Water Valley’s Lady Blue Devils traveled to Mooreville Tuesday and earned a surprising 56-41 win over the Lady Troopers in the first round of the Region 2-3A Tournament. C.C. Phillips and Ashley Phillips both played big roles in the win, which set up a date with Aberdeen on Thursday. (February 10, 2010, Page Page 9)
AROUND THE SQUARE — After a four-year hiatus from college football, Dave Rader was announced last week as Ole Miss’ next offensive coordinator. This past weekend he met with the media to discuss his decision to return to coaching rather than switch to politics.
In other around-the-square news, credit goes to Saints coach Sean Payton for his team’s win over the Colts in the Super Bowl, and the Ole Miss men fall out of the Top 25. (February 9, 2010, Page 9)
One of Oxford’s most versatile football players, Macarel Hickinbottom, signed a scholarship offer to play for Northeast Mississippi Community College Thursday. Hickinbottom will start his career on defense for the Tigers but he has a chance to contribute at several spots over the next two years. (February 5, 2010, Page 9A)
The second half of the Southeastern Conference season begins Saturday against Alabama and the No. 25 Rebels are looking to earn more wins than they did the first half of the season. To accomplish that goal, the team’s top players need to step up and take an even more active role in accomplishing that goal. (February 5, 2010, Page 8A)
Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt proved his critics wrong again on the recruiting trail by signing another highly rated class. Nutt not only signed what the Rebels needed for the 2010 season and beyond, but he and his staff accomplished the goal in an efficient and impressive manner. (February 5, 2010, Page 8A)
OLE MISS FOOTBALL — The Ole Miss football made a strong finish on National Signing Day, earning the signatures of 22 players. Ole Miss’ class was a consensus top 20 recruiting class by several recruiting services. (February 4, 2010, Page 6)
LHS GIRLS SOCCER – The Lafayette Lady Commodores’ season came to an end Monday in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. Pontotoc proved to be too much for LHS in the second half of a 3-0 win. LHS coach Melinda Scruggs was still upbeat about how her team performed this year despite the loss. (February 2, 2010, Page 9)