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Nearly blind, but still independent

Walter “Don” Lewis travels from Arizona to Oxford two to three times a year to visit his eye doctor at Rayner Eye Clinic. Lewis, an Oxford native, is nearly blind and makes the trip by himself. (May 30, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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    Strong pitching leads to series win for LHS

    A confident group of Lafayette Commodores rolled their way into the second round of the Class 4A baseball playoffs with a 3-1 win over Cleveland Friday evening at W.V. Brewer Field. (May 3, 2010, Page 1B)

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      Devils pounded Wildcats to reach second round

      A good approach at the plate led to some early offense and an eventual win for the Water Valley Blue Devils in their Class 3A baseball playoff series with Independence Friday evening.

      The Blue Devils advanced to the second round of the playoffs after defeating the Wildcats 10-4. WVHS scored the game’s first six runs and then tacked on its final four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. (May 3, 2010, Page 2B)

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        Blue Devils open 3A playoffs with a win

        Bittersweet was the word used by Water Valley coach Doug Robbins to describe his Blue Devils’ 5-3 win over Independence in their first game of Class 3A best-of-three playoff series Thursday night.

        The Blue Devils (18-6 overall) used a solid, if not spectacular, pitching performance by Josh Johnson to hold the Wildcats at bay long enough for their offense to score the bulk of their runs late. (April 30, 2010, Page 7A)

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          WVHS teams begin 3A playoffs tonight

          Water Valley’s baseball and softball teams will be facing two different challenges tonight as both begin the Class 3A playoffs.

          The Blue Devils travel to play a gritty Independence bunch while the Lady Blue Devils host Nettleton, one of the state’s best softball teams and defending Class 3A state champion. (April 29, 2010, Page 6)

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