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Trojan boys fall to Halifax, 14-4

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Shawn Hilliard, first baseman for the Bluestone Middle School Trojans, reaches for the throw in this attempt to pick off a baserunner for Halifax County Middle School. BMS lost the game, 14-4, on Monday. (David Conner II photo)

Barons fall in rematch at Southampton

The Bluestone Barons dropped a 5-0 decision last Tuesday to the homestanding Southampton Indians, who have jumped out to a fast start with an unbeaten record in Southside District play.

Barons fall to Southampton, Greensville

South Boston News
Bobby Harris banged out a single and advanced teammate Gage Elliot to second base with this swing. (Julia Dressler photo)
Southampton edged Bluestone, 2-1, in varsity baseball action on Tuesday, March 22. Two days later, on Thursday, the varsity boys traveled to Greensville and lost to the Eagles, 13-3.

Baron baseball team wins one, loses one to open new season

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Kevin Murphy of the jayvee Barons rips a double against Cumberland to send two runners home. (Julia Dressler photo)
The Bluestone varsity baseball team had an up-and-down first week of the 2011 season, clobbering Cumberland on Tuesday but dropping an extra inning heartbreaker to Central of Lunenburg on Thursday.

Bluestone teams head to district tournaments

South Boston News
LJ Barnett scored on a two-base throwing error by Greensville after hitting a double in the Barons’ game Thursday. Here he comes around to score on a close play at the plate.
(Julia Dressler photo)
Spring sports teams at Bluestone finished the regular season last week with traditional Senior Day recognitions and something else even better — invitations to Southside District postseason tournaments.

Barons stun Dragons with rally

South Boston News
The ball slips by Park View catcher Nick Sadler as Amotio Smith barely makes it home for the Barons (left). The run tied the score 2-2 in the fourth inning. (Julia Dressler photo)
The Bluestone Barons struck for three runs in the sixth inning to complete a comeback 8-7 victory over arch-rival Park View on Thursday and solidify a spot in the Southside District postseason tournament.

Barons boost district mark with three game sweep

South Boston News
SQUEEZE — Will Seate makes this catch for the second out of the fifth inning against Brunswick, with the Barons holding a 6-2 lead. (Julia Dressler photo)
The Bluestone Barons swept three games last week against district foes Brunswick and Prince Edward to even their season record at 8-8 and boost their fortunes as the Southside District tournament draws near.

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