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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Orianna Shaw

LHS girls keep season alive, beat Greenwood 55-50

After nearly a week-long layoff the Lafayette High girls basketball team finally began their playoff run. Once the final buzzer sounded it was well worth the wait as the Lady Commodores knocked off the Greenwood Lady Bulldogs 55-50 to advance to the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A state playoffs inside the LHS gym Saturday afternoon. (March 1, 2015, Page 2B)

Lady ‘Dores to play for 2-4A championship

It had been nine days since the Lafayette High girls basketball team had played a game. The rust showed at times, but a late surge by Shaniyah Buford helped the Commodores defeat New Albany 42-39 in the Division 2-4A tournament semifinals Thursday night at the LHS gym. Lafayette will meet Ripley in the tournament championship game tonight. (February 20, 2015, Page 7A)

LHS boys still searching; girls beat Senatobia

The Lafayette High basketball teams are heading in different directions. The girls team are moving in an upward trajectory while the boys are stuck in neutral and struggling to find their first win. That was still the case Friday night when Lafayette split their games against Senatobia at the LHS gym. (January 25, 2015, Page 4B)

‘Dores nip Caledonia, advance in playoffs

CALEDONIA — The playoff run continues for the Lafayette High volleyball team. The Commodores advanced to the second round of the MHSAA Class I playoffs after a 3-2 (18-25, 25-18, 26-24, 24-26, 16-14) victory over Caledonia on Tuesday night inside the Caledonia High School gym. (October 22, 2014, Page 1B)

Lady ‘Dores capture first state title

Timing is everything, and for Lafayette’s girls’ track team, the timing couldn’t have been better. With head coach Amy Sutton coaching the Lady Commodores one last time, Lafayette delivered its first state championship in school history at the MHSAA Class 4A meet on Saturday in Pearl. (May 12, 2014, Page 8)

Lady ‘Dores finish runner-up in North Half

The Lafayette girls track team rode three first-place finishes along with a team relay title to a runner-up finish at the Class 4A North Half meet in Pontotoc on Saturday. (May 5, 2014, Page 9)

‘Dores finish second, fifth in Region 1-4A meet

Lafayette’s girls track team turned in a second-place finish with 124 total points at the Region 1-4A meet at Pontotoc Saturday. (April 28, 2014, Page 10)

Students rise above the odds to be successful

Temika Woods of Oxford High School and Orianna Shaw, of Lafayette Middle School are both examples of how young people can overcome hardships with a positive attitude and staying focused. The two girls were recent recipients of the Youth Character Awards presented by the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association. (January 21, 2013, Page 3)

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