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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Melinda Scruggs

‘Dores’ Williams signs with St. Francis

The school year is not even a month old, and soccer season has not even started. But Lafayette senior goalkeeper Jamie Williams already knows where she will be playing next fall. Williams signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Tuesday at the Lafayette High library. (August 27, 2014, Page 6)

Lafayette’s Selby signs with Rangers

It had always been a “dream” of Taylor Selby’s to continue her soccer career past high school. The Lafayette senior is making that dream come true as she signed with Northwest Community College Tuesday afternoon. (April 30, 2014, Page 8)

Williams’ effort keys Lady ‘Dores’ victory

Lafayette girls soccer coach Melinda Scruggs struggled to describe what she had just witnessed following the Lady Commodores’ game against crosstown rival Oxford Saturday morning. (January 20, 2014, Page 7)

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)

Lady ‘Dores get glimpse of future

AMORY — The Lafayette Lady Commodores may have gotten a glimpse of their future Thursday night.

Leading the home Amory Lady Panthers onto the pitch was senior Addie Forbus, a future Ole Miss soccer player fresh off setting the state’s career goal mark (228) last week.

Meanwhile, LHS freshman Ally Houghton, a soft-spoken sniper in her own right, appears poised to pick up where Forbus leaves off and make her own mark on the Magnolia State. (more…) (January 25, 2013, Page 10A)

LHS girls fall short in bid for title

Melinda Scruggs wasn’t quite sure what to expect from her young Lafayette team heading into the 2012-13 season.

As it turned out, it’s hard to believe the season could have gone much better. (more…) (January 21, 2013, Page 10)

Scruggs helps OHS nip Lady ‘Dores

Saturday’s Crosstown Classic on the pitch ended up playing out just about like both head coaches thought it might.

With thunder sounding in the distance, and under an overcast sky, the Oxford Lady Chargers capitalized on a second-half goal from Zoe Scruggs to nip crosstown rival Lafayette 1-0 at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field. (December 10, 2012, Page 1B)

Scruggs ready to see where Lady ‘Dores are

This weekend will be an important one for the Lafayette Lady Commodore soccer team. (more…) (November 7, 2012, Page 6)

Colston, Massengill sign with NWCC

Tuesday was a proud day for Lafayette girls soccer coach Melinda Scruggs.

At approximately 2 p.m., Scruggs watched as two of her seniors, Andrea Colston and Karly Massengill, make sure their soccer careers would extend past William L. Buford Stadium by signing to play for Northwest Mississippi Community College. (more…) (January 26, 2012, Page 7)

Corinth edges LHS in OT thriller

CORINTH — Tuesday’s Class 4A playoff soccer match between the Lafayette Lady Commodores and Corinth Lady Warriors was filled with hustle, passion and a lot of drama. It was played the way coach LHS coach Melinda Scruggs wants her team to play it.
Unfortunately for the Lady Commodores, Corinth was able to edge out a 4-3 win in two overtimes to advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday. (January 25, 2012, Page 7)

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