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Josh Townsend

Letters to the Editor

Linda Coleman writes about Red Ribbon Week at Oxford High School and how students competed for honors with anti-drug slogans and campaigns. (November 10, 2011, Page 4)

Lady Chargers lose heartbreaker

Wednesday night will leave a lasting impression on Oxford’s Lady Chargers soccer squad.

After falling behind to New Hope early, the Lady Chargers fought back to force overtime but in the end it was the Lady Trojans that wound up celebrating on Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field thanks to a 3-2 victory. (more…) (January 27, 2011, Page 6)

Dedicated Sanford has high hopes

In a state that puts a premium on high school football, basketball and baseball, it can be tough for athletes of other sports to get noticed by college recruiters.

Ole Miss’ women’s soccer team this past season fielded a team of 24 players with just one hailing from Mississippi.

Oxford junior Meredith Sanford is hoping to defy the odds and one day and become the first Oxford Lady Charger to play at Ole Miss. (January 25, 2011, Page 8)

Murphy shines in Lady Chargers’ win

No one must have told Oxford goalkeeper Megan Murphy that tonight’s game against Lake Cormorant was scheduled to be Senior Night.

On Wednesday, the senior keeper’s exceptional play lifted the Lady Chargers to a narrow 1-0 victory over Hernando to claim the District 1-5A championship.

In the nightcap, the Oxford boys were able to survive a late barrage to win 2-1.

Murphy had a pretty easy night until the final minutes of the game when she showed her experience time and time again to preserve the win, making an array of saves from point-blank range. (January 20, 2011, Page 6)

OHS sweeps Lake Cormorant

The Oxford boys and girls soccer squads made a clean sweep at Lake Cormorant on Tuesday night, with the Chargers claiming a 3-0 win and the Lady Chargers cruising to a 7-0 victory. (more…) (January 19, 2011, Page 7)

Oxford soccer postponed

Oxford girl’s soccer coach Josh Townsend confirmed that Oxford’s home games against Hernando and Starkville, originally set for tonight and Saturday, have been postponed. Re-scheduled dates were not known as of press time. (January 14, 2011, Page 8A)

Oxford takes two games from Lafayette

Fresh off of an uncharacteristic three-game losing streak, the Oxford boys soccer team took out its frustrations on crosstown rival Lafayette on a frigid Friday night cruising past the Commodores 8-0 at William L. Buford Stadium. Earlier in the evening, the Lady Chargers scored in the opening minutes of their game against Lafayette and held on for a 1-0 victory at the Ole Miss Soccer Complex.

Having lost three games prior to Friday’s big win, Oxford boys coach Jamie Perkins said he didn’t change anything strategically with the team. He just had a heart-to-heart talk with his players. (December 13, 2010, Page 1B)

Oxford girls down New Albany

The Oxford Lady Chargers soccer team earned a 4-0 win over New Albany Tuesday night. Mary Helen Rychlak led the team with two goals scored. Maggie Mitchell added a goal off an assist from Maia Cotelo, while seventh-grader Zoe Scruggs added the final goal. Emily Meadows had three saves in goal for the Lady Chargers, while Megan Murphy also had a save in the split shutout. (November 17, 2010, Page 7)

Chargers, Lady Chargers open with tourney titles

The Oxford High soccer teams got the 2010-11 season off to a good start by winning the Patriot Classic held at Lewisburg on Saturday.

The Lady Chargers went 3-0 to capture the title, while the Chargers went 2-0-1. Oxford’s girls defeated Lake Cormorant 3-0 in the first game, North Pontotoc 3-0 in the second and then topped Lewisburg 1-0 in the title game. (November 8, 2010, Page 3B)

Townsend promoted to head coach

Oxford has turned to one of its own to continue leading the Lady Charger soccer program in the right direction. Former OHS standout Josh Townsend was officially hired by the school district earlier this week when the school board approved the recommendation made by athletics director Johnny Hill.

Townsend, 24, grew up in Oxford, and then after playing for the Chargers, continued to master the sport at Delta State under the guidance of Jim Allen. Townsned started coaching in the youth ranks with the Oxford Park Commission and last season he was former coach Christopher Hedglin’s assistant. (July 30, 2010, Page 7A)

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