After two less than desirable results against division foe Lewisburg last week, the Lafayette baseball team looked to swing the pendulum back in its favor against Clarksdale. (more…) (April 2, 2013, Page 8)
CLARKSDALE — Friday’s regular season finale for the Oxford Chargers came down to one play made on offense and a couple turned in by the defense. For the Chargers to avoid a second straight loss heading into the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs, a deep throw from Parker Adamson to Glenn Gordon and a key stop on defense resulted in a hard-fought 14-11 win. (more…) (November 5, 2012, Page 3B)
Oxford’s regular season finale at Clarksdale doesn’t have a bearing on the Chargers making the Class 5A playoffs, but OHS coach Johnny Hill is treating it like any other contest in the attempt to maintain heading into the first round Nov. 9. Hill said he was unsure if he would rest any players, other than the ones that really need time off heading into the playoffs. (November 1, 2012, Page 8)
The Oxford Chargers’ season was put to rest earlier than head coach Johnny Hill would have liked Friday night with a 20-17 heartbreaking loss to 1-5A foe Clarksdale. In a game of ups and downs for the Chargers, it was the first half that Hill felt really hurt his teams’ chances of winning. (November 7, 2011, Page 6B)
“This is a put-out game. There is no tomorrow if we don’t win Friday night. That’s the way it is,” Hill said. “If Hernando loses, I’ve got to beat (Clarksdale) by four (points) or we’re out. If Hernando wins, they come in third and all we have to do is beat (Clarksdale). I’m assuming worst case scenario that Hernando loses and I have to win by four. That makes us three (seed) and Clarksdale four and Hernando out. We got to win. It’s put up or shut up.
“We’ve put ourselves in this position losing three district games. We’ll have to go with what we got,” Hill added. (November 3, 2011, Page 9)
The Lady Chargers responded to the wager. After cruising through the first two sets, Oxford had to rally to claim the third set and the match 3-0 (25-6, 25-7, 25-23). (September 23, 2011, Page 6A)
Oxford’s tennis team had no trouble defeating the Clarksdale Wildcats in its Class 5A playoff opener on Friday at Avent Park. The Chargers were led by Zach Wilder at boys singles, who beat James Jackson 6-0, 6-0. (more…) (April 25, 2011, Page 3B)
That wasn’t the case on Tuesday night, as the Chargers completed Oxford’s sweep of Clarksdale by defeating the Wildcats 63-57 in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs. The win advances the Chargers (17-10 overall) to the 5A North Half tournament Friday at Indianola-Gentry, a feat the team did not accomplish last season. (February 16, 2011, Page 6)
It wasn’t long after the Oxford Lady Chargers lost to West Point in the Region 2-5A tournament championship last Friday that coach Shayne Linzy was looking forward to Monday’s first round of the 5A playoffs.
Despite Clarksdale’s overall size superiority and playing away from home, Linzy felt like his team would respond in fine fashion and be a very tough team for the Wildcats to have to defeat. His intuition proved to be right as the Lady Chargers used their speed and stamina to knock off last year’s 5A North Half champion, 54-52, in the first step to advancing to Jackson for the MHSAA state tournament. (more…) (February 15, 2011, Page 6)