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SW Virginia teams go 0-for-5 in VHSL finals

From staff reports • Jun 9, 2018 at 8:44 PM

Saturday was a rough day for far Southwest Virginia teams seeking VHSL championships.

Teams competing on the Class 1, 2 and 3 levels finished 0-5 in state title games conducted at sites in Radford, Salem and Blacksburg.

VHSL BASEBALL

In Salem, Abingdon went extra innings with Spotsylvania before dropping a 13-8 decision in eight innings in the Class 3 championship. The Falcons (23-3) were making their first appearance in the state title game since 1984.

In the Class 2 championship in Radford, Page County scored four runs in the second inning and held off Virginia High 5-4.

In the Class 1 title game in Radford, one big inning went a long way in deciding the champion. Riverheads scored eight runs in the second inning and claimed the second state baseball title in school history with a 13-1 victory over Black Diamond District champion Honaker.

VHSL SOFTBALL

Richlands reached the state championship game for the second year in a row, but the Blue Tornado were again denied.

Richlands (21-7) dropped a 3-0 decision to Page County in the Class 2 final at Radford.

VHSL TENNIS

The George Mason boys tennis team won a state-record 16th state championship with a 5-1 triumph over Region 2D champion John Battle in Blacksburg.

Radford signee Reed Crabtree won at No. 1 singles, but that proved to be the only victory of the match for the Trojans.

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