AMORY — Apparently the rumors were true.
Amory coach Chad Williams found out first hand why folks were calling Lafayette pitcher Luke Stanley a tough staff ace to face.
Thursday evening, Stanley struck out 10 in Lafayette’s 3-0 road win over the Amory Panthers in the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. (April 27, 2012, Page 7A)
Former Lafayette High standout Josh Mills helped the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers earn a split with ICC Wednesday to earn a spot in the MACJC playoffs. (more…) (April 26, 2012, Page 7)
Lafayette punctuated the end of the regular season with an 8-6 victory over North Pontotoc under its belt. The win Wednesday afternoon at W.V. Brewer Field wasn’t always a thing of beauty, but the Commodores did what they had to do when it counted to garner their seventh straight victory. (April 19, 2012, Page 6)
The standout senior has been considered one of the better middle infielders around for a while and his play for the Commodores, and his summer league team, garnered him an offer from NECC. Stanley turned that offer into a guarantee when he signed to play for coach Kent Farris and former Lafayette coach Richy Harrelson, who raved about Stanley’s overall ability. (January 27, 2012, Page 6A)
The appeal to get closer to his family and rejoin a former friend and mentor in the process is why Richy Harrelson is headed back to Northeast Mississippi Community College later this summer.
The former Ole Miss Rebel and head baseball coach at Lafayette High is returning to his college coaching roots in Booneville on Aug. 1 to become an assistant again under his former boss, Kent Ferris, at NECC. (more…) (June 24, 2011, Page 6A)
COLUMN: A smile had to have broken across Richy Harrelson’s face when he heard the news that the Lafayette Commodores defeated the Kosciusko Whippets 2-1 in the decisive game of a best-of-three Class 4A playoff series on Saturday. (more…) (April 25, 2011, Page 2B)
The Ole Miss Diamond Rebels will step away from their Southeastern Conference schedule tonight to face the red-hot No. 20 Southern Miss Golden Eagles in Hattiesburg.
Over their last four games, USM (18-5 overall) is averaging 14.5 runs per game and scored 43 in its three-game series victory against Tulane last weekend. (March 30, 2011, Page 6)
A chance to pitch at the Division I level again was something Josh Thomason has been hoping for ever since he left Ole Miss.
The former Lafayette County High standout originally signed with the Rebels in the hopes of becoming one of the team’s main starters in time. That opportunity didn’t work out like Thomason was hoping and after spending two years at Navarro Community College in Texas, Thomason is getting his second chance to pitch for a major college.
Thomason, the 2007 EAGLE Player of the Year, recently signed a scholarship offer to play for coach Scott Berry at Southern Miss. The experience Thomason gained in Texas, coupled with his ability to still throw in the low 90s, was appealing to USM, who signed eight pitchers this year to help bolster the rotation. (July 22, 2010, Page 2B)
An incredible ability to swing a bat coupled with improvement in the outfield has led to a new home for Lafayette’s Denzel Goolsby. Goolsby signed a scholarship offer from Northwest Mississippi Community College Thursday to play outfield and potentially hit in the middle of the lineup for the Rangers the next two years. (April 30, 2010, Page 7A)