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)
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)
The playoff atmosphere is nothing new for Water Valley pitcher Cody Greer.
With byes through the play-in rounds of the MHSAA playoffs, Water Valley and Lafayette’s baseball teams some time on their hands. They decided to fill it by playing each other on Saturday with the Blue Devils beating the Commodores 3-2 at Blue Devil Field. (April 28, 2014, Page 9)
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)
The goal was simple for the Water Valley Blue Devils baseball team — win and clinch the Region 2-3A title. The Blue Devils had two opportunities to take care of business hosting a doubleheader against region foe Charleston at the Blue Devil Stadium Friday afternoon. Water Valley made it clear they didn’t want to wait for the second game, defeating the Tigers 11-0 in five innings. (April 14, 2014, Page 9)
Once Cody Greer got in a groove, Lafayette’s offense didn’t have much of a chance. (March 24, 2014, Page 3B)
INDEPENDENCE — Kary Bridges gave his team an impassioned speech Monday night when things looked bleak. (May 7, 2013, Page 8)