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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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2014 EAGLE All-Area Girls Basketball Team: Johnson’s versatility leads to POY Award

An exact date as to when Oxford junior Janesha Johnson knew her role was going to increase and then ultimately becoming the player she turned out to be for her team isn’t known. (April 9, 2014, Page 1B)

OHS falls to Clarksdale in first round

CLARKSDALE — Oxford exerted a lot of energy making its MHSAA Class 5A playoff opener competitive again against Clarksdale. When it came time to make plays at the end, the Lady Chargers didn’t have much left. (February 25, 2014, Page 8)

Oxford drops 2-5A title to West Point

SALTILLO — Finding a way to defeat West Point for the third time in a season turned out to be tough to accomplish for the Oxford Chargers Friday night. After sweeping the Green Wave during the regular season, Oxford lost 57-49 in the Region 2-5A tournament title game at the Saltillo High gym. (February 24, 2014, Page 7)

Oxford creams Trojans in 2-5A opener

SALTILLO — A season of frustration suffered at the hands of New Hope came to a joyous end for the Oxford Chargers Tuesday night. Paced by several outstanding performances, the Chargers gave the Trojans an old-school beating in their Region 2-5A tournament opener. (February 19, 2014, Page 7)

OHS teams trying to stay sharp

With snow and harsher winter weather disappearing from the area, Oxford’s varsity basketball teams can get back to work getting ready for the postseason. (February 12, 2014, Page 7)

OHS closes gym with sweep of Saltillo

Friday night’s Division 2-5A doubleheader with Saltillo was about more than just two wins. It was the final time the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers would play a varsity game in the gym, a building that has hosted six state championship teams and countless great players since opening in 1963.

  (January 27, 2014, Page 7)

OHS gym – a place full of memories

The final high school basketball games at the “old” Oxford High School gym will be Friday night, ending almost five decades of games in the facility. Editor Don Whitten, who’s seen quite a few games there, looks back at some of the top coaches, players and teams who competed there. (January 23, 2014, Page 4)

Chargers hold off Green Wave

An offensive mishap nearly cost Oxford its first district win of the season. Instead, the Chargers made the defensive plays they needed in the final seconds and hit some late free throws to pull out a 53-48 victory over West Point Tuesday night at the OHS gymnasium, evening their District 2-5A record at 1-1. (January 22, 2014, Page 6)

OHS drops district tilts against Trojans

District 1-5A play opened on a tough note for both the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers against New Hope Friday night in the OHS gym. (January 20, 2014, Page 8)

Chargers change things up to cruise past New Site

Oxford’s Chargers didn’t have much trouble picking up their 12th win of the season Friday night. (January 13, 2014, Page 7)

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