As the weather heats up in the area, so is the Oxford High tennis team. The Chargers are now just one win away from returning to the Metro Jackson area to play in the MHSAA Class 5A state title match. Oxford hosts Ridgeland in the 5A North Half title match Friday afternoon. (April 26, 2012, Page 6)
Avent’s Park was surrounded by spectators Thursday afternoon as Lafayette and Oxford closed out their regular seasons with the annual tennis meeting between the two schools.
With both squads already a part of the Class 4A (LHS) and 5A (OHS) playoffs, Thursday’s match was about different things for each coach.
The Chargers defeated the Commodores 5-2 but the two wins were a marked improvement for Debbie Swindoll’s Commodores, who lost 7-0 to OHS last year.
Apart from the two wins, the No. 1 boys doubles match had to be decided with a tiebreaker, while two other doubles matches were also competitive. (April 13, 2012, Page 7A)
Oxford’s goal to garner a fifth straight state championship in tennis begins today with a home match against Grenada. OHS coach Louis Nash will try to win the 5A title without the services of four seniors who lead the Chargers to a 116-1 record over the last six years, including four state titles and 11 individual championships. (more…) (February 27, 2012, Page 3B)
Editor Don Whitten wonders if there’s a new era of cooperation between local entities in the city, county and university coming on with talk of expansion of tennis courts in Oxford. (February 3, 2012, Page 4A)
Oxford’s 14-and-Under State Championship tennis team, sponsored by the Oxford Park Commission and Oxford Community Tennis Association, competed in the Southern Sectionals Tennis Tournament this past weekend in Mobile, Ala. (more…) (August 26, 2011, Page 6A)
A clear vision for the future of the Oxford High girls soccer program is just one of the many reasons Laura Flint was chosen as the Lady Chargers’ new coach. The former Ole Miss player, who was officially approved by the school board Monday night, possesses several qualities that OHS athletics officials think will help make a program that has consistently made the playoffs and won the Division 1-5A title last year. (July 12, 2011, Page 6)
One of the most successful coaches at Oxford High School will be trying to help the rest of his colleagues reach even greater heights in the coming years. OHS tennis coach Louis Nash was officially approved as Oxford’s new Associate Athletics Director by the school board on Monday. (more…) (June 9, 2011, Page 6)
A dream of playing tennis at the Division I level became a reality Tuesday for Oxford High’s Zach Wilder. The standout who led the Chargers to four straight state team titles during his prep career officially signed with the Ole Miss Rebels and coach Billy Chadwick, who has seen the standout grow and mature for several years. (more…) (June 1, 2011, Page 6)
RIDGELAND — “Sweet” was one of the first words Oxford coach Louis Nash used to describe the feeling he had about his Chargers winning a fourth straight state team tennis championship on Monday morning at the Ridgeland Tennis Center. (more…) (May 10, 2011, Page 6)