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.
Half of the 2018 football season is over for the Ole Miss Rebels. The final six games are against SEC opponents only. And the first of those six is against a team in Arkansas that has provided a lot of misery for Ole Miss fans the past four seasons.
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
Football and music have defined the life of Jimmy Weatherly. The former Ole Miss quarterback, who played under legendary coach Johnny Vaught, found tremendous success as a song writer in both California and in Nashville after his days in Oxford. His tremendous talent to cross over from genre…
In Oxford’s first home game of the season, the Chargers took on a team who was then the top-ranked team according to Maxpreps in Starkville. Since Starkville lost two weeks ago, they lost the top-ranking spot to the Horn Lake Eagles.
By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, Drew Tyler wants to really know who can help his Oxford Chargers and which players he can really depend on the final two thirds of the upcoming basketball season.
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.
Almost everyone in the state knows that J.J. Pegues is a tough man to bring down when he has the ball. Now, he’s making everyone aware of his new trick he has learned: throwing.
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 …
For Destiny Slate, being a cheerleader was a natural as breathing. For the past eight years of her life, Slate has been cheering and showing her amazing spirit. Whether that was for her family, friends or now, on Friday nights, the Lafayette Commodores, Slate has been doing her best to show …
Last week may have been an unexpected short week for Oxford, but this week was a planned one for both the Chargers and the Desoto Central Jaguars.
If there is one thing the Ole Miss Rebels need to be better at on Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium it’s discipline. Ole Miss aided the No. 5 LSU Tigers in its most recent loss to the tune of 17 penalties for 167 yards. It’s a stat nobody is proud of, especially h…
In less than two weeks, Cliff Ormon will really get a chance to see if his intuitions about his Oxford Lady Chargers are correct. Ormon is set to begin his fourth season as head coach of the basketball program. The Lady Chargers open practice Oct. 15. Ormon does get to improve his roster dai…
The Ole Miss baseball team lost all three of its starters from last season’s weekend rotation, but the Rebels have months to go before they have to settle on their next wave of arms.
The Lafayette Commodores got back to their winning ways on Friday night with a dominating victory over Saltillo in their second district game of the year.
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.
Tyler Siskey is in his first season as Ole Miss football assistant athletics director for player personnel, with previous coaching stops at Alabama, South Alabama, Arkansas State, etc. What has he brought to Ole Miss’ recruiting efforts and organization?
Oxford quarterback John Meagher has been waiting on a game plan where he could showcase his arm and not just show he can make plays with his feet.
Eli Manning and Chad Kelly are the two quarterbacks from Ole Miss who are currently playing in the NFL. Well, Kelly hasn’t really seen any action since the preseason, but that may change in the very near future. We will get back to that in a second.
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.
Inbetween the last time Oxford hosted South Panola at Bobby Holcomb Field in 1993 until this Friday, the Tigers have won 11 state titles along with a national championship earned in 2010.
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…
It’s clear that Ole Miss football coach Matt Luke is looking at the positives following his Rebels’ three-game homestand. Ole Miss is 3-1 now following its win over Kent State. A date with another top five team – LSU – is on the horizon.
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.
Is it coaching or a lack of talent? Following the Ole Miss Rebels’ loss to No. 1 Alabama last weekend, that was question being asked by many fans. (Let’s be honest, it’s a question that was asked last year and in other years, so it’s not uncharted territory here.)
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.