WATER VALLEY — High school baseball returned to the area Monday in the form of two dress rehearsals for the Water Valley Blue Devils and Lafayette Commodores. Both teams played two four-inning contests at Blue Devil Field, including a matchup against each other in the nightcap of the day-long jamboree.
Lafayette got the better of the Blue Devils with a 1-0 win, but both LHS coach Greg Lewis and WVHS coach Kary Bridges saw positives and things they can both build on.
Lewis, whose Commodores lost 5-4 to Grenada just before playing Water Valley, was focused on how his pitchers performed. (February 21, 2012, Page 9)
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)
The biggest game of Lafayette’s non-region schedule proved to be the perfect time for senior quarterback Jeremy Liggins to show his superior running skills. In a game where every Commodore stepped up and did their part to earn a win over Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, La.), it was Liggins who saved his best performance of the 2011 campaign at just the right time.
Liggins was virtually unstoppable running the ball in the contest as he piled up 126 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. He also threw the ball well and finished with 80 yards and a touchdown. It was his clutch performance in arguably the program’s biggest regular season contest that made Liggins this week’s Player of the Week. (more…) (September 13, 2011, Page 7)
Two seasons ago Camp was a team manager for the Blue Devils. This year though, he has emerged as a playmaker and it showed Friday night in his 84-yard game-winning touchdown catch to knock off Bruce 20-19 at Trojan Field. (more…) (September 12, 2011, Page 5B)
SPORTS BLOG: BRUCE — The Water Valley Blue Devils responded to their first loss of the season last week by defeating the Bruce Trojans 20-19 on Friday night at Trojan Field.
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After eventually pulling away from Vardaman in the second half for a 28-6 victory, head coach Brad Embry said there were both good and bad things the Water Valley coaching staff can take away from its preseason game against the Rams. (more…) (August 15, 2011, Page 3B)
BLOG: The Blue Devils had a rough start to their jamboree at Vardaman tonight, as flags and two turnovers limited Water Valley to just seven points in the first half.
Water Valley regrouped at half and ended up routing the home squad 28-6. (more…) (August 12, 2011)
The Blue Devils, known as a smash-mouth team that sprinkles in the passing game on offense, regrouped after losing its opening game to advance all the way to the Group B Championship Game of the O-Zone Classic 7-on-7 tournament hosted at FNC Park. (July 11, 2011, Page 7)
BATESVILLE — Playing fearless in the spring is a result of making mistakes and learning from them during the summer months.