Lafayette ninth-grade football coach Nacoma James wants his Commodores to play fast and physical every time they hit the field this season. Fortunately for James, and the other members of the ninth-grade coaching staff, his group was able to do both in a 28-6 win over crosstown-rival Oxford on Monday night at Bobby Holcomb Field.
Led by the rushing duo of Eli and John Murphree, the Commodores totaled 268 yards on the ground en route to the win, while the defense held the Chargers in check and at bay most of the night. (more…) (August 30, 2011, Page 8)
Thursday’s crosstown doubleheader between Oxford and Lafayette’s baseball teams provided plenty of positives and learning experiences for the two squads involved.
There were several new faces and numbers to learn for those who attended Thursday night’s summer league baseball game between Lafayette and Oxford at Edwin Moak Field. Less than a month after a veteran OHS team wrapped up the season against Ridgeland, coach Chris Baughman is having to re-tool his lineup with several younger members of the program. (June 3, 2011, Page 6A)
The competitive rivalry between Oxford and Lafayette in baseball doesn’t just reside with the high school players. For the third time this season, the two middle school programs locked horns in a battle that came down to the end of a game and ended up going in the Chargers’ favor.
Oxford rallied from a 5-4 deficit in the bottom of the fifth inning to post a 6-5 win over Lafayette to capture the Tri-Lakes Conference title at Edwin Moak Field on Monday night. The victory was the third rivalry win of the season for the Chargers, who were able to secure their first conference title as well as a perfect record (7-0) in games that counted within the division. (more…) (April 19, 2011, Page 2B)
Pitching and timely hitting propelled the Lafayette Middle School baseball team back into the title game of the Tri-Lakes Conference. The No. 2 seed Commodores defeated Marshall Academy 5-0 on Thursday at W.V. Brewer Field to advance to a meeting with No. 1 seed Oxford on Monday at Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (April 15, 2011, Page 6A)
Lafayette middle school earned a baseball sweep over Marshall Academy on Thursday. The Commodores won 3-1 and 7-1 to remain in second place in the Tri Lakes Conference standings. Eli Murphree pitched the first game of the doubleheader and finished with six strikeouts against just two hits allowed. Austin Arrington had two hits and two RBIs in the win, Eli Murphree had a hit and an RBI, John Murphree had a hit, while Ryan Holland drove in a run. (more…) (April 8, 2011, Page 8A)
A week-long layoff didn’t bother the Lafayette Middle School Commodores as they defeated Marshall Academy 10-0 and 7-2 in a Tri-Lakes doubleheader at W.V. Brewer Field on Monday evening. (March 22, 2011, Page 8)
Neither the Lafayette Commodores nor Oxford Chargers Middle School baseball squads were able to get the better of the other in back-to-back games at Edwin Moak Field as the crosstown rivals split Monday’s doubleheader. (more…) (March 8, 2011, Page 8)
Lafayette’s middle school baseball team earned two lopsided 14-0 wins over South Panola Thursday. Both wins were no-hitters for the Commodores, who had four pitchers combine to strike out 19 batters.
Lafayette’s eighth-grade football team remained perfect on the season Tuesday night with its second win over Oxford, while the seventh-grade Chargers used early miscues by the Commodores to help post a 22-8 win at William L. Buford Stadium.
The seventh-grade Chargers improved to 3-1-1 on the year with the win over the Commodores (2-3-1). (October 6, 2010, Page 8)