The high school track season is about to really get interesting, starting with today’s Division 2-5A meet. The annual meet will be held at Oxford High’s Bobby Holcomb Field and Chris Bush, the head coach of the Chargers, likes how his team looks heading into the first of three major meets leading up to qualifying for the state meet.
Oxford’s track teams opened the 2013 season with a bang as both squads won Saturday’s Oxford EAGLE Invitational meet held at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers more than doubled up second-place finisher West Bolivar (220-98) to win first place, while the Lady Chargers finished with 157 points, 25 more than second-place finisher Independence. (more…) (March 11, 2013, Page 4B)
Oxford boys track coach Chris Bush has a positive feeling heading into the start of the season leading the Chargers for the first time. Thanks to a deep roster and some experienced talent coming back, the Chargers could be a contender for a Class 5A state title if everything continues to come together.
NEW HOPE — If Friday’s Division 2-5A championship game had been 31 minutes long, instead of 32, the Oxford Chargers would be champions rather than the New Hope Trojans. Unable to score in the final 3 minutes and 23 seconds, the Chargers lost their five-point lead and ultimately the game, 45-44, to the Trojans in front of a jubilant crowd in the NHS gym. (more…) (February 18, 2013, Page 8)
Offense was a problem for the OHS boys as they dropped their first two games in the Jaguar Classic in Hoover, Ala. The Chargers lost 61-37 to Vestavia Hills on Wednesday and 52-48 to Bessemer City on Thursday. (January 4, 2013, Page 8A)
Oxford’s most complete performance of the season on the hardwood came at a great time. The Chargers defeated New Albany 68-60 to cap the annual “O” Town Showdown in the OHS gym Saturday night. (December 31, 2012, Page 6)
Lafayette and Water Valley split four games to open the middle school basketball season for both programs Tuesday in the WVHS gym. The seventh-grade Commodores defeated Water Valley 26-7, while the eighth-grade Blue Devils rallied to post a 15-13 win in the nightcap.
Lafayette’s seventh-grade girls lost 16-7 to the Lady Blue Devils, while Water Valley’s eighth-grade were defeated 12-10. (November 3, 2010, Page 6)