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Shonquayle Jenkins

Cotton States League to open season on Saturday

The BNA Bank Cotton States Baseball League is scheduled to start their third season Saturday with a triple-header beginning at 1 p.m. Several changes are in store for the collegiate wood bat league which plays its games at Legion Field at the New Albany Sportsplex. (more…) (May 31, 2011, Page 9)

BLOG: Bridges tagged to lead WVHS baseball program

WATER VALLEY — Earlier today it was confirmed that former Ole Miss baseball standout and Oak Grove head coach Kary Bridges has been named Doug Robbins’ successor as Water Valley’s next baseball coach. (more…) (January 6, 2011)

Johnson’s passion propels him to Player of the Year award

When the 2011 baseball season gets underway next spring, it won’t be surprising if Water Valley Blue Devils head coach Doug Robbins has to make two lineup cards at the season opener. While standout shortstop/pitcher Josh Johnson will be in Senatobia playing for the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers, having his name in the lineup won’t be easy thing for Robbins to erase.

Johnson has been a regular in the Blue Devils’ starting nine since he was in middle school and the impact he’s made in the program, starting with the 2006 season, has been huge. (June 23, 2010, Page 1B)

Blue Devils get offensive in decisive win

A season built on strong team unity and an aggressive, yet productive approach at the plate paid dividends in spades for the Water Valley Blue Devils in Monday night’s decisive Class 3A North Half title series with Booneville. (more…) (May 18, 2010, Page 8)

Complete game effort lifts WVHS to win

If there was ever a time for senior pitcher Shanquayle Jenkins to record his best outing of the season, it was in Saturday’s must-win Class 3A North Half playoff game against Booneville.

Jenkins logged a complete-game effort in Water Valley’s 8-1 win over the visiting Blue Devils, who will now host the deciding third game of the series tonight at 6 at Harold T. White Field. (May 17, 2010, Page 3B)

Clean sweep: WVHS headed to North Half

Two of the most complete games of the season have propelled the Water Valley Blue Devils back into the North Half title series.

The Blue Devils polished off the Corinth Warriors in two games in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs to set up a matchup with another set of Blue Devils — Booneville — for the right to advance on to Trustmark Park for the 3A title series next week. WVHS (20-6 overall) defeated the Warriors 5-3 on Friday and 11-6 on Saturday to capture their fifth straight win and seventh in the last eight games. (May 10, 2010, Page 3B)

Speedy Warriors may test Blue Devils

Water Valley will open the second round of the MHSAA’s Class 3A baseball playoffs against an Corinth team that has a lot of the same characteristics as the Blue Devils.

The best-of-three series begins tonight at 6 in Corinth. The second game will be played on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Water Valley while the “if necessary” game would be played Monday at Corinth. (May 7, 2010, Page 8A)

Devils pounded Wildcats to reach second round

A good approach at the plate led to some early offense and an eventual win for the Water Valley Blue Devils in their Class 3A baseball playoff series with Independence Friday evening.

The Blue Devils advanced to the second round of the playoffs after defeating the Wildcats 10-4. WVHS scored the game’s first six runs and then tacked on its final four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. (May 3, 2010, Page 2B)

Blue Devils’ Jenkins signs with Rangers

Three seasons of hard work on the baseball diamond paid off for Water Valley pitcher/infielder Shanquayle Jenkins Tuesday when he signed a scholarship offer to play for Northwest Mississippi Community College. Jenkins became the second Blue Devil this season to sign with the Rangers, joining shortstop Josh Johnson, and the seventh from WVHS to sign with NWCC since the end of the 2006 season. (April 21, 2010, Page 8)

Extra prep baseball information

SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — There were a couple of games I had to pull out of my article involving Water Valley and Lafayette in today’s paper. So in the attempt to get that information in somewhere, I have included all the details here in the blog. (more…) (April 12, 2010)

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