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Friday, July 12, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS - The West overcame a five-run deficit by scoring five times in the sixth inning, then adding one more run in each of the last three innings on the way to an 11-8 win over the East in the VHSCA softball all-star game on Thursday at Christopher Newport's Captains Park.
It was the first time the West had won the all-star softball game in 22 years. The game ended just after James River graduate Casie Hill drove in the West's final run with a single to the gap.
The East didn't get a chance to bat in the bottom half of the ninth because of lightning.
Jenna Sprinkle (James River) had two hits and an RBI for the West, which led 3-0 going into the bottom of third. However, the East came back with five runs in the third, two in fourth and another in the fifth to go up 8-3.
It was the highest-scoring All-Star softball game in VHSCA history.
at Christopher Newport University
West 201 005 111 -11 16 3
East 005 210 00x - 8 12 4
Game called after 8 1⁄2 innings due to lightning. W - Ross. LP - Holte.
East def. West: 23-25, 25-19, 25-15, 25-23
NEWPORT NEWS - The East cam back from losing Game 1 to sweep the next three and win the volleyball all-star game at Christopher Newport.
Floyd Kellam graduate Paxton Crooks was named the East MVP. Caroline Brailsford, the Patrick Henry graduate, was the West MVP as she finished with 25 assists, five digs and three service aces.
Caroline Boone (Hidden Valley) had 11 kills for the West. Jordan Watson (Auburn) finished with six kills, three blocks, three digs and two aces.
Sarah Miller (PH) had six kills, and Lauren Thomas (Hidden Valley) had two blocks.
Poindexter named to state high school hall of fame
Jefferson Forest graduate and long-time Virginia assistant football coach Anthony Poindexter was one of seven people chosen for the 2013 Virginia High School Hall of Fame, it was announced on Thursday.
Poindexter, the ACC defensive player of the year in 1998, was the starting quarterback for JF's 1992 and 1993 Division 3 state championship football teams. He also played basketball and baseball.
He was a member of the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl XXXV-winning team.
Also voted into the hall, which is sponsored jointly by the VHSL and VHSCA were J.R. Tucker athlete Mike Milchin; coaches Chip Berry (E.C. Glass), George Lancaster Jr. (Highland Springs) and Jim Woodson (Powhatan); and two contributors: Cindy Bomboske (Monacan)and John Williams (Ocean Lakes).