Water Valley heads into a third meeting with Charleston on Tuesday playing its best basketball of the season, coach John Sherman said. The Blue Devils improved to 11-13 on the year Friday with a 54-33 win over Nettleton in the Division 2-3A Tournament. The victory earned the Blue Devils the No. 3 seed out of the division and a trip to play Charleston, a team they have defeated twice this year.
WATER VALLEY — Thursday night’s Division 2-3A Tournament game between the Water Valley Blue Devils and Aberdeen Bulldogs turned in the matter of seconds. A two-possession contest, one in which the Blue Devils were giving great effort in, was turned when Aberdeen benefited from a double technical call against Water Valley’s L.J. Hawkins. (more…) (February 15, 2013, Page 8A)
Oxford’s reversal of fortune on the gridiron this season was a result of many different players. For a team that was 5-6 and not in the playoffs in 2011, an 11-2 overall record and a trip to the semifinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs in 2012 took a lot of hard work on the part of several top players. (more…) (December 12, 2012, Page 1B)
The Blue Devils earned a narrow win over J.Z. George on the hardwood Tuesday night. Water Valley’s boys improved to 2-2 on the year with a 47-43 victory. Dee McNeal scored 15 points, while E.J. Bounds had 10 in the win. Water Valley’s junior varsity boys team lost 37-35 despite 12 points from L.J. Hawkins. Both varsity teams return to action Tuesday at Hickory Flat. (December 5, 2012, Page 7)
Water Valley led to begin its Valley Classic game against Charleston, then fell behind before rallying to nip the Tigers 44-42 at the WVHS gym. (November 30, 2012, Page 6A)
CLEVELAND — The Water Valley Blue Devils entered the “birthplace of blues” last Friday night and now have the experience to write their own song filled with heartache and sorrow.
For the second consecutive season, a loss to Cleveland East Side ended Water Valley’s run in the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs, as the Trojans defeated the Blue Devils 26-24 in their second round matchup at Leroy Byars Field. (more…) (November 12, 2012, Page 5B)
SPORTS BLOG: CLEVELAND — For the consecutive second season, a loss to Cleveland East Side ended Water Valley’s run in the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs, as the Trojans defeated the Blue Devils 26-24 in their second round matchup Friday night at Leroy Byars Field. (more…) (November 10, 2012)