SPORTS BLOG: WATER VALLEY — Three home runs and a nearly complete-game effort on the mound from Taylor King earned Water Valley a 10-8 win against Winona, the No. 2 seed from Region 3, Friday night at Blue Devil Field in the opening game of the best-of-three series in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A baseball playoffs. (more…) (April 21, 2012)
WATER VALLEY — A few small mistakes and a couple of decisions coach Kary Bridges wished he could have back ended up deciding Monday night’s regular season finale for the Water Valley Blue Devils. Water Valley entered the Division 2-3A matchup with South Pontotoc at Blue Devil field winners of 10 straight.
That stat is now winners in 10 of the last 11 games after South Pontotoc edged the Blue Devils 5-3.
Monday’s setback cost the Blue Devils (14-11 overall) the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Class 3A playoffs. WVHS will now play Winona in the first round, and since higher seeds decide how the best-of-three series is set up, the Blue Devils will likely have to defeat the Tigers at their home park Saturday in order to advance. (April 17, 2012, Page 6)
WATER VALLEY — On a day where the Water Valley baseball team honored our nation’s veterans and those serving in the military, the Blue Devils relied on some heroes of their own Saturday. (more…) (April 16, 2012, Page 6)
The Water Valley baseball team is giving back to the community and members of the armed forces who help protect the United States through three games at Blue Devil Field. Water Valley hosts Starkville and South Panola Saturday and in doing so, the team will wear camouflage hats and uniforms that will than be sold to fans who wish to purchase them. (more…) (April 13, 2012, Page 7A)
WATER VALLEY — Kary Bridges saw the game-winning play developing well before it actually happened on the diamond Thursday evening.
After a back-and-forth game with divisional foe Nettleton, Water Valley shortstop Cole Camp led off the ninth inning with a single to left field. (April 6, 2012, Page 8A)
Water Valley beat the weather and Mantachie 12-7 Tuesday. Cody Greer earned the win, while Austin Hodge picked up the save. Adam Langham, Hodge and Chris Wilson each had two hits for the Blue Devils. Water Valley returns to the diamond Thursday to host Nettleton at 4 p.m. (April 4, 2012, Page 3B)
The Water Valley baseball team had a successful weekend, claiming a 6-3 victory over Mantachie on Friday and then turning right around and beating Grenada10-7 on Saturday. (more…) (April 2, 2012, Page 10)
Several former players from Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley are helping community college and four-year schools in baseball and softball around the state. (March 30, 2012, Page 9A)