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Heading to State

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 3:13 pm

Three Northumberland High sports teams participated in the Region 1A East Championships last Thursday. Unfortunately, the Indians lost all three regional championships but the big news is for the first time in school history they will advance three teams to the Virginia Group 1A quarterfinal state championships. The Indians softball and both the girls and guys soccer teams will be on the road this Tuesday for a shot at a state championship.

Action began last Tuesday with the Indians teams, all three hosting the Region 1A semi-finals. The softball team sent fourth seeded Northampton home with a 15-0 thrashing. The guys soccer team added insult to injury by sending, again, Northampton home on the short end of a 3-0 score. In the evening night cap, the Indian lady’s soccer team turned the table on long time foe, W&L, by a 5-0 score.

On Thursday, defending state champion Rappahannock Raiders topped the Lady Indians softball team 5-1. The guys, on the road, lost to the Rappahannock soccer team 4-0. At West Point, the Lady Indians soccer team lost to the undefeated Pointers, 1-0 in a quadruple overtime, scoreless game, settled by shootouts 4-3.

This Tuesday, the softball team will travel to Riverheads High in Staunton for a 5 p.m. game. The guys will travel with the girls soccer team to Stonewall Jackson in Quicksburg. The guys are playing at 5:15 and the girls taking the field for the night cap. A win will advance them to the state semi-finals that will be held this weekend at Radford University.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northumberland Echo 6/5/19