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Mike Melton

Chargers blank Pearl to win first 5A title

CLINTON — With the exception of the jubilation that prematurely spilled onto the turf in the final 30 seconds, the Oxford Chargers’ soccer team stayed cool, calm and collected in their first MHSAA Class 5A State Championship appearance Saturday. (more…) (February 3, 2013)

Chargers hope to tack on another first against Pearl

 “First” is a term that’s been used a lot lately with regard to Oxford’s boys soccer program. The same can’t exactly be said for Pearl. (more…) (February 1, 2013, Page 8A)

Chargers make history by taking sting out of Jackets

Instead of letting history repeat itself Tuesday night, the Oxford Chargers made history.

Hosting the very same Starkville Yellowjackets squad that eliminated them a year ago en route to a state title, the Chargers returned the favor. (more…) (January 30, 2013, Page 6)

Oxford’s emotional win is for everyone

COLUMN: Tuesday’s historic victory wasn’t just for those Oxford Chargers who took the field.

With many Chargers-of-tomorrow on hand for the 5A North Half title game, several current Chargers said the 3-1 victory over Starkville was as much about those in the stands and in the community as it was about the immediate team. (more…) (January 30, 2013, Page 7)

Oxford’s stuns Starkville to head to 5A title game

VIDEO BLOG: The Oxford Chargers made history Tuesday night when they knocked off Starkville 3-1 on a gusty night at Bobby Holcomb Field.

The win sends the Chargers to their first ever MHSAA Class 5A title. (more…) (January 30, 2013)

Chargers’ journey returns home

OLIVE BRANCH — The Chargers won’t need a road map to find the next destination on their journey.

All year, the Oxford soccer team has felt like it was partaking in an important journey with the ultimate destination awaiting them at the end. (more…) (January 28, 2013, Page 9)

Oxford grounds Rockets in opener

When it comes to that point in the season when it’s win or go home, the how isn’t nearly as important as the end result.

After a week away from the pitch, it took the Oxford boys soccer team a while to find its groove against the visiting Neshoba Central Rockets Tuesday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. (more…) (January 23, 2013, Page 1B)

Oxford scores in bunches against LHS

It didn’t take Oxford long to warm up Monday evening.

Facing crosstown rival Lafayette at Bobby Holcomb Field on a bone-chilling winter night, the Chargers used a constant offensive barrage to claim an 8-0 victory. (December 11, 2012, Page 8)

Chargers piecing things together early

The Oxford boys soccer team is going to look completely different a few months down the line. (more…) (November 8, 2012, Page 9)

Jackets swarm Chargers in second round

Motivated by what Starkville head coach Brian Bennett described as a less than desired performance in their regular-season matchup with Oxford, the visiting Jackets played an aggressive breed of soccer that netted them a 4-2 road victory and a trip to the third round of the Class 5A playoffs.

The loss eliminates the Chargers (13-3-3 overall) from the playoffs. (January 30, 2012, Page 2B)

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