If experience breeds confidence, the Lafayette Lady Commodores volleyball squad has nothing to worry about in 2010.
When Lafayette hits the court today at Tupelo for its season opener, its roster will be overflowing with both, confidence and experience.
Less than a year removed from the playing Center Hill in the Class 4A state championship match, the Lady Commodores will accept nothing less than another shot at bringing home a title.
And with a squad that boasts six seniors, second-year head coach Rachel Wenzel likes her team’s chances. (August 10, 2010, Page 7)
Lafayette wrapped up successful seasons on the track Monday with two top five finishes for the Commodore and Lady Commodore teams in the MHSAA Class 4A meet held at Pearl High School.
Lafayette’s boys garnered 44 points to finish in third place out of 33 teams, while Lafayette’s girls scored 47.50 to finish fourth out of 27 teams in the field. (May 19, 2010, Page 7)
Two balanced performances on both the track and field led to second-place finishes for the Lafayette girls and boys track teams Friday in the Region 1-4A meet held at Pontotoc.
The Lady Commodores totaled 102 points, while the Commodores totaled 105.5 points. Pontotoc won both the girls and boys portions with 175 and 216 points respectively. Byhalia finished third in the girls meet with 75 points, while Center Hill was third in the boys meet with 82.5 points. A total of 12 teams competed in the annual meet. (May 3, 2010, Page 3B)
Lafayette’s boys and girls track teams won the Division 2-4A titles Monday at Byhalia.
The Commodores won the event with 131 points, 27 more points than second place Senatobia, who finished with 104 points. The Lady Commodores finished with 159.5 points. (April 20, 2010, Page 8)
There was a game early on in the season where the light turned on for Lafayette’s Shaquilla Isom and things got a whole lot easier on the court. It’s not that Isom hadn’t shown flashes of her all-around ability as a sophomore, but there was a marked difference in the way she handled herself on the court compared to any point during the 2008-09 campaign. (April 13, 2010, Page 1B)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Lafayette’s Shaquilla Isom and Oxford’s Brandon Blake are this year’s EAGLE Players of the Year in basketball. (more…) (April 12, 2010)
LAFAYETTE GIRLS HOOPS — Lafayette’s dream season came to an unfortunate end, as the Lady Commodores fell to the Raymond Lady Rangers 71-64 at the Mississippi Coliseum on Monday. Junior Shaquilla Isom led LHS with 22 points, while junior Nikki McChristian chipped in 17. (March 2, 2010, Page 8)
Last season Last season Lafayette girls basketball coach Amy Sutton took her team to the Mississippi Coliseum to watch the MHSAA Class 4A title game. That trip has paid off as the Lady Commodores get set to play for the Class 4A title Monday night against Raymond. (February 26, 2010, Page 9A)
LHS GIRLS HOOPS — The Lafayette Lady Commodores used a late rally in regulation to force overtime before eventually knocking off Humphreys County 69-62 in the Class 4A North Half semifinals Saturday. The team bested Amory 64-44 on Friday. (February 22, 2010, Page 8)