by the Oxford Park Commission and Oxford Community Tennis Association.

Included in those numbers were 38 players for Oxford who helped make the tournament a big success. (August 18, 2010, Page 9)

LHS netters make quick work of Greenwood

Lafayette’s first-round matchup with Greenwood in the Class 4A tennis playoffs went as expected as the Commodores defeated the Bulldogs 6-1 Thursday at the courts behind Oxford-University Stadium. The win improved the Commodores to 10-3 overall and to advance them into a second round matchup with New Albany next week. (April 23, 2010, Page 8A)

LHS tennis places second in 2-4A tournament

Three Lafayette High doubles teams qualified for next month’s MHSAA state tournament Thursday with solid showings in the Division 2-4A tournament at Center Hill. The Commodores placed second overall as a team in the tournament. (more…) (April 16, 2010, Page 8a)

LHS captures 2-4A tennis title

Lafayette won the Division 2-4A title Thursday with a 5-2 win over Senatobia at the Oxford-University Stadium courts. The Commodores finished with a perfect 6-0 district record and advance into the 4A playoffs for the second straight year. (April 9, 2010, Page 7A)

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