The funk that the Oxford baseball team found itself mired in at the end of the regular season is officially over. A determined bunch of Chargers punched their way into the MHSAA’s Class 5A North Half title series on Saturday with a 5-2 win over Neshoba Central in Philadelphia. (more…) (May 9, 2011, Page 4B)
Oxford’s return to the playoffs will be against a familiar foe in Hernando. The best-of-three series begins Friday evening at 6. The second game will be played in Hernando on Saturday at 1 p.m., while the third game, if necessary, would be played back at OHS on Monday. (more…) (April 28, 2011, Page 6)
Oxford coach Drew Tyler knows a Most Valuable Player candidate when he sees one. After having 13 consecutive players who have won the EAGLE’s top boys basketball award over the years, Tyler has gained a great perspective as to what an individual has to do to obtain such recognition.
For 6-foot-2 OHS junior guard Justin Fondren, the recipe for success that ultimately allowed him to earn the 2011 EAGLE Player of Year award was his ability to do everything well. As Tyler explains it, Fondren is his best athlete, his best basketball player and best student all rolled into one. (April 20, 2011, Page 1B)
A gritty pitching effort by Hunt Halford and steady production on offense were just two of the reasons the Oxford Chargers are feeling a little better about their baseball future today. (more…) (April 6, 2011, Page 6)
In a matchup thats outcome is generally decided by a timely hit, the Oxford Chargers were able to come through in the clutch to claim a 6-4 win over crosstown rival Lafayette Saturday afternoon at W.V. Brewer Field. (more…) (April 4, 2011, Page 7A)
Chris Baughman may be in his first season as Oxford High’s head baseball coach, but he seems to have already mastered the delivery of the between-inning speech.
Baughman’s discussion with his players after the visiting New Hope Trojans scored four runs off OHS starter James Lear in the top of the first inning on Friday was brief and to the point. More importantly than the duration, the message got the Chargers re-focused enough to allow their talent and maturity to take over. (more…) (March 28, 2011, Page 1B)
The high school baseball playoffs may be more than a month away from starting, but you wouldn’t have known that was the case from the atmosphere displayed Thursday night at Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (March 18, 2011, Page 6A)
Spring break has never been about beach trips and time off for the Oxford High baseball team and coaching staff.
Oxford boy’s basketball coach Drew Tyler pointed out the positives of his Chargers and a season that saw them advance to the Class 5A North Half tournament at Indianola-Gentry. It was hard to be critical of much the Chargers have done the last two weeks of the season even after they lost 61-34 to Jackson’s Provine in the North Half semifinals Friday night. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 8)