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LHS shakes off playoff rust to advance past Rams

INDIANOLA — Just over a week ago, Nacoma James asked “why not us?”

Asked what it would mean to merely make the playoffs in boys basketball for the first time since 2006, the Commodore head coach said he felt like his squad was poised to carry over the success that has become synonymous with Lafayette’s other sports, namely football. (more…) (February 20, 2013, Page 6)

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    Lafayette locks down on Tigers late

    The Commodores led for nearly the whole game Friday, but Lafayette’s regular season finale was anything but easy.

    Lafayette didn’t play a clean first half against Charleston on senior night, missing free throws and turning the ball over. (more…) (February 11, 2013, Page 8)

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      ‘Dores hang on to defeat Vikings

      It took some late game heroics, but the Lafayette Commodores closed their Division 2-4A with a 54-47 victory against visiting North Pontotoc on Monday.

      With the win, Lafayette will play North Pontotoc in the first round of the region tournament next Tuesday. (more…) (February 5, 2013, Page 8)

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        ‘Dores earn division sweep of Lewisburg

        Lafayette earned a home sweep of Division 2-4A foe Lewisburg Friday night. The Lady Commodores ended a four-game losing streak with a 70-25 win over the Lady Patriots. The Commodores earned then earned their first division win with a hard-fought 46-41 triumph in the nightcap. (more…) (January 28, 2013, Page 10)

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          Water Valley, Lafayette split games

          Lafayette and Water Valley split four games to open the middle school basketball season for both programs Tuesday in the WVHS gym. The seventh-grade Commodores defeated Water Valley 26-7, while the eighth-grade Blue Devils rallied to post a 15-13 win in the nightcap.

          Lafayette’s seventh-grade girls lost 16-7 to the Lady Blue Devils, while Water Valley’s eighth-grade were defeated 12-10. (November 3, 2010, Page 6)

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            Wright’s family grieves over death

            MEMPHIS (AP) — Relatives and friends of Lorenzen Wright gathered Wednesday and grieved for the former NBA player who has been missing for 10 days, as police investigated the discovery of a man’s body outside of Memphis.

            Wright’s uncle, Curtis Wright, told The Associated Press that police called the player’s father, Herb Wright, Wednesday afternoon with the news he had died. (July 29, 2010, Page 6)

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              LeGrand honored by Holmes Community College

              Former Lafayette High standout D.J. LeGrand won the Most Improved Award this season from Holmes Community College for his standout season on the men’s basketball team. LeGrand helped the Bulldogs make the MACJC state tournament this season. (May 19, 2010, Page 7)

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