Jake Thompson, Author at The Oxford Eagle

Lafayette Sports

2021 All-Area Volleyball Team: Tacke’s desire to become an “all-around player” earns her Player of the Year

Ainsley Tacke knew the Oxford volleyball team was going to have a special season this year and she wanted to make sure she did everything ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, November 8, 2021 1:00 pm

Newsletter

Johnson paces Oxford boys to first 6A cross country title

For the first time in five years, Oxford’s cross country program has a state championship team. Led by Luke Johnson, the Chargers boys team won ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, November 8, 2021 10:31 am

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette and Oxford begin march to Hattiesburg as postseason begins

The destination changed last week but the goal is still the same for Lafayette and Oxford as the postseason begins for Class 5A and 6A ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, November 8, 2021 10:13 am

Newsletter

Strong start by defense lifts No. 15 Ole Miss past Liberty

A tale of two halfs for the Ole Miss football team for a second straight week, but it resulted in a different outcome than a ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, November 6, 2021 3:41 pm

News

Plans for a new park next to Oxford’s City Hall moving forward

A proposed park next to Oxford’s City Hall is moving forward after a permit was approved by the Courthouse Square Preservation Commission this week. The ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, November 5, 2021 12:00 pm

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette rallies to defeat Lake Cormorant, clinches home playoff game

For the first time in five years, Lafayette’s football team will play at home in the postseason. After getting punched in the mouth early by ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:21 pm

Lafayette Sports

Oxford Eagle Sports Break: Episode 11

The final episode of the Oxford Eagle Sports Break is here as the regular season concludes for Oxford and Lafayette. On this week’s episode is ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, November 4, 2021 8:59 am

Lafayette Sports

Oxford and Lafayette battle for playoff seeding; Water Valley opens 3A playoffs

The final week of high school football’s regular season is upon us and for most teams it comes a day earlier than normal while other ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, November 3, 2021 8:00 am

Newsletter

Ole Miss extends contract of Kermit Davis

Entering his fourth season at Ole Miss, men’s basketball coach Kermit Davis will be in Oxford for at least another four seasons. Ole Miss athletic ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, November 2, 2021 11:39 am

Newsletter

Injuries continue to pile up on offense for No. 15 Ole Miss

Bumps and bruises up and down a roster are a common thing for a football team through eight games but Ole Miss, particularly its offense, ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, November 1, 2021 2:38 pm

Lafayette Sports

This Week in Prep Sports (Nov. 1-6)

LAFAYETTE Tuesday (Nov. 2) Basketball vs. Regents, Girls 6 p.m.; Boys 7:30 p.m. Bowling vs. Neshoba Central, 3 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 4) Basketball at Itawamba ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, November 1, 2021 9:08 am

Newsletter

No. 10 Ole Miss falls at No. 18 Auburn as offense sputters in second half

AUBURN, Ala. — There were multiple scares on the Plains for No. 10 Ole Miss on Saturday, but the worst of all might have been the ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:44 pm

Newsletter

Oxford survives, defeats Grenada to clinch 6A playoff berth

A ball that sailed through Micheal Harvey’s hand on the first play of the game symbolized what kind of game Oxford was in for on ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, October 29, 2021 10:39 pm

Sports

Water Valley closes out regular season with rout of Alcorn Central

GLEN — Water Valley had one mission on Thursday — take care of business. The Blue Devils did just that in their 42-0 victory over ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, October 29, 2021 12:34 pm

Lafayette Sports

Oxford Eagle Sports Break: Episode 10

The Oxford Eagle Sports Break sponsored by Endurance Physical Therapy reaches its penultimate episode as Week 10 of the high school football season is here. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, October 28, 2021 8:00 am

Newsletter

Ole Miss offensive lineman Ben Brown suffers season-ending injury

The Ole Miss offensive line will be without a key starter for the rest of the 2021 season. Ben Brown underwent season-ending surgery this week ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:01 pm

News

City names new interim director for Oxford Animal Resource Center

Five months after hiring a director for its new Animal Resource Center, the City of Oxford appointed a new interim director this week. Oxford Mayor ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 9:48 am

News

City reconsiders designated downtown parking spots

A few months after putting it on the back burner, the City of Oxford is resuming its discussion regarding the previously proposed idea of having ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 9:07 am

Newsletter

Lane Kiffin speaks on Matt Corral and the Heisman race

Matt Corral is having a Heisman-caliber season through seven games, but not a lot of national attention is being paid to the junior quarterback outside ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 8:55 am

Lafayette Sports

Oxford and Lafayette return home; Water Valley wraps up regular season slate

The final two weeks of the regular season is here with playoff pushes and jockeying for seeding the key priority for teams. Water Valley concludes ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 8:00 am

Business

Five Oxford businesses issued citations for selling alcohol to a minor

Five Oxford businesses and restaurants failed alcohol compliance checks conducted by the Oxford Police Department, resulting in citations issued. Over the last week, OPD conducted ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 9:24 am

Lafayette Sports

This Week in Prep Sports (Oct. 25-30)

LAFAYETTE Thursday (Oct. 28) Soccer vs. Grenada, Girls 5 p.m.; Boys 7:45 p.m. Friday (Oct. 29) Football vs. Greenville*, 7 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 30) Girls ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, October 25, 2021 9:37 am

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