The switch to the new BBCOR bats, coupled with the graduation of 24 home runs, will force coach Kary Bridges and the Blue Devils to change their style of play a bit in 2012. (February 24, 2012, Page 7A)
After putting on a show for four years at Water Valley’s Death Valley, the hard-hitting Blue Devil duo of Chris Conard and C.J. Jackson announced in front of a packed house at Irie on the Square on Monday that they would be taking their abilities to Itawamba Community College.
There were a lot reasons why the Lafayette Commodores finished the season ranked No. 1 overall in the state and with a second straight MHSAA Class 4A state title trophy to put on display. A bevy of talented players and a very organized coaching staff are at the top of the list of reasons why the Commodores reeled off another 16-0 season, but leadership provided by key players was also a major reason for the immense success. (more…) (December 20, 2011, Page 1B)
Water Valley grabbed an early lead, 27-5, in the first half and held on to defeat J.Z. George 46-43 in the boys game Tuesday night. C.J. Jackson, Johnathan Kirkwood and Chris Conard all scored 10 points in the victory for the 2-1 Blue Devils. E.J. Bounds finished with nine points. Water Valley’s girls lost 40-30 in the first game of the doubleheader. Haley Vance scored 16 points for the Lady Blue Devils, who are now 1-2 on the year. Both varsity teams return to action Friday night at South Panola. Action begins with a JV boys game at 5. (December 7, 2011, Page 6)
When coaches talk amongst themselves, there’s often two types of players that come up, players they identify by their number and then there’s players that are discussed by name. (more…) (December 2, 2011, Page 6A)
After watching game film from last Friday’s loss to Calhoun City, Water Valley coach Brad Embry said several things stood out to him. For starters, Embry liked the effort he saw against the Wildcats. (September 8, 2011, Page 7)