A chill in the air Thursday night and Friday morning got Shayne Linzy thinking about the start of the upcoming basketball season. The 2018-19 campaign is right around the corner for his Lafayette Lady Commodores, and October is a busy month in terms of planning for coaches.
After dropping two straight contests to cross-town rival Oxford and district opponent West Point, the Commodores have bounced back in a loud way with dominating district victories over Saltillo and Lewisburg
Before the Lafayette Commodores could focus on their fall break, and another set of Chargers, they had to dispatch Lewisburg. Lafayette scored early and often to jump out to a big lead and salt away a second straight Region 1-5A win over the Patriots Thursday.
Lafayette’s defense has only allowed 27 points in three region games. In the Commodores’ most recent win over Lewisburg, the Commodores only gave up six points. Senior middle linebacker Sammy Woodall helped lead the great defensive performance with nine stops overall.
Our weather may not have cooled off yet, but when the calendar turns into October, the opportunity to really start to look at basketball is there. The high schools start practicing as a team, after school, on the 15th. Both Ole Miss teams have already opened their team practice sessions. It …
After not playing a home game in more than a month, the Commodores returned home on Friday night to a raucous student section and a Saltillo team that wasn’t ready for the Commodore physicality that they saw, as Lafayette dominated the contest winning 48-7.
The Commodores haven’t played at home since week two of the season when they throttled 3A Charleston, but they’ll return to Lafayette County on Friday night when Saltillo comes to town.
Sisters is a word that senior Summer Rose Gray used to describe her fellow cheerleaders at Lafayette High School. It’s clear that each and every Lady Commodore is more than a teammate to Gray, who started her cheerleading career in the seventh grade when she lived in Hernando. “I moved to La…
The Oxford-Southaven game was rescheduled due to lightning. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. Saturday, which is after we go to press. Look for Charger game coverage online at oxfordcitizen.com.
Lafayette was unable to secure a big road win at West Point to open Region 1-5A play Friday night. Quarterback Randy Anderson did as much as he could in the 14-13 loss to the Green Wave. LHS coach Michael Fair continued to praise the efforts of his junior signal caller following the loss.
For Lafayette High senior Alivia Noonan, cheerleading has made a very positive impact in her life. Without cheerleading, the ability to meet people she has up to this may not have happened.
A good off week, for any football team, is not having any injuries to speak of. For the Lafayette Commodores, and head coach Michael Fair, not having an injury to report was just one of the good things about not having an opponent to prepare for.
Lafayette running back Jamie Shaw did everything he could offensively to win the Crosstown Classic Friday night. The last offensive play that Shaw was involved in ended with him in the end zone for a touchdown. That score tied the game, and then Lafayette took the lead with a made point after.
Friday night will be the 48th overall meeting on the gridiron between the Oxford Chargers and Lafayette Commodores with this edition’s to take place at Bobby Holcomb Field.
Ole Miss may be hosting its first game of the season Saturday, but the biggest game in town will take place on Friday night at Oxford High School’s Bobby Holcomb Field. The annual Crosstown Classic is back. It doesn’t seem like it’s been a full year between the last one. Maybe that’s because…
Three weeks into the 2018 season and the Lafayette Commodores have as many wins as they did all of last season. Thanks to another great effort on defense and a running game that has been as impressive as any in the state, Lafayette is now 3-0 in 2018 thanks to a 33-14 victory over North Pano…
When an offensive unit averages almost 10 yards per carry, there is a lot going right. The Lafayette High running game continued its early season success on Friday against North Panola by piling up 402 yards on the ground.
After starting out slow on the offensive side of the football because of untimely penalties, the Lafayette Commodores were able to get on the board on the first play of the second quarter on a touchdown run from quarterback Randy Anderson.
Eric Jeffries was finally free to do what he does best last Friday night. After missing the entire 2017, Jeffries returned to the football field for the Lafayette Commodores in their season opener against Cleveland Central. The middle linebacker/defensive end hadn’t tackled anyone outside of…
Lafayette got its 2018 season off to a fantastic start Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium with a 48-6 win over Cleveland Central. Here are the three biggest reasons for the Commodores’ victory over the Wolves, who defeated Lafayette to open the year in 2017.
A season full of high hopes and big expectations gets underway on Friday night when Cleveland Central comes to Lafayette for week one of high school football.
An effort that will be needed each Friday night if the Lafayette Commodores are going to rebound in 2018 is what head coach Michael Fair saw against South Panola Friday night. While fans surely got excited about a 20-7 win over the Tigers, for Fair, and his staff, the biggest positives revol…
A test is what Lafayette coach Michael Fair is hoping his team receives Friday night from South Panola. The Tigers will be at William L. Buford Stadium for jamboree action, and Fair knows his Commodores will be tested.
Football is here. It’s not around the corner, it’s here. When high school teams walk out for their first practice Monday, football season has arrived. I know, I know, the season opener isn’t until the 17th of August. But when you start summer camp, and the practices leading up to opener, the…
When the Lafayette Commodores hit the practice field for the first summer drill Monday, the 2017 season will be officially in the past. A 3-win season is no something head coach Michael Fair was proud of, but until the next season can get going, it’s sometimes a topic of conversation.
Clint Jordan, the head coach of the Lafayette High volleyball team, was polishing his tomahawk chop and packing enough clothes to last the better part of a week a few days ago. Jordan and his Lady Commodores just arrived in Tallahassee, Florida to take part in the camp at Florida State.
Jason Russell has been busy in the weight room, watching his Lafayette Commodores get stronger and more prepared for the upcoming 2018 season. How well the workouts leading up to the season go determine a lot. There are a lot of reasons why a team succeeds, or it doesn’t, during a campaign, …
Editor’s Note: This is the third story of a continuing summer series rediscovering former Lafayette and Oxford standout athletes and what they are doing today. Today’s edition is on Rashad Raybon, a 2001 graduate of Lafayette High School.
Editor’s Note: This is new and continuing summer series rediscovering alumni of former Lafayette and Oxford standout athletes and what they are doing today. Today’s edition is on Jeffery Dukes, a 2003 graduate of Lafayette High School.
Some of the state’s most talented high school track athletes reside locally. Oxford and Lafayette both produced a number of decorated runners, and field athletes, this spring. The MHSAA Class 6A and 5A meets were the culmination of successful seasons for the Chargers and Lady Chargers as wel…
Halle Moore and Emma Wilson were the first to step off the court during the Lafayette Commodores match with Stone County. The most successful doubles duo in the history of the school set the tone for the Commodores’ run to winning the MHSAA Class 5A state title.
Editor’s Note: This is the first story in a two-part series with Lafayette Athletics Director Greg Lewis, who discusses the first year in Class 5A, summer plans and the future.
When you coach high school football, every season is completely different. That could be true for college or the NFL, but not like it is in high school. Having leadership is a huge key, and if a senior class has enough, they stand a greater chance of being strong.
A day after the Lafayette Commodores won their first state title in tennis, their team picture was displayed so that everyone on the campus could see it. One of the newest additions to William L. Buford Stadium, and campus, is easily the most captivating.
Lafayette’s tennis program punctuated a magical 2018 season with its first state championship Monday. The 4-2 win in the MHSAA Class 5A state title match over Stone County at Parham Bridges in Jackson was very sweet for a program that spent several years building to have the balance of this …
It’s was easy to figure out that Debbie Swindoll was a happy tennis coach Tuesday night. Her Lafayette Commodores made history with their 6-1 win over Grenada in the Class 5A north state title match. The victory advanced the Commodores to its first appearance in the state tennis championship…
When Debbie Swindoll saw the lineup for Tuesday’s MHSAA Class 5A north state tennis title match with Grenada, she knew her Lafayette Commodores would have to play well in doubles.
Michael Mathis truly was a standout for the Lafayette Commodores on the track this past weekend. The junior led the team with wins in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles at the MHSAA Class 5A north state meet. He also ran on the 4x200 relay team to round out his activities.