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IHS Wildcats outlast WVHS Blue Devils

INDEPENDENCE — Kary Bridges gave his team an impassioned speech Monday night when things looked bleak. (May 7, 2013, Page 8)

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    ‘Cats pounce on opportunities

    WATER VALLEY — The Wildcats made the most of their limited opportunities and the Blue Devils didn’t.

    An opportunistic Independence club plated three early runs in its second-round opener at Blue Devil Field and that’s all that was needed to claim a 3-0 victory against Water Valley. (May 6, 2013, Page 7A)

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      Russo hired to turn around IHS

      Long-time Water Valley defensive coordinator Richard Russo has accepted the head coach position at Independence.

      Russo, who has been on head coach Brad Embry’s staff since arriving in Water Valley in 2008, said he officially accepted the Wildcats’ position last Tuesday but just yesterday began spreading the word. (March 19, 2013, Page 8)

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        Blue Devils blow out Wildcats

        WATER VALLEY — Midway through the second quarter of Water Valley’s opener against Independence, Jarard Williams had an 80-yard touchdown run called back only to see teammate E.J. Bounds rip off an 81-yard touchdown run of his own on the next play. (more…) (August 20, 2012, Page 3B)

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          Water Valley cruises in opener

          BLOG: It’s hard to imagine the Blue Devils could have started their 2012 season in a more impressive fashion.

          Friday night, Water Valley cruised to a lopsided 41-0 victory over Independence at Bobby Clark Field with all of the game’s points coming before halftime.

          (more…) (August 18, 2012)

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            Blue Devils prepared for season opener

            The weeks of working in the sweltering Mississippi heat will finally be put to the test Friday night.

            During the course of the summer, the Blue Devils have worked hard to prepare for this opener, showing up at summer workouts, participating in 7-on-7s and hustling through intense practices. (more…) (August 16, 2012, Page 4B)

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              Wildcats no match for Water Valley

              BLOG: Water Valley started off its 2011 football season with a bang on Friday evening, blanking Independence on the road 42-0. (more…) (August 20, 2011)

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                Pitching propels ‘Dores to double-dip success

                It wasn’t that the Diamond ‘Dores racked up 12 runs in two victories on Wednesday that impressed Lafayette head coach Greg Lewis.

                Sure, it was nice that the Commodores were able to hold on for a 5-3 victory over Hernando earlier in the day and then cruise to a 7-1 victory over Independence in the nightcap of the Lafayette extension of Oxford’s Spring Break Tournament. (more…) (March 17, 2011, Page 8)

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