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Column: Ole Miss will regret not giving Joiner offer

Column: Ole Miss will regret not giving Joiner offer

Jared Redding, Sports Editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under Home, Opinions, Sports

Players like OHS senior guard Jarkel Joiner do not come around very often. Cal State Bakersfield knew that, as well as other strong college basketball programs that offered Joiner scholarships, like TCU, Memphis, Iowa State and others. I guess Ole Miss, somehow, didn't get the memo about Joiner’s rare...

Chargers drop heartbreaker to Laurel in semifinals

Chargers drop heartbreaker to Laurel in semifinals

Jared Redding, Sports Editor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Home, Sports

JACKSON — For the first time since 2007, the Oxford Chargers found themselves on the doorstep of the state title game. A decade later, they again fell a game short. Turnovers and missed opportunities plagued the Chargers as they fell to the defending 5A champion Laurel Tornadoes 67-65 in the MHSAA...

Engineering club prepares for bridge competition

Engineering club prepares for bridge competition

Caroline Crews, Features Editor

March 4, 2017


Filed under News

The OHS engineering club is participating in a bridge building competition sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). The competition will be held in Pearl in April, and the club members have already started constructing their bridge. Team members include juniors Luke Kelly,...

Two OHS students, Middle East natives stress unity after Trump’s executive order

Two OHS students, Middle East natives stress unity after Trump’s executive order

Miranda Grayzel-Ward, staff writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Features, Home

It was a controversial national story, but for two OHS students, it hit home. On Jan. 30, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring residents from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the U.S. for three months. Meanwhile, people from countries such...

School district identifies dozens of homeless students in need

School district identifies dozens of homeless students in need

Davis McCool, Editor-In-Chief

February 27, 2017


Filed under Home, News

At least 93 children will go to sleep without a home of their own this year in the Oxford School District. Homelessness among students in the district continues to be a pressing issue, and awareness remains low as needs remain high, even with many safeguards in place. The federal definition of...

Science, Ocean Bowl teams win competitions, move on to nationals

Science, Ocean Bowl teams win competitions, move on to nationals

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Home, News

The Science and Ocean Bowl teams both won their most recent competitions and will advance to nationals. The Mississippi Regional Science Bowl competition was held Feb. 17 at The Mississippi School for Math and Science (MSMS) and the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) Hurricane Bowl took place on...

OHS Football ready for tough 2017 schedule

OHS Football ready for tough 2017 schedule

Grace Logan, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2017


Filed under Home, Sports

The Oxford Charger football team recently released their schedule for 2017 season. The 2017 campaign will be Oxford’s first as a part of Mississippi’s highest classification, 6A. The Chargers will open the season with two games on the road at Vicksburg and Starkville before returning home September...

Lea Fyfe leaves OHS, becomes marketing director

Lea Fyfe leaves OHS, becomes marketing director

Myeisha Madkins, Photography Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under News

Lea Fyfe, the attendance clerk, will be leaving the Oxford School District on Feb. 17. She has been with the Oxford School District since 2004, and has been working with Oxford High School since 2009. Fyfe accepted a job as the Marketing Director for Chick-fil-A and will work with the staff and leadership...

Mock Trial team goes undefeated at regional competition, prepares for state

Mock Trial team goes undefeated at regional competition, prepares for state

Eric Maddigan, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017


Filed under Home, News

On Jan. 28, the Mock Trial team participated in the Oxford regional competition at the Lafayette County Chancery Building and went undefeated, qualifying for the state competition. The Mock Trial case for each year is released in October. Students must read the case, analyze the legal angles and witness...

LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE: OHS boys, girls soccer teams clinch state title

LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE: OHS boys, girls soccer teams clinch state title

Jared Redding, Sports Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Home, Sports

MADISON — Oxford High School ruled 5A soccer when it was all said and done this past Saturday. The OHS boys and girls soccer teams were both crowned champions of 5A with wins in the state championship games played on the same day at Madison Central High School. The Lady Chargers capped off a...

Chargers, Lady Charger hoops knock off New Hope on senior night

Chargers, Lady Charger hoops knock off New Hope on senior night

Grant Daniels, Sports Writer

February 4, 2017


Filed under Home, Sports

The clean sweep on the hardwood was completed on Friday. The OHS boys and girls basketball team capped off senior night with victories, both were in come-from-behind fashion. The Lady Chargers topped the New Hope Lady Trojans, 51-48, improving to 9-16 on the season. The Chargers beat the Trojans,...

STATE BOUND: Both OHS soccer teams drop Germantown, advance to title game

STATE BOUND: Both OHS soccer teams drop Germantown, advance to title game

Jared Redding, Sports Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Home, Sports

OXFORD — A strong defensive effort proved to be the key for Oxford not once, but twice. On the same day, the Oxford Chargers and Lady Charger soccer teams hosted the Germantown Mavericks in the MHSAA 5A North State Final. On that same day, the home team was victorious. The undefeated Lady Chargers...

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