A windy day and wet course only slightly hindered the Oxford girls and boys golf teams from showing progress as a team during the annual Oxford Invitational held on Tuesday at the Country Club of Oxford.
Weather conditions weren’t the most ideal from a wind standpoint for golfers, but on a course that is considered the toughest test of the season, the wind only slightly raised scores that are usually higher than normal for all teams involved. (April 6, 2011, Page 6)
A dependable rock in the middle of both lines is what senior Terry Johnson has become for the Oxford Chargers this season. The 6-foot-2, 270-pound Johnson has made a huge difference at the point of attack on both sides of the ball, while his leadership skills have also come in handy as the team has entered region play.
From Oxford coach Johnny Hill’s perspective, Johnson’s dependability started to show up in the spring and summer during weight training. (October 7, 2010, Page 6)
The Crosstown Classic: What a great week for the players, fans and coaches of both schools. It’s a time for everyone who has ever attended Lafayette or Oxford to reflect on their memories of this most important game of the year.
I can certainly remember my senior year of football at Lafayette in 1977 and all the emotions that the week entailed leading up to the game. I remember a very descriptive letter supposedly from the Oxford players strategically placed on the wall in the field house that detailed how they were going to have a lot more fun on Friday night than we were. I must say that even at 17, I was less intimidated than amused. I can remember smiling, wondering which coach was responsible for engineering such a motivating tactic. (September 2, 2010, Page 6)
The 5-foot-10, 210-pound senior is the Chargers’ center, the leader of the offensive line, an additional coach on the field each game and the designated fireplug, or enforcer if you will, of the team. His role as the guy that will lay his body on the line is as important as his ability to snap the ball to quarterback Guy Cameron Billups each play. In short, without Norris, the Chargers’ offense can not function like it’s supposed. (August 20, 2010, Page 6A)
A preseason goal of the Oxford boys golf team was obtained Tuesday at the Country Club of Oxford. The Chargers shot a 354 as a team in the District 2-5A Tournament, advancing to the Class 5A state tournament next month in Tupelo.
Saltillo won the match with a 339, while New Hope was second with a 347. Hernando just missed making it to Tupelo with a 358, while Lake Cormorant and West Point rounded out the team scores with a 466 and 454 respectively. (April 21, 2010, Page 9)
A wet playing surface, cooler temperatures and windy conditions were three things Oxford golf coach Steve Herring was hoping not to see on the day his girls and boys played their first 18 hole tournament of the season. (April 9, 2010, Page 6A)
Oxford’s final tune-up golf match before Thursday’s Oxford Invitational produced a first-place finish for the Lady Chargers and a second-place finish for the Chargers at New Albany Monday. (April 6, 2010, Page 8)