SPRINGVILLE — Water Valley’s goal of winning the Division 3-3A championship outright and earning a bye to start the 3A playoffs was done in by miscues Thursday night. Six errors doomed the Lady Blue Devils in their 9-8 loss to South Pontotoc in the regular season finale. The Lady Cougars, who rallied to beat WVHS on Monday night in extra innings, scored six of their nine runs due to errors, including the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh inning. (April 20, 2012, Page 7A)
A multitude of errors, coupled with a four-spot in the sixth inning was too much for the Ole Miss softball team to overcome Sunday. (more…) (April 16, 2012, Page 8)
WATER VALLEY — Led by a balanced offensive attack, the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils had little trouble defeating the Byhalia Lady Indians on Thursday.
Water Valley remained unbeaten in District 2-3A play (3-0) by knocking off Byhalia 11-1 in five innings. The Lady Blue Devils left five runners in scoring position in the first three innings, so they could have ended the game even earlier, but coach Clint Faust seemed pleased with the overall production and the 13 hits his group collected. (March 30, 2012, Page 9A)
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)
Water Valley’s fast start on the softball diamond led to a 15-2 win over Oxford on Tuesday night in Water Valley. The Lady Blue Devils scored five runs in the first inning and added a run in each of the next three innings in their five-inning win. WVHS finished with 15 hits in the victory and was aided by four OHS errors. Tonya Phillips led the Lady Blue Devils with three hits in the contest. Haley Vance, Shade Epes, Mallory Washington, Erica Rice and A.K. Burns each had two hits. Vance led WVHS with four RBIs, Taylor Epes earned the win as she finished with four strikeouts Water Valley returns to action Friday at Independence at 5 pm. while the Lady Chargers play a doubleheader at Calhoun City on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. (March 21, 2012, Page 6)
WATER VALLEY — A change in philosophy on the softball diamond has come to the Lady Blue Devils in the form of first-year coach Casey Clouse. In the attempt to bring the team up to speed with her philosophy, Clouse will have to rely on her team getting better and better as the year progresses as opposed to them knowing what to do from the start. (February 24, 2012, Page 7A)
Leadership is a quality that all coaches, at any level and in any sport, hope to get from a few key players each season. It’s an intangible that helps a team define the path to victory as well as deal with the agony of defeat.
Tuesday proved to be a busy evening at Lafayette High School.
Not only were each of the five baseball and softball teams filled with underclassmen looking to make their mark and get their shot at starting, but the Water Valley and Lafayette softball teams were also under the direction of new head coaches in Casey Clouse and Katie Moore respectively. (more…) (June 8, 2011, Page 7A)
New Water Valley softball coach Casey Clouse will be running a camp July 20-22 from 8-11:30 a.m. each day.
NETTLETON — The Lady Blue Devils’ rally was too little, too late on Thursday evening at James Malone Field.
After falling behind early, the Water Valley softball team was unable recover in time before eventually losing to the Nettleton Lady Tigers 6-1 in Game 1 of the second round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. (more…) (May 6, 2011, Page 8A)