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)
COLUMN: JACKSON — Oxford’s latest girls basketball title, captured Saturday with a 62-54 win over South Jones at the Mississippi Coliseum, was all about family.
One win is all that separates the Oxford Lady Chargers from cementing their mark atop the school’s history books. OHS heads into Saturday afternoon’s MHSAA Class 5A state title game with South Jones with a 32-0 record. No other basketball team has finished the season with a perfect mark and a state championship all at the same time.
(March 2, 2012, Page 6A)
JACKSON — Defensive adjustments have been a big key to success for the Oxford Lady Chargers this season on the basketball court. Tuesday afternoon, in the team’s biggest game of the season, it was a defensive adjustment made at halftime that ended up advancing the Lady Chargers to the MHSAA’s Class 5A state championship game on Saturday. (February 29, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford’s Lady Chargers may be considered the favorite team to win the MHSAA’s Class 5A state title this year but coach Shayne Linzy knows there is still a lot for his team to accomplish before they can garner the coveted gold ball given to the champion. (February 24, 2012, Page 6A)
A season that was started with great promise and expectations continued to deliver on all accounts for the Oxford Lady Chargers and their fans Saturday night in the OHS gym. A night after defeating Canton 63-49 to advance to Jackson for the MHSAA state tournament for the first time since 2005, the Lady Chargers defeated Center Hill 51-48 to win the 5A North Half title.
The win also pushed their winning streak to 31 games. (February 20, 2012, Page 1B)
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