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Lady Chargers get ‘Better Together;’ win first state championship

Lady Chargers get ‘Better Together;’ win first state championship

Jared Redding, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016


Filed under Sports

Seven months ago, the OHS girls soccer team had no idea who was going to be their head coach.  Now, they know who he is and they, along with a proud fanbase at Oxford High School, will remember him for as long as they live. In his first season at the helm of the Lady Chargers, Hunter Crane led his...

Lady Chargers hoops excels under new coach; play for division championship

Lady Chargers hoops excels under new coach; play for division championship

Jared Redding, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016


Filed under Sports

Only five years ago, former Lady Chargers basketball head coach Shane Linzy coached his team to a 33-0 finish and the school’s fourth girls basketball state title in school history. Times have changed since that dominant 2011-2012 campaign.  Linzy left the Lady Chargers to become the new head coach...

Lady Chargers to Compete at State Championship

Lady Chargers to Compete at State Championship

Miranda Grayzel-Ward

February 5, 2016


Filed under News, Sports

The Lady Chargers are on their way to a historic season, with the finish line being the soccer pitch of Madison Central High School. After a 6-0 MHSAA Class 5A state semifinals victory against Saltillo High Wednesday night, the Lady Chargers will face West Harrison High out of the Southern bracket...

Road to state continues for Lady Chargers

Road to state continues for Lady Chargers

Miranda Grayzel-Ward, Online Editor

January 29, 2016


Filed under News, Sports

After dismantling Vicksburg, 8-0, in the first round of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs, the Oxford High girls soccer team faces a new challenge: beating undefeated Germantown High at home this Saturday. “Germantown is undefeated, and they beat Tupelo, which is a 6A school, 3-2, so I am pretty nervou...

Crane, Lady Chargers look to contend in 5A soccer

Crane, Lady Chargers look to contend in 5A soccer

Miranda Grayzel-Ward

December 21, 2015


Filed under Sports

Hunter Crane has a state championship on his mind. As a first-year coach for the Oxford High School girls soccer team, Crane has made changes to the program that he believes will lead to great success for the remainder of the season both on and off the field. “The biggest thing that I wanted to change...

Orman leads girls hoops team to great start

Orman leads girls hoops team to great start

Miranda Grayzel-Ward

December 21, 2015


Filed under Sports

Cliff Orman began his first year as head coach of the OHS girls basketball team this year, and has shown great strides in developing the already successful program. Orman has been coaching high school basketball for the past 11 years, including stints at Pine Grove, Myrtle and Ripley. Orman’s changes ...

Gruesome soccer injury ends Salau’s prep career

Gruesome soccer injury ends Salau’s prep career

Margie Morgan

December 21, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Dec. 8, the Oxford High School girls soccer team suffered a great loss when senior player Faridah Salau tore her ACL and meniscus. “We were playing Lafayette, and one of their players ran into me with great force, enough force to push me out of bounds,” Salau said. “I jumped in the air an...

OHS coaches experiment with new eligibility requirements for athletes

OHS coaches experiment with new eligibility requirements for athletes

Carter Diggs

December 20, 2015


Filed under News, Sports

Just about every student has those kinds of days at school – they might have misread the directions on an assignment, forgotten that the test was that day, or not submitted their homework on time.   The end result is always the same, and it can wreak havoc on students’ grades, especially early on du...

UPDATE: Abraham de-committs from Tulane

UPDATE: Abraham de-committs from Tulane

Davis McCool

December 14, 2015


Filed under Home, News, Sports

Senior quarterback Jack Abraham has de-committed from the University of Tulane, as of December 14. Abraham cited the inability of new coach Willie Fritz to run the spread offense, similar to the one he has run at Oxford. Abraham is currently undecided on his future for the next semester, but it could...

Abraham’s future still in the air, even with Tulane hire

Abraham’s future still in the air, even with Tulane hire

Davis McCool

December 11, 2015


Filed under Home, News, Sports

Senior quarterback Jack Abraham’s future is anything but set in stone. One thing that is certain, however, is that come early February, Abraham will have a big commitment to make regarding his college football career. Abraham will spend his last day as an Oxford High School student on Monday, December...

OHS Football still weeks away from head coaching job hire

OHS Football still weeks away from head coaching job hire

Davis McCool

December 9, 2015


Filed under News, Sports

Don't expect any breaking news regarding the future of the Oxford High Chargers football program for the remainder of the year, per District Superintendent Brian Harvey. Harvey met with the entirety of the football team on Tuesday, where he let them know where the program was in the hiring progress. By...

Chargers fall inches short of football state title

Chargers fall inches short of football state title

Jared Redding

December 7, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...

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