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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Steve Blackmon

Oxford’s Steward commits to NWCC

Oxford pitcher Ciara Steward still has one year of high school left, but she secured her future earlier this week with a verbal commitment to Northwest Mississippi Community College. (May 28, 2014, Page 7)

Neshoba Central blows past Chargers

The Oxford Chargers softball team made quick work of Pearl last weekend in the play-in round of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs. It faced a much tougher first-round opponent in the form of the defending state champion Neshoba Central Rockets. (May 1, 2014, Page 9)

Offense carries Chargers past Pearl

Pearl— Oxford clinched its spot in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs with a 9-2 road win over Pearl on Saturday, finishing off a sweep of the Pirates in the play-in round. (April 28, 2014, Page 8)

Late innings propel LHS past Chargers

Oxford and Lafayette played four innings of competitive softball. The final two frames were a different story. (March 28, 2014, Page 6A)

Lafayette starts 2-0 in Charger Classic

Lafayette couldn’t have asked for a much better start to the softball season. (March 3, 2014, Page 8)

SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Oxford enters season looking for satisfaction

To hear Oxford softball coach Steve Blackmon explain it, there’s a difference in being pleased and being satisfied. (February 25, 2014, Page 9)

Lady Chargers fall to TCHS in opener

The Oxford High Lady Chargers played their first slow-pitch softball game since the program was dropped when fast-pitch softball began, and dropped a 19-0 decision to Tishomingo County. (August 20, 2013, Page 6)

Power, speed garner POY award for Lafayette’s Glass

There wasn’t much Kendall Glass couldn’t do for the Lafayette softball team and coach Katie Moore on the diamond in 2013. The senior shortstop made big plays on defense and offense, and in the dugout, she led the Lady Commodores through some impactful words and actions. (more…) (June 12, 2013, Page 1B)

Lady Trojans defeat Oxford in 5A playoffs

Oxford’s stay in the MHSAA Class 5A softball playoffs came to an end Friday with a 17-1 loss to New Hope. The Lady Chargers’ season ended with a 7-16 overall record, while the Lady Trojans improved to 26-1. Despite losing the series, OHS coach Steve Blackmon thought his team showed improvement during the season and the series with the Lady Trojans, regarded as the top team in the state, gives him an idea of what needs to be accomplished moving forward. (April 29, 2013, Page 4B)

Lady Trojans leave no hope for OHS

After sweeping Ridgeland in the first round round of the MHSAA Class 5A state softball playoffs last weekend, the Oxford Lady Chargers hosted the New Hope Lady Trojans in the next round Thursday night.   (more…) (April 26, 2013, Page 10A)

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