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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Kary Bridges

Manning, Glenn say hire not predetermined

Was Hugh Freeze a predetermined hire?

In large part because of his ties to Ole Miss and the Memphis area, the recent hire of Hugh Freeze as Ole Miss’ next football coach was met with an ample amount of skepticism.

Mike Glenn and Archie Manning, co-chairs of Ole Miss’ coaching search committee, said during Monday’s teleconference that they went through the proper channels during the interview process.

According to the co-chairs, Freeze just stood out above the rest of the field. Plain and simple. (December 6, 2011, Page 6)

Plenty of new faces at LHS on Tuesday

Tuesday proved to be a busy evening at Lafayette High School.

Not only were each of the five baseball and softball teams filled with underclassmen looking to make their mark and get their shot at starting, but the Water Valley and Lafayette softball teams were also under the direction of new head coaches in Casey Clouse and Katie Moore respectively. (more…) (June 8, 2011, Page 7A)

WV getting an early start

BATESVILLE — Playing fearless in the spring is a result of making mistakes and learning from them during the summer months.

So what if a Blue Devil is doubled up at second base because he didn’t break on a grounder to the left side of the infield? (more…) (June 1, 2011, Page 6)

WVHS prepared to face Troopers

The wait is over and Water Valley finally has an opponent for its third round matchup in the Class 3A playoffs.

After postponing their Game Three for two days due to weather, the Mooreville Troopers up-ended Independence on the road 7-0 to earn the right to face the Blue Devils in a three-game series beginning on Friday. (more…) (May 5, 2011, Page 7)

Blue Devils power their way into third round of 3A playoffs

Whoever faces the Water Valley Blue Devils in the next round of the MHSAA Class 3A baseball playoffs take warning: You’re going to need a bigger boat.

Paced by a potent offensive attack, the Blue Devils defeated the Kossuth Aggies 10-8 Friday night at Kossuth and went on to sweep the series Saturday with a 10-3 win at Blue Devil Field to advance to the third round. The Blue Devils will face the winner of the Mooreville and Independence series, which is scheduled to play its third and decisive game tonight in Independence. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 1B)

WVHS wins slugfest, wrap up No. 2 seed

WATER VALLEY — Water Valley’s Chris Conard got his grand slam ball returned with a fitting message on Tuesday night at Blue Devil field. (April 20, 2011, Page 4B)

No. 1 seed OMS Chargers defeat South Panola

Led by the pitching of right-hander Houston Roth and an abundance of offense the Oxford Middle School Chargers rolled past the South Panola Tigers 11-2 on Thursday at Edwin Moak Field.

The win propelled the Junior Chargers (10-3 overall) into Monday’s Tri-Lakes Conference championship game against Lafayette. (more…) (April 15, 2011, Page 6A)

WVHS Blue Devils sweep Nettleton Tigers

The Water Valley Blue Devils baseball team had been plagued with slow starts recently, falling behind early in games and fighting to get back in them. (more…) (March 23, 2011, Page 7)

Water Valley’s rally falls short

The Blue Devils looked like they were going to fall victim to the dreaded run rule Thursday evening against DeSoto Central.

Instead, it was a built-in time limit that eventually cut Water Valley’s monster rally just short as the Blue Devils fell to the Jaguars 11-10 after four innings at Edwin Moak Field on the final day of the annual Oxford Spring Break Tournament. (more…) (March 18, 2011, Page 8A)

Hallam’s big game lifts OMS to win

Tyler Hallam didn’t waste any time making an impact for the Oxford Middle School baseball team.

In the Chargers’ season-opening 10-0 victory over Water Valley at Edwin Moak Field on Thursday, the eighth-grader not only hit the game’s only home run, but he also picked up the win in the run-ruled three-inning game. (March 4, 2011, Page 8A)

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