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GETTING READY: Area high schools begin preparations for sports to resume next week

For Lafayette High School football coach Michael Fair and assistant coach Carter Norris, Thursday felt like Christmas morning. Sitting inside the field house behind William ... Read more

13 hours ago by Jake Thompson.

MHSAA allows sports to resume June 1 with restrictions

High School sports in Mississippi have been on hold since mid-March, but that is changing in 10 days. After an almost-six-hour meeting in Clinton on ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

MHSAA amends requirements for physicals for the 2020-21 school year

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing on into the summer months, decisions regarding the 2020-21 high school athletic year have begun. During a teleconference on Monday, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Area football coaches adapting to life without spring practice

Late April and early May is usually when the high school football bug returns to Mississippi, as teams are allowed to return to the field ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

2020 Girls Soccer All-Area Team: Two Oxford forwards named Co-Players of the Year

“Great moments are born from great opportunities.” It’s an old Herb Brooks quote from the 1980 US Olympic Hockey team’s Miracle on Ice. But when ... Read more

1 month ago by Nathanael Gabler.

MHSAA officially cancels all remaining spring sports seasons

Following Tate Reeves’ decision to close all Mississippi public schools for the remainder of the year on Tuesday, the MHSAA has followed suit on Wednesday, ... Read more

1 month ago by Nathanael Gabler.

Former Lafayette infielder Luke Stanley named MDCC head baseball coach

A former Lafayette Commodore is now leading a junior college baseball program, less than eight years following his graduation. Luke Stanley, a 2012 graduate of ... Read more

1 month ago by Nathanael Gabler.

2020 All-Area Soccer Team: Unsung defender Edward Brown notches Player of the Year

Oxford soccer coach Charles Sabatier was excited about this past season. The senior class, who were freshmen when he took over as coach, was among ... Read more

2 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

2020 All-Area Girls Basketball Team: Kimaya Dixon ends career as Player of the Year

Kimaya Dixon won a Mississippi state championship as a freshman. She led the Lafayette team in scoring as a sophomore. As a junior, she upped ... Read more

2 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

LHS Softball: “I never imagined this is how my senior year would end”

The Lafayette High School softball team was far away from home when they found out the coronavirus outbreak could trickle down and impact their season. ... Read more

2 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

2020 All-Area Basketball Team: Kylan Blackmon goes back-to-back

Kylan Blackmon still doesn’t know where he’ll be four months from now, but what he knows is he’ll still be hooping. The EAGLE’s 2019 All-Area ... Read more

2 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

Ole Miss lineman Eli Johnson coping as parents fight coronavirus

Coronavirus has drilled itself deep into everyone’s life, but no one in Lafayette County has been more impacted by the viral outbreak than Ole Miss ... Read more

2 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

“It’s heartbreaking”: LHS baseball embracing little league measures during COVID-19 crisis

This period of uncertainty has seemingly hit high school seniors harder than anyone. Colleges will be granting an extra year of eligibility for athletes, but for ... Read more

2 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

Local coaches maintain optimism for MHSAA spring sports return

With all other semblances of athletics closing down for the foreseeable future amid the coronavirus outbreak, there still seems to be optimism that Mississippi high ... Read more

2 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

MHSAA announces new changes to spring sports calendar

The Mississippi High School Activities Association reconvened on Friday to further discuss plans for the spring sports calendar after Governor Tate Reeves announced public schools ... Read more

2 months ago by Jake Thompson.

MHSAA suspends all competition and practices for high school athletics

Effective immediately, the Mississippi High School Activities Association has suspended all competition and practices for high school athletics through March 29 amid the outbreak of ... Read more

2 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

MHSAA “monitoring” coronavirus, not ready to take additional precautions

With the SEC and other collegiate conferences suspending play of future athletic events, the Mississippi High Activities Association (MHSAA) is moving forward without doing so ... Read more

3 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

Kylan Blackmon, Azariah Buford named to Mississippi Alabama All-Star Game

Both Lafayette and Oxford High Schools have landed one on the Mississippi Alabama All-Star Game rosters. Lafayette’s Azariah Buford and Oxford’s Kylan Blackmon were named to ... Read more

3 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

Tyrus Williams powers Lafayette over Oxford in first cross-town baseball meeting

Lafayette sophomore Tyrus Williams took center stage Tuesday night. Playing on the road at Oxford in the first of two rivalry games between the schools, ... Read more

3 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

Off to strong start, Lafayette baseball still in search of growing leadership

Lafayette’s senior class is larger in 2020 than it was a year ago, when they made their run all the way to the 5A State ... Read more

3 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

Photo Gallery: Lafayette vs. Columbus MHSAA 5A quarterfinal

The Lafayette girls season ended Saturday night in Fulton. Above is a photo gallery form the game, the finale of the 2019-20 season for the ... Read more

3 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

Azariah Buford makes her college decision

The Lady Commodores power duo are teaming up yet again. Azariah Buford signed on Wednesday morning to continue her college and basketball career at Jones ... Read more

3 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

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