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High school swim teams still facing uncertainty as season looms

Next Monday officially begins the 2020-21 Mississippi high school athletic calendar as preseason practices are allowed to be held for all fall sports, excluding football. ... Read more

3 hours ago by Jake Thompson.

MHSAA unveils COVID-19 guidelines for football

The football season is going to look very different in 2020 at all levels of play and the Mississippi High School Activities Association provided a ... Read more

3 days ago by Jake Thompson.

With a plan in place, coaches look toward amended 2020 season

After months of wondering, speculation and trying not to think about it, high school football coaches finally have a path to get to the 2020 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

MHSAA approves proposal for new fall schedule; football begins on Aug. 17

After weeks of discussions, hypotheticals and what-ifs, the Mississippi High School Activities Association officially decided on a path for its fall athletic calendar. During a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Area coaches discuss effects of potential changes to upcoming year

No matter what is decided by the Mississippi High School Activities Association later this month, the upcoming athletic season is going to look different. During ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

MHSAA weighing all options for 2020-21 athletic year

The calendar is about to flip to July, meaning the 2020-21 high school athletic year is one month closer to happening, but its fate is ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette’s Poole ready to take over volleyball program

When, and if, high school volleyball begins its 2020 season, there will be a new coach roaming Lafayette’s sideline. Kelsie Poole took over as the ... Read more

2 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette’s Ally Bowen selected for MAC All-Star tennis match

There will be a high school sport played this summer after all. The Mississippi Association of Coaches announced this year’s all-star tennis match will still ... Read more

2 months ago by Jake Thompson.

High school athletes return to the field for voluntary workouts

Monday at 7 a.m. was a sight for Oxford head football coach Chris Cutcliffe’s sore eyes. For the first time in nearly three months, there ... Read more

2 months ago by Jake Thompson.

GETTING READY: Area high schools begin preparations for sports to resume next week

For Lafayette High School football coach Michael Fair and assistant coach Carter Norris, Thursday felt like Christmas morning. Sitting inside the field house behind William ... Read more

2 months ago by Jake Thompson.

MHSAA allows sports to resume June 1 with restrictions

High School sports in Mississippi have been on hold since mid-March, but that is changing in 10 days. After an almost-six-hour meeting in Clinton on ... Read more

2 months ago by Jake Thompson.

MHSAA amends requirements for physicals for the 2020-21 school year

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing on into the summer months, decisions regarding the 2020-21 high school athletic year have begun. During a teleconference on Monday, ... Read more

3 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Area football coaches adapting to life without spring practice

Late April and early May is usually when the high school football bug returns to Mississippi, as teams are allowed to return to the field ... Read more

3 months ago by Jake Thompson.

2020 Girls Soccer All-Area Team: Two Oxford forwards named Co-Players of the Year

“Great moments are born from great opportunities.” It’s an old Herb Brooks quote from the 1980 US Olympic Hockey team’s Miracle on Ice. But when ... Read more

4 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

MHSAA officially cancels all remaining spring sports seasons

Following Tate Reeves’ decision to close all Mississippi public schools for the remainder of the year on Tuesday, the MHSAA has followed suit on Wednesday, ... Read more

4 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

Former Lafayette infielder Luke Stanley named MDCC head baseball coach

A former Lafayette Commodore is now leading a junior college baseball program, less than eight years following his graduation. Luke Stanley, a 2012 graduate of ... Read more

4 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

2020 All-Area Soccer Team: Unsung defender Edward Brown notches Player of the Year

Oxford soccer coach Charles Sabatier was excited about this past season. The senior class, who were freshmen when he took over as coach, was among ... Read more

4 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

2020 All-Area Girls Basketball Team: Kimaya Dixon ends career as Player of the Year

Kimaya Dixon won a Mississippi state championship as a freshman. She led the Lafayette team in scoring as a sophomore. As a junior, she upped ... Read more

4 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

LHS Softball: “I never imagined this is how my senior year would end”

The Lafayette High School softball team was far away from home when they found out the coronavirus outbreak could trickle down and impact their season. ... Read more

4 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

2020 All-Area Basketball Team: Kylan Blackmon goes back-to-back

Kylan Blackmon still doesn’t know where he’ll be four months from now, but what he knows is he’ll still be hooping. The EAGLE’s 2019 All-Area ... Read more

4 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

Ole Miss lineman Eli Johnson coping as parents fight coronavirus

Coronavirus has drilled itself deep into everyone’s life, but no one in Lafayette County has been more impacted by the viral outbreak than Ole Miss ... Read more

4 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

“It’s heartbreaking”: LHS baseball embracing little league measures during COVID-19 crisis

This period of uncertainty has seemingly hit high school seniors harder than anyone. Colleges will be granting an extra year of eligibility for athletes, but for ... Read more

4 months ago by Nathanael Gabler.

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