Esmeralda Rodriguez remembers when there wasn’t a true cross-country team at Lafayette. Six years ago, Rodriguez and Virginia Mikell were the only runners coach Ben Mikell had at his disposal for meets. (November 15, 2013, Page 6A)
Led by three top-10 finishes, the Lafayette Lady Commodores cross-country team finished third in the MHSAA Class 4A state meet Saturday at Choctaw Trails in Clinton. (November 11, 2013, Page 2B)
Lafayette’s trio of Peyton Hamann, Rachel Starnes and Esmeralda Rodriguez helped lift the Lady Commodores to a second-place finish in the Division 1-4A Cross-Country Championships Saturday in Corinth. Lafayette finished behind Corinth with 37 points. Corinth won with 34 points. Itawamba and Amory finished third and fourth respectively. (October 28, 2013, Page 3B)
Lafayette’s cross-country teams returned to action Saturday at the Southern Tees Challenge held at the New Albany Sportsplex. The Lady Commodores finished third behind Pontotoc and Corinth with 76 points. (September 30, 2013, Page 3B)
Lafayette wrapped up its track season Monday in the MHSAA Class 4A state meet held at Pearl High School. The Lady Commodores garnered another top five finish as they placed third with 55 points. The Commodores, meanwhile, totaled 23 points to come in 10th out of 34 teams. Pontotoc won the 4A girls title with 82 points. Corinth was second with 78. Tylertown won the 4A boys title with 112 points. St. Stanislaus was a distant second with 50 while Corinth was third with 45.
Athletes from Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley will be taking part in the MHSAA state track meets this weekend. The Class 1A, 3A and 5A meets will be held Saturday at Pearl. The 2A, 4A and 6A meets will be held Monday at PHS. Saturday’s meets begins with field events at 10 a.m. Monday’s meets begins at 11 a.m.
A handful of Lafayette Lady Commodores finished first to help lead the team to a third-place finish at Saturday’s MHSAA Class 4A North Half meet held at Pontotoc. The Lady Commodores totaled 82 points to tie with Noxubee County. Pontotoc won the meet with 121 points. On the boys side, the Commodores finished with 33 points, good for eighth place. New Albany won the meet with 82 points. (May 6, 2013, Page 8A)
The Lafayette Commodores and Lady Commodores will return to the track Saturday at Pontotoc for the MHSAA Class 4A North Half meet. Both squads were in action this past weekend at Tishomingo County. (May 3, 2013, Page 10A)
Oxford’s track teams opened the 2013 season with a bang as both squads won Saturday’s Oxford EAGLE Invitational meet held at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers more than doubled up second-place finisher West Bolivar (220-98) to win first place, while the Lady Chargers finished with 157 points, 25 more than second-place finisher Independence. (more…) (March 11, 2013, Page 4B)