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Action ramps up after spring break

SoVaNow.com / April 19, 2017
Bluestone spring sports teams returned to action Tuesday after a week-long spring break.

Varsity baseball was the only team to participate in competition during the break. Bluestone lost 10-0 to Washington & Lee Thursday at Hampden Sydney College.

Bluestone fell to 2-3, 2-2, James River District.

The varsity boys returned to action Tuesday against Amelia.

On Thursday, the boys will travel to Cumberland for a doubleheader.

Bluestone jayvee baseball, which has been solid in early season play, was scheduled for a 5 p.m. start Tuesday versus Amelia, in Skipwith. The jayvees will also host a doubleheader against Cumberland Thursday.

The jayvee boys are 4-1, 3-1, JRD.

Bluestone Softball

The Bluestone varsity and jayvee softball teams have gotten off to slow starts this season.

The varsity girls are 1-6, 1-5 JRD. The varsity win came over JRD opponent Buckingham. The girls returned to the field yesterday playing Amelia.

The varsity take on Cumberland on the road on Thursday in a doubleheader.

The jayvee softball team is 0-4. Two losses have been by blowouts and two have been by between three to five runs. The jayvee played Amelia on Tuesday and are set for a doubleheader on Thursday.

Bluestone Varsity Soccer

The girls and boys varsity soccer squads have played great this season.

The boys are at 4-2-1, third in the JRD, and looking to improve their standing upon returning to action today at Cumberland. The Bluestone suffered a 6-2 loss in their last outing with Goochland, the largest deficit this season.

Coach Jonathan Wells said before spring break that if the team shores up on its defense, postseason play should be in the future.

The Lady Baron kickers have been solid, too. Standing at 5-2, 4-2 JRD.

After opening with a 5-0 record, all via the shutout, the girls dropped their last two matches — a 2-0 decision to Appomattox and a 2-1 match to Goochland.

Both teams are a Cumberland today with a 5:30 p.m. start for the girls and 6:30 p.m. for the boys.

Bluestone Track

The Barons track team competes in Farmville at Prince Edward today beginning at 4:30 p.m. The tri-meet will also feature Randolph-Henry.

Bluestone hasn’t placed first at a meet this season but took a second place right before spring break. Several team members have taken first in events as have some of the 400 sprint units.

Bluestone has had a very solid track program for many years now, sending student-athletes to VHSL state competition more consistently than any other sport at the school.





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