The annual “Crosstown Classic” football matchup between the Lafayette Commodores and Oxford Chargers just got a little bit bigger this year. For the first time since the rivalry began in 1972, the game will be televised live on Fox Sports South as part of the Bright Lights: Football package sponsored by C Spire Wireless. (May 30, 2012, Page 6)
A week is all the Lafayette Commodores were without a head baseball coach. In an effort to secure a coach to lead a young team that advanced to the MHSAA Class 4A North Half title series before the summer season started, Lafayette Athletics Director Anthony Hart hired Patrick Robey away from South Panola. (May 24, 2012, Page 6)
Lafayette’s first set of spring practices following a big turnover in personnel and in the coaching ranks turned out to be a success, according to first-year head coach Eric Robertson. (May 24, 2012, Page 7)
AMORY — Apparently the rumors were true.
Amory coach Chad Williams found out first hand why folks were calling Lafayette pitcher Luke Stanley a tough staff ace to face.
Thursday evening, Stanley struck out 10 in Lafayette’s 3-0 road win over the Amory Panthers in the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. (April 27, 2012, Page 7A)
Lafayette earned its biggest win in the history of its program Thursday with a 4-3 win over Pontotoc at the courts behind Oxford-University Stadium. The victory sent the Commodores to the 4A North Half title match for the first time in program history. (April 27, 2012, Page 7A)
The Lafayette High School baseball team moved one step closer to locking up a playoff spot with a pair of wins against Rosa Fort on Tuesday evening. The Commodores (10-10 overall, 5-3 Region 2-4A) knocked off the Lions 15-0 and 12-0 in two run-ruled shortened games at W.V. Brewer Field. (April 11, 2012, Page 9)
Lafayette’s challenging start to the 2012 tennis season produced a big win Thursday at the courts behind Oxford-University Stadium. (March 2, 2012, Page 6A)
Led by strong doubles play, the Lafayette Commodores topped Lewisburg 5-2 in the tennis season opener. (February 29, 2012, Page 6)