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Lafayette High School

LHS cruises past Lions for pair of division wins

The Lafayette High baseball team knew it wasn’t going to get much of a challenge Tuesday night. Lafayette coach Patrick Robey was just happy to see his team take care of business. The Commodores stayed unbeaten in their division by sweeping Tunica-Rosa Fort in a doubleheader at W.V. Brewer Field. Neither game lasted more than four innings as Lafayette cruised to a 15-0 victory in the first game and took the nightcap 14-2 to improve to 4-0 in Division 2-4A play. (March 25, 2015, Page 6)

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    Oxford tops ‘Dores with walk-off

    Baseball’s version of the Crosstown Classic took center stage Thursday night as Oxford hosted crosstown rival Lafayette at Edwin Moak Field where the Chargers came away the victor in a 2-1 win.  Oxford (10-0) got a timely hit from pitcher Houston Roth in the bottom of the seventh inning scoring first baseman Jack McClure and giving the Chargers the walk-off win over the Commodores (5-4). (March 20, 2015, Page 2B)

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      James resigns as ‘Dores hoops coach

      After three seasons as the head coach of the Lafayette High boys basketball team, Nacoma James is stepping down from the position. James turned in his resignation Wednesday but will stay at the school in a teaching capacity. (March 19, 2015, Page 6)

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        Arrington signs with Central Arkansas

        When it came to deciding on where to go to play football at the next level it was a simple choice for Austin Arrington—go where he knew the coach already. The former Lafayette High football player signed with the Bears of Central Arkansas Monday morning inside the LHS Library to continue his football career. (March 18, 2015, Page 7)

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          Lafayette High students win awards in state Beta Club competition

          Addison Roush and Zach Pugh of Lafayette High School earned awards at the Mississippi Beta Club competition last month. (March 15, 2015)

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            ‘Dores split doubleheader with South Panola

            With weather wreaking havoc in the early part of the high school baseball season, Lafayette was able to finally sneak a couple games in as the Commodores hosted South Panola in a doubleheaderWednesday at W.V. Brewer Field. The teams split the pair of games with South Panola winning Game 1 by a score of 2-1 and Lafayette taking the nightcap 15-7 in an offensive explosion. (March 12, 2015, Page 6)

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              Jim Martin — er, Smith — will be missed

              Those who’ve known him since his days in school at Lafayette know him as Jim Smith. Those who only know him through more than three decades as a local radio personality know him as Jim Martin. Either way, Jim, who passed away late last week, will be missed by all who enjoyed the way he practiced his craft on the radio. (March 5, 2015, Page 4A)

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                Lady Commodores’ season ends at Pontotoc

                PONTOTOC— All the Lafayette High girls basketball team wanted was a chance. All it wanted was the opportunity to knock off Ponototoc — and the Commodores got one— but Lafayette was unable to hit shots late, and the Commodores fell 44-33 in a second-round matchup  of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs Monday night in the Pontotoc High School gym. (March 3, 2015, Page 6)

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                  Lafayette’s Holland inks with SWMCC

                  Lafayette senior Ryan Holland is beginning his final baseball season as a Commodore, but his career will not end in May as he signed with Southwest Mississippi Community College on Monday morning at the LHS library. (March 3, 2015, Page 6)

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                    Lafayette gets best of OHS in Oxford Classic

                    To kickoff the beginning of softball season Oxford and Lafayette played each other in the final game of the Oxford Softball Classic Saturday afternoon. Lafayette came away the victors with a 10-2 win in three innings at the Oxford softball field. (March 1, 2015, Page 4B)

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