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SVHEC to create IT Academy

The full panel of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification & Community Revitalization Commission (TICR) on Thursday approved the SVHEC’s grant application to establish the IT Academy in South Boston.

Brodnax motorist charged in fatal crash

Mecklenburg church break-ins reported


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Comets finish fifth in district cross country

Patrick County swept both ends of the Piedmont District cross country championships at Edmunds Park in South Boston.

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Junior Boys drop Texas in World Series debut

SoVaNow.com / August 04, 2014
The Virginia Dixie Junior Boys allstars defeated Texas, 6-1 in its World Series opener.

Virginia was set to play again Sunday at 4 p.m.

Jeffrey Cates went 2-3 with a double and one RBI.

Zander Strohm had the biggest hit of the game. Strohm delivered a two-run single in the third inning, breaking a 0-0 deadlock. Strohm also delivered another RBI in the fourth. He executed a perfect suicide squeeze, scoring Cates from third.

Shaun Perkins went 2-3 with a double. Perkins had an impressive hit, as the double came off the left field wall of the 300-foot field.

Dillon Davis had a two out RBI single in the third inning. He finished one-for-three. Troy Ferrell went 1-3 with a single.

Dexter Dixon went 1-1 with a bunt single and had three stolen bases. Virginia also capitalized on clutch pitching.

Ferrell started the game and went three innings on 45 pitches. Ferrell had three strikeouts, with no runs and no walks. He allowed only two hits.

Davis pitched two innings. He allowed no runs on no hits. Davis allowed one walk and fanned one batter.

Seth Dawson closed the game, giving up one run on two hits. Dawson issued one walk and struck out one batter.

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