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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Oxford Chargers

Chargers may have lost, but they’re still winners

We know Oxford High football players, coaches and fans are still hurting from Saturday night’s loss in the Class 5A state championship game, but we want to congratulate them on a job well done this season and over the past two years. They have represented themselves, their school and their community well, and we applaud them for that. (December 9, 2014, Page 4)

Two big gold trophies would look real nice

The Ole Miss Rebels claimed the Egg Bowl trophy last weekend in Oxford. Now, the Oxford High Chargers will be going to Starkville and MSU’s Davis-Wade Stadium to try to win their first-ever gold football signifying a state championship. We applaud the decision to take the championship games to sites other than Jackson and wish the Chargers well in their game Saturday night. (December 4, 2014, Page 4A)

Good sportsmanship adds to local rivalry

One of the really good things about the Oxford-Lafayette football rivalry, particularly the last few years, is the way fans have banded together to cheer for the crosstown rival after their early-season meeting. We hope to see that continue Friday night and on through the rest of the season. (September 11, 2014, Page 4)

Playoffs great; changing formats not so good

High school baseball and softball playoff games can provide two or three hours of the most entertainment and excitement you could ask for. Finding out where and when those playoff games will be is another story. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the ever-changing playoff formats and wishes that a format could be settled on and stuck with for a few years. (April 30, 2012, Page 4)

Labor Day – honoring the American worker

This is a big four-day weekend, beginning with tonight’s Oxford-Lafayette football game and ending with Labor Day. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Monday’s holiday and who it honors. (September 2, 2011, Page 4A)

The joys of Friday night high school football

There’s little better to enjoy than Friday night high school football. So says Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks, who’s been on hand for his share of games through the years. It’s time again for another season, and Eubanks lays out plans for 2012 while also taking a look at the past. (August 12, 2011, Page 4A)

Passing out a few tricks and treats

Have you got your tricks and treats set up for Sunday evening? Editor Don Whitten passes out some early tricks and treats, but not the kind you’ll be handing out on Halloween. Some get treats for what they’re doing, while others are given tricks. (October 28, 2010, Page 4)

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