Region 1-5A track titles were awarded to both the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers Monday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers defeated Center Hill to capture the title thanks to a point total of 196, while the Lady Chargers almost doubled New Hope (185-96) to win their title. (more…) (April 30, 2013, Page 8)
The high school track season is about to really get interesting, starting with today’s Division 2-5A meet. The annual meet will be held at Oxford High’s Bobby Holcomb Field and Chris Bush, the head coach of the Chargers, likes how his team looks heading into the first of three major meets leading up to qualifying for the state meet.
Oxford’s track teams opened the 2013 season with a bang as both squads won Saturday’s Oxford EAGLE Invitational meet held at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers more than doubled up second-place finisher West Bolivar (220-98) to win first place, while the Lady Chargers finished with 157 points, 25 more than second-place finisher Independence. (more…) (March 11, 2013, Page 4B)
Oxford’s defenders must have felt hot following the Chargers’ 19-0 win over Lafayette in the annual Crosstown Classic. In a game that was dominated by the Chargers from start to finish, the OHS defense shined the brightest in a victory that not only ended a six-game losing streak to the Commodores, but also ended Lafayette’s 34-game winning streak.
It was an effort that won’t be forgotten by anyone associated with OHS for a long time. It was an effort — by all 11 starters and numerous backups — that garnered the unit this week’s Player of the Week honors.
Oxford defensive coordinator Steve Herring was beyond pleased with the effort his players gave in the victory and said hustling was the key to it all. (September 4, 2012, Page 8)
Oxford may not really be in contention to win a team state title this year at the MHSAA Class 5A state meet, but three or four Chargers are heavy favorites to win individual state championships.
Led by the nation’s best high jumper, Justin Fondren, the Chargers should still finish in the top five even if they don’t end up winning a state title this year. (May 11, 2012, Page 8A)