The Lafayette soccer teams will officially kick off their season today with road matches at Hernando.
Coming off of a 3-12 season, the Commodores are hoping the 2011-12 season provides different results in large part because of a young core group of players that has a year more of experience under their belts. (November 8, 2011, Page 10)
Leadership is a quality that all coaches, at any level and in any sport, hope to get from a few key players each season. It’s an intangible that helps a team define the path to victory as well as deal with the agony of defeat.
The Lafayette Lady Commodores’ dream of making a deep run in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs came to a premature end on Saturday.
Led by pitcher Brianna Gable, the defending Class 4A state champion Lady Vikings knocked off Lafayette on the road on Saturday 3-1. North Pontotoc won Game 1 of the best-of-three series at home, 4-3 in eight innings.
After taking a 3-0 lead in the first, Gable was able to consistently keep Lafayette’s batters off balance. (May 2, 2011, Page 2B)
While talking about her team’s upcoming Class 4A first round matchup against North Pontotoc on Thursday, head coach Melinda Scruggs agreed that the old adage “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” applies to her Lady Commodores. (April 29, 2011, Page 6A)
A heartbreaking one-run loss to Senatobia last Friday night is something the Lafayette Lady Commodores didn’t allow to linger on Tuesday against the Water Valley Blue Devils. Instead of playing flat and unfocused, LHS was able to overcome the setback with a 6-3 home win over the Lady Blue Devils to sweep the season series.
Lafayette’s softball team will have a new leader the remainder of the year after four-year coach Cay Papagolos was relieved of her coaching duties by Lafayette Athletics Director Jeff Nelson Tuesday afternoon. (more…) (March 9, 2011, Page 6)
A night that was meant to honor Lafayette’s seniors was severely dampened by the visiting Center Hill soccer squads as the Mustangs claimed a lopsided 15-1 victory in the boys showdown and the Lady Mustangs surged late to defeat LHS 2-1. (more…) (January 19, 2011, Page 7)
Fresh off of an uncharacteristic three-game losing streak, the Oxford boys soccer team took out its frustrations on crosstown rival Lafayette on a frigid Friday night cruising past the Commodores 8-0 at William L. Buford Stadium. Earlier in the evening, the Lady Chargers scored in the opening minutes of their game against Lafayette and held on for a 1-0 victory at the Ole Miss Soccer Complex.
Having lost three games prior to Friday’s big win, Oxford boys coach Jamie Perkins said he didn’t change anything strategically with the team. He just had a heart-to-heart talk with his players. (December 13, 2010, Page 1B)