Jessica Pearson always had a knack of turning nothing into something.
As the setter on Oxford’s volleyball team, it wasn’t uncommon to see Pearson not only set up a teammate for the kill when the Lady Chargers’ passing was on point, but also go sprawling out of bounds in an attempt to keep the play alive. (more…) (October 25, 2012, Page 1B)
The 2012 season didn’t go the way Oxford had hoped, but Thursday night’s season finale provided at least a little solace for the home team.
Looking to end the season on a high note, the Lady Chargers earned a convincing 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-18) victory over Corinth at the OHS gym. (September 28, 2012, Page 7A)
Oxford’s chances of making the upcoming MHSAA’s Class II playoffs were dealt a significant blow thanks to 3-1 (22-25, 24-17, 25-14, 25-18) loss to Lake Cormorant Tuesday evening in the OHS gym. The Lady Chargers won the first set before the Lady Gators rebounded to capture the next three. (September 19, 2012, Page 6)
That’s exactly what happened Tuesday at the Oxford High gym as the visiting Lady Commodores claimed a 3-1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-17) victory over the host school. (September 12, 2012, Page 7)
There were several nervous moments for Oxford High volleyball coach Tara Ross in the Lafayette gym Thursday night. In a match that was decided on errors made by both teams as much as it was outstanding plays turned in, Ross knew that if her team focused better they had a shot at recovering from an early 2-1 deficit and earning a win over LHS. (August 17, 2012, Page 7A)
The Lady Chargers volleyball squad got Oxford’s 2012-13 school year off to a good start Tuesday by sweeping the visiting Ripley Lady Tigers 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-14) at the OHS gym.
The performance was far from perfect, but for an OHS squad that returns just four members from the 2011 varsity squad, a win is a win. (August 8, 2012, Page 7)
Oxford High volleyball coach Tara Ross knows she doesn’t have a bevy of tall girls on the front line or a roster filled with veterans like she did last year. What Ross does have is a group of Lady Chargers who all get along, who like to compete and so far, have shown the ability to absorb knowledge and get better with each practice. (August 2, 2012, Page 6)
Heading into this season Lafayette volleyball coach Rachel Wenzel was faced with a rather large problem: How could the Lady Commodores replace the production and leadership that left along with the graduated senior class?
She knew it would be no easy task, but senior middle blocker Ashley Smith went to Wenzel and requested that her coach trust her enough to allow her to play all the way around, rather than be substituted in the back row. (more…) (October 26, 2011, Page 1B)