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WVHS trading power for athleticism

The times they are a-changin’ around the Water Valley baseball team.

The switch to the new BBCOR bats, coupled with the graduation of 24 home runs, will force coach Kary Bridges and the Blue Devils to change their style of play a bit in 2012. (February 24, 2012, Page 7A)

Power-hitting King continues NWCC pipeline

WATER VALLEY — Taylor King has gained a reputation as a power-hitting corner infielder with the Water Valley Blue Devils during his time on the varsity squad.

Long ago the coaching staff at Northwest Mississippi Community College took note of his abilities at the plate and on Thursday the Rangers landed their third baseman of the future when the WVHS senior signed his National Letter of Intent in the high school gym. (more…) (February 10, 2012, Page 8A)

Area players make District Two team

Water Valley’s Taylor King and Lafayette’s Luke Stanley were two of the 18 players selected to play in the State Games of Mississippi. King and Stanley made the District 2 team after faring well in a tryout held at Northwest Mississippi Community College this past week. Other members of the team include Hernando’s Josh Brown, Scott Pala, Drew Rutledge and Caleb Goff, North Delta’s Bailey Guckert and Luke Latham, Magnolia Heights’ Jack Smith and Jacob Billingsley, South Panola’s Andrew Horn and Hunter Durham, Bruce’s Jay King and Chase Clark, Center Hill’s Colton Sutton, DeSoto Central’s Dominik Carlini and Tunica Academy’s Branon Holms. (June 6, 2011, Page 7)

Blue Devils on All-Division team

Water Valley senior outfielder Walt McCullough was recently named the Offensive Player of the Year for the All-Division 2-3A team that was chosen by the coaches of all the teams. (more…) (May 18, 2011, Page 7)

Troopers top Blue Devils in Game 1

SPORTS BLOG: WATER VALLEY — Water Valley Blue Devils baseball coach Kary Bridges didn’t make any excuses for his team’s 12-8 loss to Mooreville in the opening game of a best-of-three series in the third round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs Friday night at Blue Devil Field. (more…) (May 6, 2011)

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)

Blue Devils fall to S. Pontotoc

A late rally wasn’t enough to lift the Water Valley Blue Devils to a win over South Pontotoc on Tuesday night. WVHS fell 8-7 despite three hits each from Taylor King, John Michael Grimmett and J.D. Fondon. One of King’s hits was his eighth home run. Water Valley will be back in action Friday at Mooreville. (April 13, 2011, Page 10)

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)

Water Valley sweeps Senatobia

The Water Valley Blue Devils baseball team improved to 5-0 this weekend with a doubleheader sweep of Senatobia on Saturday. (more…) (March 14, 2011, Page 7)

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