CLINTON — For anybody who may have ever wondered if Oxford tennis coach Louis Nash could fly the answer is yes. Moments after the Oxford Chargers wrapped up their fifth straight MHSAA tennis championship at Brighton Park, Nash leapt into the air and straight into the arms of senior mixed doubles player Judson Watson, who joined with teammate Cari Hansen to defeat Stone County’s Josh Johnson and Beth Owen 3-6, 6-4 (10-5) in the deciding match of the day. (May 10, 2012, Page 6)
RIDGELAND — It seemed to be hard for members of the Oxford High tennis team to pick a boys doubles team to root for in Tuesday’s Class 5A individual tennis championship. Thanks to a new tournament format created this year by the MHSAA, the Chargers’ two boys doubles team that qualified for the individual tournament faced off against one another in the championship match. (more…) (May 9, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford’s tennis team came to play Friday afternoon in the MHSAA Class 5A title match hosted at Avent Park. The Chargers advanced to their fifth straight appearance in the MHSAA state title match in Jackson by defeating Ridgeland 6-1. (more…) (April 30, 2012, Page 7)
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)