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Note from Editor regarding Nov/Dec issue, page 13

Jared Redding, Sports Editor

January 8, 2017

In the November/December edition of The Charger on page 13, a sports brief was written regarding the school’s swim team. The brief reads as follows: Sixteen OHS swimmers travelled to Tupelo to compete in the MHSAA Class II State Championship swim meet.  One of the main highlights of the meet ...

Indoor track teams start season on high note

Senior Kenard Harris runs in the 400 meter dash.

Cailyn Brock, Sports Writer

December 11, 2016

Oxford High School’s indoor track teams traveled to Birmingham, AL, to compete in the 2016 Magic City Invitational on December 3 to begin their season. The results reflected the hard work that the team put in as the boys place second overall to Winfield and the girls come in third. The top finishers...

Lady Chargers soccer off to impressive start

Freshman forward Mo O'Conner dribbles the ball.

Grant Daniels, Sports Writer

November 30, 2016

Oxford girls soccer is underway as the red hot Chargers are off to an impressive 6-0 start under second year head coach Hunter Crane. In the start, they have absolutely dominated the competition thus far, scoring a total of 31 goals, averaging 5.2 goals per game while giving up just two goals all year...

Green Wave blank Chargers in playoffs

Junior wide receiver Preston Perkins reacts to defeat. The Chargers fell 41-0 to West Point.

Jared Redding, Sports Editor

November 21, 2016

OXFORD — The saying: “When it rains, it pours” was validated at Bobby Holcomb Field, metaphorically, and literally. A storm that swept across the state of Mississippi pushed back the kickoff time for one hour. The storm didn't dampen West Point’s determination to play at least  another week. The...

MHSAA Class 5A Football Playoff Preview: West Point at Oxford

Junior running back Hiram Wadlington tries to elude a tackle from a New Hope defender.

Jared Redding, Sports Editor

November 18, 2016

Two 5A heavyweights collide on Friday, November 18 at Bobby Holcomb Field. The No. 3 seed Oxford Chargers are looking to make it back to the North Half Championship game for the fourth straight year, to do that, they will have to knock off the No. 1 seed West Point Green Wave, a physical and athletic...

Bomb Squad, OHS special teams play key role on football team

Junior Gray Jenkins, sophomore Whitman Rowland, senior Giles Lamar, and freshman Max Mobley pause for the national anthem.

Jared Redding, Sports Editor

November 15, 2016

Special teams has played a significant role in the Chargers’ success in football, particularly in the past three seasons. They have scored points in clutch and not clutch situations, drastically changed the field position for the opposing team by punting, caught opponents off guard with tricks, or...

OHS knocks off Grenada, advances to second round playoffs

OHS knocks off Grenada, advances to second round playoffs

Jared Redding, Sports Editor

November 13, 2016

GRENADA — For the first time since 2010, the Oxford Chargers didn't open the playoffs in the comfortable confines of Bobby Holcomb Field. That didn't change Oxford’s mindset one bit, and that is getting to play in Starkville in December. In a battle of Chargers, the Chargers from the north were...

OHS student-athletes make decision official on signing day

Nine student-athletes signed their National Letter of Intent in the OHS Library on Wednesday, November 9.

Jared Redding, Sports Editor

November 10, 2016

Many student-athletes have signature wins, signature games, and signature moments throughout their high school careers. A select few student-athletes also have signatures awaiting them on a piece of paper on a special day in high school athletics. Nine senior student-athletes at OHS made their college...

OHS boys cross country win state title, girls finish second

The OHS boys cross country team poses for a picture after winning the MHSAA Class 5A State Championship.

Cailyn Brock, Sports Writer

November 9, 2016

Oxford High School’s boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Clinton to compete for the state title on Saturday, November 5, at Choctaw Trails in Clinton, MS. Both teams had strong seasons with several top 10 and top 15 finishers at nearly every meet. Leading up to state, the teams practiced...

Chargers fall to Gators in season finale

The scoreboard at Lake Cormorant High School hits zero, reflecting the game's outcome.

Jared Redding, Sports Editor

November 6, 2016

LAKE CORMORANT — Both teams punched their tickets to the playoffs prior to this game, so what was on the line? A No. 2 playoff seed and a home first round game was on the line. The Lake Cormorant Gators will stay at home for the first round of the playoffs. The Gators used a strong second half to...

OHS sports have successful weekend

The OHS volleyball team hoists the golden ball after winning the MHSAA Class II State Championship.

Jared Redding, Sports Editor

November 1, 2016

It was a busy weekend in the Charger nation. The OHS volleyball and swim teams fought for a state championship while the cross country teams fought for a region championship. All three teams experienced some form of success in this 48 hour period that started at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28. Swimming The Charge...

Chargers trample Mustangs on senior night

Junior wide receiver Jaquan Webb scores a touchdown against Center Hill. Webb finished with two touchdowns receiving.

Jared Redding, Sports Editor

October 31, 2016

OXFORD — The Chargers continue to stay on fire in region play. It didn't take long to make that point clear on senior night. The Chargers won their fifth straight game by defeating the Center Hill Mustangs 49-18. It was another complete game for the Chargers, particularly on offense. The Chargers...

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