Those accomplishments made the Lafayette High baseball team’s 2014 season a success, but the Commodores’ ultimate goal of an MHSAA Class 4A state title was cut short when they were bounced from the playoffs by eventual champion West Lauderdale.
The Lafayette High girls soccer team’s postseason run has seen a dominant victory, a grind-it-out win which avenged an earlier loss and exorcising the demons of a team that had beaten them the previous two meetings. On Saturday, the Commodores’ journey will take them where no previous team in program history has been — a state championship match. Lafayette will play defending champion Northeast Jones on the campus of Madison Central High School with the MHSAA Class 4A state title up for grabs. (February 6, 2015, Page 6A)
There are many factors that come into play when high school athletes are weighing their options of where to continue their playing careers after graduation. For three Lafayette High baseball players, it came down to one thing — comfort. Seniors Jake McPhail, Hunter Bishop and Chase Coker signed National Letters of Intent to continue their baseball careers at the next level Tuesday morning at the LHS Library. (January 21, 2015, Page 1B, 4B)
Oxford High School right-hander Houston Roth was a sophomore who pitched like a seasoned veteran during the Chargers’ run to a North Half runner-up finish, and that performance earned him the Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year award for the 2014 season. (June 17, 2014, Page 1B)
Lafayette used a consistent offense and some strong pitching to get past Corinth in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. Now the Commodores need their defense to help out. (May 9, 2014, Page 6A)
T.J. Hollis and Josh Keel are teammates on the Lafayette High baseball team. Next season they will remain teammates as the two seniors signed with Jones County Junior College on Monday. (May 6, 2014, Page 6)
Lafayette coach Patrick Robey expected a heavyweight fight as his Commodores took on the Corinth Warriors in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs Thursday night. (May 2, 2014, Page 6A)
With byes through the play-in rounds of the MHSAA playoffs, Water Valley and Lafayette’s baseball teams some time on their hands. They decided to fill it by playing each other on Saturday with the Blue Devils beating the Commodores 3-2 at Blue Devil Field. (April 28, 2014, Page 9)