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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Janesha Johnson

OHS boys cruise to 5A North Half track title

The Oxford High boys track team continued its dominant string of victories Saturday. The Chargers won the MHSAA Class 5A North Half meet with 170 points, besting runner-up Pearl by 73.5 points and Canton, which placed third, by 74 points. Oxford has also won the Division 2-5A and Region 1-5A championship the last two weeks and will look to win its second straight state title Friday in Pearl (May 3, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

Oxford track teams run away with 1-5A titles

The Oxford High track teams cruised into the North Half meet after dominant wins in the Region 1-5A meet held at Bobby Holcomb Field on the campus of Oxford Middle School on Monday. (April 28, 2015, Page 1B)

Oxford boys, girls win EAGLE Invitational

The Oxford High track teams ran past the competition at The Oxford EAGLE Invitational on Saturday at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers took the boys title with 184 points while the Lady Chargers tallied 148 points to earn the victory. The closest either of Tupelo’s teams, which both finished runner-up, came was on the boys’ side, where the Golden Wave had 117 points. (April 5, 2015, Page 2B)

Jones, OHS overwhelm Clarksdale in playoff opener

Late in Oxford’s MHSAA Class 5A second-round playoff game Saturday night, Cortez Jones took an outlet pass from teammate Josh Gibbs on the wing in transition. He could’ve tried to beat the only defender in front of him to the rim, but Jones set himself behind the 3-point line and drained another shot instead. Oxford’s senior guard was in the zone. Jones scored from every spot on the floor and had a career night once he was done, finishing with a game-high 27 points and helping the Chargers advance to this week’s state quarterfinals with a 76-57 victory over Clarksdale in their final home game of the season. Oxford (26-4) will play Wayne County in the quarterfinals Thursday morning at 9 at Jackson State University. (March 1, 2015, Page 1B, 4B)

OHS boys, girls sweep 2-5A tournament championships

WEST POINT—The Oxford High boys and girls basketball teams were the rulers of Division 2-5A during the regular season and continued their dominance in the postseason sweeping their championship games in the division tournament Saturday afternoon inside the West Point High School gym. (February 22, 2015, Page 1B, 4B)

Oxford boys, girls advance to 2-5A championships

WEST POINT—The Oxford High boys and girls basketball teams have secured spots in next week’s MHSAA Class 5A state playoffs. The only thing left to figure out is what seed will they be after Friday’s Division 2-5A Tournament championship games. The Chargers earned their way into the finals after winning their opening-round games at the West Point High School gym Tuesday. (February 18, 2015, Page 1B, 2B)

Chargers blow past Coldwater on Senior Night

Oxford High’s seniors played their final game in front of their home fans Thursday night. It played out like the rest of them did this season. The Chargers capped the regular season with a 74-53 victory over Coldwater on Senior Night at the Oxford High gym to continue their push toward the postseason. Next up for Oxford (23-4) is its Division 2-5A tournament opener against fourth-seeded West Point on Tuesday at West Point. (February 13, 2015, Page 6A, 7A)

Chargers run past West Point for first division win

Oxford’s best players stayed on the floor, allowing the Chargers to get back to the style of play to which they’re accustomed. They washed a bad taste out of their collective mouth as a result. Senior forward Shelby McEwen led four double-figure scorers for Oxford as the Chargers routed the Green Wave, 87-62, Tuesday night at the Oxford High gym to pick up their first Division 2-5A victory of the season. The win came four days after Oxford (16-3, 1-1 Division 2-5A) lost its division opener at New Hope, the Chargers’ first setback to a team from Mississippi. (January 21, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

Oxford moves to 11-0 with rout of ‘Dores

Once Oxford’s boys basketball team stopped thinking and started playing, there wasn’t much Lafayette could do to slow the Chargers down. Oxford turned an early seesaw affair into a rout by turning smothering defense into instant offense in an 80-42 victory over the rival Commodores at the Oxford High gym on Friday night that kept the Chargers unbeaten. Their 11-0 record matches the best start to a season in coach Drew Tyler’s 18-year tenure. Lafayette High’s girls team beat the Lady Chargers 50-47 (December 21, 2014, Page 1B, 2B)

Lady Chargers win 2 in tourney

Oxford’s girls basketball team had a little easier go of it in its final game of the “O” Town Showdown. After holding off Madison-Ridgeland Academy for a 39-34 win Friday, the Chargers took control early against Marshall Academy and cruised to a 61-33 victory Saturday night at the Oxford High gym. The Lafayette Lady Commodores split their two games in the tournament. (December 14, 2014, Page 4B)

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