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Lafayette Commodores

LHS takes aim at first state title against NE Jones

 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)

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    Lafayette seeks state title berth against Richland

    After avenging one loss this playoff season, the Lafayette High girls soccer team will have to do it one more time if it is to advance again.  The Commodores will host the Richland Rangers tonight in the MHSAA 4A North Half title match with a trip to the state championship on the line. (February 3, 2015, Page 6)

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      LHS tops Florence to advance to North Half

      FLORENCE — For the first time in program history, the Lafayette High girls soccer team is 80 minutes away from playing for a state championship. (February 1, 2015, Page 1B)

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        LHS, Florence fight for 4A North Half berth

        The Lafayette High girl’s soccer team is in uncharted territory. For the first time since 2009 the Lady Commodores advanced to the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A state playoffs. If they want to keep re-writing the history books Lafayette will have to get past Florence, the team that handed them their first loss of the season. (January 30, 2015, Page 6A)

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          LHS girls advance; boys’ season ends early

          The dream of a state championship lived on for one team as the end of a season came for another as the Lafayette High soccer teams hosted first-round matches in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs Tuesday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (January 28, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

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            Lady ‘Dores draw Caledonia to begin Playoffs

            Lafayette’s girls soccer team isn’t all that familiar with its first playoff opponent, but head coach Melinda Scruggs has exhausted nearly every avenue to find out what she can to get her team prepared. Time to find out if it’s paid off. The Commodores will entertain Caledonia tonight at 5 at William L. Buford Stadium in the opening round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. Lafayette went unscathed through Division 3-4A play to earn the division’s top postseason seed while the Confederates finished runner-up in Division 2-4A. (January 27, 2015, Page 6)

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              Lafayette, Amory meet again in playoff opener

              The Lafayette boys soccer team won’t take its first postseason test without a cheat sheet. The Commodores, fresh off a Division 3-4A championship, will open the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs at home tonight against Amory. The match is scheduled to start at 7 at William L. Buford Stadium. (January 27, 2015, Page 6, 7)

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                LHS boys still searching; girls beat Senatobia

                The Lafayette High basketball teams are heading in different directions. The girls team are moving in an upward trajectory while the boys are stuck in neutral and struggling to find their first win. That was still the case Friday night when Lafayette split their games against Senatobia at the LHS gym. (January 25, 2015, Page 4B)

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                  LHS trio signs baseball scholarships

                  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)

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                    LHS boys remain winless; girls beat Byhalia

                    It was a night of highs and lows for the Lafayette High basketball teams as they split their games against divisional opponent Byhalia on Friday night at the LHS gym. The Lady Commodores bounced back from their loss to Ripley on Tuesday while the Commodores are still searching for their first win of the season. (January 18, 2015, Page 4B)

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