OLIVE BRANCH — The alarm sounded at halftime on Oxford’s dream season Friday night. Instead of hitting snooze, though, the Chargers got right to work. (November 4, 2013, Page 2B)
Paced by senior Tristan Orman’s first-place finish, the Oxford Chargers won the Region 1-5A Cross-Country Meet Saturday. (November 4, 2013, Page 2B)
The regular season is drawing to a close for the area’s three high school football teams. Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley are all headed to the MHSAA state playoffs, and each is looking to keep its momentum going this week with the postseason looming. (November 1, 2013, Page 7A)
Oxford is undefeated, ranked third in the state and has already locked up the Region 1-5A championship, along with the region’s top playoff seed with two weeks to go in the regular season.
Following last week’s 47-12 pasting of Clarksdale, the Chargers technically don’t have anything else to play for. (October 31, 2013, Page 10)
Oxford’s eighth-grade basketball teams won a pair of games over North Panola in the home opener for both Tuesday. The Lady Chargers defeated the Lady Cougars 32-22, while the Chargers, in their first action of the year, rallied to post a 40-37 win in the nightcap in Oxford High’s gym. (October 29, 2013, Page 6)
CLEVELAND — Oxford’s boys finished second in the annual MHSAA Class II State Swim Championships Saturday. The meet was held at Delta State University. (October 28, 2013, Page 2B)
Two top-10 finishes by both the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers helped garner top three finishes as a team Saturday at the Tupelo Invitational Cross-Country meet held at Ballard Park. (October 28, 2013, Page 3B)
There is plenty to play for for the area’s three high school football teams this week.
Oxford, the state’s fifth-ranked overall team, will host Clarksdale for the outright Region 1-5A title Friday night while Class 3A No. 5 Water Valley needs a victory over Independence to keep pace atop the Region 2-3A standings. Lafayette has to win its final two games beginning with Senatobia to get one of Region 2-4A’s three playoff berths. (October 25, 2013, Page 6A)
CORINTH — The Oxford High School boys, sparked by a 1-2-3 finish by Tristan Orman, Pruitt Griffin and Kendall Jenkins, topped region rival and defending Class 5A state champion Saltillo to win the Corinth High School Cross Country Invitational held Saturday at The Trails at Crossroads Regional Park. (October 21, 2013, Page 2B)
Led by two first-place finishes in relay events and a first-place finish from Dion Kevin, the Oxford Chargers finished second in the MHSAA Division 2 North Half meet Saturday in Jackson. The Chargers, who also competed against Class 6A schools, were second to Tupelo with 110 points. (October 21, 2013, Page 4B)