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SoVaNow.com / June 03, 2020

Spring sports may have been canceled this year, but it didn’t cancel out the future plans of high school senior athletes who will look to continue their playing careers in college.

Bluestone High School had 17 senior athletes, now graduates, who were denied their final season because of COVID-19. Some of the departed Barons will go on to compete in college while others will leave sports behind, but all plan to continue to be productive citizens.

The track team had only one senior on its roster this season, DeSean Hargrove. Hargrove is from Chase City and his parents are Kevin and Crystal Hargrove. Hargrove was a four-year member of the track and field team. He plans on attending college and majoring in Exercise Science or Sports Medicine.

Thesoftball team had two seniors graduate this year, Kaitlyn Shanklin and Lilah Turner. Shanklin and Turner are from Clarksville.

Shanklin’s parent are Scott and Shelia Shanklin. She played on the team for four years. Shanklin plans to attend Radford University and study Physical Therapy.

Turner played two years of softball and like most of the athletes here, played various other sports in high school. Her parents are Leslie Wood and Don Turner. Turner plans to attend Southside Virginia Community College and major in Business and Marketing.

The soccer programs had six seniors — two girls and four boys — leave the program this year. Charlotte Bradshaw and Patricia Ramirez represent the Lady Baron kickers.

Bradshaw lives in Boydton and is the daughter of Michele Parrett and Derris Bradshaw. She is a four year player with the soccer team.

Bradshaw has signed a letter of intent to attend Randolph-Macon College and play soccer for the Yellow Jackets. Bradshaw looks to study Business with a concentration in health care.

Austin Burns of Chase City, Cooper Carter (Clarksville), Daniel Presgraves (Clarksville) and Pedro Trejo-Garcia comprise the group of soccer boys that graduated.

Burns’ parents are Trina and Brian Burns. Burns was an avid soccer player while at Bluestone and will attend Virginia Tech or George Mason University in the fall.

Carter’s parents are Gena and Vernon Carter. Carter has signed a letter of intent to attend Averett University in the fall and play for the men’s soccer team. Carter hopes to major in Graphics with a minor in Business.

Daniel Presgraves is a four year player on the varsity squad. His mother is Stephanie Presgraves and his dad is Troy Burchett. Presgraves will attend Davis and Elkins College and major in Criminology.

Pedro Trejo-Garcia is from Cumming, Ga. Trejo-Garcia’s mom is Angelica Garcia and his step-dad is Francisco Garcia. Garcia hopes to study Psychology and earn a master’s degree in the field.

The baseball team had five players graduate —Alex Csorba, Daniel Csorba, Joseph Walker, Josh Hite and Larry Bullock.

Alex and Daniel Csorba are brothers that live in Boydton. Their parents are Jessica and Alex Csorba. Both were four year players with the varsity Barons. Alex will be attending University of Lynchburg; Daniel moves on to VCU.

Walker of Buffalo Junction will attend Ferrum College and major in Agricultural and Environmental Science. Walker’s parents are Chandler and Sherry Walker and he played four years of varsity baseball.

Josh Hite is the son of Pamela and Eddie Hite of Clarksville. Hite was a four-year player and a captain on the baseball team this season.

Hite received a Presidential Scholarship to Ferrum College where he will major in Environmental Science, hopefully leading to work as a fisheries biologist.

Larry Bullock is the son of April Coleman and is from Buffalo Junction. Bullock played baseball for four years. Bullock looks to continue his basketball career in college and study to become an athletic trainer.





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