All three area high school baseball teams concluded their preseasons in successful fashion on Saturday. In Horn Lake’s jamboree, the Oxford Chargers finished 2-0 with a 10-6 win over Senatobia and a 7-4 win over host school Horn Lake. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 8)
WATER VALLEY — Saddled with the difficult task of selecting a head baseball coach to take over a program that made it to two Class 3A state championship series in five seasons, the Water Valley Blue Devils hope they have hit a home run. (more…) (January 7, 2011, Page 6A)
WATER VALLEY — Earlier today it was confirmed that former Ole Miss baseball standout and Oak Grove head coach Kary Bridges has been named Doug Robbins’ successor as Water Valley’s next baseball coach. (more…) (January 6, 2011)
COLUMN – Sports Editor John Davis takes a look back at this past season for the Water Valley Blue Devil baseball program and also a glance ahead after a runner-up finish in the Class 3A state championship. Davis talks with coach Doug Robbins and two graduating seniors about where the program is headed. (May 28, 2010, Page 7A)
Water Valley found out what all of Sumrall’s opponents have discovered this year as the Blue Devils dropped an 11-1 decision to the Bobcats in the second game in their Class 3A state baseball championship series at Trustmark Park in Pearl. Sumrall swept the series with WVHS to wins its third-straight state title, but Water Valley coach Doug Robbins said his ballclub had a special season in finishing second in the state for the second time in five seasons. (May 28, 2010, Page 7A)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG —Water Valley’s great run through the MHSAA’s Class 3A playoffs came to an end Thursday afternoon with an 11-1 loss to Sumrall in the 3A title game at Trustmark Park in Pearl. (more…) (May 27, 2010)
PEARL — Doing the little things right was something Water Valley coach Doug Robbins stressed repeatedly to his Blue Devils before they started their MHSAA Class 3A state championship series with Sumrall Tuesday evening.
Water Valley gave a solid effort in the first game of the best-of-three series against the Bobcats at Trustmark Park, but in the end it was a couple of little things that proved to be the difference in Sumrall’s 12-2 win. (May 26, 2010, Page 6A)
The Water Valley Blue Devils open the Class 3A state baseball championship series with Sumrall today. It won’t be the first trip to Trustmark Park in Pearl or to the state finals for the Blue Devils, however. Water Valley advanced to the title series in 2006 before losing two of three games to Newton County.
Sports Editor John Davis takes a look back at that 2006 series in a Water Valley baseball flashback. (May 25, 2010, Page 8)
Two wins this week is all that separates the Water Valley Blue Devils from capturing the first baseball title in school history. After streaking through the first three rounds of the MHSAA’s Class 3A playoffs, the Blue Devils (22-7 overall) are back in action at Pearl’s Trustmark Park searching for that title like they were in 2006.
But in order for the Blue Devils to win this year’s 3A title, they will have to defeat Mississippi’s best team — Sumrall — and a program that has carved its name on the trophy the past two seasons. (May 24, 2010, Page 2B)