Things could not have gone better for the host team in the second annual Lady Charger Invitational as Oxford won its opening game of the tournament against Kipp Academy (Tenn.) 84-3 on Thursday night at the new Oxford High gym. The Lafayette Lady Commodores dropped another game in a 51-33 loss to Velma Jackson. (November 21, 2014, Page 6A)
The season has not gotten off to a good start for the Lafayette High girls basketball team. After losing to Shannon earlier this month to begin the season, the Lady Commodores dropped their home opener to Grenada by a score of 42-39 inside the LHS gym Tuesday night. (November 19, 2014, Page 1B)
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)
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)
Lafayette’s girls basketball team has landed a coach who’s no stranger to hoops in the area. (June 4, 2014, Page 6)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)