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Jessica Pearson

Don’t judge Lady Chargers by their youth

It may take a while for spectators to get used to the new-look Lady Chargers on the pitch this season. (more…) (November 8, 2012, Page 8)

Pearson makes all the plays and more for OHS

Jessica Pearson always had a knack of turning nothing into something.

As the setter on Oxford’s volleyball team, it wasn’t uncommon to see Pearson not only set up a teammate for the kill when the Lady Chargers’ passing was on point, but also go sprawling out of bounds in an attempt to keep the play alive. (more…) (October 25, 2012, Page 1B)

Oxford ends season on high note

The 2012 season didn’t go the way Oxford had hoped, but Thursday night’s season finale provided at least a little solace for the home team.

Looking to end the season on a high note, the Lady Chargers earned a convincing 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-18) victory over Corinth at the OHS gym. (September 28, 2012, Page 7A)

OHS claims exciting win

The Oxford volleyball team (8-4 overall) won in exciting fashion Tuesday, claiming a 3-2 (6-25, 25-17, 19-25, 26-24, 15-8) win at Hernando. (more…) (August 22, 2012, Page 7)

OHS girls go 1-2 in Brooke Welch Tourney

Oxford’s girls soccer team earned its first win of the season over the weekend with a 2-1 triumph over Gautier. Oxford (1-5 overall) lost 2-0 to Warren Central and 2-1 to Northwest Rankin in the other two games. Oxford was without three senior starters — Mary Helen Rychlak, Meredith Sanford and Maia Cotelo — during Friday night’s match against Warren Central. (more…) (December 6, 2011, Page 7)

Versatile Smith took her game to another level

Heading into this season Lafayette volleyball coach Rachel Wenzel was faced with a rather large problem: How could the Lady Commodores replace the production and leadership that left along with the graduated senior class?

She knew it would be no easy task, but senior middle blocker Ashley Smith went to Wenzel and requested that her coach trust her enough to allow her to play all the way around, rather than be substituted in the back row. (more…) (October 26, 2011, Page 1B)

Oxford earns home sweep of Clarksdale

Tara Ross proposed a deal her volleyball players couldn’t refuse: Win Thursday’s match against Clarksdale in three straight sets and there will be no practice on Friday.

The Lady Chargers responded to the wager. After cruising through the first two sets, Oxford had to rally to claim the third set and the match 3-0 (25-6, 25-7, 25-23). (September 23, 2011, Page 6A)

OHS rides fast starts to crosstown sweep

Quick starts in all three matches by Oxford, coupled with Lafayette’s inability to get into a groove until it was too late, led to the Lady Chargers claiming a 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-23) victory in the Crosstown Classic’s volleyball edition at the OHS gym on Thursday.

The match marked the first time in three seasons that the Lady Chargers have come away with the crosstown victory.

In each of the three games Oxford was able to jump out to a 6-1 lead. (August 19, 2011, Page 9A)

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