A standout pitching performance from Josh Johnson proved to be the difference for the WVHS Blue Devils in their 4-2 Region 2-3A win over South Pontotoc on Friday night. In a game where the Blue Devils struggled at the plate, it was Johnson’s ability to mow down Cougar batters that carried the team. Johnson finished with 13 strikeouts and didn’t allow a run until the seventh with two outs. (March 29, 2010, Page 2B)
For Lafayette’s Luke McCullough and Water Valley’s Walt McCullough, baseball is a family tradition and a source of great pride each spring. (March 25, 2010, Page 6)
WATER VALLEY—The first time was the charm for the Water Valley girls softball team on Friday against the New Albany Lady Bulldogs. Playing on their brand new softball field, and in front of a capacity crowd, the Lady Blue Devils routed New Albany 14-1 in five innings. (March 22, 2010, Page 10)
Water Valley’s second doubleheader in the Oxford Spring Break Tournament didn’t go as well as the first one as the Blue Devils lost to Grenada 6-5 and Center Hill 6-2. (March 19, 2010, Page 7A)
Water Valley’s winning streak reached five games with two wins in the Oxford Spring Break Tournament Monday at Edwin Moak Field. The Blue Devils beat Horn Lake 11-6 and Senatobia 8-0. Josh Johnson earned the win on the mound in the win over the Warriors by pitching a complete game, while an eight-run fifth inning helped lift the Blue Devils over the Eagles. (March 16, 2010, Page 6A)
Two players each from the Water Valley girls and boys basketball teams were named recently to the All-Region 2-3A team.
Earning a spot on the girls team were C.C. Phillips and Ashley Phillips, while Tavi Toles and Matt Dalton both represent the boys team.
Jamelia Hoskins of Aberdeen was named the girls Player of the Year, while Anthony McDonald of Aberdeen won the boys top award. Latorrence Bivens of Aberdeen was named Girls Coach of the Year, while the Boys Coach of the year was Roy Hazzle of Aberdeen. (March 15, 2010)
Four area high school standout basketball players were recently honored for their accomplishments at Northwest Mississippi Community College. Former Oxford High Lady Chargers, Tamara Wadlington and Hope Adams, and Water Valley’s KeKe Fondon, were all honored with postseason honors for helping lead the Lady Rangers to the MACJC North Division title. (March 12, 2010, Page 8A)
School may not be in session next week at the local high schools, but that doesn’t mean the baseball teams from all three area schools won’t be busy. Oxford hosts its annual Spring Break Tournament at Edwin Moak Field, starting Monday and running through Thursday. (March 12, 2010, Page 7A)
Oxford’s middle school baseball team won the first game of a middle school doubleheader with Water Valley 11-0 Monday evening. The two teams tied the second game 4-4. (March 9, 2010, Page 10)
Haley Vance won her second straight start to help lift the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils to a 4-1 win over district foe Independence Monday at the Crawford Sports Complex. (March 9, 2010, Page 9)
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