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BASEBALL PREVIEW: Depth, versatility lead ‘Dores into new campaign

Twenty wins. A division championship. A deep postseason run.

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.

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    SOFTBALL PREVIEW: ‘Dores looking to build on historic campaign

    Last season, the Lafayette High softball team was two games away from playing for a state championship until it ran into a Houston team that swept the Commodores in the North Half series. The Commodores want to get back there this year and get further, but that could be easier said than done as they lost a good portion of their lineup due to graduation, including ace pitcher Avery McCullough and her battery mate, Rae Drewery. (February 24, 2015, Page 6)

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      LHS girls fall just short in division title game

      It wasn’t the prettiest game you’ve ever seen, but what it lacked in style points it more than made up for with back-and-forth, in-your-face basketball. In the end, it came down to — as so many close games do — the team that made the last play. Saturday night, it was Ripley which got a putback from Dayzsha Rogan 1:12 left to score the winning basket and then it was Rogan who scooted in for a runout layup with seconds to go after a missed free throw by Lafayette to give the regular-season Division 2-4A champion Lady Tigers a 32-29 victory over Lafayette in the 2-4A tournament championship game at the LHS gym. (February 22, 2015, Page 2B)

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        Lady ‘Dores to play for 2-4A championship

        It had been nine days since the Lafayette High girls basketball team had played a game. The rust showed at times, but a late surge by Shaniyah Buford helped the Commodores defeat New Albany 42-39 in the Division 2-4A tournament semifinals Thursday night at the LHS gym. Lafayette will meet Ripley in the tournament championship game tonight. (February 20, 2015, Page 7A)

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          2-4A tourney loss caps winless season for ‘Dores

          As forgettable a season as it’s been for the Lafayette High boys basketball team, the Commodores just needed one win to extend their season. But their Division 2-5A tournament opener ended just like all the others. Lafayette’s season came to an end Wednesday with a 57-50 loss to New Albany at the Lafayette High gym. It was the 14th time the Commodores (0-14) took the court, and it was the 14th time they came up on the short end of the scoreboard. (February 19, 2015, Page 6A)

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            International Bowl ‘awesome experience’ for Johnson

            Eli Johnson almost passed up an opportunity to represent his country on the football field. Looking back, he’s glad he didn’t. The Lafayette High offensive lineman suited up for Team USA in the 18-and-under International Bowl played Jan. 30 in Arlington Texas at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Canada was the opponent in a game that showcased more than 100 of North America’s top high school juniors. (February 11, 2015, Page 1B)

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              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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                Lady ‘Dores beat Richland, earn state title berth

                For the first time in program history, the Lafayette High girls soccer team will play for a state championship.  The Commodores defeated Richland, 4-3, in the MHSAA Class 4A North Half title match Tuesday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (February 4, 2015, Page 1B)

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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, 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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