Lafayette’s boys basketball program continued to show improvement and a turnaround under second-year coach Nacoma James on Tuesday night in the elimination round of the Division 2-4A Tournament. Playing the host North Pontotoc Vikings, the Commodores were able to make enough plays, both on offense and defense, late to pull out a 65-63 win and advance to play No. 1 seed Tunica-Rosa Fort on Thursday evening. Tuesday’s win also advanced the ‘Dores to the MHSAA’s Class 4A playoffs for the first time in seven years. (February 13, 2013, Page 7)
There is a sign that hangs in the Lafayette High football fieldhouse that stresses faith, family and football. In the case of LHS running back D.K. Buford, Ole Miss’ newest pledge for the 2014 signing class, those three ideals are very important to him and reasons why he ultimately decided to say close to home and play for coach Hugh Freeze. (February 13, 2013, Page 7)
A strong second half ended up making a huge difference for the Lafayette Commodores Tuesday night in their home match against Senatobia. Facing a 1-0 deficit at the break, the Commodores dug deep the final 40 minutes of play and ended up defeating the Warriors 2-1 to earn their first Division 3-4A contest of the year. (January 9, 2013, Page 7)
The Lafayette Commodores emerged victorious in their matchup with the Ripley Tigers at home Tuesday night. LHS improved to 6-4 on the year with a 53-44 win that was paced by 16 points and 10 rebounds from Trey Shaw. (more…) (January 9, 2013, Page 6)
The benefits of holiday tournaments and a regular stream of games continued to show for the Lafayette Commodores Friday and Saturday in the annual “O” Town Showdown. Lafayette improved to 2-3 in games played in the Oxford High gym this year by earning two wins in the annual tourney.
LHS defeated Byhalia 49-37 Friday to even its record at 4-4 and then beat Ashland 56-47 Saturday evening to improve to three games over last year’s win total of two. (December 31, 2012, Page 7)
Two trips to holiday tournaments produced a win and a loss for the Lafayette Commodores. LHS beat Greenville St. Joe 61-38 in the Humphreys County Holiday Classic on Friday night before falling 57-54 to Shannon Saturday in the Calhoun City Loggins Classic. (more…) (December 24, 2012, Page 11)
Final enrollment numbers from Mississippi’s Department of Education have been released by the MHSAA. The numbers were submitted by school districts in October, while the MHSAA announced them Thursday. The numbers are important because they determine classification for schools who compete in athletics and other competitive activities. (November 16, 2012)
Water Valley and Lafayette will begin their marches through the postseason tonight with home games against North Panola and Greenwood respectively, while Oxford will conclude its regular season at Clarksdale. (November 2, 2012, Page 6A)
With the end of the regular season rapidly approaching, all three area football teams are jostling for region and post-season positioning tonight.
Water Valley probably headlines the area’s action with a road test at Aberdeen, while Oxford (8-0 overall, 4-0 Region 1-5A) hosts 1-5A foe Saltillo and Lafayette welcomes 2-4A rival Senatobia to William L. Buford Stadium.
All three games are set for 7 p.m. kickoffs. Oxford’s game can be heard on 95.5 FM, while Water Valley’s will be broadcast on 105.5 FM and Lafayette’s on 93.7 FM. (October 19, 2012, Page 6A)
In front of a packed house on homecoming night, the Commodores knocked off the visiting Tunica-Rosa Fort Lions 35-6. (more…) (October 6, 2012)