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.
Dominant is what the Oxford Lady Chargers were Saturday in the Region 1-5A meet held at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field. Oxford finished first in the meet with 212 points, almost 100 more than second-place finisher Center Hill (117). The Lady Chargers also finished with seven first-place finishes and a bevy of seconds to earn the title. First-place finishes garner 10 points, while second-place finishes garner eight. (more…) (April 30, 2012, Page 8)
ABERDEEN — The good fortune and momentum the Water Valley Blue Devils garnered in their first game of the Division 2-3A Tournament was not enough to lift them past Aberdeen in the semifinals Thursday night in the “Aberdome.” The top-seeded Bulldogs beat the Blue Devils 65-51 to advance to tonight’s championship in the tournament, while the Blue Devils will face Nettleton tonight in the boys’ consolation game.
WVHS coach John Sherman said the Bulldogs, who led 36-20 at the half, did a good job of pressuring his team and forcing them to play in a more up-tempo style longer than he would have liked. (February 10, 2012, Page 8A)
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 grabbed an early lead, 27-5, in the first half and held on to defeat J.Z. George 46-43 in the boys game Tuesday night. C.J. Jackson, Johnathan Kirkwood and Chris Conard all scored 10 points in the victory for the 2-1 Blue Devils. E.J. Bounds finished with nine points. Water Valley’s girls lost 40-30 in the first game of the doubleheader. Haley Vance scored 16 points for the Lady Blue Devils, who are now 1-2 on the year. Both varsity teams return to action Friday night at South Panola. Action begins with a JV boys game at 5. (December 7, 2011, Page 6)
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)