A game filled with mistakes was almost erased by the Oxford Chargers’ best offensive inning of their MHSAA Class 5A quarterfinal series with Hernando Saturday night at Edwin Moak Field. Trailing by seven runs heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Chargers scored four runs with two outs to get within three of the Tigers. (more…) (May 7, 2012, Page 9)
Thursday was a big day for Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze. Coming off a productive round of golf in the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge, Freeze’s good week continued Thursday with two verbal commitments. (more…) (May 4, 2012, Page 6A)
Oxford may not be playing a team from its own division in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs this weekend, but the Chargers are facing a team that they are quite familiar with in the Hernando Tigers.
OHS coach Chris Baughman scouted the Tigers in their third game with Saltillo last Saturday and felt like every name being announced coming to bat was a player that faced the Chargers in last year’s playoffs. Oxford ended up winning the series in two games but the vast majority of that Hernando team is back and motivated to defeat the Chargers this year. (May 3, 2012, Page 7)
STARKVILLE—Players say hits are contagious.
There will be a new champion in Class 5A baseball this year. The Oxford Chargers made sure of that when they pulled off a miraculous come-from-behind 8-7 win over the Ridgeland Titans in eight innings Friday night at Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (April 30, 2012, Page 7)
A tough division slate has seasoned the Oxford Chargers heading into the next stage of the MHSAA’s Class 5A playoffs. OHS coach Chris Baughman believes that nine games against teams from Division 2-5A have prepared his Chargers for what he believes will be the toughest test of the season.
Oxford opens its best-of-three series on the road at Ridgeland, the No. 1 seed from Division 4, Thursday evening. The Titans (20-6 overall) defeated the Chargers in last year’s 5A North Half title series and Baughman said they are just as potent on offense. (April 25, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford baseball coach Chris Baughman made sure he praised his team after Saturday’s 9-4 win over Yazoo City at Edwin Moak Field. The Chargers, who beat the Indians 5-2 on Friday in the first game of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs, may not have dog piled after their latest series win, but there was time to reflect and feel good about moving forward. (April 23, 2012, Page 2B)
Oxford’s 4-3 loss to West Point on Wednesday evening would have cost them them the No. 2 seed in the Class 5A playoffs, however Saltillo’s loss to New Hope on Wednesday allowed the Chargers to secure the No. 2 seed due to two wins over the Tigers during the Division 2-5A season.
The Chargers finished the year 4-5 in the division and enter the playoffs with a 15-10 mark overall. Oxford used four pitchers in the loss to the Green Wave but coach Chris Baughman has Steven Whitfield and Hunter Roth available to start the team’s best-of-three series against Yazoo City. (April 19, 2012, Page 6)
The Oxford Middle School Chargers can scratch off another goal from their preseason checklist.
Thanks to dominant pitching from starter Houston Roth and an overpowering offense, the Chargers earned a 16-1 victory over Marshall Academy on Monday to advance to the Tri-Lakes Conference title game. (April 10, 2012, Page 8)
Oxford sophomore pitcher Hunter Roth didn’t realize just how important Friday night’s 5-1 win over West Point really was until after the game.
Sure, Roth knew it improved the Chargers’ record within Division 2-5A play, but the significance didn’t really hit him, or the other members of the team, until after OHS coach Chris Baughman got through talking with them. (April 9, 2012, Page 8)