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Kendricks earns bronze medal at Rio Olympics

Kendricks holds the USA flag in celebration of his bronze medal win, as seen on NBC live broadcast from Rio.

Jared Redding, Sports Editor

August 15, 2016

Oxford High School students and alumni can now say that they went to the same high school as an Olympic medalist. Oxford native Sam Kendricks represented his hometown well by earning the bronze medal in the Olympic men's pole vault finals last Monday with a height of 5.85 meters (19 feet 2 1/4 inches)....

Kendricks gets ready for Rio Olympics

A local Oxford business has a

Jared Redding, Sports Editor

August 12, 2016

Faster, higher, stronger.  That is the Olympic motto and that is exactly what it took for Oxford High School alumnus Sam Kendricks to get to a stage that every athlete dreams about, competing at the Olympic games.  After jumping 19 feet and 4.75 inches and breaking the US Olympic Trials record, his...

Lady Chargers volleyball start season strong

Junior Maggee Hobson spikes the ball. The Lady Chargers swept Lafayette 3-0.

Jared Redding, Sports Editor

August 10, 2016

OXFORD — Coming off a historic season last season, the Oxford Lady Chargers volleyball team is primed for another playoff run.  Their season opener against the Lafayette Lady Commodores validated how good they can be this season. The Lady Chargers started off the season strong by sweeping the Lady...

Chargers fall inches short of football state title

Chargers fall inches short of football state title

Jared Redding

December 7, 2015

OXFORD — With 4 seconds remaining, Jack Abraham ran to his left, the end zone within reach.  He dove for the pylon. The east side of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium signaled touchdown; a referee said he was a yard short.  One yard separated the Chargers from winning their first state title. The Wayne...

Chargers crash Wave again, head to state again

Chargers crash Wave again, head to state again

Jared Redding

November 30, 2015

  OXFORD – The West Point High Green Wave knew before the season started that the road to the state championship game ran through Oxford. They were heading that way until they drove straight into a wall, also known as the Charger defense. The Chargers knocked off the Green Wave 35-7 in Frid...

Late drive lifts Chargers over Mavericks in quarterfinals

Late drive lifts Chargers over Mavericks in quarterfinals

Jared Redding

November 23, 2015

OXFORD – With just under three minutes left in the game, it seemed like the clock was ticking on Johnny Hill’s long coaching career. His senior-laden offense made sure to extend his career at least another week. A last minute touchdown kept the Chargers’ state title hopes alive, allowing them to p...

Chargers come back, survive scare from Vicksburg

Chargers come back, survive scare from Vicksburg

Jared Redding

November 16, 2015

OXFORD – OHS head coach Johnny Hill had one final game facing his rival from back in his coaching days at Warren Central.  He ended Vicksburg High’s 2015 campaign before his own career finished. The No. 1-seeded Oxford High Chargers defeated the No. 4-seeded Gators 35-21 to keep their season aliv...

Chargers end regular season with rout of Gators

Chargers end regular season with rout of Gators

Jared Redding

November 9, 2015

FILE The Chargers are posed to finish what they started on Aug. 21 when the season kicked off against Southaven High. It's championship or bust. OXFORD – It was only fitting that Oxford High’s seniors put on a show last Thursday on senior night. The Division 1-5A champion Chargers pulled away f...

OHS outpaces Mustangs to clinch division title

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The Chargers, with one more division game to play, have already clinched the division.

Jared Redding

November 2, 2015

FILE The Chargers, with one more division game to play, have already clinched the division. OLIVE BRANCH – Oxford High continues to dominate in division play with another 20-point win, but it was not easy at times on Friday night. The ...

OHS football continues its roll in division play

OHS football continues its roll in division play

Jared Redding

October 26, 2015

OXFORD – A slow start proved to be no problem for the Oxford High Chargers. They were dominant once again. The Chargers knocked off Clarksdale High, 53-13, clinching a playoff spot with the “W.” The Chargers may have trailed at the end of the first quarter, but that did not last long. The Chargers...

OHS football conquers Trojans on road

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The Chargers' offense has rattled off 50, 50, 56 and 46 points in its four division games so far this season.

Jared Redding

October 19, 2015

FILE The Chargers' offense has rattled off 50, 50, 56 and 46 points in its four division games so far this season. COLUMBUS – A lethal passing attack and a physical defense was too much for New...

Chargers roll past Patriots in Homecoming game

Chargers roll past Patriots in Homecoming game

Jared Redding

October 14, 2015

OXFORD – Weather and penalties couldn’t stop Oxford High from creating turnovers and scoring points. The Chargers made things look easy once again, beating Lewisburg 56-21 on Homecoming night. The Chargers have now won four straight ballgames after starting the season 1-2. “All in all, I thought...

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