Oxford’s Jason Barber didn’t play like a freshman this season on the diamond. After a standout career at the middle school level — one that showed Barber’s unfair talent level against competition his own age — the freshman was dominant in games against players who were often two and three years his senior. (more…) (June 13, 2013, Page 1B)
INDEPENDENCE — Kary Bridges gave his team an impassioned speech Monday night when things looked bleak. (May 7, 2013, Page 8)
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)
A more confident Water Valley baseball team will tackle the next round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs against a familiar foe in Independence. The Blue Devils are feeling good after defeating Belmont, last year’s 3A North Half representatives, in the first round. (May 2, 2013, Page 10)
BLOG — Water Valley overcame a pitcher committed to play at Mississippi State, a home crowd intent on seeing them lose and some wild spring weather to win its MHSAA Class 3A baseball playoff opener Friday night. (more…) (April 27, 2013)
The phrase “getting hot at the right time” definitely applies to the Water Valley Blue Devils. Heading into their MHSAA Class 3A playoff series against Belmont, the Blue Devils have won six straight games and posted an 8-3 mark in April overall. The results have pleased coach Kary Bridges, whose team finished with a 7-3 mark in Division 2-3A play to earn the No. 2 seed.