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Springs sports season gets underway

SoVaNow.com / March 12, 2014
After months of snow, sleet and freezing rain, the high school spring sports season is ready to blossom.

At Bluestone and Park View, the practice season has proceeded in fits and starts — the result of downright nasty weather that has cut into outdoor time. Spring sports has also been slowed by several players who’ve been tied up with postseason basketball action at both high schools.

This week, however, the regular season dawns for baseball and softball, with soccer and track soon to follow.

BLUESTONE:

The Barons and Lady Barons will both field teams this week in baseball and soccer. Friday’s baseball game against George Washington-Danville will mark the Barons’ regular season opener.

The varsity boys scrimmaged William Campbell on the road Monday. Baron head coach Dan Powell said he feels his team is ready for the opener with GW.

If soccer is more to your liking, Bluestone will have a scrimmage game against Park View on Thursday.

The boys’ soccer team will scrimmage with Park View at Bluestone, while the girls teams will play in South Hill. Game time for the girls is 5:30 p.m. The boys’ game will start at 6 p.m.

The Lady Barons will open regular season softball competition on March 21 with a two-day invitational at Lloyd C. Bird High School. The tournament will continue on Saturday, with Bluestone opening Friday against Nandua.

The Barons’ varsity track season begins on March 26, with a match against Amelia and Randolph Henry.

PARK VIEW:

While a full sports schedule was unavailable at press time, Park View will have regular season openers in baseball and softball this week.

The varsity boys’ baseball team traveled to Colonial Heights on Tuesday for a conference match-up, and they play again today at home versus non-conference foe, Amelia County.

The jayvee baseball Dragons also opened their regular season on Tuesday and are on the road Wednesday for the Amelia County game.

The Lady Dragons opened their softball regular season schedule last night with a non-conference game against Prince Edward.



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