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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Skyler Defer

WVHS boys, girls swept by Holly Springs

It has been a season to forget for Water Valley High’s basketball teams this season. The woes continued Tuesday nigh as Holly Springs swept the girl’s and boy’s teams inside the WVHS Gym. (January 21, 2015, Page 4B)

WVHS P Defer signs with NEMCC

WATER VALLEY — Skyler Defer has played all over the field for Water Valley’s baseball team the last two seasons, but the rising senior is going to the next level for one reason. Defer signed with Northeast Mississippi Community College on Thursday. He’s seen time in the outfield, at first base and on the pitcher’s mound for the Blue Devils since he joined the varsity team as a sophomore, but the Tigers want him for his arm. (January 16, 2015, Page 6)

ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Houston Roth steps up game, earns POY award

Oxford High School right-hander Houston Roth was a sophomore who pitched like a seasoned veteran during the Chargers’ run to a North Half runner-up finish, and that performance earned him the Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year award for the 2014 season. (June 17, 2014, Page 1B)

Kossuth rallies to end Blue Devils’ season

KOSSUTH — Water Valley was five outs away from forcing a Game 3 with the Kossuth Aggies. The Blue Devils were unable to hold off an Aggie charge as Kossuth erased a two-run deficit and beat Water Valley 3-2 in eight innings Saturday. (May 12, 2014, Page 9)

Blue Devils set to face familiar foe

For the third time in four years, the Water Valley Blue Devils and Kossuth Aggies will have to go through one another in order to advance in the MHSAA Class 3A baseball playoffs. The prize to the victor this year is a trip to the North Half championship. (May 9, 2014, Page 6A)

Devils finish off sweep of Booneville

BOONEVILLE — On the heels of Cody Greer’s performance in Game 1, Water Valley was looking for another solid outing from Game 2 starter Skyler Defer Friday night. That is exactly what the Blue Devils got as Defer pitched a complete-game shutout in Water Valley’s 4-0 win over Booneville, advancing Water Valley (24-6) to the next round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. (May 5, 2014, Page 8)

BLOG: Area baseball teams face elimination games

BLOG — A pair of area prep baseball teams will either extend their season for another week or watch it come to an end Saturday night. (more…) (May 3, 2014)

WVHS tops ‘Dores in regular season finale

With byes through the play-in rounds of the MHSAA playoffs, Water Valley and Lafayette’s baseball teams some time on their hands. They decided to fill it by playing each other on Saturday with the Blue Devils beating the Commodores 3-2 at Blue Devil Field. (April 28, 2014, Page 9)

OHS spoils Devils’ Senior Night with win

It was Senior Night for the Water Valley baseball team on Monday, and the Blue Devils were looking to end their home schedule on a high note. Unfortunately for Water Valley, Oxford had other ideas as the visiting Chargers won 4-1 at Blue Devil Stadium. (April 22, 2014, Page 8)

Devils sweep Tigers, clinch region title

The goal was simple for the Water Valley Blue Devils baseball team — win and clinch the Region 2-3A title. The Blue Devils had two opportunities to take care of business hosting a doubleheader against region foe Charleston at the Blue Devil Stadium Friday afternoon. Water Valley made it clear they didn’t want to wait for the second game, defeating the Tigers 11-0 in five innings. (April 14, 2014, Page 9)

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