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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Shade Epes

ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Drewrey sets the tone for ‘Dores’ historic season

After earning EAGLE Player of the Year honors for volleyball this past fall, Rae Drewrey told her mom that she wanted to work hard in the spring and try to be the first person to win in two sports. (June 12, 2014, Page 1B)

Devils season ends with loss to Mooreville

It was a do-or-die situation for the Water Valley softball team. (May 2, 2014, Page 7A)

SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Veteran Devils ready to challenge themselves

With five seniors and nearly all of its starters returning, Water Valley’s softball team isn’t short on experience. It’s what coach Casey Clouse is counting on to lead the Blue Devils to another strong season. (February 28, 2014, Page 6A)

Power, speed garner POY award for Lafayette’s Glass

There wasn’t much Kendall Glass couldn’t do for the Lafayette softball team and coach Katie Moore on the diamond in 2013. The senior shortstop made big plays on defense and offense, and in the dugout, she led the Lady Commodores through some impactful words and actions. (more…) (June 12, 2013, Page 1B)

Lady Trojans snap WV winning streak

WATER VALLEY — Casey Clouse was at a loss for words Friday night as her Water Valley Lady Blue Devils had a three-game winning streak snapped by the Bruce Lady Trojans. Ineffective pitching and costly errors were at the root of Water Valley’s problems, as a 10-run sixth inning propelled Bruce to a 17-10 victory. (March 11, 2013, Page 3B)

WVHS remains undefeated in softball

The Water Valley Lady Blue Devils remained undefeated on the season with a 5-2 win over Vardaman Tuesday at Water Valley. (more…) (March 7, 2013, Page 9)

Pearson makes all the plays and more for OHS

Jessica Pearson always had a knack of turning nothing into something.

As the setter on Oxford’s volleyball team, it wasn’t uncommon to see Pearson not only set up a teammate for the kill when the Lady Chargers’ passing was on point, but also go sprawling out of bounds in an attempt to keep the play alive. (more…) (October 25, 2012, Page 1B)

Lady ‘Dores gain steam in win at WV

WATER VALLEY — Monday’s volleyball match was definitely a struggle for the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils and the visiting Lafayette Lady Commodores.

Early on, both squads struggled to serve consistently and make the basic plays necessary to build a lead.

As the match progressed, however, Lafayette made the necessary adjustments to claim a 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-11) victory at Water Valley. (August 28, 2012, Page 7)

Lady Blue Devils defeat Oxford

Water Valley’s fast start on the softball diamond led to a 15-2 win over Oxford on Tuesday night in Water Valley. The Lady Blue Devils scored five runs in the first inning and added a run in each of the next three innings in their five-inning win. WVHS finished with 15 hits in the victory and was aided by four OHS errors. Tonya Phillips led the Lady Blue Devils with three hits in the contest. Haley Vance, Shade Epes, Mallory Washington, Erica Rice and A.K. Burns each had two hits. Vance led WVHS with four RBIs, Taylor Epes earned the win as she finished with four strikeouts Water Valley returns to action Friday at Independence at 5 pm. while the Lady Chargers play a doubleheader at Calhoun City on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. (March 21, 2012, Page 6)

Vance leads Lady Blue Devils to win

Haley Vance won her second straight start to help lift the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils to a 4-1 win over district foe Independence Monday at the Crawford Sports Complex. (March 9, 2010, Page 9)

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