Several former players from Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley are helping community college and four-year schools in baseball and softball around the state. (March 30, 2012, Page 9A)
Long ago the coaching staff at Northwest Mississippi Community College took note of his abilities at the plate and on Thursday the Rangers landed their third baseman of the future when the WVHS senior signed his National Letter of Intent in the high school gym. (more…) (February 10, 2012, Page 8A)
Two of the most successful players in the history of Water Valley baseball will continue their careers together for another couple of seasons at Northwest Mississippi Community College. (more…) (June 15, 2011, Page 9)
A focused approach that started this past summer made Oxford High baseball player Zac Barber the most important player on the field for the Chargers this season.
For a team that had several good high school players on the roster but nobody that was headed to play at the Division I level next season, Barber was able to carry the Chargers to an unexpected 19-12 overall record and a spot in the Class 5A North Half title series. (more…) (June 2, 2011, Page 1B)
Successful seasons on the baseball diamond has led to more accolades for a pair of cousins. Lafayette’s Josh Mills and Water Valley’s Walt McCullough were named to Coaches All-State baseball teams on Tuesday.
Mills, who helped lead the Commodores to a 23-7 overall mark in 2011 and the second round of the Class 4A playoffs, was named to the first team in 4A, while McCullough, who helped lead the Blue Devils to an 18-11 mark and a third-round appearance in the 3A playoffs, was also named to the first team in 3A. (more…) (May 25, 2011, Page 6)
Water Valley senior outfielder Walt McCullough was recently named the Offensive Player of the Year for the All-Division 2-3A team that was chosen by the coaches of all the teams. (more…) (May 18, 2011, Page 7)
SPORTS BLOG: WATER VALLEY — Water Valley Blue Devils baseball coach Kary Bridges didn’t make any excuses for his team’s 12-8 loss to Mooreville in the opening game of a best-of-three series in the third round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs Friday night at Blue Devil Field. (more…) (May 6, 2011)
After postponing their Game Three for two days due to weather, the Mooreville Troopers up-ended Independence on the road 7-0 to earn the right to face the Blue Devils in a three-game series beginning on Friday. (more…) (May 5, 2011, Page 7)
Whoever faces the Water Valley Blue Devils in the next round of the MHSAA Class 3A baseball playoffs take warning: You’re going to need a bigger boat.
Paced by a potent offensive attack, the Blue Devils defeated the Kossuth Aggies 10-8 Friday night at Kossuth and went on to sweep the series Saturday with a 10-3 win at Blue Devil Field to advance to the third round. The Blue Devils will face the winner of the Mooreville and Independence series, which is scheduled to play its third and decisive game tonight in Independence. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 1B)
A week of waiting to find out who the Water Valley Blue Devils would play in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs was answered Monday morning. After deliberations with the MHSAA over the weekend failed to produce an opponent, word came mid-morning that Leflore County would be the No. 3 seed to play the Blue Devils. (more…) (April 26, 2011, Page 6)