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)
Lafayette’s Anna Watkins and Amanda Hinton extended their soccer careers Tuesday by signing letters of intent to play for Northwest Mississippi Community College and coach Peter Jarjoura.
Both girls felt comfortable about playing for the Lady Rangers and coach Jarjoura, as well as the new teammates they met during their official visit this three weeks ago. (December 8, 2010, Page 8)
Monday was a tough night on the pitch for the Lafayette soccer program. Both the Commodores and Lady Commodores got behind early and were unable to bounce back, as the boys lost 9-0 and the girls lost 5-1.
The key to the Warriors’ victory was capitalizing on odd-man chances.
More often than not Pontotoc’s boys were able to get consistent pressure on Lafayette’s defense and in doing so controlled the pace and flow of the game. (December 7, 2010, Page 8)
LHS GIRLS SOCCER – The Lafayette Lady Commodores’ season came to an end Monday in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. Pontotoc proved to be too much for LHS in the second half of a 3-0 win. LHS coach Melinda Scruggs was still upbeat about how her team performed this year despite the loss. (February 2, 2010, Page 9)