WATER VALLEY — Falling behind nine runs a night after losing by 11 was not what the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils needed at the start of Saturday’s MHSAA Class 3A playoff game with Booneville. (more…) (April 22, 2013, Page 10)
WATER VALLEY — A fast start on offense coupled with a solid pitching performance from Tyler Epes got the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils that much closer to wrapping up the No. 2 seed from Division 3-3A with an 8-5 win over Independence. (more…) (April 17, 2013, Page 8)
WATER VALLEY — Casey Clouse was at a loss for words Friday night as her Water Valley Lady Blue Devils had a three-game winning streak snapped by the Bruce Lady Trojans. Ineffective pitching and costly errors were at the root of Water Valley’s problems, as a 10-run sixth inning propelled Bruce to a 17-10 victory. (March 11, 2013, Page 3B)
For six innings Monday night, the Oxford Lady Chargers led the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils 2-0 and seemed poised to win their first home game of the season. Then the seventh started and the Lady Blue Devils finally started executing like coach Casey Clouse was wanting all along. (more…) (March 5, 2013, Page 7)
Casey Clouse started her tenure as Water Valley softball coach last spring. Unfortunately for her and her Lady Blue Devils, an accident during spring break sidelined her from a number of games until late in the year when the team was making a push to the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. (more…) (February 22, 2013, Page 8A)
Jessica Pearson always had a knack of turning nothing into something.
As the setter on Oxford’s volleyball team, it wasn’t uncommon to see Pearson not only set up a teammate for the kill when the Lady Chargers’ passing was on point, but also go sprawling out of bounds in an attempt to keep the play alive. (more…) (October 25, 2012, Page 1B)
WATER VALLEY — Monday’s volleyball match was definitely a struggle for the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils and the visiting Lafayette Lady Commodores.
Early on, both squads struggled to serve consistently and make the basic plays necessary to build a lead.
As the match progressed, however, Lafayette made the necessary adjustments to claim a 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-11) victory at Water Valley. (August 28, 2012, Page 7)
WATER VALLEY — Led by a balanced offensive attack, the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils had little trouble defeating the Byhalia Lady Indians on Thursday.
Water Valley remained unbeaten in District 2-3A play (3-0) by knocking off Byhalia 11-1 in five innings. The Lady Blue Devils left five runners in scoring position in the first three innings, so they could have ended the game even earlier, but coach Clint Faust seemed pleased with the overall production and the 13 hits his group collected. (March 30, 2012, Page 9A)
WATER VALLEY — A change in philosophy on the softball diamond has come to the Lady Blue Devils in the form of first-year coach Casey Clouse. In the attempt to bring the team up to speed with her philosophy, Clouse will have to rely on her team getting better and better as the year progresses as opposed to them knowing what to do from the start. (February 24, 2012, Page 7A)
Heading into this season Lafayette volleyball coach Rachel Wenzel was faced with a rather large problem: How could the Lady Commodores replace the production and leadership that left along with the graduated senior class?
She knew it would be no easy task, but senior middle blocker Ashley Smith went to Wenzel and requested that her coach trust her enough to allow her to play all the way around, rather than be substituted in the back row. (more…) (October 26, 2011, Page 1B)