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Water Valley Blue Devils

Railroad Trophy Rivalry pulling into the station

In 2009, the Water Valley Blue Devils opened their football season with a disappointing 34-25 loss to Coffeeville in the annual Railroad Trophy Rivalry game.
And even though Water Valley has claimed lopsided 28-0 and 63-0 victories in subsequent years, the Blue Devils still talk about their last loss to the Pirates. (August 23, 2012, Page 6)

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    Blue Devils have productive first practice

    WATER VALLEY — Classes don’t officially begin for another week, but that didn’t stop the Blue Devils from getting plenty learned on Monday.
    With Clark Field serving as the classroom, the Water Valley football team officially began preparing for the upcoming season.
     (July 31, 2012, Page 7)

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      Embry pleased with Devils’ progress

      WATER VALLEY — Brad Embry and his football staff gave their DVD player in the Water Valley fieldhouse a workout this spring. In an effort to find out who could help the Blue Devils in 2012, Embry evaluated film on almost 80 players following the end of spring drills on May 10. The end result of the evaluation was positive moving forward, Embry said, and several newcomers impressed. (May 23, 2012, Page 7A)

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        Greer drives Devils to win over Aggies

        KOSSUTH — Water Valley coach Kary Bridges said Kossuth pitcher Tyler Nelms was the best arm his team had faced all year after Thursday night’s game in Kossuth. Fortunately, for Bridges, the Blue Devils also had a pretty good one going on the hill for them as well. (April 27, 2012, Page 6A)

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          Blue Devils take Game 1 from Tigers

          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)

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            Blue Devils capture playoff spot

            A 3-1 win over Nettleton Tuesday night secured a spot in next week’s Class 3A playoffs for the Water Valley Blue Devils. (more…) (April 11, 2012, Page 9)

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              Conard comes through for Blue Devils

              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)

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                WVHS trading power for athleticism

                The times they are a-changin’ around the Water Valley baseball team.

                The switch to the new BBCOR bats, coupled with the graduation of 24 home runs, will force coach Kary Bridges and the Blue Devils to change their style of play a bit in 2012. (February 24, 2012, Page 7A)

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                  WVHS win leaves Sherman speechless

                  ABERDEEN — It’s not often that John Sherman, Water Valley’s veteran boys basketball coach, is at a loss of words following a game. But after watching his Blue Devils rally from a seven-point deficit in the final three minutes of play, on the road against an opponent that clearly had the upper hand, even Sherman had to stop and collect his thoughts about how Water Valley topped Mantachie 64-57. (February 8, 2012, Page 8)

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                    Water Valley wins three games at Pope

                    Water Valley concluded its middle school basketball season Thursday with three wins over Pope. The seventh-grade girls won 29-4 thanks to nine points from Ally Avant and eight points apiece from KeKe Farrow and Libba Stark. The seventh-grade Blue Devils won 13-10 and were paced by Jack Pritchard’s seven points. The eighth-grade Blue Devils won 29-22 thanks to 14 points from Mark Gooch and eight points from Cooper Clement. The seventh-grade Lady Blue Devils lost 12-4. (December 9, 2011, Page 7A)

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