Unselfish play is what Drew Tyler loves about his Oxford Chargers. In a 78-57 win over Ashland that improved their record to 5-1 on the year, the Chargers finished with 20 assists overall as a team, and five players scored at least nine points, led by Shelby McEwen’s season-high 24-point effort. (December 4, 2013, Page 9)
Drew Tyler’s 400th win as head coach of the Oxford High boys’ basketball program came as a direct result of his Chargers playing the style Tyler loves — tough on defense and efficient on offense. (November 19, 2013, Page 6)
Oxford coach Drew Tyler wanted his team to buy into being a good defensive team before the season started. His hopes were realized in the opener against Calhoun City Tuesday night as the Chargers rallied to post a 58-54 win over the Wildcats. (November 13, 2013, Page 8)
If Oxford isn’t prepared to make a deep run in the MHSAA Class 5A state basketball tournament this season, the Chargers may never be ready. (November 8, 2013, Page 6A)
JACKSON — A 16-0 run to start the game set the tone for the Callaway Chargers in their Class 5A North Half matchup with Oxford Friday night in the Northwest Jackson Middle School gym. (more…) (February 25, 2013, Page 3B)
Oxford’s most complete performance of the season on the hardwood came at a great time. The Chargers defeated New Albany 68-60 to cap the annual “O” Town Showdown in the OHS gym Saturday night. (December 31, 2012, Page 6)
The Oxford Chargers won their first ninth-grade basketball game of the season Monday with a 55-53 win over Pontotoc. The junior varsity Chargers also won, 68-33, over the Warriors. (more…) (November 27, 2012, Page 7)
Oxford’s basketball teams earn a sweep of Hernando on the hardwood Tuesday night. The Lady Chargers defeated the Lady Tigers 66-50, while the Chargers beat the Tigers 57-52 in the nightcap. Hernando led the Lady Chargers 23-17 in the first quarter but that lead was erased in the second a much better defensive effort that saw the Lady Tigers only score seven points. Oxford led 36-30 at the half and then added 13 and 17 points in the third and fourth compared to 20 total points for Hernando after the break. Alexus Malone led the 3-1 Lady Chargers with 31 points and 11 rebounds.
Amber Sisk also had 15 points, while Aliyah Herod had seven steals and four assists. The Chargers won their first game of the season to improve to 1-2 on the year. Ty Madkins led Oxford with 13 points. Josh Gibbs had 10 points, while Cortez James and Will O’Keefe each scored nine points.
Oxford returns to action Thursday at home against Coldwater starting with a junior varsity girls game at 5 p.m. (November 14, 2012, Page 7)
Oxford’s varsity basketball teams earned two region wins over Saltillo on Tuesday night. The Lady Chargers remained undefeated and grabbed a share of the regular season region title with a 91-49 win over the Lady Tigers. Oxford’s boys improved to 17-7 overall and 4-1 in the region thanks to a 67-48 win. Erika Sisk led the Lady Chargers with a 27 points and eight steals. (more…) (January 26, 2012, Page 7)