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BASEBALL PREVIEW: Devils enter 2015 with questions at key positions

Water Valley has turned into a regular participant in the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. Getting back to the postseason is going to require contributions from some new faces in new places. Gone are shortstop Cole Camp and catcher Taylor Smith, who combined for eight years of starting experience before their eligibility ran out. The Blue Devils also have to replace the power of outfielder Dillon Zinn and the pitching of Cody Greer, who sat at the top of Water Valley’s rotation for the last three seasons. (February 23, 2015, Page 6)

WVHS P Defer signs with NEMCC

WATER VALLEY — Skyler Defer has played all over the field for Water Valley’s baseball team the last two seasons, but the rising senior is going to the next level for one reason. Defer signed with Northeast Mississippi Community College on Thursday. He’s seen time in the outfield, at first base and on the pitcher’s mound for the Blue Devils since he joined the varsity team as a sophomore, but the Tigers want him for his arm. (January 16, 2015, Page 6)

ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Houston Roth steps up game, earns POY award

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)

Devils finish off sweep of Booneville

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)

WVHS takes series lead behind Greer’s outing

The playoff atmosphere is nothing new for Water Valley pitcher Cody Greer.

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OHS spoils Devils’ Senior Night with win

It was Senior Night for the Water Valley baseball team on Monday, and the Blue Devils were looking to end their home schedule on a high note. Unfortunately for Water Valley, Oxford had other ideas as the visiting Chargers won 4-1 at Blue Devil Stadium. (April 22, 2014, Page 8)

WVHS’s Camp signs with Northeast CC

WATER VALLEY — In the end, comfort won out for Cole Camp. (March 27, 2014, Page 9)

Greer pitches Blue Devils past ‘Dores

Once Cody Greer got in a groove, Lafayette’s offense didn’t have much of a chance. (March 24, 2014, Page 3B)

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)

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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