“Potential” is a word Oxford volleyball coach Tara Ross used several times to describe her 2013 team. As the Lady Chargers head into their season opener against Lewisburg in Jackson today, Ross has seen signs that the team will be competitive this year.
Jessica Pearson always had a knack of turning nothing into something.
As the setter on Oxford’s volleyball team, it wasn’t uncommon to see Pearson not only set up a teammate for the kill when the Lady Chargers’ passing was on point, but also go sprawling out of bounds in an attempt to keep the play alive. (more…) (October 25, 2012, Page 1B)
The Oxford Middle School volleyball program recently concluded its season and according to coach Wendy Raby, this year was a huge success for the young Lady Chargers.
Two weekends ago, OMS wrapped up its season by participating in the 2012 Coca-Cola Middle School Invitational Volleyball Tournament hosted by Tupelo.
Oxford’s eighth-grade team won one game before being eliminated from the single-elimination tournament while the seventh graders ended up defeated DeSoto Central in the championship game. (October 1, 2012, Page 3B)
The 2012 season didn’t go the way Oxford had hoped, but Thursday night’s season finale provided at least a little solace for the home team.
Looking to end the season on a high note, the Lady Chargers earned a convincing 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-18) victory over Corinth at the OHS gym. (September 28, 2012, Page 7A)
That’s exactly what happened Tuesday at the Oxford High gym as the visiting Lady Commodores claimed a 3-1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-17) victory over the host school. (September 12, 2012, Page 7)
It wasn’t pretty, but the Lady Chargers volleyball team rallied from an early deficit to defeat Senatobia 3-2 (18-25, 24-26, 25-10, 25-19, 15-12) on Tuesday.
Emily Mims had a team-high 12 kills, while Anna Katherine Kessinger and Sara Mims each contributed 11 kills to the cause. Setter Jessica Pearson also led OHS with 40 assists. Next up for Oxford is a crosstown showdown at Lafayette on Thursday starting with a junior varsity match at 4 p.m. (August 15, 2012, Page 7)
The Lady Chargers volleyball squad got Oxford’s 2012-13 school year off to a good start Tuesday by sweeping the visiting Ripley Lady Tigers 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-14) at the OHS gym.
The performance was far from perfect, but for an OHS squad that returns just four members from the 2011 varsity squad, a win is a win. (August 8, 2012, Page 7)