A scholarship offer from University of Buffalo wasn’t on the mind of Alexus Malone two years. What was on the mind of the Oxford Lady Chargers’ standout forward was recovering from her second torn ACL on her left knee. (more…) (November 20, 2012, Page 9)
Grenada’s girls basketball team must have felt thinner after they left the Oxford High gym Thursday night thanks to the pressing Oxford’s Lady Chargers gave them. Utilizing a new 2-2-1 press on defense, Oxford dismantled Grenada 71-28 in a game that was very reminiscent of last year for an OHS team that routinely got up big on teams and pounded them into submission before halftime. Oxford wasn’t as fortunate in the nightcap as Grenada won the boys’ contest 68-55. (November 9, 2012, Page 6A)
Oxford’s seventh-grade football team capped another successful season Tuesday with a 26-6 win against Senatobia at Oxford High’s Bobby Holcomb Field. The victory came a week after a heartbreaking double overtime loss to Grenada, which went on to defeat Lafayette Tuesday and capture the seventh-grade Tri-Lakes Conference title. The eighth-graders also ended the year on a high note with a 40-6 win against Senatobia in the nightcap. (October 24, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford High’s run on athletic awards continued recently when swimming coach Rebecca van Oostendorp was recognized as the Coach of the Year by the National Federation of High Schools Coaches Association for 2012. (July 3, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford girls basketball coach Shayne Linzy remembers the phone call he got from athletics director Johnny Hill in June 2009 informing him he had been selected to take over the Lady Chargers after former coach Shane Stone left for Potts Camp. It was a moment that Linzy would never forget because of what it meant to him personally and what it meant for his coaching career. (June 14, 2012, Page 6)
An existing relationship and a feel of home has landed Itawamba Community College one of the Oxford Lady Chargers’ team leaders.
OHS center Meisha Gillom will continue her playing career in Fulton playing for ICC women’s basketball head coach Nanci Gray, who has followed Gillom since she was little. (April 11, 2012, Page 9)
VIDEO BLOG: Oxford coach Shayne Linzy was a happy individual Saturday afternoon after the Lady Chargers defeated South Jones 62-54 in the MHSAA’s Class 5A state title game at the Mississippi Coliseum. (more…) (March 5, 2012)
JACKSON — Oxford’s goal of winning the MHSAA’s Class 5A title in girls basketball became a reality on the state’s biggest stage Saturday.
The Lady Chargers’ 62-54 win over South Jones at the Mississippi Coliseum not only gave the program a fourth title in the sport, but it also cemented the team as the best one to ever wear the gold and blue by finishing with a perfect 33-0 mark. (March 5, 2012, Page 6A)