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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Steve Blackmon

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)

OHS sweeps Ridgeland in 5A playoffs

Steve Blackmon got a first over the weekend from his Oxford Lady Chargers with back-to-back complete games. (more…) (April 22, 2013, Page 8)

Complete effort leads LHS past Oxford

Lafayette bounced back in a big way Thursday evening at Oxford.

After dropping their last two division games, the Lady Commodores pieced together a near perfect effort to up-end crosstown rival Oxford 9-1 on the road.

 (March 29, 2013, Page 6A)

Lady Chargers roll past West Point

Led by Ciara Steward in the pitching circle and Nikki Grilliette at the plate, the Oxford Lady Chargers defeated West Point 5-1. (more…) (March 27, 2013, Page 9)

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