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Monday, December 22, 2014

John Sherman

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 fall to Olive Branch in Invitational final

For the first time this season, the Oxford High girls basketball team suffered a loss. Olive Branch defeated them 61-34 in the championship game of the Lady Charger Invitational on Monday night in the Oxford High gym. The Lafayette Girls team defeated Houston 53-26 earlier in the day in the finals of the consolation bracket. (November 25, 2014, Page 7)

OHS romps to win in Lady Charger Invitational

Things could not have gone better for the host team in the second annual Lady Charger Invitational as Oxford won its opening game of the tournament against Kipp Academy (Tenn.) 84-3 on Thursday night at the new Oxford High gym. The Lafayette Lady Commodores dropped another game in a 51-33 loss to Velma Jackson. (November 21, 2014, Page 6A)

Lady Commodores fall to Grenada, 42-39

The season has not gotten off to a good start for the Lafayette High girls basketball team. After losing to Shannon earlier this month to begin the season, the Lady Commodores dropped their home opener to Grenada by a score of 42-39 inside the LHS gym Tuesday night. (November 19, 2014, Page 1B)

WVHS tabs Taylor as boys basketball coach

Water Valley High School dipped into south Mississippi to find its next head boys basketball coach.
Larry Taylor has been hired to lead the Blue Devils’ hoops program. Taylor, whose hire was approved by the Water Valley school board at its meeting on Monday night, will replace John Sherman, who left last month to take over as the Lafayette High girls coach. (July 9, 2014, Page 6)

Allman: WVHS ‘close’ to hiring boys hoops coach

Water Valley’s search for a new boys basketball coach is coming to an end.
A pool of applicants has been narrowed to a group of five finalists who have been going through interviews for the last two weeks, Water Valley athletic director Trey Allman said. A hire could be made shortly after the holiday weekend. (July 3, 2014, Page 6)

‘Dores hire Sherman as girls hoops coach

Lafayette’s girls basketball team has landed a coach who’s no stranger to hoops in the area. (June 4, 2014, Page 6)

Tourney losses end WVHS’s seasons

INDEPENDENCE — It was a case of one-and-done for Water Valley as both basketball teams lost their opening-round games in the Region 2-3A tournament Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Blue Devils fell to North Panola with the boys team being sent home by host Independence. (February 19, 2014, Page 9)

Pirates run away from WVHS

WATER VALLEY — In a matter of minutes, Water Valley’s boys basketball team went from composed to discombobulated. The result was a nailbiter turned blowout. (February 5, 2014, Page 8)

Blue Devils grind out win over Palmer

WATER VALLEY — The Blue Devils have become a team that finds a way to win. Tuesday night was no exception as WVHS held off a pesky M.S. Palmer Dragon team to earn a 62-51 District 2-3A victory inside the WVHS gym. (January 29, 2014, Page 6)

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