Former Lafayette High standouts Shaq Isom and Nikki McChristian played pivotal roles in Northwest Mississippi Community College’s MACJC North Division win over Delta Tuesday night. (more…) (January 23, 2013, Page 3B)
Former Lafayette High standouts, Shaq Isom and Nikki McChristian, helped lead the Northwest Mississippi Community College Lady Rangers to a 72-50 win over East Central Saturday in Senatobia. Isom scored nine points and had two assists and three rebounds in 18 minutes of action while McChristian led the team with 10 rebounds and finished with seven points in 21 minutes. NWCC is now 8-2 on the year. (December 10, 2012, Page 3B)
Former Lafayette High standouts, Nikki McChristian and Shaq Isom, helped lead the Northwest Mississippi Community College Lady Rangers to a 67-62 win over Southwest in the Coca-Cola Classic held in Summit Monday night. McChristian scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds, while Isom had nine and eight in the victory. NWCC is now 4-0 on the year. The Rangers also grabbed a road win, defeating Co-Lin 76-66 (November 13, 2012, Page 7)
COLUMN: JACKSON — There were some tears shed by the Lafayette Lady Commodores and their coach, Amy Sutton, following Monday night’s 86-72 loss to Forrest County AHS in the MHSAA’s Class 4A state semifinal. A long season that brings so many close together has a tendency of producing raw emotion when it all comes to an end. (more…) (February 28, 2012, Page 8)
Lafayette head coach Amy Sutton got a glimpse of what life will be like without the super senior trio of Nikki McChristian, Brianna Fisher and Shaq Isom this past weekend when the Lady Commodores participated in Hickory Flat’s jamboree.
In defeating Alcorn Central 30-29 and Holly Springs 28-16 in two two-quarter contests, Sutton saw a lot of promise. (November 3, 2011, Page 8)
Heading into this season Lafayette volleyball coach Rachel Wenzel was faced with a rather large problem: How could the Lady Commodores replace the production and leadership that left along with the graduated senior class?
She knew it would be no easy task, but senior middle blocker Ashley Smith went to Wenzel and requested that her coach trust her enough to allow her to play all the way around, rather than be substituted in the back row. (more…) (October 26, 2011, Page 1B)
A career filled with hustle plays, determination and a team-first attitude has ultimately paid off for Lafayette’s Nikki McChristian. After improving her skills the last four years under coach Amy Sutton, McChristian will continue her playing career at Northeast Mississippi Community College in the future. McChristian, who was a two-time member of the EAGLE All-Area team, is one of five players who signed on with the Tigers and first-year coach Brian Alexander this week. (June 24, 2011, Page 7A)
On a day when America took time out to remember fallen soldiers that lost their lives in battle, the 2011 senior class at Lafayette High School held a memorial service for one of their own.
Led by junior sprinter Mariah Buford, the Lafayette Lady Commodores finished third out of 18 teams in Saturday’s Class 4A North Half meet held at Mississippi State. LHS finished with 72 points at the meet that Pontotoc won with 157 points. Center Hill was second at the girls’ meet with 79.5 points. (more…) (May 9, 2011, Page 1B)
A team-first approach to winning basketball games turned out to be very successful for the Oxford Lady Chargers and junior point guard Erika Sisk this season. Not only did OHS win 24 games and advance to the Class 5A North Half tournament under coach Shayne Linzy in his second season, the 5-foot-4 Sisk was able to show her all-around skills better than she has before.
Sisk not only set up her teammates during games, but she was a driving force behind the Lady Chargers’ offense. She led the area with averaging 22.0 points per game and then added to that outstanding scoring ledger by dishing out 4.8 assists and grabbing 3.9 rebounds per game.