COLUMN – Sports Editor John Davis takes a look back at this past season for the Water Valley Blue Devil baseball program and also a glance ahead after a runner-up finish in the Class 3A state championship. Davis talks with coach Doug Robbins and two graduating seniors about where the program is headed. (May 28, 2010, Page 7A)
Water Valley found out what all of Sumrall’s opponents have discovered this year as the Blue Devils dropped an 11-1 decision to the Bobcats in the second game in their Class 3A state baseball championship series at Trustmark Park in Pearl. Sumrall swept the series with WVHS to wins its third-straight state title, but Water Valley coach Doug Robbins said his ballclub had a special season in finishing second in the state for the second time in five seasons. (May 28, 2010, Page 7A)
Lafayette High baseball standout Luke McCullough impressed the Northwest Mississippi Community College coaches enough this season and at a tryout to earn a spot on the Rangers’ team for next season. (May 27, 2010, Page 7)
The Water Valley Blue Devils open the Class 3A state baseball championship series with Sumrall today. It won’t be the first trip to Trustmark Park in Pearl or to the state finals for the Blue Devils, however. Water Valley advanced to the title series in 2006 before losing two of three games to Newton County.
Sports Editor John Davis takes a look back at that 2006 series in a Water Valley baseball flashback. (May 25, 2010, Page 8)
Whether you’re in the business of mowing and manicuring lawns and other sites or you just worry about your own yard and outdoor work and the equipment you need, Ronnie Williams and Terry Sparks are hoping their new business, Oxford Power Equipment, has what you need. (May 3, 2010, Page 6A)
NEW YORK — Ole Miss’ run in the Men’s National Invitation Tournament came to an end Tuesday night with a 68-63 loss to Dayton at Madison Square Garden in the semifinals of the NIT Final Four. Ole Miss overcame a four-point deficit at the half and an 11-point deficit in the second half to get within one point of the Flyers with 35 seconds remaining in the contest.
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Led by Ole Miss signee Casey Greene, the DeSoto Central Jaguars defeated the Oxford Chargers 10-4 Tuesday night at Edwin Moak Field. Greene hit two home runs — including a grand slam in a six-run sixth inning — and drove in seven runs to lift the Jaguars past the Chargers, who had won three straight coming into the contest. (March 10, 2010, Page 10)
AROUND THE SQUARE & BEYOND — Last Thursday’s adult league tennis match at the John Leslie Courts is one that David Basinger will never forget. It’s not Basinger’s performance on the court or whether he won or lost his match that is important, it’s what happened to him and the people that helped save his life that now make all the difference in the world. (March 10, 2010, Page 9)
A day after being named the Southeastern Conference’s Player of the Week, Ole Miss junior guard Chris Warren was named Second Team All-SEC Tuesday by the league coaches. In addition, despite missing three weeks to injury, forward Reginald Buckner was named to the All-SEC Freshman Team. (March 10, 2010, Page 9)
Another surprisingly strong performance turned into another victory for the Lafayette boys powerlifting team Saturday in the Class 4A North Half meet. The Commodores won their third-straight meet by totaling 36 points, five points more than Itawamba AHS, to capture their first North Half title in the program’s history. (March 8, 2010, Page 7A)