OXFORD TOWN – For the first time, OPC is sponsoring a Coerver Soccer Clinic for ages six through 17 to be held each Saturday between Jan. 7 and Jan. 28 at Stone Field. On Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town, Outdoor Columnist Michelle McAnally breaks down Oxford’s version of the world’s most popular sport and gives details about how to get involved in the fast approaching 2012 season. (December 22, 2011, Page 9)
Xaver Martin’s three-run triple in the bottom of the fourth inning helped lift the 11-12 year-old Smith Building Supply Red Sox to a 12-11 win over the Smoothie King Phillies in Oxford Park Commission youth baseball action on Thursday night. In other games from FNC Park, the 11-12 Old Taylor Antiques Giants beat the Oxford Dental Cardinals 10-2. In the 9-year-old league, the Davis Logistics Yankees edged the Larson’s Big Star Phillies 13-12, while the Hinton & Hinton Cubs edged the Holcomb & Dunbar Cardinals 11-10. In the 13-14 league, the Braves beat the Mississippi Auto Arms Twins 9-2, while the Farese Family Dental Brewers doubled up the Oxford Eye Clinic Rangers 16-8. (June 3, 2011, Page 6A)
With Tommie Shelby’s induction into the Buster Dixon Walk of Fame and the unveiling of a plaque recognizing all of the winners of the award for contributions to the local summer softball scene, Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at his involvement in, and memories of, Oxford Park Commission youth and adult softball. (April 20, 2011, Page 4A)
David Heckel writes about the large turnout and successful USTA Mixed Doubles state championships held in Oxford recently, and points out that the effort to expand the local tennis facilities can help the local economy. (September 22, 2010, Page 4)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Oxford’s head football coach Johnny Hill was pleased with how the O-Zone Classic at FNC Park turned out for all 12 of the teams involved. He was also very thankful for the support shown by the local community on several fronts. (more…) (July 10, 2010)
Cody Allen’s bases-loaded single in the sixth inning helped lift the 13-14-year-old Davis Logistics of Oxford Braves to a 7-6 win over the Sharp Insurance Royals Tuesday at FNC Park. (June 2, 2010, Page 6)
Three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning helped lift the 9-10 year-old Carol Dorsey Studio Cardinals to an 18-17 win over the Dolphins in Oxford Park Commission youth softball action Tuesday night at FNC Park. (June 2, 2010, Page 6)
RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY — The 2010 Double Decker Spring Ride begins at 8:30 a.m. from FNC Park on Old Sardis Road (Highway 314). Three fully supported ride distances (66, 50 and 24 miles) with pre-ride bike maintenance, food & rest stops and rolling sag support for mechanical issues or tired riders. Sponsors also provide pre-ride breakfast and post-ride pizza.
There will also be a shorter fun ride for less experienced and younger riders.
(more…) (April 16, 2010)
FNC Inc. is sponsoring the “Spring In Your Step” 5k run fundraiser to assist young athletes in the community. The race will be held at 8 a.m. April 3 at FNC Park, located 2.5 miles west of Skymart on Old Sardis Road on the right. All proceeds will benefit the children in Lafayette County who can’t afford to register for the Oxford Park Commission’s sports and go toward uniform fees and equipment costs. To register, go to www.racesonline.com, or come to FNC Park the day of the race. (March 11, 2010)
PHOTOS — Area kids took part in Saturday’s Oxford Park Commission Spring Fling soccer tournament at FNC Park. (March 8, 2010, Page 7A)