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Kelsey Kesler

Lafayette blanks Horn Lake in softball

The Lady Commodores of Lafayette blasted Horn Lake 10-0 on the softball field thanks to outstanding pitching from Kelsey Kesler and a bevy of hits on offense. Kesler was one of five players with multiple hits in the victory. (February 29, 2012, Page 6)

OMS, LMS work out kinks in Classic

A split in middle school softball action between Lafayette and Oxford at the Charger Classic Friday evening was secondary to the valuable playing time and experience earned on the field for the two teams.

In the first action of the year for the two first-year programs, the goal of playing against somebody else and working out some kinks was gained in the two, one-hour contests. (more…) (February 27, 2012, Page 3B)

Moore ready to lead experienced squad

Talent and effort are two of the biggest things that help define how a team fares in high school athletics but there is also no substitute for experience and the understanding of a game as sophisticated as softball can be sometimes. (February 22, 2012, Page 7)

LHS captures Region 1-4A powerlifting title Thursday

Four first-place winners propelled the Lafayette Lady Commodores to the Class II, Region 1-4A powerlifting championship Thursday at Itawamba AHS. (February 17, 2012, Page 7A)

LHS girls powerlifters claim second place

The success Lafayette’s powerlifting team had in its first meet last week paid dividends on Monday with a second-place finish in the Lady Wildcat Invitational held at Calhoun City.

The Lady Commodores totaled 55 points, second to Charleston’s 63. Oxford finished third with 30 points, while Pontotoc (24) and Calhoun City (10) rounded out the teams at the meet.

Cate Clay lifted in the 97-pound weight class for the Lady Commodores and finished first with a 425-pound total. Meg Norphlet competed in the 105 class and was first with a total of 500. San Hairston competed in the 123 class as did Jada McIntosh. Hairston was second with a 595, while McIntosh totaled 500. (more…) (February 1, 2012, Page 7)

Lady ‘Dores take first meet

Lafayette’s quest to win a Class II state title in girls powerlifting got off to a great start Saturday with a first-place finish in the Pontotoc Invitational hosted by Pontotc. The Lady Commodores scored 54 points thanks to five first-place finishes, three second-place finishes and one third-place finish.

Nettleton finished second in the meet followed by New Albany in third and Pontotoc in fourth. (more…) (January 23, 2012, Page 3B)

Lady ‘Dores host camp for community

Community service and softball came together beautifully Thursday morning at Lafayette High. In an attempt to give back to the area each month, first-year coach Katie Moore and her Lady Commodores held a morning-long clinic for 38 elementary students that are enrolled in the Lafayette Summer Camp program.

Moore said that she, her assistants and her players enjoyed interacting with the kids, who took swings off a tee and ran bases among other activities. Moore even joked that the community service could lead to her getting a few players in the future. (July 8, 2011, Page 7A)

Hollis was total package for Lady ‘Dores

Leadership is a quality that all coaches, at any level and in any sport, hope to get from a few key players each season. It’s an intangible that helps a team define the path to victory as well as deal with the agony of defeat.

There are years when leadership is harder to muster for a coach, but when it comes time to compete and play the games, leadership is a must. (more…) (June 16, 2011, Page 1B)

Lafayette’s Hollis wins MVP award

Led by Corey Hollis as the District 2-4A MVP, six Lafayette Lady Commodores were selected the All-District team recently. Joining Hollis on the team were Kelsey Kesler, M.C. Pate, Cameron Mize, Rae Drewrey, Avery McCullough and Kendall Glass as an honorable mention. (May 23, 2011, Page 7)

Lafayette softball captures region

Lafayette’s girls softball team continued to play well and demonstrate a potent offense with a 21-2 win over Byhalia on Tuesday night. The victory allowed the Lady Commodores to capture the Region 2-4A regular season title and finish as the No. 1 seed heading into the Class 4A playoffs next week. (more…) (April 20, 2011, Page 2B)

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