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Mariah Hairston

LHS shoots it, steals it in Round 1 win

CARTHAGE —The Lafayette Lady Commodores attacked Leake Central in two phases Monday night.

In the first quarter of the MHSAA Class 4A first round matchup, LHS knocked down five 3-pointers and drew the host school’s taller defenders to the perimeter. (more…) (February 14, 2012, Page 9)

Lady ‘Dores defeated by Lady Vikings in semifinals

NEW ALBANY — A chance for the Lafayette Lady Commodores basketball team to claim a second consecutive district tournament championship was sunk Thursday night by the North Pontotoc Lady Vikings.

A strong effort late in the game was not enough to overcome a sluggish start for the Lady ‘Dores at the New Albany Middle School Gym, as Lafayette fell 62-48 to the Lady Vikings in the semifinals of the Division 2-4A Tournament. (more…) (February 10, 2012, Page 7A)

LHS splits with North Pontotoc

The Lafayette hoops squads split with North Pontotoc on the road Tuesday. The Lady Commodores earned a 69-59 victory, while the boys lost 80-68. (more…) (January 11, 2012, Page 7)

Sutton pleased with her new lineup so far

Lafayette head coach Amy Sutton got a glimpse of what life will be like without the super senior trio of Nikki McChristian, Brianna Fisher and Shaq Isom this past weekend when the Lady Commodores participated in Hickory Flat’s jamboree.

In defeating Alcorn Central 30-29 and Holly Springs 28-16 in two two-quarter contests, Sutton saw a lot of promise. (November 3, 2011, Page 8)

Versatile Smith took her game to another level

Heading into this season Lafayette volleyball coach Rachel Wenzel was faced with a rather large problem: How could the Lady Commodores replace the production and leadership that left along with the graduated senior class?

She knew it would be no easy task, but senior middle blocker Ashley Smith went to Wenzel and requested that her coach trust her enough to allow her to play all the way around, rather than be substituted in the back row. (more…) (October 26, 2011, Page 1B)

Lady Bruins eliminate LHS from playoffs

MADISON — Rachel Wenzel knew her team had its work cut out for it well before the team bus arrived on the gated campus of St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Madison on Tuesday.

Her assumptions were correct.

The Lady Bruins were as good as their 16-match winning streak suggested and they did just enough to eliminate Lafayette from the first round of the Class I playoffs with a 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-20) victory. (October 5, 2011, Page 6)

Lafayette holds on to top Tigers

The Lafayette volleyball team faced off against a somewhat familiar foe on Tuesday.

The Ripley Tigers aren’t familiar in the sense that the two squads play one another often. (more…) (September 14, 2011, Page 6)

LHS teams win 2-4A track titles

Lafayette’s boys and girls track teams won the Division 2-4A titles Monday at Byhalia.

The Commodores won the event with 131 points, 27 more points than second place Senatobia, who finished with 104 points. The Lady Commodores finished with 159.5 points. (April 20, 2010, Page 8)

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