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Friday, May 22, 2015

Melinda Scruggs

LHS’s Gardner signs with Northwest Mississippi CC

Lafayette High senior Lizzie Gardner was already heading to Northwest Mississippi Community College in the fall to begin her journey toward a nursing degree. She will now have something else to do while in Senatobia as the former Commodore soccer player signed with the Rangers to continue her career Tuesday morning at LHS. (April 9, 2015, Page 7)

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 takes aim at first state title against NE Jones

 The Lafayette High girls soccer team’s postseason run has seen a dominant victory, a grind-it-out win which avenged an earlier loss and exorcising the demons of a team that had beaten them the previous two meetings.  On Saturday, the Commodores’ journey will take them where no previous team in program history has been — a state championship match. Lafayette will play defending champion Northeast Jones on the campus of Madison Central High School with the MHSAA Class 4A state title up for grabs. (February 6, 2015, Page 6A)

Lady ‘Dores beat Richland, earn state title berth

For the first time in program history, the Lafayette High girls soccer team will play for a state championship.  The Commodores defeated Richland, 4-3, in the MHSAA Class 4A North Half title match Tuesday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (February 4, 2015, Page 1B)

Lafayette seeks state title berth against Richland

After avenging one loss this playoff season, the Lafayette High girls soccer team will have to do it one more time if it is to advance again.  The Commodores will host the Richland Rangers tonight in the MHSAA 4A North Half title match with a trip to the state championship on the line. (February 3, 2015, Page 6)

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)

LHS, Florence fight for 4A North Half berth

The Lafayette High girl’s soccer team is in uncharted territory. For the first time since 2009 the Lady Commodores advanced to the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A state playoffs. If they want to keep re-writing the history books Lafayette will have to get past Florence, the team that handed them their first loss of the season. (January 30, 2015, Page 6A)

LHS girls advance; boys’ season ends early

The dream of a state championship lived on for one team as the end of a season came for another as the Lafayette High soccer teams hosted first-round matches in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs Tuesday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (January 28, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

Lady ‘Dores draw Caledonia to begin Playoffs

Lafayette’s girls soccer team isn’t all that familiar with its first playoff opponent, but head coach Melinda Scruggs has exhausted nearly every avenue to find out what she can to get her team prepared. Time to find out if it’s paid off. The Commodores will entertain Caledonia tonight at 5 at William L. Buford Stadium in the opening round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. Lafayette went unscathed through Division 3-4A play to earn the division’s top postseason seed while the Confederates finished runner-up in Division 2-4A. (January 27, 2015, Page 6)

LHS sweeps Cleveland, Amory over weekend

After not having a match for 16 days, the Lafayette High boys and girls soccer teams played three in the span of five days and won them all. Coming off their Division 3-4A opening wins against Senatobia Tuesday night, the Commodores swept division foes Cleveland on Friday night then took both matches against Amory on Saturday at William L. Buford Stadium. (January 11, 2015, Page 4B)

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