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Monday, May 25, 2015

Shayne Linzy

Ormon brings experience to Lady Chargers

While looking for the next Oxford High girls basketball coach, incoming athletic director Mike Martin walked to the gym from time to time to meet with members of the team, keeping them updated on the search. Martin’s main message? Be patient. He believes the next leader of the Lady Chargers was worth the wait. (May 4, 2015, Page 7)

Lafayette School Board approves revised calendar

The Lafayette School Board approved a revised academic calendar that waived three additional inclement weather make-up days for students at its meeting Monday. Even though school will no longer be in session on May 26 or May 27, teachers will still be required to come in for workdays. (April 7, 2015, Page 3)

Crosstown Move: LHS hires OHS’s Linzy as girls hoops coach

Shayne Linzy has spent the last six seasons on one side of the rivalry. He’s about to experience the other side. Linzy has been hired as the Lafayette High girls basketball coach after holding the same position at Oxford for more than half a decade. The Lafayette County School District unanimously approved the hire Monday. (April 7, 2015, Page 6, 7)

Jones, OHS overwhelm Clarksdale in playoff opener

Late in Oxford’s MHSAA Class 5A second-round playoff game Saturday night, Cortez Jones took an outlet pass from teammate Josh Gibbs on the wing in transition. He could’ve tried to beat the only defender in front of him to the rim, but Jones set himself behind the 3-point line and drained another shot instead. Oxford’s senior guard was in the zone. Jones scored from every spot on the floor and had a career night once he was done, finishing with a game-high 27 points and helping the Chargers advance to this week’s state quarterfinals with a 76-57 victory over Clarksdale in their final home game of the season. Oxford (26-4) will play Wayne County in the quarterfinals Thursday morning at 9 at Jackson State University. (March 1, 2015, Page 1B, 4B)

OHS boys, girls sweep 2-5A tournament championships

WEST POINT—The Oxford High boys and girls basketball teams were the rulers of Division 2-5A during the regular season and continued their dominance in the postseason sweeping their championship games in the division tournament Saturday afternoon inside the West Point High School gym. (February 22, 2015, Page 1B, 4B)

Oxford boys, girls advance to 2-5A championships

WEST POINT—The Oxford High boys and girls basketball teams have secured spots in next week’s MHSAA Class 5A state playoffs. The only thing left to figure out is what seed will they be after Friday’s Division 2-5A Tournament championship games. The Chargers earned their way into the finals after winning their opening-round games at the West Point High School gym Tuesday. (February 18, 2015, Page 1B, 2B)

Chargers blow past Coldwater on Senior Night

Oxford High’s seniors played their final game in front of their home fans Thursday night. It played out like the rest of them did this season. The Chargers capped the regular season with a 74-53 victory over Coldwater on Senior Night at the Oxford High gym to continue their push toward the postseason. Next up for Oxford (23-4) is its Division 2-5A tournament opener against fourth-seeded West Point on Tuesday at West Point. (February 13, 2015, Page 6A, 7A)

Chargers take 2-5A title with win over New Hope

Oxford High’s boys basketball team was winning, but it wasn’t enough. Not if the Chargers wanted to call themselves division champs. (February 8, 2015, Page 4B)

Chargers run past West Point for first division win

Oxford’s best players stayed on the floor, allowing the Chargers to get back to the style of play to which they’re accustomed. They washed a bad taste out of their collective mouth as a result. Senior forward Shelby McEwen led four double-figure scorers for Oxford as the Chargers routed the Green Wave, 87-62, Tuesday night at the Oxford High gym to pick up their first Division 2-5A victory of the season. The win came four days after Oxford (16-3, 1-1 Division 2-5A) lost its division opener at New Hope, the Chargers’ first setback to a team from Mississippi. (January 21, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

Chargers get defensive late, hold off Olive Branch for 66-60 win

The Oxford High boys basketball team defeated Olive Branch 66-60 to remain undefeated in the state of Mississippi. The Lady Chargers fell to Olive Branch 62-51. (January 7, 2015, Page 2B)

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