History can often times find a way of repeating itself. In the case of Oxford High girls basketball senior Alexus Malone, back-to-back years of season-ending torn ACL surgeries helped her become an invaluable team leader and one of the best players in the state. (more…) (April 10, 2013, Page 1B)
WATER VALLEY — The No. 3 seed Water Valley boys basketball team turned a fast start into convincing 72-45 win against No. 6 seed Mantachie in the final matchup of the opening round of the Division 2-3A Tournament on Tuesday night at WVHS gymnasium. (February 13, 2013, Page 8)
WATER VALLEY — A late second half surge, sparked by better play on defense and the scoring of KeKe Farrow, proved to be the difference between a win and a loss for the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils on Monday night. Farrow scored all 14 of her points in the fourth quarter to rally the Lady Blue Devils, who defeated South Panola 49-44. (December 18, 2012, Page 8)
Despite playing a close contest to open the Valley Classic, the Lady Blue Devils fell to CHS 49-35. (November 30, 2012, Page 6A)
WATER VALLEY — Momentum is not something the Water Valley basketball team will be able to take into this week’s Division 2-3A tournament at Aberdeen.
Both the Lady Blue Devils and Blue Devils lost on Senior Night on Friday in the WVHS gym to South Panola. The Lady Devils fell behind in the first half and never recovered as they lost 58-35, while the Blue Devils’ early first-half lead didn’t stick late as they fell 43-39 in the nightcap. (more…) (February 6, 2012, Page 4B)
WATER VALLEY — A 14-2 run late in the third quarter prevented the Water Valley Blue Devils from earning a Region 2-3A win over Mooreville on Friday night. After battling the Troopers back-and-forth in the first half and a good portion of the third quarter, mental lapses on defense ended up costing the Blue Devils.
The Troopers’ run ended up erasing a two-point lead for the WVHS boys and resulting in a 45-35 lead just before the start of the fourth quarter. Water Valley did go on a 10-2 run in the fourth to get within two points (49-47) of the Troopers, but the Blue Devils never could get over the proverbial hump. The end result was a 67-52 victory for Mooreville, which is now in second place in the region. (January 23, 2012, Page 3B)
COFFEEVILLE — Turnovers were at the forefront of Water Valley’s doubleheader loss at county rival Coffeeville on Friday.
The Lady Blue Devils fell to CHS 59-33 amidst a bevy of turnovers, while the Water Valley boys were unable to maintain their composure late in their 59-54 loss to the Pirates. (more…) (January 9, 2012, Page 7)
WATER VALLEY — Neither Jason Purdy nor John Sherman were overwhelmed by the performances of their teams on Friday evening, but at the end of the night, a win is a win and they’ll take Water Valley’s sweep of Vardaman. (more…) (December 5, 2011, Page 3B)
WATER VALLEY — The Lafayette Middle School basketball teams made the most of their opportunities Thursday evening taking three of four games at Water Valley.