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Area teams open 2013 seasons tonight

Tough pre-regional schedules are the rule rather than the exception for Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley high schools as they open their 2013 slates tonight. Oxford hosts defending MAIS champion Jackson Prep, Class 4A Lafayette travels to Class 6A Tupelo and Class 3A Water Valley plays at defending Region 2-4A champion New Albany. All three games have 7 p.m. kickoffs and can be heard on local radio stations. (August 23, 2013, Page 7A)

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    Blue Devils ready for tough road opener

    Water Valley football coach Brad Embry is pleased with the progress his program has made and said that the Blue Devils are ready to take on larger classification schools in early games in an effort to get better as the season goes along. The Blue Devils travel to Class 4A New Albany this Friday night. (August 22, 2013, Page 7)

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      Embry finds positives in Blue Devils’ defeat

      Water Valley began its 2013 campaign with a 20-7 loss to Philadelphia during a jamboree scrimmage at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday night. (August 19, 2013, Page 7A)

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        Blue Devils excited about start of practice

        WATER VALLEY — There’s no such thing as an off-season anymore. You’re either in-season or your training to be in-season.

        Once football season concludes, winter workouts start. Then there’s the spring season. Once summer rolls around, 7-on-7 “season” clicks into high gear to fill the gaps between workouts. (more…) (August 6, 2013, Page 6)

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          WVHS concludes 7-on-7 season

          Now the real football season can commence.

          The summer-long 7-on-7 football season concluded Saturday for the Water Valley Blue Devils with a strong showing at the O Zone Classic, hosted at FNC Park. (more…) (July 29, 2013, Page 7)

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            Power, speed garner POY award for Lafayette’s Glass

            There wasn’t much Kendall Glass couldn’t do for the Lafayette softball team and coach Katie Moore on the diamond in 2013. The senior shortstop made big plays on defense and offense, and in the dugout, she led the Lady Commodores through some impactful words and actions. (more…) (June 12, 2013, Page 1B)

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              Water Valley wins OM 7-on-7 title

              High schoolers from around the state, and some even further, got their first look at the Ole Miss football program and facilities Saturday when they attended the Hugh Freeze/Ole Miss Rebels 7-on-7 passing camp. (more…) (June 10, 2013, Page 8)

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                Tryouts for State Games June 5

                Area baseball players who will be juniors and seniors the next two seasons can try out for the State Games. The tryout for District 2 will be June 5 at Northwest Mississippi Community College. Registration begins at noon. (May 16, 2013, Page 9)

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                  IHS Wildcats outlast WVHS Blue Devils

                  INDEPENDENCE — Kary Bridges gave his team an impassioned speech Monday night when things looked bleak. (May 7, 2013, Page 8)

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                    WVHS filled with success stories despite defeat

                    COLUMN: INDEPENDENCE — Final games are almost always emotional for someone.

                    Typically, when a team is eliminated and its season is put on ice the seniors hug and give emotional, tear-jerking speeches to those who will follow in their footsteps. (more…) (May 7, 2013, Page 9)

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