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Saturday, May 30, 2015

John Sherman

Commodores’ Harden signs with Itawamba CC

Juwaun Harden is getting a chance to continue his basketball career. The former Lafayette High basketball player is taking his talent to the next level as he signed with Itawamba Community College Wednesday morning inside the LHS library. (April 23, 2015, Page 5)

Lafayette School Board approves revised calendar

The Lafayette School Board approved a revised academic calendar that waived three additional inclement weather make-up days for students at its meeting Monday. Even though school will no longer be in session on May 26 or May 27, teachers will still be required to come in for workdays. (April 7, 2015, Page 3)

Crosstown Move: LHS hires OHS’s Linzy as girls hoops coach

Shayne Linzy has spent the last six seasons on one side of the rivalry. He’s about to experience the other side. Linzy has been hired as the Lafayette High girls basketball coach after holding the same position at Oxford for more than half a decade. The Lafayette County School District unanimously approved the hire Monday. (April 7, 2015, Page 6, 7)

Lady Commodores’ season ends at Pontotoc

PONTOTOC— All the Lafayette High girls basketball team wanted was a chance. All it wanted was the opportunity to knock off Ponototoc — and the Commodores got one— but Lafayette was unable to hit shots late, and the Commodores fell 44-33 in a second-round matchup  of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs Monday night in the Pontotoc High School gym. (March 3, 2015, Page 6)

LHS girls keep season alive, beat Greenwood 55-50

After nearly a week-long layoff the Lafayette High girls basketball team finally began their playoff run. Once the final buzzer sounded it was well worth the wait as the Lady Commodores knocked off the Greenwood Lady Bulldogs 55-50 to advance to the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A state playoffs inside the LHS gym Saturday afternoon. (March 1, 2015, Page 2B)

BLOG: Lady ‘Dores’ playoff opener moved to Wednesday

The Lafayette High girls basketball team will have to wait a couple more days to start the postseason. (more…) (February 23, 2015)

LHS girls fall just short in division title game

It wasn’t the prettiest game you’ve ever seen, but what it lacked in style points it more than made up for with back-and-forth, in-your-face basketball. In the end, it came down to — as so many close games do — the team that made the last play. Saturday night, it was Ripley which got a putback from Dayzsha Rogan 1:12 left to score the winning basket and then it was Rogan who scooted in for a runout layup with seconds to go after a missed free throw by Lafayette to give the regular-season Division 2-4A champion Lady Tigers a 32-29 victory over Lafayette in the 2-4A tournament championship game at the LHS gym. (February 22, 2015, Page 2B)

Lady ‘Dores to play for 2-4A championship

It had been nine days since the Lafayette High girls basketball team had played a game. The rust showed at times, but a late surge by Shaniyah Buford helped the Commodores defeat New Albany 42-39 in the Division 2-4A tournament semifinals Thursday night at the LHS gym. Lafayette will meet Ripley in the tournament championship game tonight. (February 20, 2015, Page 7A)

LHS boys still searching; girls beat Senatobia

The Lafayette High basketball teams are heading in different directions. The girls team are moving in an upward trajectory while the boys are stuck in neutral and struggling to find their first win. That was still the case Friday night when Lafayette split their games against Senatobia at the LHS gym. (January 25, 2015, Page 4B)

LHS boys remain winless; girls beat Byhalia

It was a night of highs and lows for the Lafayette High basketball teams as they split their games against divisional opponent Byhalia on Friday night at the LHS gym. The Lady Commodores bounced back from their loss to Ripley on Tuesday while the Commodores are still searching for their first win of the season. (January 18, 2015, Page 4B)

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