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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Skyler Defer

Oxford sweeps WVHS, Saltillo to stay perfect

It was another doubleheader day for the Oxford High baseball team, and as they have been all season, the results were the same. The Chargers defeated Saltillo 13-3 in six innings to cap a sweep of the twinbill after beating Water Valley 8-0 at Edwin Moak Field on Monday. The wins kept Oxford perfect with a 26-0 record and improved the Chargers to 8-0 in Division 2-5A with the win over Saltillo. The Chargers will go for the undefeated regular season tonight against West Point on Senior Night. (April 21, 2015, Page 6)

Errors costly for Water Valley in loss to Senatobia

WATER VALLEY — The Water Valley baseball team hung around with Senatobia despite a number of miscues resulting in free runs for the Warriors. But the Blue Devils couldn’t overcome all of them. Water Valley (15-9) dropped a 6-5 decision to Senatobia on Senior Night Monday at Blue Devil Field. Four of the Warriors’ runs were unearned thanks to five errors by the home team, including the decisive one in the top of the seventh. (April 14, 2015, Page 6)

Defer dominant in Blue Devils’ win

WATER VALLEY —The runs were not in heavy supply, but with Skyler Defer on the mound, the Water Valley High baseball team did not need many in a 3-0 win over South Pontotoc at Blue Devil Field on Tuesday. (March 25, 2015, Page 7)

BASEBALL PREVIEW: Devils enter 2015 with questions at key positions

Water Valley has turned into a regular participant in the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. Getting back to the postseason is going to require contributions from some new faces in new places. Gone are shortstop Cole Camp and catcher Taylor Smith, who combined for eight years of starting experience before their eligibility ran out. The Blue Devils also have to replace the power of outfielder Dillon Zinn and the pitching of Cody Greer, who sat at the top of Water Valley’s rotation for the last three seasons. (February 23, 2015, Page 6)

Defer’s career game leads WVHS to Senior Night win

WATER VALLEY — Skyler Defer scored, dunked, bled and even lost some of the food he ate earlier in the day. Water Valley’s senor guard did whatever it took to go out a winner in his final home game. Defer accounted for nearly half of the Blue Devils’ offense, dropping a career-high 40 points to help Water Valley overcome a furious second-half rally by M.S. Palmer in a 90-83 victory Friday on Senior Night at the WVHS gym. (February 15, 2015, Page 4B)

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)

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