Water Valley High School dipped into south Mississippi to find its next head boys basketball coach.
Larry Taylor has been hired to lead the Blue Devils’ hoops program. Taylor, whose hire was approved by the Water Valley school board at its meeting on Monday night, will replace John Sherman, who left last month to take over as the Lafayette High girls coach. (July 9, 2014, Page 6)
Water Valley’s search for a new boys basketball coach is coming to an end.
A pool of applicants has been narrowed to a group of five finalists who have been going through interviews for the last two weeks, Water Valley athletic director Trey Allman said. A hire could be made shortly after the holiday weekend. (July 3, 2014, Page 6)
Oxford High School right-hander Houston Roth was a sophomore who pitched like a seasoned veteran during the Chargers’ run to a North Half runner-up finish, and that performance earned him the Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year award for the 2014 season. (June 17, 2014, Page 1B)
After earning EAGLE Player of the Year honors for volleyball this past fall, Rae Drewrey told her mom that she wanted to work hard in the spring and try to be the first person to win in two sports. (June 12, 2014, Page 1B)
The Water Valley Blue Devils are completing their spring practices this week before heading into the summer break. One question looms over the Blue Devils: Who is going to be the quarterback? (May 14, 2014, Page 9)
Northwest Mississippi Community College is getting plenty of experience in Tonya Phillips. Phillips, a third baseman and outfielder for Water Valley, signed with the Rangers on Monday and will take her five years as a starter to Senatobia next season. (May 13, 2014, Page 6)
KOSSUTH — Water Valley was five outs away from forcing a Game 3 with the Kossuth Aggies. The Blue Devils were unable to hold off an Aggie charge as Kossuth erased a two-run deficit and beat Water Valley 3-2 in eight innings Saturday. (May 12, 2014, Page 9)
For the third time in four years, the Water Valley Blue Devils and Kossuth Aggies will have to go through one another in order to advance in the MHSAA Class 3A baseball playoffs. The prize to the victor this year is a trip to the North Half championship. (May 9, 2014, Page 6A)
BOONEVILLE — On the heels of Cody Greer’s performance in Game 1, Water Valley was looking for another solid outing from Game 2 starter Skyler Defer Friday night. That is exactly what the Blue Devils got as Defer pitched a complete-game shutout in Water Valley’s 4-0 win over Booneville, advancing Water Valley (24-6) to the next round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. (May 5, 2014, Page 8)
BLOG — A pair of area prep baseball teams will either extend their season for another week or watch it come to an end Saturday night. (more…) (May 3, 2014)
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