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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tonya Phillips

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’ Phillips taking experience to NWCC

Northwest Mississippi Community College is getting plenty of experience in Tonya Phillips. Phillips, a third baseman and outfielder for Water Valley, signed with the Rangers on Monday and will take her five years as a starter to Senatobia next season. (May 13, 2014, Page 6)

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)

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)

Mantachie tops Lady Blue Devils in softball

Water Valley’s stay in the MHSAA’s Class 3A softball playoffs came to an unfortunate end Saturday as the Mantachie Lady Mustangs won the decisive third game of the opening-round series 14-8 in Water Valley. (more…) (April 23, 2012, Page 3B)

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)

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