Water Valley’s girls got the night off to a good start with a 74-65 win, while the Blue Devils ended a two-game losing streak in division play with a 53-39 win in the nightcap. (more…) (January 26, 2011, Page 7)
Aberdeen’s Earnest Williams scored 22 points to help lead the Bulldogs to a 58-39 win over Water Valley Tuesday night in the WVHS gym. Fred McGee led the Blue Devils (12-6 overall, 1-1 in District 2-3A play) with 18 points. (more…) (January 19, 2011, Page 7)
The Water Valley Blue Devils and Lady Blue Devils basketball squads got their District 2-3A seasons off to good starts with wins over South Pontotoc on Friday night. Water Valley’s girls were led by Ashley Phillips, who scored the game-winning basket on a layup at the buzzer in a 59-58 win. She finished with 22 points, while C.C. Phillips also scored 22 points. Haley Vance added 15 to account for all of the Lady Blue Devils’ scoring. Water Valley’s boys defeated South Pontotoc 75-47. (more…) (January 17, 2011, Page 8)
A trio of Oxford Chargers football players are set to visit the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns this weekend. Verbal commits DeShaun McNeal and Larry Pettis are expected to be joined by teammate Guy Cameron Billups on the trip. While McNeal and Pettis have verbally committed, Billups is hoping the visit will lead to an official offer. (more…) (January 14, 2011, Page 8A)
Whether it was driving to the basket, leading the fast break, pulling up for a jumper or knocking down free throws, Water Valley senior point guard Ashley Phillips did it all on offense for the Lady Blue Devils during their 62-51 home victory over Amanda Elzy on Friday. (more…) (January 10, 2011, Page 6)
WATER VALLEY — Saddled with the difficult task of selecting a head baseball coach to take over a program that made it to two Class 3A state championship series in five seasons, the Water Valley Blue Devils hope they have hit a home run. (more…) (January 7, 2011, Page 6A)
Water Valley’s seventh-grade boys defeated Charleston 12-8 Thursday night to improve to 3-5 on the year. Makedrius Gooch led the Blue Devils with seven points. The seventh-grade girls also posted a win over Charleston thanks to a late steal and layup. The eighth-grade boys lost 14-12 to Charleston. The team was led by A.J. Hawkins’ four points. All four teams will be back in action Monday at home against Charleston starting at 4 p.m. (January 7, 2011, Page 8A)
WATER VALLEY — Earlier today it was confirmed that former Ole Miss baseball standout and Oak Grove head coach Kary Bridges has been named Doug Robbins’ successor as Water Valley’s next baseball coach. (more…) (January 6, 2011)
Water Valley jumped out to an early lead and was able to sustain it throughout the contest en route to a lopsided 49-27 win over the Jaguars. The victory was the fourth in a row for the Blue Devils, who improved to 10-4 on the year.
Water Valley’s girls were not as fortunate in their game as they lost 40-24 to J.Z. George. (January 5, 2011, Page 6)
This season’s EAGLE All-Area football team was released in Thursday’s sports section. Unfortunately for me, space prevented me from writing a column that would appear next to the story on the back page.
So instead of it appearing on Thursday, I thought sharing my opinion on this year’s team was important.
For those who may have missed the players who made the team, Lafayette junior running back Demarkus Dennis was named Player of the Year, while another 11 Commodores who helped the school win the Class 4A state title made the first-team squad. Three other LHS players were named honorable mention.
Oxford had seven players on this year’s team, while Water Valley had five. Both the Chargers and Blue Devils each had three players receive honorable mention status. (December 17, 2010, Page 6A)