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Oxford sweeps Okolona

Playing in a tournament hosted at Tupelo Monday, the Oxford boys and girls basketball teams swept Okolona. The Lady Chargers improved to 2-0 with a 95-10 win. Erika Sisk led the Lady Chargers with 20 points, while Alexus Malone scored 15 and Kristen Dickerson scored 11. (more…) (November 8, 2011, Page 10)

Chargers, Lady Chargers top Clarksdale in opener

Oxford’s 2011-12 season opener saw the Chargers jump out to a 22-6 lead in the first quarter and hung on to top the Clarksdale Wildcats 56-54. (more…) (November 7, 2011, Page 4B)

Oxford’s Fondren headed to France

Oxford standout high jumper Justin Fondren is headed to Lille, France to compete in the 7th IAAF World Youth Championships next week.

The competition, for athletes 17 and under, begins Tuesday and runs through July 10. (more…) (July 1, 2011, Page 9A)

Fondren claims national title in high jump

Justin Fondren has routinely out-jumped the best of the best in Mississippi.

This past weekend at the New Balance Outdoor National Championship was no different, as the Oxford junior out-jumped the best in the country en route to a national title in the high jump with a height of 6-feet, 10-inches. (more…) (June 21, 2011, Page 6)

Chargers show great effort in playoff win

The Oxford Chargers haven’t always put forth complete efforts this season. Some nights, their defense was lacking, or they would get beat on the boards because of lackluster effort.

That wasn’t the case on Tuesday night, as the Chargers completed Oxford’s sweep of Clarksdale by defeating the Wildcats 63-57 in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs. The win advances the Chargers (17-10 overall) to the 5A North Half tournament Friday at Indianola-Gentry, a feat the team did not accomplish last season. (February 16, 2011, Page 6)

Oxford boys, girls cruise in Round 1

The Oxford boys and girls basketball teams could not have gotten their postseasons started much better than they did on Tuesday at the West Point gym.

While it took the girls a quarter and a half to really get going during their 57-35 victory over the New Hope Lady Trojans in the first round of the District 2-5A Tournament, the Chargers took it to Saltillo from the opening tip and turned a 22-point halftime lead into a 75-39 victory.

Both Oxford squads were No. 1 seeds. (February 9, 2011, Page 9)

Oxford teams split with New Hope

Oxford’s girls basketball team remained undefeated in Division 1-5A play Friday with a win over New Hope, while New Hope beat the Chargers 55-54 in the nightcap. Oxford’s girls are now 20-2 overall on the season. (more…) (January 31, 2011, Page 8)

Oxford splits doubleheader with West Point

Oxford’s girls basketball team defeated West Point on Friday night to remain undefeated in District 1-5A play, while the Green Wave defeated the Oxford boys 69-60 in the nightcap. The Lady Chargers improved to 17-2 with the 72-57 win over West Point and then 18-2 with a 61-45 win over J.Z. George. (more…) (January 24, 2011, Page 8)

Oxford sweeps Saltillo

The Oxford basketball program had a great day on the hardwood on Friday, sweeping Saltillo. The Oxford boys cruised to a 91-49 victory while the Lady Chargers also won 72-51. (more…) (January 17, 2011, Page 8)

Oxford hoops sweep New Hope

The Chargers and Lady Chargers opened District 1-5A play on a good note with a sweep of New Hope on the road Friday night. The Chargers beat New Hope 81-61 thanks to 32 points from Justin Fondren. DeShaun McNeal chipped in 15 points, while Luke Gibbs added 12 points. (more…) (January 10, 2011, Page 7)

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