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Friday Night’s Lights: 2012 season opens tonight

It’s hard to believe but actual football will be played today across the state of Mississippi.
Locally, Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley will get their seasons underway with big-time aspirations in mind. (August 17, 2012, Page 6A)

Oxford on the mark vs. Raiders

Jamborees are typically meant for teams to see what they have and to then work out the kinks without the pressure of mistakes showing up in the win-loss column.

Friday, the Oxford Chargers opened the Oxford-Ole Miss jamboree at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in impressive fashion with a 17-0 victory over Shannon. (August 13, 2012, Page 7)

Former Chargers to lead boys track, cross-country teams

Two of Oxford High’s most decorated track athletes will be leading two of the most successful programs at OHS in the coming year. Chris Patton and Chris Bush were both approved by the school board Monday to lead the cross country and boys track programs respectively. Patton, who has been an assistant to former OHS coach Scott Kendricks since 2008, will assist Bush on the track and continue to work with sprinters and jumpers as he has in the past. Bush will assist Patton with the cross country teams.

Oxford Athletics Director Johnny Hill recommended the duo after Kendricks decided first, to become just the cross country coach, and then leave high school coaching altogether when he decided to coach at Ole Miss earlier this month. (July 26, 2012, Page 6)

Letters to the Editor

Rhea Tannehill writes to thank all of the businesses and individuals who have helped with the development of local recreational facilities, Will Hunt writes about the Downtown Council’s Happy Birthday Oxford Summer Fest dunk tank raising funds for the Barksdale Boys and Girls Club of Oxford, and Basil Richmond writes about the Historic Preservation Commission and how we have to do what is best for our town. (July 5, 2012, Page 4)

LHS, OHS getting into passing condition

Leave it to Oxford and Lafayette to add a splash of drama to a summer tournament.

The two football squads capped this weekend’s third annual O-Zone Classic 7-on-7 tournament with a championship game that went down to the last play. (June 18, 2012, Page 6)

OHS Chargers trio picks Northwest

Oxford’s talented trio of seniors will be able to call one another teammates for at least another two seasons.

During Monday’s announcement show at Irie on the Square, receiver Robert Liggins, defensive lineman K.C. Lamar and running back Mont Dean announced they plan to sign with Northwest Community College on Wednesday. (more…) (January 31, 2012, Page 9)

Clarksdale holds on to beat Oxford, end Chargers’ season

The Oxford Chargers’ season was put to rest earlier than head coach Johnny Hill would have liked Friday night with a 20-17 heartbreaking loss to 1-5A foe Clarksdale. In a game of ups and downs for the Chargers, it was the first half that Hill felt really hurt his teams’ chances of winning. (November 7, 2011, Page 6B)

Playoffs start for WV, LHS tonight; OHS needs to win

All three area football teams officially enter the must-win portion of their respective seasons tonight.

While the Lafayette Commodores and Water Valley Blue Devils open their playoff schedules hosting Leake Central and Laflore County, the Oxford Chargers close out their regular season with a win-or-go-home matchup against Clarksdale.

All games are set for 7 p.m. (November 4, 2011, Page 10A)

Chargers host important game with West Point

Plenty will be on the line tonight for both the Oxford Chargers and Water Valley Blue Devils football teams.

While the Chargers host West Point in a game that’s as close to a must win as possible, the Blue Devils look to conclude their regular season with a win at Mantachie. (more…) (October 28, 2011, Page 8A)

Dean runs over, around Tigers in OT win

SALTILLO — Oxford running back Mont Dean admits he’s not much of a talker.

A runner? Now that’s an entirely different story. (more…) (October 24, 2011, Page 3B)

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