HERNANDO — It was the little things not done that made the biggest difference in a 4-1 loss for the Oxford Chargers. Unable to generate offense at key stages of the game, the Chargers fell to the Hernando Tigers in Game 2 of their best-of-three MHSAA Class 5A playoff baseball series Monday night. (more…) (May 14, 2013, Page 8)
A total team effort has the Oxford Chargers one win away from playing in the MHSAA Class 5A North Half title series. A day after Game 1 was pushed back due to heavy rain in the area, the Chargers defeated Hernando 7-3 at Edwin Moak Field Saturday evening. (more…) (May 13, 2013, Page 2B)
A familiar foe awaits the Oxford Chargers in the third round of the MHSAA Class 5A baseball playoffs in the form of the Hernando Tigers, the team that advanced to Jackson for the state championship series last season. (more…) (May 9, 2013, Page 8A)
Oxford’s basketball teams earn a sweep of Hernando on the hardwood Tuesday night. The Lady Chargers defeated the Lady Tigers 66-50, while the Chargers beat the Tigers 57-52 in the nightcap. Hernando led the Lady Chargers 23-17 in the first quarter but that lead was erased in the second a much better defensive effort that saw the Lady Tigers only score seven points. Oxford led 36-30 at the half and then added 13 and 17 points in the third and fourth compared to 20 total points for Hernando after the break. Alexus Malone led the 3-1 Lady Chargers with 31 points and 11 rebounds.
Amber Sisk also had 15 points, while Aliyah Herod had seven steals and four assists. The Chargers won their first game of the season to improve to 1-2 on the year. Ty Madkins led Oxford with 13 points. Josh Gibbs had 10 points, while Cortez James and Will O’Keefe each scored nine points.
Oxford returns to action Thursday at home against Coldwater starting with a junior varsity girls game at 5 p.m. (November 14, 2012, Page 7)
Hernando’s goal of shortening the game with its Wing T offense only accomplished fewer shots on ball carriers in the seventh-ranked Chargers’ 31-0 win Friday night at Tiger Stadium. (more…) (October 15, 2012, Page 3B)
Oxford’s run through the Region 1-5A schedule gets a little more interesting Friday with a road game at Hernando. It’s not that the Tigers (3-4 overall, 1-2 Region 1-5A) are any better or worse than the teams the seventh-ranked Chargers (7-0, 3-0) have been playing, they’re just one of the more unique teams.
Offensively, Hernando presents problems, especially in a week of preparation, due to the Wing T offense coach Anthony Jenkins uses to score points. Last year, the Tigers rallied from 14 points down to beat the Chargers 31-30 in overtime on homecoming using an offense that OHS coach Johnny Hill was leery about. (October 11, 2012, Page 8)
Lafayette squandered a wonderful opportunity Tuesday.
A game filled with mistakes was almost erased by the Oxford Chargers’ best offensive inning of their MHSAA Class 5A quarterfinal series with Hernando Saturday night at Edwin Moak Field. Trailing by seven runs heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Chargers scored four runs with two outs to get within three of the Tigers. (more…) (May 7, 2012, Page 9)
Oxford may not be playing a team from its own division in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs this weekend, but the Chargers are facing a team that they are quite familiar with in the Hernando Tigers.
OHS coach Chris Baughman scouted the Tigers in their third game with Saltillo last Saturday and felt like every name being announced coming to bat was a player that faced the Chargers in last year’s playoffs. Oxford ended up winning the series in two games but the vast majority of that Hernando team is back and motivated to defeat the Chargers this year. (May 3, 2012, Page 7)