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WVHS tabs Taylor as boys basketball coach

Water Valley High School dipped into south Mississippi to find its next head boys basketball coach.
Larry Taylor has been hired to lead the Blue Devils’ hoops program. Taylor, whose hire was approved by the Water Valley school board at its meeting on Monday night, will replace John Sherman, who left last month to take over as the Lafayette High girls coach. (July 9, 2014, Page 6)

Allman: WVHS ‘close’ to hiring boys hoops coach

Water Valley’s search for a new boys basketball coach is coming to an end.
A pool of applicants has been narrowed to a group of five finalists who have been going through interviews for the last two weeks, Water Valley athletic director Trey Allman said. A hire could be made shortly after the holiday weekend. (July 3, 2014, Page 6)

‘Dores hire Sherman as girls hoops coach

Lafayette’s girls basketball team has landed a coach who’s no stranger to hoops in the area. (June 4, 2014, Page 6)

Tourney losses end WVHS’s seasons

INDEPENDENCE — It was a case of one-and-done for Water Valley as both basketball teams lost their opening-round games in the Region 2-3A tournament Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Blue Devils fell to North Panola with the boys team being sent home by host Independence. (February 19, 2014, Page 9)

Pirates run away from WVHS

WATER VALLEY — In a matter of minutes, Water Valley’s boys basketball team went from composed to discombobulated. The result was a nailbiter turned blowout. (February 5, 2014, Page 8)

Blue Devils grind out win over Palmer

WATER VALLEY — The Blue Devils have become a team that finds a way to win. Tuesday night was no exception as WVHS held off a pesky M.S. Palmer Dragon team to earn a 62-51 District 2-3A victory inside the WVHS gym. (January 29, 2014, Page 6)

OHS gym – a place full of memories

The final high school basketball games at the “old” Oxford High School gym will be Friday night, ending almost five decades of games in the facility. Editor Don Whitten, who’s seen quite a few games there, looks back at some of the top coaches, players and teams who competed there. (January 23, 2014, Page 4)

Blue Devils garner important district win

WATER VALLEY — A big District 2-3A win is what the Water Valley Blue Devils earned Friday night when they defeated the Charleston Tigers 60-47 at the WVHS gym. (January 20, 2014, Page 7)

WVHS splits division openers with Cougars

After hanging 59 points on the scoreboard in their previous game, the Water Valley Blue Devils could not manage to score 20 in a 52-19 loss to the North Panola Cougars in the WVHS gym Friday night in their Division 2-3A opener. (December 23, 2013, Page 6)

WVHS clamps down on Bulldogs for win

COFFEEVILLE — Water Valley is having trouble putting the ball in the basket, so the Blue Devils’ defense is doing its part to help out. (December 13, 2013, Page 6A)

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