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)
SPORTS BLOG: BRUCE — The Water Valley Blue Devils responded to their first loss of the season last week by defeating the Bruce Trojans 20-19 on Friday night at Trojan Field.
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After watching game film from last Friday’s loss to Calhoun City, Water Valley coach Brad Embry said several things stood out to him. For starters, Embry liked the effort he saw against the Wildcats. (September 8, 2011, Page 7)
INDEPENDENCE — It didn’t take Water Valley long to find its groove against the Independence Wildcats on Friday.
Almost from the opening kickoff, the visiting Blue Devils defense had Independence on the run. (August 22, 2011, Page 3B)
Water Valley senior Fred McGee will play in next month’s Northeast Mississippi Coaches Basketball Association All-Star game. The contest will be held on June 4 at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville. McGee is the second Blue Devil chosen for the game joining teammate Matt Dalton on the roster. (May 25, 2011, Page 7)
SPORTS BLOG: WATER VALLEY — Water Valley Blue Devils baseball coach Kary Bridges didn’t make any excuses for his team’s 12-8 loss to Mooreville in the opening game of a best-of-three series in the third round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs Friday night at Blue Devil Field. (more…) (May 6, 2011)
The Water Valley Lady Blue Devils, winners of eight of their last nine games, continued their winning ways by sweeping the Riverside Lady Bulldogs over the weekend in the first round of the MHSAA Class 3A fastpitch softball playoffs. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 2B)
The pros are playing exhibition games, the local high schools have all posted an official victory and the Ole Miss Rebels play in just a week. With all kinds of football going on, Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the talk he’s heard about the 2010 season. (August 27, 2010, Page 4A)
A CONVERSATION WITH — Kainen Gilley graduates tonight at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum as part of the Water Valley High School Class of 2010. He transferred to WVHS as a seventh-grader from the Mississippi School for the Blind in Jackson, and has since developed a deep affection for Water Valley schools, and for the teachers, administrators and fellow students who have supported him. He will next spend several months at an independent living facility in Tupelo.
Two players each from the Water Valley girls and boys basketball teams were named recently to the All-Region 2-3A team.
Earning a spot on the girls team were C.C. Phillips and Ashley Phillips, while Tavi Toles and Matt Dalton both represent the boys team.
Jamelia Hoskins of Aberdeen was named the girls Player of the Year, while Anthony McDonald of Aberdeen won the boys top award. Latorrence Bivens of Aberdeen was named Girls Coach of the Year, while the Boys Coach of the year was Roy Hazzle of Aberdeen. (March 15, 2010)