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Monday, December 22, 2014

John Sherman

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)

Trojans end Blue Devils’ playoff run

MOOREVILLE — The Water Valley boys’ historic run in the Class 3A MHSAA North Half playoffs came to an end on Thursday night at Mooreville gymnasium.

Cleveland East Side dealt the Blue Devils a 58-36 setback in the program’s first-ever appearance in the quarterfinals of the North Half Tournament. (more…) (February 22, 2013, Page 8A)

WV Blue Devils make history with latest win

CHARLESTON — The Water Valley basketball team’s third win against Charleston this season marked a first for the Blue Devils’ basketball program — a spot in the second round of the MHSAA Class 3A North Half Tournament. (more…) (February 20, 2013, Page 6)

Blue Devils blow past Mantachie

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 splits with Aberdeen

WATER VALLEY — The varsity basketball teams at Water Valley had an up and down evening against Division 2-3A foe Aberdeen on Friday at the WVHS gym. (more…) (January 28, 2013, Page 10)

Water Valley weathers wild finish

WATER VALLEY — John Sherman saw a little bit of everything from his Blue Devils in their season opener Thursday evening.

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)

Blue Devils can’t keep up with Tigers

ITTA BENA — The Water Valley Blue Devils ran into a buzzsaw in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs Tuesday.

Aided by missed shots by both sides, the Blue Devils and host Leflore County were neck-and-neck for much of the first half. (more…) (February 15, 2012, Page 7)

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