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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Maddy Houghton

Gatorade POY caps Houghton’s banner year

Alley Houghton was in for a surprise Tuesday morning. Lafayette High’s rising senior soccer player joined the rest of her teammates for a meeting called by coach Melinda Scruggs. Something else could’ve come up, Houghton thought, but she figured the Commodores’ state championship rings had arrived and that Scruggs wanted to hand them out. That wasn’t it. Scruggs instead played a video. By the time it was over, Houghton learned she had been selected as the Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year. Gatorade is in its third decade of selecting players of the year in each state in partnership with USA Today High School Sports, and Houghton is the first player in school history to receive the prestigious honor in girls’ soccer. (May 25, 2015, Page 6)

Lady ‘Dores get past NE Jones in PKs to capture first-ever state title

MADISON — It took all of regulation, overtime, sudden death and a winning goal from an unlikely source during penalty kicks. In the end, the Lafayette High girls soccer team capped its historic postseason run with a 3-1 victory by way of penalty kicks over Northeast Jones to claim the MHSAA Class 4A state championship — the first in program history — Saturday afternoon at the Madison Central High School campus. (February 8, 2015, Page 1B)

LHS tops Florence to advance to North Half

FLORENCE — For the first time in program history, the Lafayette High girls soccer team is 80 minutes away from playing for a state championship. (February 1, 2015, Page 1B)

Florence hands Lady ‘Dores first loss

Lafayette High’s girls soccer team knew it was going to be tested this weekend in the Oxford Showcase and that its perfect record could be in danger of falling. One of those tests came from the Florence Lady Eagles, who handed the Lady Commodores their first loss of the season by the score of 5-3 Saturday morning at FNC Park. Lafayette’s boys team went 1-1-1 for the Weekend. (December 21, 2014, Page 4B)

Late PK lifts Lady ‘Dores past Grenada

The Lafayette girls soccer team had plenty of chances. In the second half, the Lady Commodores finally cashed one of them in. (November 15, 2013, Page 7A)

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