Lafayette’s run through the Class 4A playoffs that ultimately led to a spot in the North Half title series was made possible through a total team effort. That much was evident by the way the Commodores played through the last half of the season. But as unified as the team was, the player that got them to that point and really made the team believe that good things were going to happen was senior pitcher/infielder Luke Stanley. (more…) (June 6, 2012, Page 1B)
KOSSUTH — Water Valley coach Kary Bridges said Kossuth pitcher Tyler Nelms was the best arm his team had faced all year after Thursday night’s game in Kossuth. Fortunately, for Bridges, the Blue Devils also had a pretty good one going on the hill for them as well. (April 27, 2012, Page 6A)
WINONA — Water Valley coach Kary Bridges wanted his team to “add on” heading into the final inning against Winona on Saturday afternoon.
WATER VALLEY — A few small mistakes and a couple of decisions coach Kary Bridges wished he could have back ended up deciding Monday night’s regular season finale for the Water Valley Blue Devils. Water Valley entered the Division 2-3A matchup with South Pontotoc at Blue Devil field winners of 10 straight.
That stat is now winners in 10 of the last 11 games after South Pontotoc edged the Blue Devils 5-3.
Monday’s setback cost the Blue Devils (14-11 overall) the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Class 3A playoffs. WVHS will now play Winona in the first round, and since higher seeds decide how the best-of-three series is set up, the Blue Devils will likely have to defeat the Tigers at their home park Saturday in order to advance. (April 17, 2012, Page 6)
WATER VALLEY — On a day where the Water Valley baseball team honored our nation’s veterans and those serving in the military, the Blue Devils relied on some heroes of their own Saturday. (more…) (April 16, 2012, Page 6)
WATER VALLEY — Kary Bridges saw the game-winning play developing well before it actually happened on the diamond Thursday evening.
After a back-and-forth game with divisional foe Nettleton, Water Valley shortstop Cole Camp led off the ninth inning with a single to left field. (April 6, 2012, Page 8A)
Water Valley beat the weather and Mantachie 12-7 Tuesday. Cody Greer earned the win, while Austin Hodge picked up the save. Adam Langham, Hodge and Chris Wilson each had two hits for the Blue Devils. Water Valley returns to the diamond Thursday to host Nettleton at 4 p.m. (April 4, 2012, Page 3B)
The Water Valley baseball team had a successful weekend, claiming a 6-3 victory over Mantachie on Friday and then turning right around and beating Grenada10-7 on Saturday. (more…) (April 2, 2012, Page 10)
WATER VALLEY — A fast start to Monday’s game with Magnolia Heights for the Water Valley Blue Devils at Blue Devil Field ended up being marred in the late stages of the game. The Chiefs overcame an early 4-1 deficit by scoring a run in the top of the fourth and four more in the fifth to post a 6-4 win. After collecting five hits and running around the base paths with ease in the first three innings, Water Valley (3-7 overall) didn’t garner a hit in the last four frames and only had one player advance past first. (March 20, 2012, Page 6)