A routine trip to the mailbox Monday night produced some exciting news for Oxford girls basketball coach Shayne Linzy. While Linzy didn’t become an instant millionaire through a sweepstakes contest, he did receive a prize nonetheless.
Linzy’s Lady Chargers have won several individual awards this year due to a perfect 33-0 season that earned the school its first MHSAA Class 5A state title in the sport. (more…) (April 24, 2012, Page 8)
Oxford forward Romeo Johnson may not know what position he will start his college career, but his versatility, coupled with his ability to shoot outside, may just allow him to play almost every position on the court in the future. The 6-foot-5 1/2 Johnson is looking to play as many places he can in the future for Northeast Mississippi Community College coach David Robbins.
Johnson signed with the Tigers on Monday and is already focused on making an impact, whether that is playing shooting guard, small forward or even at the center position. (April 12, 2012, Page 7)
Oxford’s Erika Sisk must have felt like she was in a whirlwind the past 30 days. It was exactly a month ago that the standout point guard led the Lady Chargers to their first Class 5A title in school history and the school’s first undefeated season at 33-0.
Moments after celebrating and holding up the coveted MHSAA gold ball with her teammates, Sisk found out she had been named to the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game and a few days after that, she was tabbed to the All-State team. (more…) (April 4, 2012, Page 1B)
JACKSON — Oxford’s goal of winning the MHSAA’s Class 5A title in girls basketball became a reality on the state’s biggest stage Saturday.
The Lady Chargers’ 62-54 win over South Jones at the Mississippi Coliseum not only gave the program a fourth title in the sport, but it also cemented the team as the best one to ever wear the gold and blue by finishing with a perfect 33-0 mark. (March 5, 2012, Page 6A)
COLUMN: JACKSON — Oxford’s latest girls basketball title, captured Saturday with a 62-54 win over South Jones at the Mississippi Coliseum, was all about family.
A return to the “Big House” is on the menu tonight for the Lafayette Lady Commodores. LHS advanced to MHSAA’s Class 4A state semifinals tonight by winning two of three games played in the North Half tournament in Pontotoc on Feb. 16-18. (more…) (February 27, 2012, Page 1B)
A season that was started with great promise and expectations continued to deliver on all accounts for the Oxford Lady Chargers and their fans Saturday night in the OHS gym. A night after defeating Canton 63-49 to advance to Jackson for the MHSAA state tournament for the first time since 2005, the Lady Chargers defeated Center Hill 51-48 to win the 5A North Half title.
The win also pushed their winning streak to 31 games. (February 20, 2012, Page 1B)
JACKSON — A series of runs decided Tuesday night’s elimination game of the Class 5A North Half state tournament between the Oxford Chargers and Callaway in the CHS gym.
Unfortunately for Oxford, the last run of the night was produced by Callaway and standout guard Malik Newman, who scored 31 points in a 65-59 win that sent Callaway on to play Canton on Friday. (more…) (February 15, 2012, Page 6)
Erika Sisk couldn’t wait to hit the court Monday night against Callaway. Oxford’s senior point guard said she woke up at 4:30 in the morning in anticipation of the MHSAA Class 5A playoff matchup in the OHS gym.
Sisk, along with her teammates, showed no signs of fatigue as the Lady Chargers easily defeated Callaway 79-63 to advance to this weekend’s North Half tournament that will be played in the OHS gym. (February 14, 2012, Page 8)