Oxford Prep Athletic Director John Hammett’s teams are coming off a strong winter sports season. Both boys and girls basketball teams made the state playoffs and, for the first time in school history, a swimmer made the State meet. According to Hammett, “We have a good group of girls who got better as the season went along,” in reference to the girl’s basketball team. Now Hammett turns his attention to spring. The baseball team at Oxford Prep is off to a strong start defeating Granville Central this week 14-3 but, with only one senior, they are very young. “Health is a big challenge because we only have 11 players,” Hammett said.
The girl’s softball team is also off to a solid start defeating Louisburg High School 6-0 earlier this week. “They’ve got a chance to be real good,” Hammett said of the team which has quite a few returning players. On Tuesday of next week, they will take on county rival Oxford Webb.
As for soccer, having plenty of players isn’t a problem. Hammett said there are 23 girls on the squad. The soccer team, unfortunately, is coming off a loss to Falls Lake.