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Chargers top Tupelo in 9th grade football

Oxford opened its 2011 season on the road with an 8-6 win over Tupelo. In a game described as a defensive struggle by head coach Jason Russell, the ninth-grade Chargers were able to go ahead of the Golden Wave thanks to a deep pass play and score from George Edwards. Michael McGee added the 2-point conversion for the difference in the contest. K.T. McCollins was credited with adding great run support from his cornerback spot, D.K. Hutchins and Courtland Barnes also had big games on defense.

The team returns to action Monday at home against Lafayette. Action gets underway at 5:30 p.m. (August 24, 2011, Page 8)

Oxford’s Terry Johnson wins state lifting crown

A strong finish in deadlift helped Oxford’s Terry Johnson cap a successful powerlifting career with an individual state championship on Saturday in the MHSAA’s Class 5A meet. Johnson clearly out-distanced his competition at this year’s meet by totaling 1,525 pounds, 240 pounds more than the second-place finisher, Pearl’s Chris Burleson.

For Johnson, who competed in the 308-pound weight class, the accomplishment made all the hard work worth it. (April 19, 2011, Page 4B)

Oxford teams ready for state meet

One of the most successful seasons in Oxford powerlifting history will continue Saturday at the MHSAA’s state meet in Jackson. Six girls and five boys qualified for the state meet that will be held at the Mississippi Coliseum.

OHS coach Jason Russell has been very pleased with the way the season has turned out so far. Both teams won its division meet and both finished third in the North Half meet. (April 15, 2011, Page 8A)

Oxford teams win powerlifting titles

Oxford’s two powerlifting teams continued to show how strong they both are this weekend by winning the regional powerlifting meets at the OMS gym. It was the first regional titles for the school in either the girls or boys divisions. (February 21, 2011, Page 6)

OHS, LHS claim Invitational titles

Oxford’s boys and Lafayette’s girls powerlifting teams took home titles in the third annual Oxford Invitational held Friday and Saturday in the Oxford Middle School gym. (more…) (January 31, 2011, Page 8)

Johnson a strong addition to OHS powerlifting

Good things are expected from the Oxford Chargers powerlifting team this season as they head into the fourth year under coach Jason Russell.

Russell said this year’s team is the most experienced one he has had and the most depth he’s had to work with. Oxford finished sixth in the state meet last year with several of those lifters returning. (January 21, 2011, Page 7A)

Chargers win two games over Lafayette

Two late scoring drives helped lift the Oxford Chargers to two wins over Lafayette in ninth-grade and junior varsity football action Monday night at Bobby Holcomb Field.

Oxford’s ninth-grade defeated Lafayette 14-8, while the JV Chargers topped the Commodores 7-0. (October 5, 2010, Page 8)

Oxford wins 9th grade game

The Oxford Chargers rolled to a 44-12 victory over Lafayette in ninth-grade football action Monday evening at William L. Buford Stadium. (August 31, 2010, Page 6)

OHS competes at Class 5A powerlifting meet

Led by a second-place finish from DeAndre Patrick, the Oxford girls and boys powerlifting teams had a solid showing in the recent Class 5A meet held in Jackson. (more…) (April 21, 2010, Page 9)

Five Chargers qualify for State

Oxford High placed five lifters in next month’s MHSAA state meet after earning qualifying results in Friday’s Class 5A North Half championships at Ridgeland. Eleven lifters competed in the meet and OHS finished third as a team overall. (more…) (March 15, 2010)

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