Tough pre-regional schedules are the rule rather than the exception for Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley high schools as they open their 2013 slates tonight. Oxford hosts defending MAIS champion Jackson Prep, Class 4A Lafayette travels to Class 6A Tupelo and Class 3A Water Valley plays at defending Region 2-4A champion New Albany. All three games have 7 p.m. kickoffs and can be heard on local radio stations. (August 23, 2013, Page 7A)
WATER VALLEY — The No. 3 seed Water Valley boys basketball team turned a fast start into convincing 72-45 win against No. 6 seed Mantachie in the final matchup of the opening round of the Division 2-3A Tournament on Tuesday night at WVHS gymnasium. (February 13, 2013, Page 8)
SPORTS BLOG: CLEVELAND — For the consecutive second season, a loss to Cleveland East Side ended Water Valley’s run in the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs, as the Trojans defeated the Blue Devils 26-24 in their second round matchup Friday night at Leroy Byars Field. (more…) (November 10, 2012)
With the end of the regular season rapidly approaching, all three area football teams are jostling for region and post-season positioning tonight.
Water Valley probably headlines the area’s action with a road test at Aberdeen, while Oxford (8-0 overall, 4-0 Region 1-5A) hosts 1-5A foe Saltillo and Lafayette welcomes 2-4A rival Senatobia to William L. Buford Stadium.
All three games are set for 7 p.m. kickoffs. Oxford’s game can be heard on 95.5 FM, while Water Valley’s will be broadcast on 105.5 FM and Lafayette’s on 93.7 FM. (October 19, 2012, Page 6A)
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)
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)
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)
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 — 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)
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)